Regan Zaremba, 10, of Lawrence, competes in the barrel-racing youth division atop her horse, Zinger, on Friday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Regan won first place in the division. "It's just really fun," she said of the competition. Regan was one of 91 riders competing in the event Friday night. Other horse shows will be today and Sunday at the fairgrounds.
Horse handlers practice walking their horses over water Friday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Fifteen-year-old Bandy Brooks, center, of Garnett, warms up his quarter horse, Pie, on Friday during the barrel races at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The barrel races were the first event of the Douglas County Fair.
Laura Swain, of Garnett, leads her horse, Joker, out of the arena Friday, July 25, 2008 during the barrel races.
Kelsie Thornton, of Olathe, warms up her quarter horse, Hazard, Friday, July 25, 2008 during the barrel racing event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
A barrel racing competitor leads another horse out of the arena Friday, July 25, 2008.
Sixteen-year-old Danielle Donham watches a barrel racer Friday, July 25, 2008 as the setting sun beams into the Douglas County Fairgrounds.