Here’s a glimpse of the Senior’s Pro Rodeo Barrhead hosted for the second year in a row.
Age was nothing more than a number to the group of competitors that came through for the competition, which hosted about 100 participants from all over Alberta, and some coming from as far as B.C, Saskatchewan, and the United States.
I was impressed with the seasoned cowboys and cowgirls, who showed they still have what it takes in barrel racing, ribbon roping, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaway roping, calf roping, ladies breakaway and yes, even bull riding.
The oldest competitor was Effie Simpson from Okotoks, who is still ribbon roping at the ripe old age of 79. Her partner, Jack Hicken from Stirling, isn’t too far behind at 78.
I think it’s a farm life thing.