Boots and spurs: July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races return to Parker Ranch

  • Paniolo on their horses speed for the finish line in the 1/8-mile horse race Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Paniolo on their horses speed for the finish line in the 1/8-mile horse race Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A bullrider holds on Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A young paniolo takes part in Keiki Barrel Racing on Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Keiki practice roping skills amid action Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A young paniolo takes part in Keiki Barrel Racing on Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A bullrider holds on Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Paniolo on their horses speed for the finish line in the 1/8-mile horse race Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A bullrider holds on Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Parker Ranch’s annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races returned in full force Monday to Waimea following a two-year COVID-19 pandemic-induced hiatus. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A young paniolo takes part in Keiki Barrel Racing on Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Parker Ranch’s annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races returned in full force Monday to Waimea following a two-year COVID-19 pandemic-induced hiatus. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Parker Ranch’s annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races returned in full force Monday to Waimea following a two-year COVID-19 pandemic-induced hiatus. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • The American flag flies over Parker Arena Monday on the Fourth of July during Parker Ranch’s annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A young paniolo gets some help from an adult during Keiki Barrel Racing on Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A young paniolo takes part in Keiki Barrel Racing on Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A young paniolo gets some help from an adult during Keiki Barrel Racing on Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A keiki practices roping skills amid action Monday during the July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Arena in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

Parker Ranch’s annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races returned in full force last Monday to Waimea following a two-year COVID-19 pandemic-induced hiatus.