Parker Ranch celebrates with 52nd Annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races

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Two cowboys participate in the roping competition at the 52nd Annual July 4 Rodeo and Horse Races at the Parker Ranch Arena on July 4. (PHOTO BY SHAUN PAINE| SPECIAL TO NHN)
In the roping competition, riders successfully rope a calf during the 52nd Annual July 4 Rodeo and Horse Races at the Parker Ranch Arena on July 4. (PHOTO BY SHAUN PAINE| SPECIAL TO NHN)
Paniolos from across Hawaii Island were at Parker Ranch for the round-up of traditional rodeo events including horse races, mugging, team roping and more. The non-stop rodeo action provided an opportunity to see Hawaii’s cowboys in action. (PHOTO BY SHAUN PAINE| SPECIAL TO NHN)
A variety of competitors participated in the 52nd Annual July 4 Rodeo and Horse Races at the Parker Ranch Arena on July 4. (PHOTO BY SHAUN PAINE| SPECIAL TO NHN)

On July 4, Parker Ranch celebrated their paniolo heritage and the nation’s independence at the 52nd Annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea. Paniolos from across Hawaii Island joined Parker Ranch paniolos for a round-up of traditional rodeo events, including horse races, mugging, team roping and more.

Results:

Po’o Wai U: Shane Jose Jr., Palani Ranch

Team Roping: Kamuela Bertelmann and Keith Gomes, RK Livestock

Ranch Mugging: Jack and Levi, Rita and Ryan Shultz, Kualoa Ranch

JR SR Ribbon Roping: Tyler Cox & Zane Martin, Parker Ranch

Eighth-mile race: Jesse Hoopai on Mater, Parker Ranch

Quarter mile race: Blaine Hoopai on Wyatt, Parker Ranch

Half mile race: Jesse Hoopai on CU Latah, Parker Ranch

Relay race: Klem Kaniho, Blaine and Brandon Hoopai, Parker Ranch

Tug of war: KL Cross

All around rodeo: Tyler Cox, Leroy Jose and Justin Jose

All Around Race: Jesse Hoopai

All Around Parker Ranch Cowboy: Jesse Hoopai

Kepa Award (Ranch Team Award): Parker Ranch