Contributors

This page is a work in progress; it will change as the journey continues. If your name was misspelled, you where left out, we linked your site incorrectly (or not at all) or you would like to be removed please email us and we will modify this list accordingly.

This list is to be completed.Bill, "Thanks for making this journey possible!"

Individuals

Frank McCubbins Sweet Home, OR
Gabrial Denison, Martingale Solutions gentlehorse.com Sisters, OR
Sussie Due and Jorgen www.wpk9.com Tumalo, OR
Givens Hotsprings ID
Clarence & daughter Lisa Miller, & Ethan, Austin, & Bonnie Standlee Brunean, ID
Denise Barresi, Greg Chambers, Hampton Inn Mountain Home, ID
J.T. Stroder Fairfield, ID
Arco Advertiser, Don Cammack Arco, ID
Ginger Atomic City, ID
Mark Doan Atomic City, ID
Fort Hall Reservation Bannock Tribe ID
J.C. Catlow Pocatello, ID
Boots, Jomanda, Brysen Lish & Uncle Jay Soda Springs, ID
Al Moore Montpelier, ID
John & Celeste Jackman and their children Cokeville, WY
Steve Walker South of Kemmerer, WY

Below was added: Jan. 31, 2008

 
State Location Organization Name Provided
Wyoming Rock Springs Private Individual a couple hay
Wyoming Rawlins Carbon County Fairgrounds Grounds keeper place for Blackie
Wyoming Rawlins Hands in Thyme Brenda Bush massages
Wyoming Rendezvous Lodge Private Individual Tim Blythe meals, drinks
Wyoming Rendezvous Lodge Rendezvous Lodge The folks that work there (sorry guys I never got your names, if you read this please email me) camping, food
Wyoming Cheyenne Tristate Large animal Hospital Dr. Fox vet check
Colorado Nunn Private Individual Dan and Dixie Rapelje place to camp, food
Colorado Woodrow Woodrow Baptist Church Melody and her children place to camp, food
Kansas Dodge City Harold Dawley's Bridle Bit Gallery Harold Dawley tour
Kansas Wichita Private Individual Tom Elliott place to stay, food, company
Kansas Fall River Town of Fall River Joyce, Kadyn, Alex, Kurley, and all the other people we met. place to stay, food, company
Missouri Springfield Private Individuals Jerry and his wife place to stay, food, company, internet
Missouri Billings Private Individuals Bos family place to camp, food

Law Enforcement

Sgt. Rick Viola, & Patrol Officers Tom Mogolich and Robert Wade Mountain Home Police Department - Mountain Home, ID
Trooper Cliff Porupsky and his fellow trooper Idaho State Police
Patrol Officer Larry Clark and fellow unnamed Officer Hailey Police Department - Hailey, ID
Lt. Bruce Wheatley Pocatello Police Department – Pocatello, ID
Sgt. Glen Williams, Lt. Chris Steffen, Sgt. Dan Friebel Green River Police Department - Green River, WY
Fraternal Order of Police Green River, WY
Captain Dave Cunningham Wyoming Hwy Patrol - Rock Springs, WY

Below was added: Jan. 31, 2008

 
Wyoming Rawlins Rawlins Police Department an Officer escort
Wyoming Saratoga Saratoga Police Department, Mayor Town of Saratoga camping near city hot spring
Wyoming Laramie Laramie Police Department an Officer escort
Wyoming Cheyenne Cheyenne Police Department Officers Larry Spier and Becky Juschka mounted escort
Kansas Wichita Wichita Police Department Officer Ed Naasz, and Sergeant Ed Brower mounted escort

Businesses & Organizations

Schroader's Honda - Hendersonville, NC Schroader's Honda in Hendersonville North Carolina was the ending pont for the first trip and the starting point for the second trip.  I believe the provided a donation for the second trip and more I'm sure.
OsoEco- OsoEco exists to provide a revolutionary online gateway for people and businesses to exchange eco-friendly and socially conscious information, products and services "OsoEco exists to provide a revolutionary online gateway for people and businesses to exchange eco-friendly and socially conscious information, products and services with the intention to create a more balanced and sustainable world. Join this exciting revolution!"  2015 - Osoec didn't make it their domain was: osoeco.com
Bill Rogers Honda Bill Rogers Honda spent over 2 hours going over our 89 Honda Prelude looking for looking for mechanical and electronic problems. They then replaced the wiring harness and other faulty components at no cost. Now it runs perfect and I'm sure it will be around for a long time.
Courtesy Ford Pocatello, Idaho Courtesy Ford in Pocatello provided unparalleled service during a critical moment. When our support truck broke down Courtesy Ford provided parts and labor when we could not afford costly repairs.
 Hampton Inn

The Hampton Inn provided accommodations for us on three separate occasions. These hotels always have excellent wireless internet capabilities and are attractively furnished.

Agland in Eaton Agland, Inc. provided feed for Blackie when we were in northern Colorado and is one of the largest, farmer-owned cooperatives.
Purina Mills

Purina Mills provided feed for Blackie during our previous trip across the country.

Timberline Saddle Company, LLC

Timberline Saddle Company provided a Timberline flex-panel saddle for Blackie when we were in Springfield Missouri.

