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Tuesday, October 8th
Educational Lectures

4:30 p.m. – Dr. Sharon Spier – Upstairs in arena 1
Topic:  Lameness and Gait Evaluation in Performance Horses

Dr. Sharon Spier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM is a professor of the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis. Her areas of interest include Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection (also known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper), hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), and genetic diseases of horses. Dr. Spier was appointed as an Emergency Treating Veterinarian for five Olympic Games (1988-2008) and multiple World Equestrian Games and is active in several equine groups.

A horse lover all her life, Dr. Spier has owned, raised and trained horses of various breeds. She has participated in English and Western disciplines, as well as polo, endurance, ride and tie, and natural horsemanship clinics. At UC Davis, she directed the Equine Field Services for over 30 years and taught general equine practice, equine behavior, and horsemanship in the veterinary curriculum. She is presently serving on the Scientific Advisory Board for the AQHA and volunteers in other equine health-related projects nationally and internationally.



A Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, October 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  You can drop your items off at the Show Office during office hours. 


5:45 p.m. – Brad Tarp – Arena 3
Topic: Fitting the Bosal and Hackamore

Hello my name is Brad Tarp. I grew up and live south of Salinas, California. I learned to braid from Bill Dorrance, our neighbor but did not meet him till I was 15 years old. I went to high school with his boys, Billy, Dave and Steve. My cousin Bryan Neubert and I would either ride or drive through our property to get to Bill’s and he spent hours teaching us how to scrape hides, make strings and braiding small projects. Bill also taught us about roping and working cattle. He was a great man and teacher. Since then I still talk to Bryan regularly and we share ideas. Bryan has been a huge help to me in learning new braiding techniques. I play his braiding videos occasionally to remind me about certain buttons.

After a small stint at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, I went to work in Nevada at Soldiers Meadows for Ray Hunt. After marrying my wife Rosemary, I went to work at the Bare Ranch in Eagleville, California, for Simplot. This is where I met Lige Langston and he taught me how to make rawhide hondas. Lige’s hondas were the first I had ever seen on a nylon rope. Lige was an incredible person and buckaroo in Northern Nevada and California. You can see him in the movie Lige: Portrait of a Rawhide Braider. It was filmed in Surprise Valley, California. Lige loved to sing every Sunday at church in Cedarville, California and would listen on my radio at Grass Valley Cow Camp to the opera every night between 6 and 7. He also was a great cook who so graciously shared his sour dough recipe with my wife. We stopped eating those biscuits after we both gained 10 plus pounds! We moved again and worked at the ZX Ranch in Paisley, Oregon for Ray McLaughlin. Those times were a lot of fun working on the buckaroo crew 6 plus days per week. Big cavvy, lots of horses in my string and enjoyed every minute of it – except shoeing in the snow.

In the late 1970s, I again hooked up with Bill Dorrance and he loaned me his tools and told me I could take his tools and have them copied. Bill also gave me a key to his shop in case I needed a tool or a place to work. In fact, I still have this treasured key.

I now have my own small shop at our family ranch in Pine Canyon.

Since I still have a day job, I use a lot of kangaroo leather in my projects as I can set it down anytime and pick it up and go again. Kangaroo is much stronger than calf leather for small strings. On some of my smaller buttons it can be split down to 1/32″ and still retain the strength. On larger bosal bodies it is so even that I do not have to split it. Working with rawhide requires more time as you must work with the strings with the correct moisture. That’s why a lot of my bosal bodies are rawhide; I can get those braided and take my time with the buttons.

All of my rawhide and kangaroo come from suppliers from the United States. The kangaroo leather is all drum stuffed, which means the color is pushed into the leather and grease is added at that time. I use rawhide in 90% of my cores. They are either recycled riata’s, braided pieces of rawhide, twisted rawhide or single strings. Occasionally I will use a piece of round leather stock as a core for a softer feel.

6:15 p.m. – CDW Partners – Arena 3

Brad Tarp’s lecture will be in arena 3 at 5:45 followed by the CDW General meeting in arena 3Topic: Sharing of Information, News and Q/A from Audience

Wednesday, October 9th
8:00 a.m. Classes Begin

6:30 p.m. – Grand Entry and Welcome from CDW Partners

Thursday, October 10th – 6:30 p.m. Arena TBD

Golf Cart Tests and Decorating Contest
Be creative, be funny, be you!
See if you have what it takes to drive the ride on the
CD test court.  Multiple riders allowed.
Sign up on the entry form $10 – special prize awarded to winner.

