Ranch Horse Competition
Robbie Moore, from Big Piney, performs a spin on his horse, Colonel Tip Toe.
Rick Mendes from Riverton on Tami Tucker Lena turns his steer.
Sublette County Fair 2009
July 28, 2009
For the second year, working cowboys were able to show their horse skills in the Ranch Horse Competition at the Sublette County Fair.
Most people are familiar with traditional rodeo sports that have their roots in cowboy skills, but don't really demonstrate the day-to-day skills of a working cowboy. However, the Ranch Horse Competition features the horse and cowboy skills that are used every day by working cowboys.
In a 5-minute time limit, cowboys and cowgirls demonstrate reining skills with spins, circles with lead changes, stops, rollbacks, boxing a cow, turning a cow along a fence and roping and stopping a cow.
Over 50 cowboys and cowgirls ranging from novice to seasoned rancher demonstrated their skills on Saturday afternoon.
Wells Fargo Bank
Sublette County Fair Board
Buckle Sponsors were:
1st Bank, Jeff Patterson President
Sublette County Bank, Tim Crawford President
Stepp by Stepp, Brad & Karen Stepp
Sublette County Feed, Todd Stevie
Coyote County, Espenscheid/Fear
Longhorn Trucking, Nick & Lara Nichols
Rat Pac Enterprises, Raymond & Joanne Moore
Photos by Clint Gilchrist and Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!