Calf wrestling is even trickier in the mud during the rainy Ski Hi Stampede weekend.
Saddleback horse riding keeps the rodeo action going at the Ski Hi Stampede on Saturday.
Tie-down roping techniques aren't sloppy, but the mud in the Ski Hi arena is.
Bareback riding provides thrilling action during Saturday's rodeo at the Ski Hi Stampede.
Bull riding is a quick and risky event at the 96th Annual Ski Hi Stanpede on Saturday.
Bareback horse riding during the Stampede rodeo.
Rain created a muddy arena for calf wrestling and other rodeo action.
The rodeo clown uses a different tactic to draw the crowd's attention during the 96th Annual Ski Hi Stampede in Monte Vista. Even in the rain, spectators had a great time watching rodeo action and entertainment during Colorado's oldest outdoor rodeo.
Neither rain nor fire deters clowning around at the Stampede grounds.
Roman horse riding provides great entertainment during the 96th Annual Ski Hi Stampede.
Youngsters participate in the rodeo action early in the mutton busting competition.
Cordell Curtis of Monte Vista is the hometown favorite in the bull riding.