ROUND VALLEY — The 10th Annual Round Valley Roundup took place on May 31 and June 1 at the Eagar Rodeo Arena.

The two-day event began on Friday with the Junior Rodeo starting in the morning followed by the Open 4D Barrel Race in the evening.

RV Roundup Junior Rodeo - boy on his paint pony

A young cowboy rides his pony with speed across the arena during the Round Valley Junior Rodeo on Friday, May 31.

With more than 65 entries, there was definitely something for everyone.

Saturday, June 1, began with team roping. At 10 a.m., the Sprucedale Guest Ranch horse drive took place along Main Street.

The afternoon was filled with the Ranch Rodeo and Law Enforcement Foot Pursuit and the Wild Horse Race.

RV Roundup Rodeo - Girl on the home stretch

Taylor Armenta, age 8, on Hanson, races through the home stretch during the pole bending event during the RV Junior Rodeo on Friday, May 31.

The Junior Rodeo offered events for kids of all ages, including youngsters barely big enough to mount their ponies.

For more information on rodeo in Round Valley, visit, or follow them on Facebook at Round Valley Round Up.

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Laura Singleton is a reporter for the White Mountain Independent, covering Show Low city government, business and education.

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