The enthusiastic bellow of a witty rodeo announcer echoes off the hills a few times each year in Killdeer, N.D., as spectators and riders from throughout the country gather to compete and bask in the beauty of rodeo. For 90 years, the grounds have hosted some of the sport’s more passionate amateur cowgirls and cowboys. Admiration and respect for horse athletes shines from the kids climbing fences for a better vantage point to the seasoned riders who, with their trusty companions, come back every year to give everything they can to add their names to this North Dakota rodeo monument.
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