September 2017 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: At the Rodeo
Steer your way into our arena of great reader photos

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    Carol Holbert, Concho Valley EC: “No fear, it is all about trust.”
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    Cheryl Bruce, Lighthouse EC: Roping at 8 years old requires focus for Cutter T. Bruce, grandson of co-op members Gene and Cheryl Bruce.
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    Janice Johnson, Greenbelt EC: A boy ties a goat while his horse looks on.
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    Brandi Sweeney, Farmers EC: “Kollin Sweeney dismounting Red for goat tying”
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    Richard Browne: This woman cuts a tight turn while barrel racing at the Mesquite rodeo.
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    Web Extra: Janice Johnson, Greenbelt EC: A high school student pauses after presenting the colors.
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    Web Extra: Patricia Gathright, Guadalupe Valley EC: “A young boy sits high in the saddle to enter the arena at the rodeo in Cooper.”
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    Web Extra: Charles Cagle, HILCO EC: A saddle bronc rider hangs on for dear life.
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    Web Extra: Erin Worrell, Pedernales EC: Legendary rodeo clown Leon Coffey at the Stonewall Peach JAMboree
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    Web Extra: Diane Girard, HILCO EC: “Just shy of turning 3 years old, granddaughter Dakota waits for her first mutton-bustin’ ride.”
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    Web Extra: Chelle Delaney Simpson, Pedernales EC: “In between livestock judging events, four boys take a break in the cattle barn at the San Antonio Rodeo.”
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    Web Extra: Laura Bratton, South Plains EC: Curious rodeo broncs patiently await their turn to buck.
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    Web Extra: Cheryl Bruce, Lighthouse EC: A quick dismount makes for a fast time when 5-year-old Quay T. Bruce competes in goat undressing.
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    Web Extra: Laura Bratton, South Plains EC: “This bronc hit the eject button very fast.”
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    Web Extra: Charles Cagle, HILCO EC: A cowboy takes down a steer.

Steer wrestling, team roping, mutton bustin’ and more: The rodeo has something for everyone. Gather around as these cowpokes head for the chutes.