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Circle X Ranch..............home of the Circle X Riders, Inc.


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November 2017 Nominations

Posted by on November 20, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (3)


     Just wanted to update you after the November Board meeting.  The nominations went as follows: President

High School Rodeo Returns to the Circle X!

Posted by on June 27, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (1)

     Friends and neighbors, dust off your cowboy hats and get ready to roundup all your aquaintances and herd them up/over.or down to the Circle X on the first weekend of June in 2017,  We have been in negotiations with the 3 Bar J Rodeo company and he is pleased to assist us in bringing rodeo back to the Circle X.  A high school rodeo is more cost effective for us, so we have invited Indiana and Ohio to compete at the Circle X.  They have been here before and like our facilities.  YaHoo!

     It will cost us to put this on, so we may be asking you to help up raise funds to pay for it.  If you area fund raiser extraordinare and want to volunteer your services, Let Cindy and Ronnie Rudrow or Tim Hardesty know.  If you want to donate to the cause, that works, too.  They are working on the sponsor levesl and will have that available at the next monthly meeting in July.  We will be dividing up the load of contacting sponsors, so we can use all the help can can give us.  No donation is too small. EVery little bit helps.   

Advertising signs

Posted by on July 15, 2015 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

     One of the fund raisers we are initiating for the new showes/restrooms  is the placement of advertising sings around the arena fences.  These signs will be 18" x 24" corregated plastic signboards with four grommets.  They wont be really fancy, just yet, but they will get your information across to spectators to the Circle X.  The first year cost will be $50, and yearly renewals will be $40, unless a new sign is needed, or information changed on the signs.  Information will be coming out this fall so members may help campaign to area businesses as they set their advertising buget before the new year.  This is crucial as it then gives the sign maker the snowy winter months to work on the signs.

     Contact Cindy Rudrow  260-726-6433 if you would like a sign or want to mnow more info.

In the Works......

Posted by on July 15, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

     It has been much discussed and debated over the past few years of updating or replacing the outdoor restrooms at the Circle X.  To bring the Circle X into the modern age, we want to do more than update the outdated pit toilets we have.  They have served their purpose well, and do still function, however, many of our young people, having never experienced outhouses as a way of everyday life are loath to explore and appreciate the past. 

      We are drawing up plans for a restroom// shower/storage facility and will be approaching several methods of financing the project.  Stay tuned for updates.  We feel this is a step in the right direction to gain and maintain memberships and draw other events to the Circle X.  Anyone willing to assist in this project please contact Chad Ashley or Gary Gray.  Thanks!

Dog Racer News

Posted by on July 15, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

     We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Robby Whelchel of Marion, Indiana.  We enjoyed his dedication to the sport of dog racing.  He wil be missed!  Our condolences to his parents, wife and sons, all who actively participate in the sport, making it truely a family activity!

Vic Culy

Posted by on March 4, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (1)

A little while back we lost a long time and valued member of the Circle X Family.  Vic Culy passed away.  He loved coming to the Circle X on Horse Show days and watch the children show their horses and ride in the contesting classes.  He loved to ddribve his team of drafts, and he was widely known for his chariot teams.  I have heard some really hair raising stories about those 'good ol days!'  He will be missed by all who knew him.  Prayers to the family.  We know he will be eatching the shows this next year from the best seat in the house!

February Meeting.

Posted by on February 7, 2014 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

       Had enough snow?  OLd man winter has really pounded us this past month and a half wtht the white stuff and the temps and it sounds as though there is more to come!  Why didn't anybody shoot that groundhog?  President Forrester has decided to cancel the February Circle X Monthly Meeting.  He sited minimal business to accomplish. weather, parking lot conditions, and the need to conserve propane heating fuel.  He did state that the dog race scheduled for February 15th and the Valentine dance that night is still on.  So, shine up your dancing shoes/boots and practice you boogie moves cause it sounds like we are going to be shucking and jiving, or doing the mashed potato, the funky chicken, etc.   Grab all your beach type buddies, your flower power friends and groove on over to the Circle X.  Sounds like a great time surfing the usa!  that 's Saturday, Feb 15th .  I think is it at 7 a.m., $5 per person.  BYOB and carry in snacks.

Horseshoe Christmas Tree Raffle

Posted by on October 29, 2013 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

     We conducted a raffle over the summer with the intentions of drawing the winners at the last horse show in October.  The weather was against us.  We had to cancel that show.  Therefore, we took advantage of the Haunted Trail to sell a few more tickets and drew the winners on the last night of the Haunted Trail.  The following are the winners:

     Christmas Tree.....Larry DeGroatof New York.  He is one of our dog racers.

     Cross.....................Jodi Woodbury of Winchester. 

     Flower....................Kaylee Hawley of Kokomo. 

     4-H Emblem.......... Matt Forrester of Winchester.

     Toilet Paper Holder...Jasson Brockman.  He puchased his ticket at the Haunted Trail.

     Star..........................Kayla Pitzen

     Napkin Holder...........Norris,  another dog racer.


Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets, to those of you who helped to sell tickets.  A great big thanks to Jack Anderson for making these horseshoe creations for our visual pleasure! He says tahe improvements that have been completed at the Circle X over the past two years have inspired him to create these items for the benefit of the club.

Haunted Trail

Posted by on October 29, 2013 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow!  what an awesome Haunted Trail we had this year. Cindy Ashleyand her team did a great job of pulling this together in about three weeks!

We had a great crowd each night.  The first night we made enough to meet our expenses, which made the last three nights pure profit!  Thanks to everyone who pitched in to help, in whatever capacity you were able to do so.  There were a lot of screams, some wet britches, and one person requested the working personel to stop their haunting and to walk her out of the woods with  no further surprises!  Her rescuer did a fine job of seeing her to safety. We are pumped and have some new ideas already in the witches cauldron, brewing for next year!  Thanks again!

3RD Annual Haunted Trail

Posted by on October 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We are very excited to be able to host another year of chills and thrills!  We hope you will spread the word that we are at it again.  The trail is different wilth new props.  The crew is pumped!  Please grab your friends and bring a few carloads out for some great fun.  Don't foret the mini hayrider to the trail head.  The face painter will be there to wow your kids with her sitches, ghosts, and spiders.  The concessions will be open with treats for your tummy.  Cost this year is $5, still a deal.  Come on out and lets hear you squeal!