The Soldotna Progress Days Rodeo on July 26 and 27 at the Soldotna Rodeo Grounds had its ups and downs for riders. Here are some photos from the event.
Steve Cook, white hat, is heeling in the Team-Roping event.
Kody Meyer, black helmet, is thrown in the junior bull-riding event.
Junior bull rider Stephen Kitson, in the purple sleeves, is followed by bull fighter Nate McNeil (in blue) and rodeo clown Dillon Jensen (in red).
Ciarra McKenzie, riding Cutie, competes in barrel racing.
Adam Mahoney gets hung up in the rope in the junior bull-riding event. The six individuals coming to his rescue are, left to right: bull fighter Josh Bartell, in yellow; bull fighter Nate McNeil, in blue shirt and black hat; Randy Jensen, in background, wearing a brown jacket; Scooter Hackett in the white hat; and Dan Mahoney, who is hatless.
Beth Fowler on the John Deere is "raking" the sand arena before the barrel-racing competition.
Justin Rainwater, black hat, is roping in the Double Muggin event.
Junior bull rider Tori Sipes, in red, keeps her seat while bull fighter Nate McNeil (in blue) and rodeo clown Dillon Jensen (in red) are ready to help if needed.
Becky Britton, in a plaid flannel shirt on a white horse, competes in breakaway roping.
Photos by Clark Fair, Redoubt Reporter.