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2008 Florida Ranch Rodeo Finals & Cowboy Heritage Festival
4 October 2008
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Right: Ashley Howell, the 2008-2009 FCA Sweetheart, did an outstanding job emceeing the Whip Cracking Contest.

Below: The view from the stands as various contestants give it their all to make the whip crack along with a bit of showmanship to impress the judges at the table.

The entrance to the Silver Spurs Arena where the 2008 Ranch Rodeo Finals were held. Outside of the arena were exhibits by the Cowboy Artist Association of Florida. Sharon Sexton can be seen above right passing through her husband's display of art. Besides being a rancher, Sean Sexton is an accomplished artist and poet.
The assembled ranch rodeo contestants, along with representatives of the Florida National Guard, come to attention while the man on horseback at right sings the National Anthem.
A wild ride on wild horses ends in the dirt for some cowboys.
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Florida Cattle Ranch by Bob Montanaro
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