Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cowboys & Cowgirls!

A few weeks ago I asked Hubby if he wanted to take the kids and I over to the Ashcroft Rodeo.  He said “Rodeo? You?”  He was raised on ranches, rode horses, & milked cows, I, on the other hand, am considered a “town kid” around here.  It doesn’t matter that I went to the Lillooet Rodeo’s when I was a kid, or even attended and worked as the treasurer for Pritchard and we did quite a few rodeos there.  In a way I can see his point, I really don’t have much to do with rodeos unless I am somehow involved or at least know some of the people who are riding in them.  So my sudden interest in the Ashcroft Rodeo sort of surprised Hubby.  But you see there is a method to my madness… I wanted to take some action shots… and what better place than a rodeo! :)

So on Saturday we all jumped in the truck and headed for the 48th Annual Ashcroft Rodeo.

Ashcroft Rodeo 2010 (by KansasA)

There was breakaway roping.

Ashcroft Rodeo 2010 (by KansasA)

And lots of barrel racing.

Ashcroft Rodeo 2010 (by KansasA)

Ashcroft Rodeo 2010 (by KansasA)

Ashcroft Rodeo 2010 (by KansasA)

Bull riding is always fun to watch, especially the faces of the guys hanging on the fence.

Ashcroft Rodeo 2010 (by KansasA)

Ouch!  That looks like it might hurt a bit!

Ashcroft Rodeo 2010 (by KansasA)

None of the riders made 8 seconds and the bulls all won.

Ashcroft Rodeo 2010 (by KansasA)

We got dusty and dirty, ate hotdogs, hamburgers, and french fries and had fun.

Ashcroft Rodeo 2010 (by KansasA)

And what would a rodeo be without a clown to keep us entertained during the breaks.

Ashcroft Rodeo 2010 (by KansasA)

I can’t remember all four of us heading out to do anything off this ranch so it was a nice break away.  I think next month we are going to head back over that way to see the drag races, after all I still need some more action shots. ;)

For a ton more action pictures of the Ashcroft Rodeo visit the collection at my flickr site:
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3 comments:

tanita davis said...

Some amazing shots - love the detail of seeing the hat blowing in the wind.

Anonymous said...

What!! no hundred dollar bill on the bull. I remember your dad got it one year at the Lillooet Rodeo. To dangerous I guess. AB

Julie said...

Wonderful photos!!! Thanks for sharing!