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A one-of-a-kind Triple Crown—made up of bulls, barrels and barbecue—comes to the Langlade County Fairgrounds this weekend.

The event, presented by Brickners of Antigo and RV Center, is designed to pay homage to the area’s equestrian traditions, which date from the earliest days of trotters at the Langlade County Fair through the old leaky roof horse racing circuit of the 1950s and 1960s and into today, with the northwoods represented at major Thoroughbred racing tracks and breeding and training by Kentucky Derby-winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the Rices, Helmbrechts, Beatties and many others.

While the days of Thoroughbreds and calcuttas will never return to the Langlade County Fairgrounds, organizer Shaughn Novy of Black Hawk Hill Inc. and volunteers from the Triple R Riding Club, along with many others, are working to create a new type of Triple Crown event, centered on the talents of current generations while paying homage to the past.

SPECIAL GUEST

Antigo native Dr. Thecla Helmbrecht Howard, whose family was among the founding members of the Wisconsin Horse Racing Association, will be the event’s special guest, offering the keynote speech Friday as well as a riding clinic Saturday.

Howard is a cofounder of Sheltered Risks Incorporated: Kamp KESSA, an equine and nature human development program as well as a founding member of the Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals. She and her husband have been instrumental in the local sustainable economy movement in Kentucky, including going back to using horses for some of their farming initiatives.

Howard will be a special guest at the Triple Crown’s kick-off barbecue, slated Friday in the multi-purpose building at the fairgrounds hosted by the Triple R. She will speak on The Track from Antigo to Kentucky and is also bringing along home movies from the 1950s and 60s. They feature Triple R trail rides and even some trick riding by a young D. Wayne Lukas.

The barbecue will also featured a range of honorary guests, including Wisconsin Horse Racing Association alumni and past Triple R queens.

Howard’s two-hour clinic, The Power of Softness: Lessons from the Consciousness of the Prey, will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. It will be followed by questions and answers and a book-signing. Register at NorthwoodsTripleCrown.com or call 715 610-1065.

PRO BULLS-N-BARRELS

Rice Bull Riding Company, among the largest in the Midwest, will bring Bulls-N-Barrels, a raucous evening of speed and power featuring professional cowboys and top-of-the-ranks barrel racers, Saturday evening starting at 7 p.m.

The event is not a rodeo in the true sense of the word, featuring only the fastest and most powerful two events, bull riding and barrel racing.

Professional athletes from throughout the Midwest will compete for cash and prizes in front of the grandstand, which has had a level arena installed over the pitched motor vehicle racing track.

The entertainment will continue into the evening with a barn dance at 8:30 p.m. featuring Polar Project.

GRILL MASTERS

While bull riding and barrel racing have a long tradition, a new event, the Northwoods Grill Master Challenge, will add another dimension to the Triple Crown on Saturday,

The cookout is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, which is also providing the judges for the event.

Pitmasters will be grilling chicken and ribs, with grand and reserve champion awards.

Teams will set up after 8 a.m. and get to work, with judging in the mid-afternoon for $1,000 in cash awards.

There will also be a people’s choice award with grand prize of a Yeti cooler valued at $460. People Choice taste packages go on sale at noon with 12 sticks for $15.   Net proceeds will to Grid Iron Club.

BARREL RACING

The third component is barrel racing, with events for most ages and abilities, including a large contingent of local competitors.

The professionals will be competing as part of the Bulls-N-Barrels event on Saturday night, but there’s much more on Sunday as well.

The Menominee Casino Resort slot race gets underway at noon, with competitors buying a slot to race for $1,000 cash and prizes, including a trophy saddle and other tack.

And later in the day, the Northwoods Youth Barrel Challenge for riders 18 and under will take the field.

Barrel racing slack will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. For those new to the sport, demonstrations led by Tammy Kowalski Huebner will take place on Friday at 1 p.m.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

There’s much more on the weekend docket as well, including:

—appearances by the Northwoods Drill Team on Friday at 4:30 p.m.; Saturday at 4 p.m.; and Sunday at 12:45 p.m.

—a show by the Manawa drill team Saturday at 6:20 p.m.

—Mounted shooting demonstration at 5 p.m. on Friday; and 1 p.m. on Saturday.

—trick rider Jessica KuKanich Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

—a reining demonstration by western Connection ranch, Saturday at 10 a.m.

—Dodge Ram Truck test drive Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

—a children’s stick horse race Saturday at 6 p.m.

—and cowboy church Sunday at 10 a.m.

The three days will also include plenty of opportunities for shopping from a variety of vendors set up on Friday, 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekend tickets, including all demonstrations, are $17 each. Tickets for Barrels only are $10 each, with children 10 and under free.


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TRIPLE CROWN—Bull riding and a barbecue cookoff will be just part of the activities at the Northwoods Triple Crown, presented by Brickners of Antigo and RV Center, Friday through Sunday at the Langlade County Fairgrounds. The pro Bulls-N-Barrels Show is Saturday at 7 p.m. while the Northwoods Grill Masters Challenge is earlier in the day, with judging in the afternoon and tasting at 5 p.m. Sunday will focus on more barrel racing.

