July 2009

Third Annual Championship Bull Riding at John & Sue Spiker's Farm

Announcing the Third Annual Championship Bull Riding at John & Sue Spiker's farm.

By Bobbi Spiker-Conley

The Buckin B Cattle Company will hold their third annual Championship Bull Riders event at the farm of John & Sue Spiker in Jane Lew, West Virginia on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 7:30 pm.  Gates open at 5:00 pm.     

Click here to view photos of the 2007 event.  (EDIT - Images no longer available after merge.)

Jonelle Spiker-Swiger reports, “There will be mutton busting (sheep riding) for the kids under 60 lbs. prior to the start of the bull ride. They will also have a mechanical bull for anyone who wants to give it a try.”  For more information and to learn about how to purchase your advance tickets, call John Bob Spiker at 304-884-7127.

Chris & Jonelle Swiger will be hosting a pre-ride cookout at their home.  Jonelle tells us…“Bring your whole family for a day of fun. It will be a covered dish. We plan eating around 2:00 pm, but munching all afternoon.

“We’ll provide the meat, non alcoholic drinks, and plates & cutlery. Bring a covered dish, beverage of your choice, lawn chairs or blanket (for both the picnic and bull ride) and your kid’s motorized toys if you can. There will be plenty for the kids to do. We’re having a couple bounce houses, a blow up pool and a fire pit to entertain.

“We’ll have parking in a field by our house that should be pretty convenient for those coming to the picnic and bull ride. Hope to see you all there!“  For details and directions, call the Swigers at 304-884-7570.


  • Submitted by Dean Spiker – John Bob and Lisa Spiker welcomed their third daughter this week.  More details will follow.
  • Submitted by Sarah Spiker-Smith – Blake Alan Benson was born on July 11 to proud parents, Angela and Rob.  He weighed eight pounds, six ounces.