Monday, May 23, 2011

The Saddle & Sirloin Club Travels by Bus to Fort Western Stores

Sunday, May 22, 2011 members of the Saddle & Sirloin Club visited Fort Western Stores in Lincoln, NE. Around 60 members traveled by bus from Kansas City to Lincoln to tour the city and shop for western wear and decor.

The Club usually attends two trail riding events each year. However, this year's Spring trail ride was canceled, as a precautionary measure, following the diagnosis of Equine Herpes Virus(EHV-1) in Colorado earlier this month. As a result, the club left their horses home and substituted the trail ride for a club outing.

"It's not uncommon for folks to travel by chartered bus to shop at The Fort. We've had groups of ranchers travel here from as far North as Canada," said Steve Wolhfarth, General Manager, Fort Western Stores.

Shopping Fort Western Outfitters 44,000 square foot location served as the club's final stop before heading back home.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fort Western Stores' Mother's Day Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Kim Johnson of Walhalla, ND. Kim is the winner of Fort Western Stores Mother's Day Watch Giveaway. The online giveaway which featured a beautiful Montana Silversmiths Ladies’ Filigree Heart Watch which came in a case adorned with the image of “Ladies First” by Paul Cameron Smith, from the Authentic Western Art Collectors Series.

I'm so excited, it's beautiful! Thank you so much for drawing my name as the winner! I never win anything, but always keep trying, guess it finally paid off! This is great! I've been around horses all my life and can't imagine myself without them.
-Kim Johnson

Kim owns 3 mares, two registered appaloosas, Casper (12rs) and Shasta (24 yrs) and one registered AQHA mare (25 yrs.) She is also the president of her local saddle club and enjoys trail riding in the beautiful Pembina Gorge of North East, North Dakota.

The Fort thanks everyone who entered for their participation, and hopes to you'll continue to make Fort Western Stores the home for all of your western wear needs.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Monty Bruce Cowhorse Clinic

Fort Western Stores is sponsoring a two-day Monty Bruce Cowhorse Clinic hosted at Double D Ranch in Ashland, Nebraska. Get ready to dirty up your western wear at the clinic, which will be held on May 14 & 15, 2011, and is open to riders of all experience levels. The Fort’s Equine Products Manager, Tyce Lilienthal, will be there riding alongside Monty Bruce.

The cost of the clinic is $250.00 per horse and rider. There is stall space available for a fee of $20.00 per stall, and spectators are welcome at the clinic with a $20.00 entrance fee. Stop by The Fort on your way out and Cowboy up!

If you are interested in registering for the clinic please contact Courtney at 507-456-0299 or You may also register online.

Travel Directions:

I-80 Travelers: Take the Ashland/Mahoney State Park Exit – Go North on HWY 66 NW. You will go through Ashland and then continue on HWY 66 for approximately 6 1/2 miles, make sure to follow it around the curve, until you see the Double D sign.

HWY 6 Travelers: Go North on HWY 6 until you reach Ashland. Then continue North onHWY 66 for approximately 6 1/2 miles, make sure to follow it around the curve, until you see the Double D sign.

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