Flip was active in the western world from 1947 when he organized the Magna Mountain Riders. He and a committee built an arena in Magna.
He later built another arena with a racing track in Magna in 1955. He was chairman of “The Days of ’47 rodeo from 1963 – 1997, starting the horse parade in 1965. From 1977 to 1997 he became the president of the “Days of ‘47” event. He was the driving force behind the “Days of ‘47” becoming the best and biggest indoor rodeo in the state of Utah.
In addition to being a member of the Magna Mt. Riders, he also belonged to the American Quarter Horse Association, was a Gold Card member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, and a member of the Utah Western Riding Club Association. In 1963 he was the President of the 3000 strong Western Riding Club Association.
He won the state Calf Roping championship in 1964; the men’s Pleasure Class championship in 1972; and the P.R.C.A. “Committee of the Year award in 1986. He possessed numerous awards and trophies from regional and state riding club events.
Flip received the Days of 47 Progress Award in 1991, and was honored posthumously with the Quiet Pioneer Legacy Award in 2009. He passed away in 1997.