Avaleena Nanaeto looks at the competition’s horse while walking her mare around the arena during the painted horse contest at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds.
Ryder Hanna walks his horse around the Sky Ute Fairgrounds arena to show the judges his painted horse.
Fidel Velasquez helps his son Phillip Velasquez handle his horse after the judging for the best painted horse ended.
Stick horse riders line up on the start line, getting their pony’s ready to run across the Southern Ute Fairground’s arena on Sunday, Sept. 15.
Lorenzo “Woody” Pena rides his horse to the finish line with his watermelon still in hand. Pena was the only rider to complete the race.