Xtreme Grafix Albany, OR
OsoEco Eugene, OR
Golden Crown Chinese Mountain Home, ID
Dan & Mona Engleman, Prarie Inn Fairfield, ID
Bud & Nick Purdy, Loni Barg, Picabo Livestock Picabo, ID
Lava Lake Ranch, Bennet Family ID
Idaho Events Center & Equestrian Center Nampa, ID
Doris Wallace, Eastern Idaho Fairgrounds Blackfoot, ID
Phil Meador’s Courtesy Ford Pocatello, ID
Bannock County Fairgrounds Pocatello, ID
Dave Wagner, Bob & Pat Scharfen, Pocatello City Water Department Pocatello, ID
Marie Johnson, Ranch Inn Lava Hot Springs, ID
The Lioness Club Lava Hot Springs, ID
   
USDA Forest Service Kemmerer, WY
City of Kemmerer WY
Little America WY
Green River Rodeo Grounds Green River, WY
Oak Tree Inn Green River, WY
Sweet Water County Event Center Rock Springs, WY
Hampton Inn Rock Springs, WY

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Wyoming Rock Springs Flying J Staff showers
Wyoming Rock Springs Hampton Inn Joyce Keister rooms
Wyoming Rawlins Holiday Inn Express Staff rooms
Wyoming Rawlins Carbon County Chamber of Commerce Jeanna Plagman, Tammy Damori, Marti Lissy, Kathleen Brown lots of help
Wyoming Rawlins Michael’s Big City Bar and Grill Michael best prime rib we have ever had
Wyoming Rawlins Best Western Cottontree Inn Linda James, Theressa Reed rooms
Wyoming Laramie Hampton Inn Staff rooms
Wyoming Cheyenne Cheyenne Frontier Days Grounds keeper place for Blackie
Wyoming Cheyenne The Historic Plains Hotel Staff rooms
Wyoming Cheyenne Corral West: The Wrangler in Cheyenne Pat McGee clothing
Wyoming Cheyenne Ariat Ariat representative clothing, boots
Colorado Greeley Island Grove Park Director of City Parks, Keith Thim, staff place to camp
Colorado Kersey Kersey Pizza Barry, Brian, Kendra, Kendra, and Daniel food
Colorado Eaton AgLand Staff donated 20 bags of Equine Merit Active Pelleted Feed
Colorado Limon Tyme Square Ashcraft family room
Colorado Lamar Sand & Sage Rodeo Staff place to camp
Colorado Granada Town of Granada Mayor place to camp
Colorado Granada Chez W. DuVall’s Restaurant & Shoppe Myrna and John DuVall food
Kansas Coolidge Local Post Office Staff place to camp
Kansas Syracuse Hamilton County Fairgrounds Staff place to camp
Kansas Lakin Kearny County Saddle Club members place to camp
Kansas Garden City Crazy House Brian Shaw, his family, and staff place for Blackie, hotel room (for 3 days), feed, at horse blanket and hood, and more
Kansas Garden City Finney County Fairgrounds Staff place to camp
Kansas Dodge City Casey’s Cowtown Steakhouse Owner place to camp, food
Kansas Wichita Colman Staff supplies
Kansas Fall River Town of Fall River Joyce, Kadyn, Alex, Kurley, and all the other people we met. place to stay, food, company
Kansas Fredonia Fredonia Cooperative Association Staff feed for Blackie
Kansas Monett Main Street Feeds   place to camp, food for Blackie, internet
Missouri Springfield Timberline Saddle Company   Provided the saddle used to finish jouney
Missouri Baxter Springs Town of Baxter Springs Mayor place to camp
Missouri Van Buren Van Buren Campground Staff place to camp
Tennessee Dyersburg Dyersburg Rodeo Grounds Staff place to camp
Tennessee Trenton Trenton Rodeo Grounds Betty, Treasurer of the Fair Association place to camp
Tennessee Trenton Trenton Rodeo Grounds Nicky feed for Blackie
Tennessee Milan Milan City Park, Rodeo Grounds Staff place to camp, showers

Comments

The folks at Tractor Supply must be asleep! Why on earth wouldn't they want to help sponsor this unique endeavor. Holy cow TSC, get your heads out of the general ledger long enough to see what's going on.

Yes Tractor Supply, where are you? This is right up your alley. You do some great commercials for Christmas stuff. Now use this opportunity to connect with some other demographics. Leighsah Longwood, Florida

The HEAD office of NIKE is in OREGON...WHERE ARE THEY WHEN THIS GREAT COUPLE NEEDS $$$$$$$$$$ COME ON NIKE COUGH UP!!!!!!!!!

C'mon companies! Cough up some bucks! We horse people spend enough money on ya'll!

The Rawlins-Carbon County Chamber of Commerce would love to see the names of the great people that made your visit to Rawlins, Wyoming a pleasurable one. These are our valued members who are asking if we have heard from you. Please let me know if I can help round up these names for you. Thank you and be safe! Happy New Year! Jeanna Plagmann, Executive Director Rawlins-Carbon County Chamber of Commerce jmplagmann@yahoo.com 307.324.4111