Prior to the rodeo there was a Mini Bronc Riding competition with bold youngsters:
Notice how short the pony is. That guy has to really lean over to help.
Then there were the opening ceremonies. It included this beautiful and somewhat frisky team of horses
More opening ceremonies with the flags coming in and the Rodeo Queens riding. There are Rodeo Queens of all ages.
Fancy rodeo clothes on a young cowgirl. I would have done almost anything to be this at her age.
Having a good time
Ready in plaid
Full size bronc riding ready
Break away roping ready
And then it was too dark for my camera.