Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

This past week my parents, Colin and I took in the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas! It was our first time to the show and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Fort Worth was one of the "big ones" I have always wanted to get to, having already gone to the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and the Oklahoma Youth Expo.

We caught the tail end of the show which included the steer show, palomino and AQHA horse shows, stock dog trials, rodeo and the exciting junior steer sale where the Grand Champion steer sold for $240,000 and the Reserve Champion steer sold for $150,000! We also got to see the horse sale which was good watching as many of the horses were worked on cattle during the sale. Unlike most Canadian steer shows, at Fort Worth each steer class had fifty to sixty head or more in just one class!! The judging began at 8:00 am and went until 8:00 pm the first day, and went for half a day the second day! Judging a show like Fort Worth would be quite the undertaking!

We also spent time at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards and got to see the longhorn steer drive down the street, went shopping in the great western stores, and had some fantastic steaks at the restaurants in the Stockyards.

I also celebrated my 21st birthday on our final full day in Fort Worth! I feel so very fortunate to have packed a lifetime's worth of incredible opportunities such as this trip into the past 21 years and am looking forward to all of the big things happening this year!

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