Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 26, 2014
Horses are big business

People keep asking for another letter. Well here goes.

Running U Livestock in Erda put on its eighth annual quarter horse sale this weekend. It was only two days, but it was a good one. There was no event listed on the county’s Deseret Peak calendar. You gave Country Explosion $400,000. The least the county could have done is open up a concession stand to support the local taxpayer and could have made a little money.

There were consignors from six Utah towns, three from Idaho and one from Nevada. There were buyers from all over.

Horses are a big business in Tooele County. Kids from Tooele County brought home six championship saddles this year. Dalton Rydalch from Grantsville brought home the state Steer Wrestling Championship; Broody Jones from Erda brought home the National Little Britches Calf Roping Championship; Braden Evens from Stockton brought home the National Junior High Breakaway Championship; and Dawson Stewart from Erda brought home three saddles from the State Junior High Championships.

The horse industry spends a lot of money in Tooele County. I hope the men running for commissioner will support the kids and local taxpayers. This will help a great deal because they bring in a lot of tax money to Tooele County — a lot more than Country Explosion.

Kent Williams 

Grantsville

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