Monday, August 10, 2009

Rodeo Drive: Part 1 - The Cowgirls

The third last event in the Dodge Rodeo Tour in Ontario was held in Exeter this past weekend, and what a show! In spite of the heat and humidity, there was a breeze and enough clouding over that the afternoon's fun could still be enjoyed. It's been more than a few years since I've been to a rodeo, and this is world class competition. They're back again in September at the Western Fair just before the final championship event in Mississauga. I can hardly wait! I took a slew of photos, so I'm posting in two parts, first, the ladies' events and then the guys' in the next day or so. Yee haw!!! :)

These ladies were competing in the barrel race, the fastest timed rodeo event. The winning time was just under 20 seconds, which is excellent time.

First and second barrels done, heading for number three ...

Coming around the third barrel ...

And heading for home!

These were two synchronized teams for the musical ride.

Another high speed and tremendously athletic event, polebending.


Laureate said...

Wow, great shots! You can really feel the speed. Love the framing. Can't wait for the next instalment!


lonfrichuk said...

Great pics! I could "hear" the girls urging the horses to go faster! Good job!