What's not to love?
There were cowboys, horses, leather chaps with fringe, Texas beef brisket sandwiches and big belt buckles….
I was pleasantly surprised by the solid Americana theme running throughout the event which began with a tribute to our soldiers - our American heroes...
...and the singing of Lee Greenwood’s Proud To Be An American.
With a roar of the crowd, the show began...
...with bucking broncos knocking around their riders and kicking swirls of dirt into the air.
Then came the calf ropers and the barrel racers...
...and I can’t forget to mention the rodeo clowns who entertained the crowd with their slapstick comedy routines between events.
This Someday Cowgirl may not be able to call the West her home just yet,
but a good old-fashioned American Midwest Rodeo could tide her over for a while.