A wet, but successful rodeo

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MARIA GONZALEZ
Special to the Minden Press-Herald

SPRINGHILL — Despite the mud and rainy weather, the Springhill Rodeo Arena was packed for three days straight, marking another successful year for Louisiana’s longest-running rodeo.

Families wandered the grounds clutching their umbrellas while enjoying the food, buying from vendors, and watching all the action packed entertainment.

The spirit of the rodeo was kept alive by the crowds enthusiasm as they cheered on ‘young buckaroos’ struggling with all their might to hold on to wet sheep, cowgirls on horseback who shot around barrels like bottle rockets on the 4th of July, and cowboys wrestling with enormous bulls to get that 8-second ride.

Saturday’s Champion Night closing made way for a slew of winners, earning a total payoff of $45,999.

Some of those winners included: Cheyenne Wimberly for barrel racing with a time of 15.13 seconds, Laramie Mosley who earned 85 points in bull riding on Big Rafter Rodeo’s bull Outback Pharmacy, and Tanner Green who was named ‘All-Around Cowboy’.

“I want to give a huge thank you to everyone that helped make this another successful year,” said Will Lynd, Springhill Rodeo Association President.

“Everyone from our stock contractor Big Rafter Rodeo, to our sub-contractor Championship Pro-Rodeo, to our announcer Trey Windherst, to our W.H.O ladies working the concession stand, and everyone in between. We couldn’t have pulled it off without them.”

For a full list of winners visit prorodeo.com and click on ‘rodeo results’.

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