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A competitor in the steer wrestling competion at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo, on Saturday, does his stuff.

INBETWEEN: A competitor in the steer wrestling competion at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo, on Saturday, does his stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 8th annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo kicked off on Saturday, in San Juan Capistrano.  It is billed as having the largest purse of any national 2 day rodeo.

 

The event was very well organized and brings 30 or so of the best rodeo cowboys in the U.S. as welll as any number of loccal or “circuit” contestants.  The stands were full and there was plenty to see and do.  Food booths and all types of western styled things were available: from jewlry, dresses, shirts, leatherwear to ready framed photos.  There are a lot of organizers and donors and they are treated right in their own tent with catered food long with a great side view of the event. 

 

Upwards of $200,000.00 in prize money was up for grabs for the best of the best in several categories.  The rodeo contines on Sunday and should be just as much a good time as the first day.  Plenty of parking is available. 

A young cowboy works the rodeo.

COWPOKE: A young cowboy works the rodeo.

A rodeo competitor in the bronco riding, makes adjustments after a wild ride.

TOUGH: A rodeo competitor in the bronco riding, makes adjustments after a wild ride.

Don't try this at home.

AIRTIME: Don't try this at home.

Rodeo clown, Seth "Shorty" Gorham, takes job seriously.

BULLBAIT: Rodeo clown, Seth "SHorty" Gorham takes his job, of distracting bulls from fallen cowboys, very seriously .

A cowboy at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday afternoon.

OPEN SKY: A cowboy at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday afternoon.

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