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The 2013 Cowboy Show

Friday, 02 August 2013. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

The 2013 Cowboy Show

Daniel Rottger tries bronc riding for the first time!

 

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Pincher Creek’s ranch rodeo is one of the longest-running

cowboy competitions in Canada. Current organizers 

recognized the volunteers who got the show started 

with commemorative awards this year.

From left are Clint Stokke, Dick Hardy, Blaine Marr, 

Mary Anne Marr, Shelly Stokke and Chelsea Stokke.

Through their combined efforts, working cowboys 

and cowgirls have an opportunity each year 

to demonstrate their skillst hrough a 

friendly competition including branding,

sorting, doctoring, cow milking, a horse race 

and bronc riding.

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The Top Hand team at work in the branding competition.

The ladies did well despite some tough luck.

 

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This young fellow already has a great handle on roping.

 

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The bronc tries to get the upper hand, but this cowboy 

stayed strong in the saddle.

 

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Daniel Rottger’s first-ever go at bronc riding

was short but impressive.

 

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Colt Holowath sported a huge hat 

and had a great ride!

 

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Kagen Russell of Williams Lake kept busy working on his roping skills

while his parents participated on the River Ranch team.

 

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Chelsea Stokke, Miss Rodeo Pincher Creek, took time out 

from her busy day to hang out with Hannah Chalifaux.

 

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The horse race started with everyone’s boots in 

the centre of the arena and a foot race.

 

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Politeness wasn’t part of the game as sock-footed 

team members raced to find their boots.

 

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Next, they had to catch and saddle their own horse.

 

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Cowboy skills were put to the test through the variety of challenges.

 

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Many thought the wild cow milking was a highlight of the day, 

with the exception of the cows, that is!

 

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Cow milking was definitely a team effort.

 

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The all-girls Top Hand team worked hard on Sunday.

 

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Once a cow was roped they were off and running.

 

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One of these gals doesn’t appear to be having fun!

 

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This cowboy wins for the best faces made during his ride.

 

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Bronc riding was a crowd favourite, 

and the audience was treated to some excellent rides.

 

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Hats were flying and dust filled the air during the wild rides.

 

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Once your feet leave the stirrups you’re in trouble!