This header got the horns, but it looks like the heeler isn’t quite ready, maybe there is still time. Photo by Lex Stockton

Riders, horses and steers stir up plenty of dust

Over a hundred riders signed up to compete in the team- roping competition that took place over Labor Day weekend in Quincy at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds.

The regular Mountain High Series team-roping events were sandwiched this year between square dancing in the Tulsa Scott Pavilion and live music on the fairgrounds carnival lawn.

Thirty wranglers were treated to tickets to the first-ever Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival for musical entertainment after the dust settled in the arena.

Team ropers saw hot competition from both the near triple-digit weather and from talented roping challengers. Prizes awarded over the series included 80 buckles and three saddles.

Steers, horses and riders all maintained high energy throughout the competition giving roping fans and photographers plenty to enjoy all day long.