October 23, 2009

Mule train annual trek to Death Valley Encampment

A handful of wagons pulled by mules will head out of a lot across from Terrible's Lakeside Casino Monday morning on the annual ride that will end up at the '49ers encampment in Furnace Creek almost two weeks later.

The mule train travels at a leisurely pace of about 4 mph. Participants will camp out under the stars at night and participate in two parades -- one in Shoshone, Calif., for Old West Days and upon their arrival at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park.

Click here to read more about this exciting adventure in the Pahrump Valley Times.

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October 15, 2009

Mule races draw crowd to Grandstand

The fun and excitement the mule races have to offer was finished in a little less than 40 minutes on Tuesday at the Grandstand.

But that was plenty of time for John and Linda Burmeister to get all the enjoyment they needed out of the annual event.

"It's kind of homey," John said. "It's a special cultural experience, because how many times and at how many places can you take in the mule races."

Click here to read the rest of this story in the Lancaster Eagle Gazette.

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June 27, 2009

Wivelsfield: Pantomime Donkeys in training

There are definitely no cowboy builders in Wivelsfield: Alun Gedrych would describe himself as preferring donkeys!

When organisers of Wivelsfield Village Day approached Alun, who owns Alun Gedrych Ltd a ground work company, and asked him if his business would like to be involved with the day, he leapt at the chance to sponsor the soon-to-be-famous pantomime donkey derby race.

Read the rest of this article in the South Downs Living Magazine.

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June 19, 2009

Mules, donkeys take over spotlight

It's that time of the year again - the time when mules and donkeys take center stage.

It's not very often that the general public pays much attention to these breeds of animals, but Saturday at the Athens Club, the 10th annual Midstates Mule and Donkey Association event is scheduled to take place.

Find out more in The Paper of Montgomery County Online.

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June 10, 2009

Stubborn as a ... Dressage Champ?

Like all dressage competitors, Audrey Goldsmith begins each ride with a customary salute to the judge. But unlike other riders, as she raises her head from the salute, she usually gets ... The Look.

"It's like, 'Yeah, yeah, let's get the dog and pony show over with, already,'" she says.

That's because Goldsmith, an acclaimed hunter-jumper trainer, has joined the regional dressage show circuit — usually home to big, fancy warmbloods — on her mule.

Read the rest of this story on the Bend Bulletin

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June 05, 2009

Girl, 13, Named World Champ in Mule Riding

For every cockeyed look 13-year-old Samantha Henricks gets for bringing a mule to a horse show over the years, she has a trophy, belt buckle or funny story to toss right back.

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Recently named world champion in her age group at Bishop Mule Days in Bishop, Calif., the Rogue River middle-schooler readily admits having an award-winning mule is not an honor most teenage girls would strive for.

Read the rest of this story in the Mail Tribune

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April 13, 2009

Trusty Sidekick

Mule goes from 'Idol' to star on silver screen.

She's quite a talented young molly! She paints, dunks a basket ball in a hoop, and more to please the crowd.

Read this fun article and enjoy the great photos of Grace, a national champion trick mule, on the NVDaily.

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April 12, 2009

Donkey to lead chocolate-free walk

A famous donkey is to lead an Easter walk in a bid to encourage children to enjoy a chocolate-free weekend.

Six-year-old Teddy made worldwide headlines last year when he was hired to deliver shopping to residents in Chalford, Gloucestershire.

Read more on The Press Association

Or visit Teddy's online blog.

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April 03, 2009

Mule Day Festivities Underway

One of Maury County's biggest events is underway after some of the heaviest flooding hit the area on Thursday.

To watch the video and read the rest of this news story on News Channel 5, click this link

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March 18, 2009

Local ass tries out for 'America's Got Talent'

A local animal trainer and her miniature mule are headed to New York City this week to audition for the NBC show "America's Got Talent."

Miniature Mule on America's Got Talent
Photo Credit: Seacoast Online

Soso Whaley, 54, and her mini mule Firefly recently went to the Boston Convention Center for a first round audition for the show. During their trip to Boston, Firefly got to ride in his first elevator en route to his audition.

Read the rest of the story on Seacoast Online

But wait... Don't miss the reference in this story to our heroes at Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue who helped Soso find Firefly!

Way to go Soso, Firefly, and SYA!

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March 17, 2009

Cowboy magazine gets kick out of Mule Days

The Hells Canyon Mule Days event has been selected, for the fourth consecutive year, by American Cowboy Magazine as one of the "101 Events Not To Miss In 2009."

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Photo Credit: LongearsMall

Hells Canyon Mule Days President Sondra Lozier was contacted with the news by Joni Gleason, a representative of the magazine. The article will run in the March edition and it includes Western-themed shindigs, rodeo celebrations and livestock shows.

Read the rest of this story in the La Grande Observer.

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March 03, 2009

Donkey Cart Races

Donkey-cart racing is the pride of the city and this sport is kept alive by the youth of Lyari.

Acting City Nazim Nasreen Jalil said this while addressing the participants of the donkey-race at Kothari Parade in Clifton on Sunday.

Read more about the races in this article in the Daily Times.

More about these donkey races can also be found at this link on The International News

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February 16, 2009

Idaho Bred Mule Earns National Dressage Title

Like any proud grandma, mule breeder Bonnie Lee beams with joy when she shares the exciting news of one of her “babies’” accomplishments, for it’s not every day a mule earns a national title, especially from the United States Dressage Federation, USDF.

Read more about this talented mule on AG Weekly at http://www.agweekly.com/articles/2009/02/14/country_life/equestrian/equine74.txt

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February 01, 2009

Mule of a Different Color

Animal gets a makeover to be in new film with Robert Duvall.

Read the rest of this story on NVDaily at http://www.nvdaily.com/lifestyle/2009/01/mule-of-a-different-color-anim.html

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January 26, 2009

Fort Worth Stock Show

At Fort Worth Stock Show, donkeys and mules, and their owners, are special breeds.

Read more about them on Star-Telegram at http://www.star-telegram.com/metro_news/story/1164071.html

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December 22, 2008

Indiana Donkeys Headed for Rose Bowl Parade

A Hendricks County couple is headed for the Rose Bowl Parade with their team of miniature donkeys.

Read the whole store on WTHR News at http://www.wthr.com/global/story.asp?S=9562344

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