Bulls, barrels, barbecue and horses here for Triple Crown
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A one-of-a-kind Triple Crown—made up of bulls, barrels and barbecue—comes to the Langlade County Fairgrounds this weekend.

The event, presented by Brickners of Antigo and RV Center, is designed to pay homage to the area’s equestrian traditions, which date from the earliest days of trotters at the Langlade County Fair through the old leaky roof horse racing circuit of the 1950s and 1960s and into today, with the northwoods represented at major Thoroughbred racing tracks and breeding and training by Kentucky Derby-winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the Rices, Helmbrechts, Beatties and many others.

While the days of Thoroughbreds and calcuttas will never return to the Langlade County Fairgrounds, organizer Shaughn Novy of Black Hawk Hill Inc. and volunteers from the Triple R Riding Club, along with many others, are working to create a new type of Triple Crown event, centered on the talents of current generations while paying homage to the past.

SPECIAL GUEST

Antigo native Dr. Thecla Helmbrecht Howard, whose family was among the founding members of the Wisconsin Horse Racing Association, will be the event’s special guest, offering the keynote speech Friday as well as a riding clinic Saturday.

Howard is a cofounder of Sheltered Risks Incorporated: Kamp KESSA, an equine and nature human development program as well as a founding member of the Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals. She and her husband have been instrumental in the local sustainable economy movement in Kentucky, including going back to using horses for some of their farming initiatives.

Howard will be a special guest at the Triple Crown’s kick-off barbecue, slated Friday in the multi-purpose building at the fairgrounds hosted by the Triple R. She will speak on The Track from Antigo to Kentucky and is also bringing along home movies from the 1950s and 60s. They feature Triple R trail rides and even some trick riding by a young D. Wayne Lukas.

The barbecue will also featured a range of honorary guests, including Wisconsin Horse Racing Association alumni and past Triple R queens.

Howard’s two-hour clinic, The Power of Softness: Lessons from the Consciousness of the Prey, will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. It will be followed by questions and answers and a book-signing. Register at NorthwoodsTripleCrown.com or call 715 610-1065.

PRO BULLS-N-BARRELS

Rice Bull Riding Company, among the largest in the Midwest, will bring Bulls-N-Barrels, a raucous evening of speed and power featuring professional cowboys and top-of-the-ranks barrel racers, Saturday evening starting at 7 p.m.

The event is not a rodeo in the true sense of the word, featuring only the fastest and most powerful two events, bull riding and barrel racing.

Professional athletes from throughout the Midwest will compete for cash and prizes in front of the grandstand, which has had a level arena installed over the pitched motor vehicle racing track.

The entertainment will continue into the evening with a barn dance at 8:30 p.m. featuring Polar Project.

GRILL MASTERS

While bull riding and barrel racing have a long tradition, a new event, the Northwoods Grill Master Challenge, will add another dimension to the Triple Crown on Saturday,

The cookout is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, which is also providing the judges for the event.

Pitmasters will be grilling chicken and ribs, with grand and reserve champion awards.

Teams will set up after 8 a.m. and get to work, with judging in the mid-afternoon for $1,000 in cash awards.

There will also be a people’s choice award with grand prize of a Yeti cooler valued at $460. People Choice taste packages go on sale at noon with 12 sticks for $15.   Net proceeds will to Grid Iron Club.

BARREL RACING

The third component is barrel racing, with events for most ages and abilities, including a large contingent of local competitors.

The professionals will be competing as part of the Bulls-N-Barrels event on Saturday night, but there’s much more on Sunday as well.

The Menominee Casino Resort slot race gets underway at noon, with competitors buying a slot to race for $1,000 cash and prizes, including a trophy saddle and other tack.

And later in the day, the Northwoods Youth Barrel Challenge for riders 18 and under will take the field.

Barrel racing slack will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. For those new to the sport, demonstrations led by Tammy Kowalski Huebner will take place on Friday at 1 p.m.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

There’s much more on the weekend docket as well, including:

—appearances by the Northwoods Drill Team on Friday at 4:30 p.m.; Saturday at 4 p.m.; and Sunday at 12:45 p.m.

—a show by the Manawa drill team Saturday at 6:20 p.m.

—Mounted shooting demonstration at 5 p.m. on Friday; and 1 p.m. on Saturday.

—trick rider Jessica KuKanich Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

—a reining demonstration by western Connection ranch, Saturday at 10 a.m.

—Dodge Ram Truck test drive Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

—a children’s stick horse race Saturday at 6 p.m.

—and cowboy church Sunday at 10 a.m.

The three days will also include plenty of opportunities for shopping from a variety of vendors set up on Friday, 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekend tickets, including all demonstrations, are $17 each. Tickets for Barrels only are $10 each, with children 10 and under free.


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TRIPLE CROWN—Bull riding and a barbecue cookoff will be just part of the activities at the Northwoods Triple Crown, presented by Brickners of Antigo and RV Center, Friday through Sunday at the Langlade County Fairgrounds. The pro Bulls-N-Barrels Show is Saturday at 7 p.m. while the Northwoods Grill Masters Challenge is earlier in the day, with judging in the afternoon and tasting at 5 p.m. Sunday will focus on more barrel racing.
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