Tarkio Rodeo Events

Tarkio Rodeo Events

Jeff Riley and Stephen Thomson enjoy the delicious breakfast served at the Tarkio Rotary Pancake Feed Saturday morning at the Legion Building.

The pin striping on this car at the Doug Summa Memorial Car Show was a thing of beauty.

Sadee Clapp waves to her fans during the Tarkio Rodeo Parade.

The car show included many pickups of all sizes and colors, including this classic.

Niedermeyer Park in Tarkio was filled with cars and trucks for the Doug Summa Memorial Car Show.

Jesse Kendall entered “Shrek 1” in the Doug Summa Memorial Car Show and earned Best of Special Interest.

Marvin Southard gets the hotdogs ready for the Lions Club BBQ at the park.

Scarlett Gladman was mesmerized by the horses.

The Tarkio Rodeo workers are all smiles in the parade.

Michael Goff and Broken Spoke performed at the Tarkio Rodeo Saturday night.

There’s no age limit to riding a horse.

The Atchison County Extension Office participated in the parade.

The participants of the Doug Summa Memorial Car Show drove their vehicles in the parade.

Ronald Thomson rides a horse in the Tarkio Rodeo Parade. Ron and Jeff Riley were recognized at the Tarkio Rodeo for their many years of service.

Mike Clapp rides down Main, always with an extra horse?.

The Tarkio Assembly of God Church had a float full of smiling children.

The Kenny and Joy Clapp Rodeo Ride has horse drawn carriages and riders on horseback riding into town from the Clapps’ country residence and then riding in the parade.

Austin Bennett, a Tarkio Volunteer Fireman, recently became a United States Marine and rode in the parade on a firetruck.

The rodeo clown and bullfighters enjoy the parade.

Atchison County 4-H Queen Jillian Hannah rides in the parade.

Burlington Junction native Tina Dawson made great time in the barrel racing event.

This cowgirl clears the last barrel and gallops toward the finish.

This bull was not giving its rider an easy time.

This rider fights a losing battle to stay on his bull.

Jake Harbin rides in the saddle bronc event at the Tarkio Rodeo.

Kris Riley takes part in the Bareback Riding event.

Out of the chute this saddle bronc takes Dylan Davis for a wild ride at the Tarkio Rodeo.

Old Glory was held by a member of the Two County Dusters.

Jeff Riley tips his hat in thanks after he was recognized for his many years of service to the Tarkio Rodeo.


















Friday night’s Mutton Bustin’ winners at the Tarkio Rodeo were: 1st – Brilee Slemp; and 2nd (tie) – Bryar Wennihan and Gus Barnes.

Saturday night’s Mutton Bustin’ winners at the Tarkio Rodeo were: 1st – Keely Bredensteiner, 2nd – Gus Barnes; and 3rd – Brooklyn Hook.

Brilee Slemp was the ultimate Mutton Bustin’ competitor, never letting go even when the sheep she was on did a flip.

Keely Bredensteiner concentrates as she rides her sheep to win Saturday night at the Tarkio Rodeo.

Brynna Alsup was all smiles during her Mutton Bustin’ ride.

Bryar Wennihan goes on a ride of a lifetime in the Mutton Bustin’ event.


















Keely Bredensteiner concentrates as she rides her sheep to win Saturday night at the Tarkio Rodeo.

Gus Barnes loses his hat while taking a Mutton Bustin’ ride.

The steer wrestling event had cowboys jumping off their horses to take down a steer.

This calf ropin’ cowboy works against the clock for the best time.

Breakaway roping calf gets away.

The rodeo clown had everyone in stitches with his hilarious antics.

Jake Harbin jumps off his horse to wrestle his steer to the ground.


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