The boys and I went to the New Windsor Rodeo on Thursday night, with Jacque, our neighbor from down the road. The boys and I have never been, and Scott thinks he might have went once when he was about 5 or 6.
The boys where dazzled by the carnival rides, none of which they would have liked to ride. And mystified by the cowboys, and disgusted by the smell of the bulls. They had fair food, and made about 20 trips to the porta-potties. I finally has to hunt them down from one trip, and accompany Jamie to the the PP, where he took so long we missed all of the barrel racing.
However we did see most of the rodeo. Which began as all things should with the presentation of The Stars and The Stripes, and the singing of the National Anthem.
Before things got kicked off Miss Rodeo Illinois graced the arena.
Then it was time for some action. See that pile of laundry on the ground there? That is the cowboy. And he had a pretty good ride up until that point.
During the rodeo we where entertained by the clown. This is not the hard working danger dodging rodeo clown, this guy was the red neck, wise cracking, out of harms way staying, clown.
We were treated to a performanceby the New Windsor Drill team. This is a chevron pattern, where four horses across the line make an arrow shape and maintain it as they all ride together.
The Bull riding was really the main event, and we were treated to quite a bit of it.
Plus we got to see the real deal hard working, danger dodging, rodeo clown at work.
Later in the show the other clown changed, and boy when I say he changed I mean it!
He tried to pick up the "Pick-up" men. Poor guys!
We had a good time, even if we were up to late, and terribly grouchy the next day!