Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo DUW Warning!

Discussion in 'Photogenic' started by Epona142, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Hi everyone! Yesterday we went to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and it was great.

    I took some pictures and thought I'd share.

    Me and hubby sitting in front of a fountain

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    Longhorns

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    My brother:

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    A funny sign:

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    Fried food, anyone?

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    From atop the Ferris wheel:

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    The Reliant Stadium from atop the Ferris wheel:

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    My hubby, mom, and brother on a ride:

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    A police horse I patted:

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    And what you know you're waiting for . . . the goat shows!! You can bet your boots I made a bee-line for the goats! I only got a few pictures, my camera was very horrible with the lighting, so much came out terrible dark.

    Sanaan does:

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    Dairy does:

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    Nigerian Dwarf does:

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    If I've got the right picture here, this is the Grand Champion Nigerian and the Reserve Champion, the first two. The Champion was a gorgeous little orange and white doe.

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    And finally, a family portrait! Try not to laugh, please!

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    Hope you enjoyed! I had a GREAT time. My dad especially was interested in the goats, he kept asking questions, my favorite being him whispering, "Why do they crop that goat's ears?" while pointing at a La Mancha.

    :greengrin:

    Most of the Nigerians were from Pecan Hollow farm, are they on this board? They had such beautiful little does. I wanted to talk with them but they were SO busy and the rest of the family wanted to go do something else. I may send an e-mail to them sometime though.

    Also, I fell in love with the Sanaans. I think I'd like to have one someday, they just had beautiful faces.

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  2. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Looks like you had fun! I go strait for the show ring too. I love to see all the fantastic animals in the show ring.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    wonderful pics.... thanks for sharing....looks like ....tons of fun..... :wink: :greengrin:
     
  4. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    COOL Looks like it was a lot of fun.
     
  5. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Oh fun!!! Looks like you had a great time! :cool: Thanks for sharing!!
     
  6. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
  7. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    wow,, thats sounds so cool!
     
  8. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    Your pics are great. Wow, the one from the ferris wheel! Seems like a very large event. Your WANTED poster came out excellent. :thumb: How long did you stay?
     
  9. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    We got there around 11 am and stayed until almost 10pm :greengrin:
     
  10. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    That's exciting!! Glad you all had fun! :)
     
  11. Haviris

    Haviris Member

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    Oct 7, 2007
    Wish I could have been there, great pics! I have a Pecan Hollow doe!
     
  12. Amos

    Amos New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
    Great pics! Love the old western one, the tequila bottle adds great affect!
     
  13. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    oh wow cool! great pictures. the setup of the grand and reserve grand is rather interesting with their back legs so far back - maybe it was a mistake :shrug:
     
  14. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    I thought it was strange too! But most of them were stacked that way, all stretched out. :shrug:

    I felt it was a great learning experience, since the judge was very articulate in what he liked in each doe and what needed improvement in each doe. You don't see that at dog shows!

    The Boers were on the other side and the judges took turns announcing so we got to learn about them too.
     
  15. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    well that sort of set up wouldnt do well here in our shows. :shrug:
     
  16. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    That's very strange. [​IMG]
     
  17. Amy Goatress

    Amy Goatress New Member

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    Oct 1, 2008
  18. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX