In 1986, they sold the property and started wintering in Arizona. There, they re-connected with their California friends, playing cards and roping during the winters.
Around 1991, they joined NSPRA with the encouragement of Les Hirdes and other friends. Clovis and Rachel roped together and also with different partners.
He was the post for the ribbon roping event, regardless of the weather. Clovis belonged to the Northwest Old Timer’s Association and continued to rope until he was 86, winning several buckles and awards.
In 1998, with the help of family, Clovis and Rachel put together and NSPRA rodeo in Caldwell, ID, this was named rodeo of the year.
Truly supportive of each other and the sport of rodeo throughout their lives, he and Rachel were a good example of the cowboy way of life. They loved anything that included horses and people.
He also has won the CSPRA Runnerup Year End four times, as well as the 2009 CSPRA Finals Average.
Dale served on the NSPRA Board for three years, stands in as SW Director when necessary, and judges throughout the US and Canada. Dale is totally devoted to NSPRA, both as a contestant and as a support person.