The Quadrille de Mujeres rides into the arena during Sunday's performance at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. The riding group has been the opening act at the Tucson Rodeo for 34 straight years.
At full speed, 11 cowgirls gracefully kick off La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.
Marana barrel racer Erin Parsons circles the first barrel during her 17.61-second run.
Bareback rider Clint Laye of Odessa, Texas, scored a 79 on Pop A Top on Saturday at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.
The popularity of women's barrel racing can't be understated.
Marana's Joseph Parsons earned a tie-down roping time of 13.4 seconds on this run Friday, the fifth-best effort of the day.
Steer wrestler Dirk Tavenner finishes an 8.2-second run at the Tucson Rodeo on Friday.
It takes 1,056 miles to get to Caldwell, Idaho, from Tucson, but Gary Williams was happy to make the trip.
It takes 1,056 miles to get to Caldwell, Idaho from Tucson, but Gary Williams was happy to make the trip.
As a bullfighter, it's Dusty Tuckness' job to get up close to the bull and protect the fallen bull rider. This time, Tuckness takes a solid hit from Top Gun.
Rodeo clown Chuck Henson was a bull rider's best friend, here aiding fellow Hall of Famer Larry Mahan in 1969 in Calgary.
Bull rider Ty Pozzobon of Merritt, British Columbia, scores a 75 on After Life at Thursday's rodeo action.
Chuck Henson has a lot of stories to tell.
A rodeo family affair, from left: Melisa Lunderville, Dylan, Peyton, Taylor and Chad. The kids learned to ride by age 3. "They have their own junior rodeos at home, by themselves," Chad said. "They time each other and film each other."
Peyton Lunderville, 8, competes in the junior barrel racing competition at Fiesta de los Vaqueros on Sunday. She is on student council at Mountain View Elementary School.
They hadn't yet dismounted from their horses after barrel racing Sunday when they started to make plans.
Rio Rico's Dylan Lunderville, 6, rides Butterscotch, a Shetland pony. "The barrels were bigger than her pony," said sister Taylor.
Cheyne Olney, from Kennewich, Wash., stays on Breaking News but not for the entire eight second ride giving him a no score during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros in Tucson, Ariz, on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
Justin Hegwer, from Rifle, Colo., gets thrown back against the gate as he emerges from the chute while riding Little Angel during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros in Tucson, Ariz, on Saturday, February 16, 2013. The mishap qualified Hegwer for a reride.
Erin Parsons from Marana, Ariz., puts her hands on the last barrel to keep it from tipping over in the barrel racing event during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros in Tucson, Ariz, on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Parsons' time was a 17.96.