Roping in fun filled weekend rodeo

Waimea, Big Island (KHNL) -The Parker Ranch Arena in Waimea was filled with team roping, steer wrestling, bull riding action this weekend during the 34th annual Parker Ranch Round Up Club Rodeo.

The family-style fun coincided with Hawaii's 2008 celebration of the Paniolo, Hawaiian Cowboy.

The action packed weekend rodeo is held annually as a fundraiser to provide scholarships for school age children of Parker Ranch employees.

Parker Ranch founded in 1847 is among the largest and most historic ranches in the U.S.

Situated in Waimea between the Kohala Mountains and Mauna Kea, the 150,000 acre ranch celebrated 160 years of Paniolo heritage in 2007.

(photos courtesy of Jock Goodman)