County fair generational thing for many families

 

Reese Lansford, 3, poses with her stick horse after the Little Buckaroo Rodeo Friday at the Curry County Fair.

Staff photo: Vanessa Kahin Reese Lansford, 3, poses with her stick horse after the Little Buckaroo Rodeo Friday at the Curry County Fair.

By Vanessa Kahin

Staff writer

vkahin@cnjonline.com

On Wednesday, it was dairy heifers; on Thursday, it was stick horses for 6-year-old Raegan Lansford of Clovis.

Lansford, accompanied by three generations of her family, participated in the Little Buckaroo Rodeo at the Curry County Fair on Thursday afternoon.

An event for little ones from toddlers to 8-year-olds, the Little Buckaroo Rodeo involved stick horse events; such as barrels, poles, flags and a race.

There was also a boot pile foot race. Children were asked to take off their boots, which were placed in a pile. Children were challenged to run across the Grass Show Arena, put their boots back on, and run back to the race’s start line.

Lansford got third in the boot scramble. Her sister, Reese Lansford, 3, did not quite finish the race.

Raegan Lansford also showed dairy heifers in the booster class on Wednesday. The booster class is for children not quite old enough to participate in livestock competitions who want to gain experience in doing so.

Lansford’s grandmother, Doris Ford, also of Clovis, recalled bringing her children to the fair when they were as small as Raegan and Reese.

 

“We appreciate all the people who work so hard to put (the fair) together,” Ford said.