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Where cowboys and cowgirls learn their trade


Andrew Christiansen

Dakota Gray, of Lynnwood works on steer wrestling technique.

The Klickitat County fairground arena at Goldendale was the place to be for aspiring cowboys and cowgirls. The occasion was the annual week long Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp. Senior camp (ages 15-18) ran from July 22-25 and Junior camp is July 26-28. The camps are presented by the Klickitat Valley Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Cowboys. Campers select from a curriculum of rodeo events including steer/bull riding, bare back bronc riding, poles, team roping, and more. New this year is “traditional cowboy skills,” which include horsemanship, handling and moving cattle, sorting and cutting. Campers get to test the skills they learn at a concluding rodeo. Mixed in with the rodeo worksh...

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