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Roping demos draw big crowds at Expo

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

The last day of the expo was filled with sunshine and demonstrations.

The first two days were cold and wet, putting a damper on field demonstrations.

They were canceled yesterday because of the rain and mud, disappointing many visitors, since these demonstrations are a popular part of the show.

But they were back on today.

The equine events were going strong as well, featuring members of Georgia High School Rodeo Association.

The show includes calf roping and team roping demos, along with many other national rodeo events.

The high school rodeo team members say they learn a lot about life through the sport, requiring them to play by the rules.

"It has taught me to be really responsible, carrying on for my horses and cattle and everything else, it has just been a really good life experience," says Troy Hatcher, GA High school Rodeo Student President.

Hatcher says he got started in rodeo after seeing his Father participate.

He hopes to eventually pass the tradition down to his children.

Sunbelt organizers are already accepting vendor applications for next year's Expo.

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