Team roper Chase Atkinson watches carefully to ensure his rope remains around the hooves of this young calf. Atkinson and other up and coming rodeo stars took part in the Elbert County Fair’s Youth Rodeo on Saturday, July 27 at the Elbert County Fair Grounds in Kiowa.
A fast-hoofed calf makes a loop around the rodeo arena at the Elbert County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 27 after evading a rope during the ribbon roping competition.
It’s a long drop from the top of his horse, but Lane Olkjer is determined to complete his task in the junior goat tying competition, Saturday, July 27 at the 2013 Elbert County Fair.
Cauy Pennington wraps things up nicely during the junior boys’ goat typing competition at the 2013 Elbert County Fair.
Looking a bit surprised, this young goat doesn’t seem to be as pleased with Grace Adams’s handiwork with a rope. Massey, along with several others, took part in the junior goat tying competition at the 2013 Elbert County Fair Youth Rodeo.
Annika Bankert, 9, left, and her sister Diersen, 12, right pose with ther prospective prize-winning rabbits, Thumper and Taylor, at the 2013 Elbert County Fair. This is the first year the girls have entered the rabbit competition.
Brianna Allen of Elizabeth strikes a pose with her rabbit Sunday, July 28 at the Elbert County Fair. Allen, who graduated from Elizabeth High School this year has an impressive record in rabbit judging ans says 4-H has helped her build time mangement and financial skills she'll need for the future.
More than 400 rabbits were on hand for the 2013 Elbert County Fair. Some rabbits, like this brown and white spotted specimen, simply saw the annual county event as just another opportunity to nap.
Even the rabbits seemed toget into the spirit of thing at the 2013 Elbert County Fair. Along with a robust rabbit competition, the fair hosted its annual youth rodeo.
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.