"This book makes you feel like you are there, at the rodeo," Lexi Koch, Chaffee County Rodeo Queen, 2011.
Rodeo is a family affair. It's also an American sport developed from everyday ranch tasks. "An American Rodeo" is about one, small town rodeo in the mountains of Colorado that is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, 2011.
Selections from over ten years of action shots and portraits taken at the arena tell the story. Interviews with participants and local residents who remember the event when it was called "Head Lettuce Day" try to answer the question, "Why do we still love rodeo?"
Foreword by Dusty Richards, voted Best Living Rodeo Writer, "True West Magazine"