Roping

Roping events held in rodeos.

Iron County Fair PRCA Rodeo 2019 in Parowan, Utah.

Iron County Fair 2019 | Parowan, Utah

I couldn’t miss the opportunity to go see the PRCA Rodeo at the Iron County Fair. As you can see from the pages of this blog that I’m a big fan of rodeos. I start photographing them in late 2010 while living in Huron, South Dakota. Throughout my moving around in the Dakotas from Dickinson, North Dakota and onto Rapid City, South Dakota, I always made sure to attend the local rodeos during the summer months. Those days are some of the best days I can remember looking through my view finder.

So, I was very glad to see that a PRCA rodeo was going to be happening just up the rode from Cedar City while we were going to be staying there. I couldn’t get up to the fence like I used to and get those killer close up shots. I took some with my zoom lens from the stadium seats. It was the experience of being at a rodeo that made all the difference.

I also took some shots around the fair grounds. I wish I could have spent so,e more time meandering through the carnival rides, games, and food trucks taking many more photos. But, I got a few keepers and it made the trip worthwhile.

Bennett County Fair and Rodeo, Martin, South Dakota

Bennett County Fair and Rodeo | Martin, South Dakota

Bennett County Fair and Rodeo in Martin, South Dakota was another rodeo I attended and took photos of. The rodeo did not disappoint on action. There was a lot of roping, bronc busting, bull riding and barrel racing to be had. This was a good rodeo in the heart of South Dakota. For more info on this rodeo click here.

Indian Rodeo, Kyle South Dakota

Indian Rodeo | Kyle, South Dakota

The Indian Rodeo on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Kyle, South Dakota is a rodeo for Native Americans to showcase their cowboy and cowgirl skills. The rodeo took place on a remote part of the Pine Ridge Reservation, but was well organized and featured all the events that any rodeo would feature. There was barrel racing, roping, bareback bronc riding, and bull riding to name a few of the events. I was very honored to have a chance to see this rodeo first hand.