Photographing the World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo
“The Daddy of ‘em All” goes down during the last two weeks in July, showcasing events that have grown out of the cowboy way of life.
In the four hours of rodeo activities each afternoon, you’ll see the classic roughstock competitions of bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding, plus timed events like steer wrestling, barrel racing, and team roping. Not one of these is easy. Bucking event riders risk their life every time they mount a bronco or bull. And the ropers and steer wrestlers spend years training both themselves and their horses.
But then again, at this year’s Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, they could earn over $15,000 per win, requiring no more than 24 seconds of their time.