I hear that The Fort Worth Stock show & Rodeo closed with record attendance and record money raised for Texas youth. The rodeo announcer told the Saturday afternoon crowd that the livestock sale brought in over 3.5 million! Here a young lady shows her steer as it is auctioned. These kids put in a lot of work, and I’m always impressed with their results. Looking forward to next year!
Work hard and stay humble. ~ from Ranchhousedesigns.com
Steer at auction during the 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
The last day of the 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is tomorrow. I’ve enjoyed my 4th year serving on the Safety Committee. “Western Professional” is the dress code for working the Show. Here I am, ready to head out earlier this year. Lucy snuck one last pat on the head as I prepared to leave.
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” ~ Mark Twain via BrainyQuote
“Western Professional” is the dress code when working at FWSSR. I like it.
P.S. Yes, I missed my Photo-A-Day post the last two days. Chalk it up to busy at work, stock show duties, and a rather nasty cold. Maybe I’ll change this category to “2015 Photo-Most-Days”!
Say hello to my new friends. As I walked the grounds of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Saturday, I stopped at this stall and these two walked up and said hello – makes me want to look for acreage so I can take these two home! This pair pulls one of the chuck wagons that race during the rodeo performance. Although they run all-out during the race, here they were as calm, friendly and docile as could be.
“I’ve often said, there is nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.” ~ Ronald Reagan via BrainyQuote.com
Met these two at the FWSSR. Sweet animals!
The Grand Entry was just about finished when I snapped this picture from about 20 feet away from this rider and our American flag. As the flag enters the arena, guests stand as the rider passes before them, then are invited to sit and enjoy the grand entry procession of stock show dignitaries. Sisters Megan and Summer Gay have presented the Colors each of the four years I’ve been involved with the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and they do an outstanding job.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. ~ Ronald Reagan via BrainyQuote.com
Our flag at FWSSR, 1.27.2015
I am privileged and honored to serve on the Safety Committee for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. FWSSR offers each of us a great opportunity to celebrate Texas’ great western heritage as it forwards its commitment to advancing the education of the youth of Texas by providing learning opportunities and providing scholarships. In addition to providing educational grants and contributions to various charitable organizations, the Stock Show maintains a variety of scholarship programs. I will be proud to wear this badge in support of this worthy cause! The Show runs January 16 – February 7. Come check it out – This Thing is Legendary!™
“If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.” ~ Will Rogers courtesy of The True Cowboy
Ready to rodeo at the 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo