Attendees react in awe to Cooper Clemens' bareback riding skills. Clemens scored 81 points by the end of his ride, earning him the first place spot. (ANGELINA KATSANIS/The Enterprise)
NOTE: Watch for photo galleries online and more photos in this week's edition of the Malheur Enterprise from the rodeo, parade and events in the park.
VALE - Halfway through the final night of the Vale Rodeo, Jetta Steele of Vale and her pony were locked in a battle of grit.
She had charged the barrels once, twice, three times - yet the pony resisted Jetta’s direction from the reins.
By the fourth attempt, even the announcer braced for bad news as the competitor, representing the 6 to 8 age range, rode a pony that got only more stubborn. It paced . . .