Friday, October 11th – Dining in the Dirt with Dave Stamey

Concert and BBQ Dinner (must pre-register) – Arena 1
5:30 p.m. seating, 6:00 p.m. Dinner, 7:00 pm Concert
Dinner Menu:   BBQ Pulled Pork, Boneless Skinless Teriyaki Chicken,
BBQ Baked Beans, Spring Salad, Potato Salad, Chocolate Mousse Cake,
Rolls & butter, Iced Tea/Water/Lemonade
Dinner & Concert Ticket: $75 (purchased by 9/21/19)
(between 9/21 & 10/4 – Ticket price will be $100 No tickets will be sold after 10/4/19)

Exhibitors please use entry form
or General Public please mail check made out to Cowboy Dressage World
and mail to: 
CDW, C/O Bev Meyers, 9660 Tavernor Road, Wilton, CA 95693.
Please put # of tickets in “for” line. 

Opening Act for Dining in the Dirt with Dave Stamey
Trick Roping with Rudy Lara Jr.

Rudy Lara Jr.

Rudy is the son of CDW’s own Rudy Lara.

Rudy Lara Jr is a native son of New Mexico. He has been in horses all his life. We first met Rudy Jr at our Light Hands Horsemanship event. There as a young man he entertained us with is exceptional talent.

Rudy Jr. was featured in the September issue of Western Horseman. He is a champion colt starter and competes in many roping competitions.


Enjoy a scrumptious BBQ dinner and concert with the best Cowboy Entertainer

Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charlie Russell of Western Music.” Western Horseman Magazine has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time. True West Magazine named him Best Living Western Solo Musician four years in a row.

Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He has been voted seven times Entertainer of the Year, seven times Male Performer of the Year and Five times Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He has delighted audiences in twenty-three states and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses.

In November of 2016 Dave was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame.

Saturday, October 12th – Regular Classes Conclude

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Silent Auction (office area)

6:30 p.m. – Riding for the Brand Finals in Arena 1

RFTB Award Presentation to follow – MC Jill Von Ilten 

Sunday, October 13th – Morning

7:30 a.m. CDW Church (Location TBD)
8:00 a.m. Donuts and Coffee– Arena 1
9:00 a.m. Gathering & Finals Awards – Arena 1
MCs Dan & Jenni Grimmett
Song and Music with Dave and Jody Ellis

Thank You to our Overall High Point Awards Sponsors

First Place:  Cowboy Dressage Retro Faceplate Bridle Set – Donated by CDW. Made by

Second Place:  Cowhide Luggage, Satchel and Purse
Sponsored by: Buckaroo Leather

Third Place:  Custom Brad Tarp Bosal and Hanger and Custom Macate by Colorful Cowgirl

Fourth Place: Saddle and Bridle Bag Sponsored by Riding Warehouse.

Fifth Place:  Custom Horse Sheet – Sponsored by: Sierra Horse Wear

Junior High Score Award:
Sponsored by Rodeo Etc. –

Junior High Point Award:

Photo Shoot Sponsored by Maria Marriot Photography

Overall High Score Awards Open & Amateur Sponsored by:
Dale Chavez Saddles (

Single High Score Soft Feel Awards
Amateur Soft Feel: Gene Baldwin Custom Hats gift certificate

Open Soft Feel: Osuna Boots gift certificate

CDWPA Overall High Score Award Sponsored by:  Ricotti Saddlery Yucca Flat Show Pad


Jack Brainard Try Awards Sponsored by:
Buckaroo Leather (

CDW Rookie Rider Award Sponsored by:
Robert M. Miller, DVM

Lead Line Prizes Sponsored by: Kathie’s Cinches & More (

High Point Buckles and Awards

Thank you Dale Chavez

Riding for the Brand Awards

First Place:  Buckle, Buckle Display Case, $300 Custom Chinks Gift Certificate Sponsored by CDW; Chinks Sponsored by Carlos

Second Place:  Buckle & Dale Chavez Spur Straps and Buckle Set Sponsored by CDW

Third-Fifth Place:  Wahl Clippers  Sponsored by Wahl
Figura Cordless Equine Clipper

Sixth-Tenth Place:  Scarf Slides By Sponsored by CDW



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