Ty Davenport of Buford Ranches-Craig Co. sends out a perfect loop in Friday’s team branding.
Even the Budweiser Clydesdales were decked out in pink for Punchy in Pink night! They normally wear red ribbons in their manes and tails but switched to pink ones on Friday.
There is a reason they call it “wild” cow milking! Colton Miller took a hit for the Silver Spur-Headquarter Division team, while Sable Fever (by Playboys Buck Fever) and his two-legged teammates try to get things under control. They ended with a time of 54.61 seconds.
Entertainer Bobby Kerr had a completely different routine – as well as a different horse – from his Thursday night show. This is “Trigger,” who is also a Mustang. Bobby rode him up on top of the “saloon” and then recited a poem that spoke to the Mustang’s western heritage and trainability.
Kris Wilson of the Silver Spur Ranch-Bell Division thanks his partner, Lil Wholly Pepto, for a nice run in the team penning. If you’ll notice the orange tie-string around the horse’s neck and the orange ribbon on Kris’ shirt sleeve, you’ll realize that breast cancer wasn’t the only focus on Friday night. Orange is the signature color for kidney cancer awareness. Kris is fighting kidney cancer, with the help of the Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation, and is grateful that he has been able to compete with his team.
With a pen of uncooperative cattle, a successful run in Friday’s team penning was something to celebrate. Here, Justin Keith of the Keith Cattle & Robbins Ranch team was happy to get three in the pen. He’s riding Paddysbluevalentine.
Chris Potter of the Lonesome Pine Ranch team modeled a pair of pink ribbon chaps that will be auctioned off during the Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation Scholarship and Crisis Fund Auction on Saturday morning. The WCRR is the primary fundraiser for the Foundation, which has awarded more than $2.5 million to help ranch families since its inception.
Bruce Beeman of the Broken H Ranch & H Cross Cattle team rode his 23rd straight WCRR bronc, making him a legend in the event.
In a record-setting run in the wild cow milking event, Troy Higgs milks the cow, while Chris
Potter and Bud Higgs hold her still, with the help of Travis Duncan on horseback.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the Working Ranch Cowboys Association