Twenty ranches from New Mexico and Texas participated in the annual Guadalupe County Fair in Santa Rosa, from Aug. 2-5. The Saturday festivities began with a junior livestock show and sale, and ended with a ranch rodeo.
The children in Guadalupe County’s 4-H program spent more than three months raising sheep, hogs and rabbits. The proceeds from the auctioned animals will support the children’s schools and future projects.
The sale was followed by a rancho rodeo, in which cowboys from different ranches competed in events such as branding, trailer loading, stray gathering and bronco riding.