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Updated: 01/15/2014 08:00:03AM

Riding rough at River Ranch Rodeo

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PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Cowboy Ray Duncan welcomes spectators as the Westgate River Ranch Saturday Night Rodeo gets under way.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Daniel Hebel of Lake Wales prepares for a rough ride as he settles onto Whiplash in the chute at Westgate River Ranch's Saturday Night Rodeo in east Polk County.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Spectators enjoy some Barrel Racing as Susan Sutherland of Lake Wales displays her skills in the sport at Saturday night's Westgate River Ranch Rodeo in east Polk county.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Flags fly as the Westgate River Ranch Saturday Night Rodeo begins.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Cowboys line the wall of the chute as a Bull named Forklift gives Trevor McAvay of Fellsmere, Florida a lift into the arena during the Saturday Night Rodeo at Westgate River Ranch.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Bull Riders from near and far gather for an 8 second ride atop bulls weighing close to 2000 pounds.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Bull Riders from near and far gather for an 8 second ride atop bulls weighing close to 2000 pounds.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

The chute fly is open as Bestie the Bull charges out into the arena with Colton Stevens of Kenansville, Florida holding on tightly to the rope on his back during the Saturday Night Rodeo at Westgate River Ranch.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Caleb Thomason of Lake Placid comes out of the chute on Black Wasp.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Children attending the Westgate River Ranch's Saturday Night Rodeo in east Polk County participate in the Calf Scramble. Similar to flag football; children must chase the calf while trying to capture colored ribbons attached to his tail. Congratulations to William Harvey, Anna Johnson and Olivia Mott for capturing a flag during the scramble.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Straddling two horses; Jessica Blair of Knoxville, Tennessee demonstrates Roman Riding.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Patrons enjoy some refreshments at the Western-style Saloon after Westgate River Ranch's Saturday Night Rodeo in east Polk County.

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