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Caiden Flynn races between two pick-up riders

Caiden Flynn races between two pick-up riders after his horse turned back toward him and the gate during the bareback riding competition on Friday as a part of Chris LeDoux Days weekend. The Flynn was one six riders in the bareback contest, kicking up billows of dusts s the sun set behind the stands.

Kaycee kicked off their first Friday Night Rodeo of the season as the opening show for LeDoux Days weekend on Friday, June 18, 2021. The weekend included a rodeo and street dance each night with some raffle items and a variety of other events to keep visitors and locals busy for the weekend event. 

Daisy Bulkley relaxes on her saddle

Daisy Bulkley relaxes on her saddle, watching the barrel racers starting off the rodeo on Friday. Bulkley rode in the rookie bronc riding.

Kaycee’s Sue Jarrard looks for her turn around the second barrel

Kaycee’s Sue Jarrard looks for her turn around the second barrel during open barrels on Friday. Barrels were split into categories for open riders and different kids age groups.

A rough stock rider shows off his chaps

A rough stock rider shows off his chaps before the start of the rodeo on Friday. The chaps ranged in color, size and pattern between the riders.

Riley Simmons pushes back and pulls up his rope

Riley Simmons pushes back and pulls up his rope moments before beginning his ride on Friday. Simmons was one of three saddle bronc riders at the Friday Night Rodeo.

Tyke Coffman, 9, sits on his perch above a bucking shoot

Tyke Coffman, 9, sits on his perch above a bucking shoot during the bareback rides on Friday. Tyke said this would be him one day, except he will be riding bulls instead of horses.

Dane Schiller adjusts his rigging before taking his turn

Dane Schiller adjusts his rigging before taking his turn during the bareback riding on Friday. A combination of both local and out of state rider traveled in to compete in the Chris LeDoux Days weekend rodeos.

Kaycee hosted their first Friday Night Rodeo of the year

Kaycee hosted their first Friday Night Rodeo of the year on Friday as a part of Chris LeDoux Days this weekend. The rodeo was followed by a street dance and live music under a bright, blue and pink sunset.

Dane Schiller leans back with his hand up

Dane Schiller leans back with his hand up as he nods and the gate is pulled open for his bareback ride on Friday as a part of Chris LeDoux Days this weekend. Schiller finished with a no time.

Cooper Williams spins one final loop

Cooper Williams spins one final loop before releasing and catching the head during his rookie team roping ride on Friday. Williams and his partner finished with a time of 12.75 seconds. The rookie ropers rode with a partner of their choosing, many riding with a parent or friend.

Jake Schlattman pushes his feet forward

Jake Schlattman pushes his feet forward as he holds on for the final second of his ride on Friday as a part of Chris LeDoux Days weekend. Schlattman was the first rookie to make the eight second buzzer and earned a score of 71 points.

Colt Wagner releases the rope and looks down for his landing

Colt Wagner releases the rope and looks down for his landing as he comes off his saddle bronc horse during on Friday during the rookie saddle bronc event. Wagner was one of nine rookie riders.

Pace Garrett kicks his feet back and leans forward as his horse jumps

Pace Garrett kicks his feet back and leans forward as his horse jumps up on Friday. Garrett earned a score of 64 from his ride and was one of only four riders to earn a score.

Kaycee hosted their first Friday Night Rodeo of the year

Kaycee hosted their first Friday Night Rodeo of the year on Friday as a part of Chris LeDoux Days this weekend. The rodeo was followed by a street dance and live music and finished all of it out with a magnificent sunset.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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