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Extreme cowboy racing, in 11 photos
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A horse comes to an abrupt stop during the Extreme Cowboy Racing Georgia State Championship at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. - photo by Austin Steele

Riders at the Extreme Cowboy Racing Georgia State Championship compete in races including 10 to 13 obstacles such as water crossings, side-passes, bridges and jumps. The event was held Aug. 10, 2019, at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville.

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Kirsten Mew and her horse, Oakley, jump over an obstacle Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, during the Extreme Cowboy Racing Georgia State Championship at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville. - photo by Austin Steele
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Nick Collins checks a mailbox while riding his horse, Coco, as a part of the obstacle course Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, during the Extreme Cowboy Racing Georgia State Championship at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville. - photo by Austin Steele
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Vaudry Edge and his horse, Drifting Pick, make their way through a narrow obstacle Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, during the Extreme Cowboy Racing Georgia State Championship at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville. - photo by Austin Steele
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Competitors watch other racers from atop their horses Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, during the Extreme Cowboy Racing Georgia State Championship at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville. - photo by Austin Steele
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Mike Jeffers and his horse, Chex, compete Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, during the Extreme Cowboy Racing Georgia State Championship at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville. Each race consists of 10 to 13 obstacles including water crossings, side-passes, bridges and jumps. - photo by Austin Steele
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Kirsten Mew and her horse, Oakley, speed through the obstacle course Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, during the Extreme Cowboy Racing Georgia State Championship at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville. Each race consists of 10 to 13 obstacles including water crossings, side-passes, bridges, jumps and more. - photo by Austin Steele
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A horse stands at a corral before competing during the Extreme Cowboy Racing Georgia State Championship on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville. - photo by Austin Steele
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Mike Jeffers prepares his lasso while riding his horse, Chex, during the Extreme Cowboy Racing Georgia State Championship on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville. - photo by Austin Steele
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Rick Cone prepares to throw a lasso around a barrel during the Extreme Cowboy Racing Georgia State Championship on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville. - photo by Austin Steele
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Riders warm up with their horses before racing during the Extreme Cowboy Racing Georgia State Championship on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville. - photo by Austin Steele
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