Introducing our iH News video blog that will take us into the arena to meet the people who make up our Texan rodeo community. Please welcome Kat Mackenzie, our teen correspondent who rides competitively on her high school rodeo team, and also participates in both youth rodeo at M7 in Alvarado and the Barrel Racing Association of Texas (BRAT).
On this day she catches up with Lynley Underdwood in an up close and personal moment at M7 area in Alvarado Texas. Lynley is an 18 year old high rodeo team member who is soon to be moving on to college. She trains horses and teaches rodeo skills to younger boys and girls in the area. She's a busy young lady who always seems to be on a horse where she feels most at home.
Join us again when we return with more video profiles, clips of the day, and arena news some some of the best rodeo events in North Texas. Special thanks as always to Todd Massey and the entire Massey family at M7 Arena in Alvarado who put on a great youth rodeo and promotes the sport with a positive family atmosphere.
And a big round of applause for our own Kat Mackenzie. She's a well respected member of the local rodeo community and a great addition to our team. If you see a big Kat in the alley, its a good sign.
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2016 closes in a hurry at M7 Arena as its finalé barrel race was held on New Year's Eve! Every rider came hungry for one last win of the year. And nobody gets tired of cash. Once the barrels stopped spinning, Marissa Berg and ENB Felena cashed in with a winning time of 16:695.
As we say good-bye to 2016, we would like to thank each and every one of you for allowing us to photograph your moments on the spotlight and to be a part of the rodeo community. Please view our salute to 2016 below and we wish you the best in 2017!
The youth of North Texas saddled up this weekend for another year of competition at M7 Arena in Alvarado as they kicked off their 2017 rodeo season. The two day event included hundreds of young riders focused on developing their talents and skills that will lead them towards their hopes and dreams of becoming the rodeo stars of tomorrow. Although the competition and backles are important, the lessons taught in and out of the arena are what makes these young cowboys and girls winners in life. Dicipline, determination, getting up when you fall, serve as a foundation for becoming successful adults no matter what path they take in the future.
Hosted by Todd and Lori Massey, the M7 YRA prides itself on promoting the sport of rodeo with a strong sense of family values, community and friendly competition. Although youth rodeos exist throughout many states in America, M7 is special to those who attend because of the leadership provided by Todd, the judges and staff that encourage and support each rider, win or lose.
With Christmas fast approaching, M7 also collected toys and gifts for families of Johnson County as thier tradition of giving back to the surrounding community. And the day wouldn't have been complete without a visit from St. Nicolas himself who stopped by on his busy world tour to hear the wishes of every child. I'm certain there were requests for new horses, boots, hats, and toys, but nothing can beat the blessings of health, peace and happiness shared by everybody who stands together with faith in God above.
As your official photographers, Imagehounds is thankful for our staff, Alisson Carmona, Jessica Fulford, Rachelle Barta, and Alex Hal. Our success is the result of a concerted effort to be great. We are also thankful for the blessings of being a part of the rodeo community and for our many friends who have become family. We recognize how lucky we are to do what we love and we wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!
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D&D Barrel productions plays host to many great events in Texas and Oklahoma and its top notch staff is more like one big happy family. Anybody familiar with race day knows how hectic it can be to produce one of these events, but the Dunn family knows how to do things right. From the front office to the barrel setters, its an all-star cast that makes each race day run smoothly. Below are the faces behind the scenes and a special thank you to them for the time and effort they put forth that makes D&D so successful.
Jim Wahlenmaier provides the color commentary and soundtrack to the arena and puts a personal touch on every run. The D&D ring master keeps the runners running, the tractors dragging and he definitely keeps the audience engaged during any break in the action. Jim is one of a kind and we appreciate his services and every shout out he gives to each sponsor and vendor! Thanks Jim "#imagehounds"
There wouldn't be a barrel race without the riders and horses that race through the alleyway in pursuit of cash and glory. We love to photograph each and every one of your moments in the spotlight. Below is Kassie Mowry in a hurry for a payday at Graham Texas. Congratulations to her and to all the riders on their achievements.
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The Jr. NFR held its "Run for Vegas" in College Station Texas this last weekend with a full house of riders and fans. Las Vegas awaited the top five in each age group and it was exciting to watch each rider going for broke around every barrel. Rainey Skelton and Easys Tiny Streak out ran everybody with a 16.289 earning her a spot in the finals.
