|Cole C. Eslyn former CEO,
O.U. Medical Center
Mary Fallin and first man Wade
Tipton has been a guest at the
mansion on occasion in support of
our great state.
|George Bush Sr. Awarded Marty (Oklahoma Kid) the
Presidential Metal of Honor for rescuing children
out of the Rep. Panama from child abduction.
Tipton has worked with Laura Bush in support of
education since then.
|Friends of The Oklahoma Kid
Dating back four generations Tipton's forefathers performed in shows
like the original Pawnee Bill and Buffalo Bill Wild West Show the 101
Ranch Wild West Show as well as the Tom Mix Circus.
The art of humor and rope spinning runs in the family and in fact he
has relative ties to the famous trick roper and actor of the 1930s Will
Rogers by way of his great grandmother McSpadden.
Performance genes have trickled down through the generations and
are clearly evident when you see him speak and perform. In fact
Since Will Rogers himself Tipton is the only cowboy ever known to
crack up an audience while spinning a trick rope at the same time.
Tipton has performed in everything from professional sports games to
the Broadway productions like the Will Rogers Follies. In 2014 Tipton
toured from New York to L.A. directing and performing in televised
appearances across the nation including ABC Good Morning America
and the Travel Networks Touring America.
Tipton has taken the art of trick roping to new extremes like nothing
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When Marty was in his early grade school years
he would walk to his grandmothers house after
school everyday. She would give him a treat and
tell him stories about growing up in the west.
Delia rode in a wagon across the largest county in
Oklahoma called Osage from the Vinita area to
meet her husband Dale. Dale worked in the 101
Ranch Wild West Show performing and training
horses. Marty's grandmother also told him stories
about the Pawnee Bill Wild West Shows and her
visits with Will Rogers. One of her favorite sorties
was about the unveiling of the Pioneer Woman in
1930. She said Will had everyone rolling with
laughter when he commented about the Pioneer
Woman having a girdle on the prairie. After the
unveiling of the statue Will and Delia had a picnic
together and she recalls him talking to her about
the pickled watermelon that was so popular. Delia
received letters from Will over the years from
places he had visited around the world. One of the
letters Marty recalls her reading was about the
Mississippi floods. Delia keep the letters at
|Tipton is a supporter of the OU
medical center. He greats each new
Dr. arriving at the medical center
during orientation.. He also Visits
the children who are cancer
patients and transplant patients.
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on Ice center Ring
for the Barons
to a crowd of
As a trick roper and retired professional rodeo competitor I know the
importance of staying physically fit. For the summer of 2016 I will be telling
stories of my heritage and explaining how exercise and practice contributed
to my success. I encourage our youth to become physically active and I do this
through a structured lesson in warming up, stretching and rope spinning.
Little known fact: In Los Angeles a (Trick Roping) Rope Spinning exercise class
is held throughout the year at the YMCA. There is really no trick to trick roping.
It is a skill similar to jump roping. It is acquired physical movement and
dedication to practice.
There is a limited number of days I can attend summer reading programs. For
2016 OLS performance are a special rate of $300 so please email Jennifer your
dates and questions at the address below.
or call 405-465-0022
Like Will Rogers, the Kid uses an uplifting saying in his public performances:
"It's not always how fast you run or how high you climb;
it's how high you bounce."
Marty has relative ties to the
legendary Will Rogers by
way of his great grandmother
He would spend many
hours after school listening to
Delia's stories about his
grandfather who was a Wild
West show performer and the
times she spent with her
cousin Will Rogers.
Tipton was the guest speaker in
Washington along with Donna Brazil
Democratic presidential advisor.
|Dallas Tipton (left), Senator J. Berry
Harrison (middle), Marty Tipton (right)
|Marty R. Tipton
Live Entertainer / Event
|County Sheriff John Whetsel
Supporting Camp Cavett together.
Tipton has directed or performed in just every type of
venue imaginable including professional sports half time
shows, Broadway productions such as the Will Rogers
Follies. Tipton toured from New York to L.A. directing and
performing in televised appearances across the nation
including ABC Good Morning America and the Travel
Networks show Touring America.
Tipton has taken the art of trick roping to new extremes
like nothing ever seen before and audiences world wide
are loving it.
|Book your summer
Now! Call (405) 465-0022
|Each year we pick a different theme. This year we chose the United States and a
western theme, so we contacted Tipton. His entertainers were skilled and very sociable.
Our guest loved being able to interact with the performers. He was also even able to
couldn't of done a better job. Over the 15 years I have been CEO we have never seen
couldn't of done a better job. Over the 15 years I have been CEO we have never seen
such a wonderful production. It was exciting and energetic and memorable. I would
recommend Tipton to anyone who was ever considering having a gathering of any
type. It was simple astonishing.
Chief Executive Officer
National Lottery Commission
Marty (Kid) & Aunt Edna
Edna Irene Covalt is a third generation professional trick
roper of the Tipton Family competed in many rodeo events
including bronc riding. Edna is known world wide in the
western industry. Edna was a mentor to Marty traveling
and performing with him during the OK Centennial
|Over 300 Performances in One Year.
Tipton and his Aunt Edna Covalt who is
also a Trick Roper herself appeared at 317
times on stage over 365 days during the
Oklahoma Centennial. They visited up
three cities across the state of Oklahoma.
|Tipton performed during the Elk city PRCA
Rodeo along with Ronnie Milsap and
George Straights Ace in the Hole band.
When Tipton entered the arena and Ronnie Milsap
said, "Great to see ya Tipton"
Kelly Ogle, Tipton & State FFA
members assisted Wings
during the fund raiser.
