2014 Red Bluff Round-Up

Hard to believe but this was my 6th Red Bluff Round-Up. I have learned that you have to get up early to get the good stuff like calf sorting, horse washing, and John Growney stories: Calf sorting

Bronc Boehnlein

John Growney

Cooper & Cooper trade heeler stories:

Jim Ross Cooper & Clay O'Brien Cooper

Lots of great timed event action in the slack:

Tie-down roper Fred Whitfield of Hockley, TX competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Tie-down roper Adam Gray of Seymour, TX competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Tie-down roper Cory Solomon of Prairie View, TX competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Tie-down roper Roger Nonella of Klamath Falls, OR competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Team roper Trevor Brazile of Decatur, TX competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Team roper Spencer Mitchell of Colusa, CA competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Team roper Derrick Begay of Seba Dalkai, AZ competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Team roper Brooks Dahozy of Window Rock, AZ competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

New shooting position, laying on the track shooting under the wire fence. Not at all comfortable even using knee pads under my elbows, but that's the life:

Team roper Kory Koontz of Sudan, TX competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Team roper Junior Nogueira of Scottsdale, AZ competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Steer wrestler Charles Harris of Salinas, CA competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

I also tried out my brand new arena access right next to the timed-event chutes, wide angle panning:

Tie-down roper Tyson Durfey of Colbert, WA competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Tie-down roper Trevor Brazile of Decatur, TX competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Barrel racer Trula Churchill of Valentine, NE competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Barrel racer Fallon Taylor of Whitesboro, TX competes at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

For the Friday night performance, I shot behind the chutes trying to take advantage of what little light there was:

Bull rider Tyler Smith of Fruita, CO prepares to ride at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Bull rider Clayton Foltyn of Winnie, TX prepares to ride at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Saddle bronc rider Jake Wright of Milford, UT prepares to ride at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Bull rider Clayton Foltyn of Winnie, TX prepares to ride at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

I moved around for the rest of the weekend, and due to the large arena, ended up shooting the 400mm hand-held for much of it:

Saddle bronc rider Layton Green of Meeting Creek, AB take a re-ride at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Bull rider Jason Beck of Praireville, LA rides Cash Money at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Bull rider Ty Yates of Bakersfield, CA rides Mr Big at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Bull rider Derrick Finnels of Riverside, CA rides Gizmo at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Bull rider Rorey Maier of Timber Lake, SD rides Spider Monkey at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Bareback rider Jessy Davis of Power, MT rides Comanchero at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Bareback rider Clint Cannon of Waller, TX rides Indian River at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Bareback rider R.C. Landingham of Pendleton, OR rides Darth Vader at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Bareback rider Tyler Scales of Severance, CO rides Big Easy at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Bareback rider Richmond Champion of The Woodlands, TX rides Gold Dust at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss of Heflin, LA rides Big City at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Bareback rider Kyle Brennecke of Grain Valley, MO rides Dark Horse at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Saddle bronc rider Rusty Wright of Milford, UT gets bucked off Twisted Sister at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.

Saddle bronc rider Jace Angus of Fallon, NV gets bucked off Extra Special at the Red Bluff Round-Up at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, CA.