By The Green Family
CERES, CALIF. – The Jesus is Lord Memorial Roping held in honor of Vernon and Rickey Green on April 9th was a great day and huge blessing.
Our blessings came in so many ways, with the huge crowd at church service and Trey Johnson sharing God’s word in a powerful way along with a powerful and heartfelt testimony from Joe Nevis. Several people accepted Jesus that morning, making it a great start to the day.
We have so many people to thank, starting with Shane and Kim Parson, for allowing us to put this on at their beautiful facility, Diamond Bar Arena, in Ceres. Thank you to Jeff Henley for always being our #1 flagger and doing a great job and Brenda Robbins for working hard in the booth keeping everything running smoothly.
Huge shout-out to Jenny Sherbo for her awesome job of organizing and facilitating the dummy ropings; Linda Gore for stuffing all the Easter eggs, what a job that was. Thank you also to Phyllis Carvalho for adding a new event for the kids, the Nikki Hagemann stick horse barrel race was a lot of fun for all who participated. Thank you to Travis and Tanner Kent for their help and for bringing the cattle.
I want to thank all my family for all the help and support that they provided. We couldn’t do it without everyone contributing. We were so blessed to have so much support with awards, cash donations and physical help with everything. It helps ease the pain our family has endured by the response you all have shown us. What a great honor and tribute to the life that Vernon and Rickey lived. Thank you for all who came and shared this awesome day with us. We hope you all had a great time.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Kelly Green; Matt Wilson, Outlaw Saddles & Silver; Patrick and Heather Benedict; Wyatt and Carol Gibbs, The Trailer Specialist; Dan and Andra Erickson; Equibrand Classic; Classic Equine; Ropers Sports News; Gus and Stephanie Anderson; Lee’s Feed; Travis and Jenny Sherbo; Carol Arnold; Jack and Bev Sparrowk; Dayna Iverson; Kingdom Ranch Ministries; Linda and Cecil Gore; Jeff Henley; Best Ever Pads; Brad and Mary Robertson; John and Doreen Benedict; Rocky Ramsey; John Rice; Les Weidman; Steve and Linda Grandov; Kathy Branco; Jeff and Wendy Sparrowk; Christensen Rope Horses, Mike Christensen; John and Carolyn Wheatley; Blair and Charlyn Wheatley; Chase Nevis; Seth Hoyt; and Dorothy Cordell.
Our apologies if we missed anyone, I know there were others that we may have missed writing your names down and I apologize for that – we really do appreciate you all, with much love from the Green family.
#7 Hdcp Draw Pot
Fast time: Dustie Christensen and Branston Joseph, 6.84.
High point #4.5 & over: Stoney Boy Joseph.
High point #3 & under: Eli Green.
Nikki Hagemann high point girl: Sarah George.
Average: 1. Colton Santos and Eli Green, 32.46 on 4. 2. Pete Corwin and Jared Bierra, 33.36. 3. Anthony Basso and Stoney Boy Joseph, 37.17. 4. John Wiersma and Mike Christensen, 38.64. 5. Sarah George and Trey Johnson, 39.65. 6. Ben McGuire and Mario Reynoso, 41.11. 7. Gary Vieira and Eli Green, 42.59. 8. James Mann and Chris Green, 45.11. 9. Russ Piazza and Chris Green, 50.94. 10. Brian Helton and Joseph Shawnego, 55.01.
Chris, Norma and Daniel Green present a Martin Saddlery Rickey Green team roping saddle to high point #3.5 and over roper Stoney Boy Joseph.
Chris, Norma and Daniel Green present a Martin Saddlery Rickey Green team roping saddle to the high point #3 and under roper Eli Green (Vernon Green’s grandson).
Buckles and cash were awarded to average winners Colton Santos and Eli Green. Presenting is Norma Green.
Fast time of the roping went to Dustie Christensen and Branston Joseph. Norma Green presenting.
Sarah George won the Nikki Hagemann High Point Girl award. Presenting is Nikki’s daughter, Mikayla.
It was standing room only at the 9 a.m. church service with Trey Johnson, not only for the free entry to the roping, but for a wonderful Easter message and testimonies.
Dummy ropers competed in three age divisions: under 5 years old; 6 through 9; and 10-12 years old. Buckles went to winners in each division.