Normally I wouldn’t post photos from events like this here (I usually do that on CascadeEventPhotography.com), but this event was a little different. This year I am a sponsor for the Tri-county High School Rodeo Team and had the opportunity to go out to see some of these young athletes compete this past weekend. While I didn’t get to see the whole event, I did get to spend one afternoon watching some amazing athletes, human and equine…and a few of the bovine variety…compete.
The rodeo was held at the Crook County Fairgrounds in Prineville OR. and included high school competitors from around the state, including Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Harney and Grant counties. The young athletes competed in bronc and bull riding, calf roping (individual and team), barrel racing and pole bending, as well as calf and goat tying and steer wrestling. It was fun see the rodeo again, I’ve only been to one in recent memory–I grew up going to the rodeo probably every year up to high school in Colorado.
I find the challenge of shooting something that I’ve never done before to be invigorating. I’ve put together some highlights of the afternoon’s events and have posted more to view/purchase in a gallery over at CascadeEventPhotography.com. I would totally shoot another rodeo given the chance, it was a lot of fun and an interesting new challenge.
Hope you enjoy