Cracking at the Martin County Fair!

I just got home from the Martin County fair. Being able to attend yesterday’s whip cracking contest was a real boost to my motivation as whipmaker. Whipmakers Ron Allen and Steve Koliski were also in attendance. Had it not been for those guys, there’s no way I could have kept up with all the crackers and falls that needed repairs. I must also point out that none of the day’s activities would have even taken place had it not been for the efforts of Debra Purves, who stepped up and organized this contest even though she had never organized one before.

Below are a few pictures taken by Ron Allen of nylonwhips.com. If you want to see more pics and read Ron’s synopsis of the day’s events, please visit the Whip Basics Forum.

young fellow

7 year old with 2 cow whips!

 
Girl winners

Girl winners

 

Martin County Winners Boys

Guy Winners

 
 prize
 
  
It was great to meet  the many wonderful young people who came out to show off their whip cracking skills. I was also delighted to get to meet up with Ken S. and Kent again. It had been a while since I’d seen them. For Ron, Ken, Kent, and myself, the day’s events were topped off with a few hardy laughs and some good conversation over big plates of BBQ from Bono’s in Stuart. (I’m one whipmaker who loves some good BBQ!)
 
Advertisements

About Rhett

A very happily married father of 5, professional whip maker, Beekeeper, EMT-I, and imperfect follower of The Lord Jesus Christ. If you need a custom built whip, I'm your guy. http://www.cowwhips.com View all posts by Rhett

2 responses to “Cracking at the Martin County Fair!

  • Debra Purves

    Rhett,

    Your web site had a lot of people taking notice at Martin County Fair’s first Whip Popping Contest…your efforts helped make the event a success. Thank you so much and you are required to be at next year’s event along with all the judges that were so awesome and helpful! I am bless to know you and thanks for all your repair work at the contest! I have had nothing but compliments for you and all the volunteers that made this a wonderful event! Fun, Fun, Fun…can’t wait for next year!

  • Jennifer Pollock

    Rhett thank you so much for coming. I had two boys in the contest Cecil and Dalton. Cecil took third all over and was very excited. We intend to be contacting you within the next week or so to order 2 whips. Thanks so much for coming out and supporting us.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: