First rodeo takes place

The very first Family Fun Day Rodeo was hosted at the Agricultural Grounds in Savannah on Constitution Day.

The event, which was organised by the Cayman Islands Agricultural Society and several local horse associations, was not only the first of its kind, but also an opportunity for youngsters to see a different way of life.

Families looked on as Cayman’s top cowboys and cowgirls put on a top-class show.

Participants on the day took part in several competitions including reining, team penning, calf tying, barrel racing, as well as rescue and flag races.

Not only did adults take part in the festive happenings, but kids also got in on the act, with demonstrations and other fun activities.

In addition, there were displays of quadrille dancing, a country fashion show, bouncy castles and water slides.

Most of the cattle and other essential elements of any rodeo were provided by local cowboy and farmer Paul Bodden, who cut the ribbon at the start of the event.

‘Winners of the events are to be announced shortly, as we are still tallying the scores,’ said administrative coordinator for the Agricultural Society, Kerry Townsend.

Mrs. Townsend went on to say that she was hoping the rodeo would become an annual event, as the agricultural show has now been in existence for 42 years and the society felt it was time to add a new event to the yearly line up.

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