Photos By Richard Peterson / Freelance Photographer
It was perfect day for a rodeo at the South Fork Arena Sunday, Oct. 21, where youngsters pulled on their boots and showed off their skills for the crowd.
Young cowboys practiced their roping skills before the competition (top left), while Temperance Mattila hung on with all her might during the Mutton Busting competition (top middle) and another young cowboy tried his hand at roping (top right). At one point, the sheep didn’t want to cooperate, so a couple of competitors roped them in and chased them back to their stalls (middle). Young cowfolk showed some serious skill during the barrel racing (bottom left) and bull riding events (bottom right).