Over 6,000 ride into Alvinston for annual rodeo

Chase Park of Fisherville, Ontario, takes a tumble during the Saddle Bronc Riding competition Friday at the Alvinston Pro Rodeo. About 6,000 people took in the three-day event which drew over 200 competitors to Lambton County.

Heather Wright photos

It was a weekend of rop’n and rid’n at the Alvinston Pro Rodeo. About 6,000 people were int he stands for three shows. Here are some photos from Friday’s events. 

Rob Weese of Alvinston, top of this page, prepares to leap onto a calf as part of the Alvinston Rodeo’s Steer Wrestling competition.

Trickriders delight the crowd.

A rider in the team roping competition takes a spill. 

Blake Sanders of Brooke-Alvinston, center, heads toward the barrels during the Junior event.

Keven Cyr Longmoore, top right, competes in the Bareback Riding, placing third.

Top Left, Austin Stewart of the Rawhide Rodeo amazes the crowd with his rope tricks.

The bullfighters, Andrew Deschamps and JF Roch distract one angry bull as the rider gets away.

Alexis Paquin competes in the Junior Bull Riding.