An afternoon of fun and entertainment, in the form of the annual Ranch Rodeo, was held on Sunday to cap off a full rodeo weekend.

Local cowboys and cowgirls got to show off their skills, as well as teach a few new ones to a celebrity from the community.

"Normally, we try to get ten teams, but this year we had five, and they compete against each other for prize money and jackets," explained organizer Brandice Petterson.

Brady Johnson and Justin Charron attempt to snatch a ribbon off the back of a calf during the Calf Scramble challenge.

 The events included challenges such as the calf scramble, where someone would have to nab a ribbon off the back of a calf,  and wild cow milking, entailing cornering an oft uncooperative cow, milking her and then rushing the product to be checked.  Cattle rustling, pasture treating and a hide race were also some of the activities run.

 "For some of the events, it is what they do out in the pasture. It gives people who don't get to see it every day a chance to  see some of it. And some of the others are just fun," she said, pointing out that the latter is the main objective of the day.

 Lane Miller, an employee of Redhead Equipment was the celebrity on the first place Green team.

 "It's fun, it's good times," he stated, adding that there wasn't really a favorite activity among the events for him.

 "Honestly, I don't know if I could narrow it down to just one. It was all in all a good afternoon."

 For Nancy Bourbonnais, a teacher at Sacred Heart school in Estevan, the day meant more than just having fun. She was bravely facing her fears.

"I was very nervous, because I'm very scared of cows. But I won the event that I was in charge of, so that was great."

While she mentioned that her favorite challenges were the ones in which she just watched, the afternoon turned out to be an enjoyable experience.

Logan Gilliss (bottom left) took a hit from an angry steer, who decided to try and retaliate against the Black Team as they attempted to load him into the trailer.

"I had fun in all of the events, actually. I had a lot more fun than I thought I would."

Justin Charron of the Estevan Fire Department hangs on tight during the Hide Race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Place: Green Team - Werner Skappel, Becky DeYaegher,  Carla McCallum, Denton Marsh. Celebrity - Lane Miller (Redhead  Equipment)

 2nd Place: Purple "Mystery" Team - Duane Gillispie, Becky  DeYaegher, Denton Marsh, Dylan Knox. Celebrity - Brady  Johnson (Encompass Fitness)

 3rd Place: Brown Team - Crystal Ross, Cassidy Ross, Carol Ross, Duane Gillespie. Celebrity - Justin Charron (Estevan Fire Department)

4th Place: Yellow Team - Sarah Picton, Nathan Picton, Spike Schiestel, Slade Mutton. Celebrity - Nancy Bourbonnais (Sacred Heart school)

5th Place: Black Team - Dylan Knox Laurie Amon, Jesse Lamotte, Kirra Shain. Celebrity - Logan Gilliss (Gilliss Casings Services)

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