Is there anyone living in Fort Worth, Texas who hasn’t attended the Stock Show & Rodeo at least once? Well perhaps, but probably not many and more than likely they’re recent transplants.
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For three weeks every January for 120 of years, the citizens of Fort Worth and the surrounding area come together to celebrate our western heritage. Folks don’t just come from nearby, but the cowboys and cowgirls who participate come from all across the country.
I confess I don’t go every year but this year I went with my daughters and grands and some of their friends. Sitting in one of the boxes, you get an upfront and personal experience which includes dirt spattering into your face and on your clothes as the animals and people struggle for supremacy.
You might also get a chance to pet a horse or two. Traditionally, we have some of our coldest weather during the Stock Show. Last weekend was in the 40s with blowing wind. This next weekend will be unseasonably warm in the 70s!
Let me share some pics with you…
Students from Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana. These young people and their horses did amazing choreography. Check out their website. http://issuu.com/culveracademies/docs/aag_022315_lores
Love the Ladies Barrel Racing.
Chuck wagon races threw dirt everywhere.
Don’t know why the guys riding the bulls don’t break their backs! This bull took off and ran all along the railing up past where we were sitting. Closer to a bull than I wanted to be.
. Granddaughter with the baby goats. Not sure who was cuter!
These little guys were so smart. They cuddled up next to the small heater.
After petting the llama, I know why their wool is so valued to keep you warm!
Younger daughter & her daughter & me. We were all pretty cold at this point. We made our way back to the car through the exhibit hall where it was blessedly warm.
I don’t have a place for the horns, but liked that they were turquoise. 🙂
Tell me about your rodeo experiences. How often have you been? Where? Who do you rout for? I root for the animals. Not that I want any one to get hurt, but I feel sorry for the animals.
BD Reprise. Thought you’d enjoy seeing a few shots of the BD celebration last week.
Gary and me at Aventino’s with friends and family.
Gluten Free cupcakes at Kathryn’s on Sunday with the grands. We had balloons, too. 🙂
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