The last ride is never the last ride and the end is not the end ~Richard Rowland
By Patrice Bumstead
Rodeoing is not just riding horses, wrestling steers and hanging on for dear life while sitting on top of a 2,000-pound bull. Rodeoing is a lifestyle. And those brave cowboys and cowgirls who live it, seem to amaze every crowd with their passion, dedication, hard work, endless fight to do better, , rope faster, some might even say “it’s in their blood.” Coy Hepper was just that. He was a cowboy down to his very core. And that is why this week’s “Team of the Week” is dedicated to the Heppers, their rodeo family and the upcoming Coy Hepper Memorial Invitational Rodeo.
In McKenzie County when you hear of a rodeo, you automatically think of the Hepper family (Team Hepper). Jeff and Eva Hepper and their children have been involved with the sport of rodeo in some form or fashion for decades.