Wings Mission: to enhance the lives of adults
with developmental disabilities through social,
vocational and residential programs guided by
the principles of the Bible.
I love people and I love our country, Tipton
said. I like to see things happen in the
world that won't happen by us sitting
around, and the best way to get started to
be happy and laugh. It's like catching a
breath of air."
Interview The Oklahoman News Press
Museum has created a new
exhibit highlighting the
women who organized,
managed, and performed in
Wild West shows. These
skilled women toured the
world in the late 19th and
early 20th centuries,
influencing millions with
their courage, determination,
and independence. The
women of the Wild West
shows represented idealized
images of the past, but they
were also agents of cultural
change who challenged the
expectations of what women
were capable of doing.
Worlds Best Marksman
If Annie wanted to eat she had to hunt squirrels or
rabbits every day. After years of hunting she was able
to beat all the men in the competition.
|The Oklahoma Kid is a fourth generation
Wild West Show Entertainer and
a master of the trick roping ropes will be
demonstrating fancy rope spinning and
giving trick roping lessons to whoever is
willing to give it a spin.
|Dr Hedgethicket Esquier III
|Kid has been working along side Dr. Hedgethicket
and his Medicine Man Show for decades
entertaining audiences across the country sending
them rolling in the aisle with laughter.
|Cowboy Comedian The Oklahoma
Kid along with Comedian Mark Curry
performing Comady Central
"Laughter is the best Medicine"
Sold Out performance @
|Mark Curry is possibly comedy's best kept secret
and undoubtedly one of the funniest comedians in
the world. Curry got his big break in 1992 as the
star of hit television series Hangin' with Mr.
Cooper, and went on to star in The Drew Carey
Show, Martin, and The Jamie Foxx Show.
Tipton in support of our military
Troops Opened for Big & Rich at Fort
Sill Oklahoma. Tipton is a veteran of
the 82nd Airborne. Thanks to Colonel
Waters for making it happen.
|Tipton Speaking on behalf of
the Smithsonian Institute
on Woman of the Wild West
Marty Tipton also known as The Oklahoma
Kid tours the country full time performing
live stage shows as a trick roping humorist.
Tipton is no amateur in the Entertainment
world and has been performing for over 20
years and gaining international recognition
by setting world records and appearing in
just about every type venue imaginable.
Disney hosted Anna, Elsa and
the Oklahoma Kid who appeared
at Children's to raise spirits.
Tipton has been a working with
the facility for many years
providing trick ropes and smiles.
|Neodesha Kansas Tipton
attempted to break own world record in spinning the
worlds largest loop of over 120 feet in and comes
only few feet short in his attempt in video above.
You can see the rope being feed into the loop that
was streatcehed out the back stage door.
|Oklahoma Kid teaches and
motivates audiences by giving
|Visit the Oklahoma Kids
|Spinning Rope in the Pitch Dark
The Kid tells stories of how he trained with a blind fold on as a child. In the
video below Kid performed on stage in the pitch dark under a black light
Trick roping for beginners will include preparing your rope and
warming up and stretching and spinning basic loop spinning.
Advanced ropers welcome. Lesson will include warming up,
stretching and spinning an actual trick roping ropes
will be supplied for each program.
Sapulpa Library Thu, Jun 2, 3:00 PM
Ponca City Library Tues, June 7, 1:00 PM
Perkins Public Library Wed, Jun 8, 10:00 AM
Coalgate Public Library Tue, Jun 14, 2:00 PM
Enid Public Library Thu, Jun 16 2:00 PM
Watonga Library Mon, Jun 20, 2:00 PM
Shattuck Public Library Wed. June, 22 -10:30am
Moorland Public Library Wed. June 22 - 3:00 PM
Valiant Public Library Thu. June 23 - 1:00 pm
Hugo Public Library Thu, Jun 23, 10:00 AM
Ardmore Public Library 10:30am&1:30pm July 1st
Batlesville Public Library Mon, Jul 11, 2:00 PM
Mannford Public Library Wed, Jul 13, 2:00 PM
Duncan Public Library Thu, Jul 21, 11:00 AM
Tonkawa Public Library Wed, Jul 27, 2:00 PM
September 30 & October 1st
|The Oklahoma Kid will be
Teaching Wild West Trick Roping
to all ages
Summer of 2016
Be on the lookout
for much more
information on this
festival as we get
closer to the date.
This year we are
putting together one
heck of a wild west
spectacle and your
not going to want to
miss it for all the
gold in the world or
at least in Oklahoma.
|Its no coincidence the Kid has
talent. He is a native
Oklahoman with relative ties
to the legendary Will Rogers.
Tipton entertains using
trick roping and humor
combined, often calling up
audience members to
have a laugh in good taste.
Fairs & Festivals
Art & Craft Shows
|Tipton Production Company
Will Rogers Follies
Will Rogers played by Marty Tipton
|Tipton is a live entertainer and performs as Will Rogers all across the nation. His recent performances were held
at the Oklahoma city Civic Center for America the Beautiful and at the Roxy Theater in Muskogee were Will
himself performed years earlier.
|If you don't see your city listed contact your local
library for times and locations.
Beginner trick ropes will be available for students for each session
and may be taken home for a donation of $6.00 for proceeds go toward
Children's charity program.
We generally give away more ropes than we get donations for so we
appreciate any help we can get. Thank you and God Bless
| You can watch some of Kids trick roping
videos online but there is nothing more
exciting than watching a live performance.
Many young people ask the how
to do trick roping and he always
takes time to work with
beginners no matter were he is
and he even allows them to use
his ropes often giving them
|Many of Kid methods of trick roping resemble
carlson trick roping but Kid has advanced futher
and developed his own skils.