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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

100th Anniversary of the Pendleton Roundup~Day 1

~Adventure is all I think about, being stuck up here in this cabin.~
~Edith Warren 1888~

There's nothing like being home!!! Five nights at the Pendleton Roundup was more than enough...and 1000 photos later, I'm swimming in photos...hitting the delete button more often than not!

But, oh my what a fun time we had! A great rodeo, great friends, great food...with weather that could have been a lil' bit nicer. But when we packed up Sunday AM in the pouring rain, we sure were thankful that Saturday wasn't like Sunday!!

I marked this post as Day 1, but I don't plan on doing 4 posts (4 days of rodeo). We scored North Grandstand seats on the first day and were 5 rows above the bucking chutes, which is always a plus. But, the lighting sucked, so my photos left a lot to be desired in my opinion.

Old Glory at the Grand Entry
Rodeos and patriotism go hand in hand.

My New Favorite Saying!
This is my new favorite saying...watch out next year!!!

In the Chute
It must feel pretty weird sitting in the chute with everyone else helpin' ya out...waiting for the horse to get just right...noddin' the head to open the gate.

Bareback Ridin'
And away ya go...tryin' your hardest to make the ride of your life!

There was a lot of pressure on the cowboys & cowgirls to be the winner...to take home that 100th Anniversary buckle!

100th Anniversary Woolies
The pick up men were workin' in style. Check out the special 100th Anniversary woolies!

100th Anniversary Leather Wrist Cuffs
And the leather wrist cuffs.

Hard Workin' Pickup Horses
The men and horses work so hard to keep the cowboy safe!

I was bummed that there was one of the fence crew guys in the photo...then we looked closely, and realized it was our friend Brian! So, we decided it was a special cool pic ;~)

All four off the ground!

Ride that Bronc!
Lots of spurin' action!

It's a Dirty Job~But Someone's Gotta Do It
There's a cowboy and a steer in there somewhere!

Two Barrel Men are Better than One!
Keith Isley (L), the current Pendleton entertainer, shared the arena for the day with long time Pendleton entertainer Flint Rasmussen. It was really good to see Flint again...he's my favorite!!!

Ride a Bull!!
Look at the bull twisting under the cowboy.

The Indian Village
The Indian Village is behind the rodeo grounds. This view is from the concessions stand at the North Grandstand. There were some beautifully painted tepees too.

A couple of my favs of the day were the singing of the National Anthem and Flint Rasmussen singing his "Roundup Song." Here's a couple of short clips...

Ahhhhhhh...did I say how nice it is to be at home???!!!  ;~)


Reddunappy said...

Cant wait to see more Karin!!!
Havnt talked to my bro inlaw to see how thier week went. Another friend who went, she said they had a blast!

little apple tally said...

Looks like a great week! Wish I'd been there.
Questions: It appears the rough stock ride on grass? Not dirt? And what's with the people seated on the grass without a fence between them and the action? They must trust the hazer, that's for sure.

Jayke said...

Sure looks like a fun four days!

I love the picture with the chestnut and rider #80 in mid buck. If you look closely, the chestnut is looking right back at the rider. His determination to shed that cowboy is unmistakable!

Shirley said...

Looks like the race track goes right in front of the chutes, then on to grass? Some great shots. I'm a Flint fan too, he goes to the Calgary Stampede too.

Oregon Equestrian said...

Thanks for sharing photos of the 100th with those of us who couldn't make it.

Linda said...

Just awesome!

Mikey said...

Those woolies are AWESOME!! Boy do I wish I'd been there. I can't wait to see more!

the7msn said...

Great shots! A grass field and no fences – only at Pendleton. Love it love it love it.

Crystal said...

Wow sure would love to go to that rodeo one day. Keep saying that, but now that Ive seen pics of it I will have to definitly do it!

gowestferalwoman said...

Those are nice shots- you can tell what athletes those animals are! (and the cowboys too lol)

gowestferalwoman said...

Those are nice shots- you can tell what athletes those animals are! (and the cowboys too lol)

Ed said...

WOW! Great shots! That looked like alot of fun and a photographers dream..:-))

CTG Ponies said...

Looks like a blast!! I can't see the video at work. I'll have to check it out. I love Flint - he's so much fun!

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