Ride for Reid Memorial Rodeo
A College Fund from Reid's Friends
by Terry Allen
August 25, 2015
Friends, families and fellow competitors came together to remember and celebrate the life of young Reid Schouboe; and raise money to start a college scholarship fund by participating in a ranch skills event held at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds on August 15, 2015.
There were a number of individual and team roping events, as well as Steer Stopping and Team Branding. Thrown in for good measure were impromptu foot race sprints in the arena for all age groups, genders and specie combinations.
Some competitors dressed up in more colorful riding gear than what they might normally wear, while others dressed in the well-worn legendary uniform of the west…Levi’s, a shirt of some kind and boots.
The following quotes by those who knew and loved Reid were willingly offered. The photos taken of the event are an attempt to share the world that Reid lived in. The people are real. The animals are from local ranches. The skills on display…by person and horse are a product of the hard work of daily life.
"Rodeo is an important event because of all the families it brings together. It brings together all the fathers and their sons and all the mothers and their daughters. I’ve been hittin’ it hard for 35 years and all three sons compete." -
Anonymous Cowboy –
"Reid would have wanted to be remembered like this. He usually heeled. We rode a lot together. A scholarship is a great way to remember him. He was a great athlete. He was good at football, snowmobile, roping, driving his truck and motorcycle. He was a good buddy. He’d want everybody to have a good time doing everything." -
Colt Ramsey –
"He was an amazing kid. He never failed to brighten a room." - Steven Winer –
"He was one of my good buddies. He always helped people out in school and at rodeos." - Wyatt Phelps –
"This is a great event for a great kid and he’ll always be remembered. My first memory is him smiling. He had a tendency to put everyone around him in a good mood."
-Phil Selby, Jr. –
"He always made me laugh. We talked about our pickups a lot. I helped him tune it up so it wouldn’t smoke."
- Chantz Albrecht –
"It is a good day to celebrate a life. It was way too short a life for him but he will be remembered for a long time because of the creation of the college fund. He was one of those kids you want your own kids to be."
- Boone Snidecor –
"I made these spurs as a donation for the Champion of Youth All-around award. Reid was the best person I ever met and it only took him 14 years to get there. I would have liked to see what he would have done with his life. Him leaving really impacted everyone’s lives." - Clayton Selby –
"It is a tragedy but I’m glad something good came out of it. Scholarships are more appreciated than most know. I’m a student at CSU Vet School. I drove the school bus he rode on for a couple years. He always had a smile on his face…and he’d talk to you as long as he possibly could." -Nikki Marincic –
"It’s a nice day for a good cause, a great event and a great kid." - Doc Sare –
"I’d like to be more like Reid." - Phil –
"I’m really impressed with the support of the community. It’s really keeping my mind on other things. My mind is on one thing only and it’s nice to have the support of friends right now." - Eric Schouboe – (Father)
Results from the Ride for Reid.
Winner of the all-around 17 & under and high money winner:
Winners Allison Hospadar & Nick Nichols
2nd Arye Espenscheid & Tj Jarrad
1st Arye Espenschied
2nd Hayes Child
3rd Jade Espenscheid
1st Kyndall Tibbits
2nd: Brian Espenschied
3rd: Gabe Clark
4th: Taylor Selby
To make a donation to the scholarship fund:
Photos by Terry Allen
For prints or event photography, Terry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org