Scenes From 2018 Los Alamos County Rodeo

The Los Alamos County Rodeo was well attended and deemed a big success. The annual two-day event was held Saturday and Sunday at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. The recent hot and rainy weather took a break and the days were just about perfect. The rodeo included everything from Bronco Riding to Breakaway Roping to the always crowd favorite Mutton Bustin. Buckles and cash prizes were award to event champions throughout the event. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The rider on the ground with a bull in his face was not gored thanks to the quick action of the clown, Randy Rogers. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Bull riding dominated the event with several classes and levels of riding. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Mutton Bustin is always a popular event designed for the younger would-be cowgirls and cowboys. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A shoot dogger wrestles a steer to the ground. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

There were several events designed for the kids to participate in, here a princess looks for her glass slippers in the boot race. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Barrel racing, a younger rider runs the barrels with a little help from her mom. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Break-a-way roping attracted the young, and yes, girls. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Team roping. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The rodeo was kicked of with the riding of the Colors, this year by Kati Lepp. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

2018 County Fair & Rodeo Queen Rebecca Newell and Princess Kelsey Decker. Newell is the 17-year-old daughter of Matt and Terri Newell. She attends Los Alamos High School and UNM-LA and will be a senior this fall. Newell loves to train horses, work cattle, and spend time with her family in the great outdoors. She plans to continue her college education and ultimately get her degree in nursing. Her passion is barrel racing and she hopes to barrel race throughout her college years. She is blessed to represent Los Alamos County on her horse Sophie. Decker is 18 years old and a recent graduate of Los Alamos High School. She has been riding horses since she was 6 years old, has been showing horses for more than 10 years, and has been going to rodeos for as long as she can remember. She has three horses; Duclie, Rumor and Nikita. Her favorite rodeo event is bull riding. It has always been a dream of hers to be on the Los Alamos County Queens Court. Decker plans to attend Eastern New Mexico University in Portales to pursue a bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine. Then she plans on going to Texas A&M Medical School to become an Orthopedic Surgeon. Carley Hollander is the 2018 County Fair & Rodeo Sweetheart. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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