The event was produced by Kelly Kaminski, a former can chasing champion, together with the NFR she has opened up new opportunities for junior barrel racers to compete on a national level. The Jr. NFR "Run for Vegas" finals will be held December 8-10 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
11 and Under qualifiers: Rainey Skelton, Steeley Rhea Franklin, Millie Marquart, Riggs Brackney, Reese Jacobs. 12 years old to 16 years old qualifiers: Ryley Flores, Londyn Ross, Dally Parker, Haylie Poulin, Katie Vice.
Good luck to all the girls in Las Vegas and congratulations on your achievement.
It was a pleasure to photograph this event for KK Productions. We would like to thank everybody who participated. To view and purchase beautiful action photos of your moments in the spotlight, please visit www.imagehounds.com and fill out a photo request form today!
They dusted off the chaps for one more ride and put on a show full of triumph and disaster. This "Blast from the Past" included top notch jurassic cowboys and cowgirls taking on rank bulls for that eight second rush of adrenaline. And it was awesome!
No signs of rust with these guys as they rode like it was yesterday and legend bull rider Don Gay called the event from the announcers booth.
This event was hosted at the Knapp Ranch in Mansfield Texas and put together by Dale Fultz. This action packed bull riding event was everything it was promised to be, and there are more editions of this Blast from the Past series to come. Stay tuned.
Not to be out done, the girls climbed into the chutes to show the crowd that girl tough is tough enough. Crystal Juare took her bull for a wild ride all the way to the bank!
Watching bull riding is one of the most exciting sports on the planet because bulls are mean and the rider must be crazy.
The danger in riding bulls is plain to see but the love of the sport outweighs the thoughts of risk and each rider knows to respect the animals they ride.
This past weekend that risk thrill of the ride turned into disaster as DeeDee Crawford was involved in a horrible wreck that has changed her life.
A fundraising effort has been started to assist DeeDee with her medical bills with a goal of $50,000 dollars. For more information regarding her condition and progress please click here.
I met DeeDee just before the event started and she was so light hearted and kind. Its terrible to see anybody get hurt, but its especially sad when it happens to someone as nice as Ms Crawford. To everybody in the rodeo community who knows a girl who rides and understands that bad things happen I ask you to extend a hand and help this member of the rodeo family who is in real need of support, prayers and money to help her recover from this devastating event. All donations help regardless of the dollar amount. Share this link
Imagehounds would like to thank Dale Fultz the promoter of the "Blast From The Past" for putting together such a great event. To view and purchase your photographs please click here to visit our Contact Page and fill out a Photo Request Form today!
The youth of Texas will gather in Cleburne to face off once again in one of the greatest shows on dirt! Garaunteed to be an action packed spectacle full of thrills, chills and spills. Although the roughstock events are the most popular, the other events of barrels, pole bending roping and tying are sure to be just as exciting to watch. Each young participant is potentially a future star of tomorrows rodeo circuit.
We wish every participant good luck and a safe ride over the next few days. And remind you "Don't stop kickin' until the clock stops tickin'!"
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Saturday's Summer Classic was sizzling inside and outside of the expo center in Glen Rose Texas. 299 riders made their way down the alley way with determination and true grit. "Clear the alley!" When it was all said and done, Kassie Mowry and her horse Firewatermakesmehappy had more sizzle than all the rest. She made it look easy tracing the pattern in 14:729 allowing her to cash that check. Congratulations to team Mowry. You're a real sizzler.
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Imagehounds wants to photograph you in your rodeo best. This is your chance to take portraits outside of the arena! These beautiful portraits are a great compliment to the photographs of you in action. They grow up so fast! Keep them young forever and preserve the memories with a professional portrait.
Portrait Day at the Youth Rodeo Association will be held during the finals on August 27th. Our session fee is $25.00 which includes (1) one 8x10 photograph of your choice. Don't miss out. Family packages and Multi-photo CD's are available at low prices.
Hot hot hot! The sun is up, the cans are out, the chutes are full and that means summer is on and its time to play in the dirt. Texas rodeo isn't all about buckles and cash. It's more about going fast and having fun with family and friends. But its always more fun when you take home a buckle or cash.
Below is a handful of highlights from a summer full of highlights and we're thankful to be a part of the action. If you're riding at D&D, BRAT, M7 or the CLeburne Youth Rodeo, imagehounds will be there capturing your moments in the spotlight.
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