Slideshow: Rodeo Fashion

Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Published Nov 7, 2013 at 04:00AM

At the Columbia River Circuit Rodeo Finals in Redmond last weekend, spectators and contestants dressed to represent the rodeo, express their personality, and showcase artistic work and athletic achievements.

The fashion choices on display included trophy buckles, hand-tooled belts, Cinch shirts, cowboy hats and tribal prints.

”The glitzier the better,” said Dodie Sand of Crooked River Ranch.

”We always have big curly hair,” said Sarah Kunkle, 2013 Chief Joseph Days queen.

The circuit rodeo season in the Northwest is over, and the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will be held in Las Vegas next month.

Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Cliff McDonald wears a belt given to him by Bobby Mote, 4-time world champion.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Bob Duckman, director of the Sisters Rodeo, and Grant Caudel, announcer at Today's Country KSJJ 102.9.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin A closer look at Bob Duckman's belt buckle.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin A closer look at Grant Caudel's belt buckle.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Orrin Ouska, 16, won the Northwest Rodeo Association Junior Bull Riding Championship in 2010. When asked about rodeo fashion, he said, "I think you should look clean and nice with a Western look to it."
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin A closer look at Orrin Ouska's belt buckle.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Kendra Dockins has been named the 2014 Othello rodeo queen.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Paige and her mother Kacey Gartner. "It's more competition attire. It's fun but it's dress code," Kacey said. Kacey's husband Chance competed as a steer wrestler at the Columbia River Circuit Finals.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin A closer look at Paige Gartner's belt.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Dodie Sand, from Crooked River Ranch, shared her opinion about rodeo fashion: "The glitzier the better."
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin A closer look at Dodie Sand's belt.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin A closer look at Dodie Sand's purse.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin A closer look at Dodie Sand's hat.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Bailey Dutcher, Sarah Kunkle and Shai Allen serve on the 2013 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court. Dutcher and Allen are princesses and Kunkle is queen. "We always have big curly hair," said Kunkle.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Owen McMorran, 6, and his brother Miles, 3, attend the Columbia River Circuit Rodeo Finals with their parents. "They dress up at every rodeo," said their mother Julia McMorran.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin When asked about his style, Australian bull rider Darrell Diefenbach said, "Jeans, long-sleeved shirts, hat and boots. It's pretty basic for me."
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Darrell Diefenbach wears a buckle from the 2008 PBR World Finals.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin A closer look at Dillon Russell's hand-tooled belt.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Trever and his father Jim Hamsher wear Cinch shirts, 20X American hats and South Point vests.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin A closer look at Dillon Russell's belt buckle.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Trever and his father Jim Hamsher wear belt buckles featuring Trever's bull riding accomplishments.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Mandy Rosenberg, owner of Maverick Spa and Boutique, dresses in a "contemporary Western" style. She is wearing palozza pants. "They're really comfortable and the patterns that are tribal are popular," she said
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Mandy Rosenberg, owner of Maverick Spa and Boutique, dresses in a "contemporary Western" style. She is wearing palozza pants. "They're really comfortable and the patterns that are tribal are popular," she said.
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Dillon Russell, a vendor at the Columbia River Circuit Rodeo Finals, said about his outfit: "The pink shirt is for Tough Enough to Wear Pink for breast cancer. The belt is hand tooled by me. A lot of cowboys will wear hand-tooled Western belts to display their trophy buckle."
Leilani Rapaport / The Bulletin Cliff McDonald competed at rodeos in the 60s. "I rode bareback horses and bulls. Enjoyed it," McDonald said.