Don King Celebration Wraps Up With Another 'Great' Day

A steer roper at the Don King Days roping competitition. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Don King Days ended Monday on a high note with the Don King Days Polo Cup and a final performance by Paul Bogart, plus another round of steer-roping and bronc riding.

Cecile Pattison, one of the organizers of the event at the Big Horn Equestrian Center, said everything Monday was going great.

Bendabout won the Don King Days Cup, defeating D.A. Davidson by one goal. That was played Monday morning, followed by the roping in the afternoon, which was the Wyoming Steer Roping Association finals, and bronc-riding.

Among spectators Monday was Kevin Douglas from Darlington, Pa., who came to the area for a vacation.

Douglas was at the event both days, and said he loved it.

Vendors during the two days included High Mountain Mercantile of Sheridan. Co-owner Sherry Wagoner said the mercantile has had a booth at Don King Days for many years.

Kristine Dalton, who's manager of the Big Horn Polo Club, said the Don King Days Cup Monday was the culmination of a week-long polo tournament. She said that's the last of the tournament games, but for the next couple of weekends, the club will play its “margarita chukkers,” which feature new players and younger horses.

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A view of some of Monday's crowd. (Photo by Pat Blair)
World Championship Blacksmith contestant shoes a horse in Monday's competition. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A roping contestant after he's tied his steer. (Photo by Pat Blair)
More of Monday's crowd. (Photo by Pat Blair)