Board of Directors
Bob was born in Minnesota and raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota. While in Deadwood Bob was an outrider for the Days of 76 parade and ran chariots during the rodeos in the hills. He also tried his hand at riding bareback horses but soon decided roping was more to his liking.
Bob worked as a lineman for over 44 years which enabled travels and rodeos all over the United States. He has dabbled in stock contracting in several states and enjoys rodeoing with his family. Bob has served as the rodeo chairman for the Torrington Elks Little Britches Rodeo for the past 6 years.
Phone: (307) 338-0101
Susie was born in Idaho to a ranching family and has been astride a horse longer than she can remember. Her horsemanship skills were honed through 4H, Quarter Horse and Appaloosa Shows, gymkhanas, high school rodeo and the Little Britches Rodeo that came to Nampa, ID once a year.
Susie moved to Alaska after graduating high school and served as the rodeo secretary for the Last Frontier Rodeo Association while there. She competed in barrels, breakaway and team roping and won the year end saddle in breakaway and also the Super Horse Award during the Alaska State Fair. Susie has served as the secretary treasurer for the Torrington Elks Little Britches Rodeo since its inception.
Kristie Smith has been a member of the TLBRA Committee for 5 years. She is an English teacher at Southeast High School in Yoder, WY. She is married to Garrett Smith and together they have 4 kids, two of which are members of the Little Britches Rodeo Association. Kristie believes that rodeo is a wonderful family activity and is a proud member of this committee.
Phone: (307) 334-2337
Alt. Phone: (307) 340-1972
PO Box 64
Jay Em, WY 82219
Garrett Smith, along with his wife Kristie, are the owners of SR Express Trucking and Rawhide Valley Quarter Horses. He has been a member of the Torrington Little Britches Rodeo committee since the beginning and truly believes what the sport of rodeo can bring to a community such as Torrington. An avid team roper, he has quietly put down his rope while his two daughters have been pursuing their own rodeo dreams. However, he hopes to pick up the rope again in the near future. Garrett is very proud to be a part of the Little Britches community.
Clayton Kilgore is the Torrington Elks representative. Clayton has been a 36 year member of the Elks. He is currently the Secretary of the Torrington Elks and is involved with all aspects of the Elks.
Dee was born and raised in South Dakota where she still calls home. She has been involved with the National Little Britches Association since 1979. She was awarded Secretary of the Year in 2006.
Dee is a rodeo mom and a grandma to many. She has worked as a timer and rodeo secretary both locally and at the NLBRA Finals. Dee loves working with the kids and has made many lasting friendships over the years.
Phone: (605) 255-4439
24883 SD Hwy 79
Hermosa, SD 57744