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.
There was breakaway roping.
And lots of barrel racing.
Bull riding is always fun to watch, especially the faces of the guys hanging on the fence.
Ouch! That looks like it might hurt a bit!
None of the riders made 8 seconds and the bulls all won.
We got dusty and dirty, ate hotdogs, hamburgers, and french fries and had fun.
And what would a rodeo be without a clown to keep us entertained during the breaks.
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: