Keep singing that country music song with me… “Wild horses… keep dragging me away.”
The popular and famous Wild Horse Race (they don’t use actual wild horses anymore) is a tradition on the last day of the world famous Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It is a wild and wooly affair that pits cowboys against horsepower in a battle to saddle an untrained horse, ride it around the large track and cross the finish line first.
The horses are typically unharmed during the event (there are plenty of people on hand to help with that). The same can’t be said about most of the cowboys, though.
I wonder if making the decision to sign up for this event goes something like this: “Hey pard, those guys last year couldn’t get that wild horse saddled.” “Here, hold my beer.”
Australian bull rider Ky Hamilton rode a leaping Brand: 546 to take home the prestigious title at the 2021 CFD in Cheyenne, WY. His 89-point ride was the best bull riding score of the entire 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo.
The championship round of rodeo is always amazing at Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Having one of my photos on the cover of a magazine never gets old to me.
The editors make the choice for their covers and I appreciate it when God blesses me as they choose an image of mine. Many thanks to The Fence Post magazine for choosing one of my photos from the Greeley Stampede rodeo action in 2021 to make the cover of the July 5th print edition.
As a photographer, I am not shooting a rodeo just for the cowboys and cowgirls. No siree.
I love photographing the animal athletes at least as much, if not more, than the contestants.
Just don’t tell the contestants I said that! 🙂
Summit Pro Rodeo Company always — and I mean A-L-W-A-Y-S — brings incredible animal athletes to the rodeos where they provide the stock. I know I will get great photographs when I see their name on the information sheets.
I love shooting the bucking broncs no matter if the cowboy is aboard or not!
Great to see ALL the athletes taking part in the 2021 Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo in Elizabeth, CO. There is a reason that small town rodeo has won so many awards. Summit Pro Rodeo Company is certainly a part of those reasons…
The championship round of rodeo at the 2014 National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado was full of action and enthusiastic fans in the stands (a near capacity crowd of 8,279). Here is my story and some photos from the event that have been published in The Fence Post magazine.
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