PICs – Thrills and spills highlight rodeo

Rodeo clown Ricky Ticky Wanchuk escapes injury after his vehicle tipped on its side during one of his acts at the rodeo.
Rodeo clown Ricky Ticky Wanchuk escapes injury after his vehicle tipped on its side during one of his acts at the rodeo.

Action in the ring thrilled the crowds at the 56th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo on Aug. 2-3. 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 the kids’ calf scramble, wild cow milking, wild pony chase, three-horse flat racing, pony chuckwagons, chariot racing and mutton bustin’.

Danessa Lamouche of Sucker Creek, holds on tight during mutton bustin’ at the rodeo.
Danessa Lamouche of Sucker Creek, holds on tight during mutton bustin’ at the rodeo.
Dawson Cardinal of High Prairie negotiates a turn in local barrel racing during the rodeo.
Dawson Cardinal of High Prairie negotiates a turn in local barrel racing during the rodeo.
Aiden McLaughlin of Kinuso wins a bicycle as the winner in the calf scramble for children on Aug. 2 as rodeo clown Ricky Ticky Wanchuk leads the fun.
Aiden McLaughlin of Kinuso wins a bicycle as the winner in the calf scramble for children on Aug. 2 as rodeo clown Ricky Ticky Wanchuk leads the fun.
Brock Radford of De Winton, Alta., hangs on tight in bull riding.
Brock Radford of De Winton, Alta., hangs on tight in bull riding.

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