PICs – Thrills and spills highlight rodeo

Carter Berg, just 16, of Grande Prairie, competed in chariot racing at the Elks Pro Rodeo on the opening day July 31. Berg is the grandson of Rod Berg, of High Prairie.

Action in the ring thrilled the crowds at the 58th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo on July 31 and Aug. 1. Over the two days, riders competed in various events such as bareback riding, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, bull riding, tie-down roping, team roping, barrel racing, along with fun events as calf scramble, wild cow milking, wild pony chase, three-horse flat racing, pony chuckwagons, chariot racing and mutton bustin’.

Trick rider Kensie Herben, 13, of High Prairie, holds up rookie rider Sarah Cox, 8, of High Prairie, during a performance at the rodeo on the opening day. During the show, Herben also performed with Sawyer Lacey, 7, of Teepee Creek.
Coleman Watt, of Hardisty, kicks it up in saddle bronc July 31.
Kane Larsen, of Crossfield, gets a rough ride during the opening day of the rodeo July 31.
Owen Cardinal, of High Prairie, competes in local barrel racing on the opening day of the rodeo.
Harley Cole, of Okotoks, gets a tight grip in steer wrestling on the opening day of the rodeo July 31.
Jordan Rombough, 7, of Sexsmith, right, wins a bicycle as the winner of the children’s calf scramble on the opening day, presented by rodeo clown Ricky Ticky Wanchuk.
Luke Creasy, of Brownfield, was all bent over backwards in bareback bronc riding on the opening day of the rodeo July 31.


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