Cowgirls and cowboys battled it out for thousands of dollars in buckles and prizes in this season’s Tri Valley Rodeo Series, which ended August 19, 2017, at the Kane County Kaneplex rodeo grounds. The series consisted of four divisions: Pee-Wee, Junior, Senior, and Super Seniors.

“Ages are basically from 3-18, or as soon as they can stay on a horse by themselves,” says proud mom and rodeo supporter Lisa Church.

Barrel Racing, Flag Racing, Poles, and Roping were just a few of the events these tough kids had to compete in to earn every point possible towards the winner’s circle. Practice and grit persevered as they made it to the finish of a great series that started in May.

Thanks you to all the moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas who helped these little ones reach for the stars and reach their goals.