Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The UCCA Desert Classic.


Last Saturday was the 2014 UCCA Desert Classic Jackpot Show in Hermiston, OR. 

The Umatilla County Cattlemens Association supports this jackpot, but a lot of the work is done by Marie Linnell.  She does a great job organizing the show, ordering awards, accepting entries, etc. and probably doesn't get thanked enough - so thank you  Marie!  Also, a big thank you to the official show photographer, Annie Hobson and to Ian, Clint and Randy for helping ringside.  Robert Myers judged the show and did a great job - we're always thankful to have a competent judge who knows good cattle.

And despite the heat, it was a great show and I think the kids had fun!

And at the end of the day, that's what it's all about. 

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This last picture may just be my favorite -

A lot of the time, all you see if the perfectly poised "backdrop picture" of the champions, and yet it takes a lot of different people (and hoopla!) to make that picture happen. 

  • Somebody has to "Get the Ears!"
     
  • Someone is usually holding another calf close by so the calf being pictured will stand still.
     
  •  There's usually a group of parents and supporters trying to get their pictures while the photographer gets their own.
     
  •  And someone has to be there telling the judge, kid and sponsor to "Look at the camera and smile!"
That may just be the hardest job of them all, lol.

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Here's to another great Desert Classic!

Success is reason enough.

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