Calgary Stampede – Part 5

Bull Riding and Wild Pony Rides

1 (1)  A clown preparing for the bull riding competition.

1 (2)Out of the gate!

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1 (6)This is a good visual of how valuable the clowns are to the bull riders.

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2Wild pony racing is a youth competition.

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DSC_2997There are teams of three, and it appears that they all try to help a designated rider mount the pony.

DSC_3006The only all-girls team.

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DSC_3040Then it was time to herd the ponies into the stable.

DSC_3041That was so much fun!

DSC_3043Announcing the winners.

DSC_3046The grand champion winners.

That was surely a fun way to spend a vacation afternoon in Calgary.

We remember attending a rodeo in Flagstaff, Arizona, in the mid ’80s, and think this was only the second time we attended one in person.

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