Plantation Days fun kicks off

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    Koloa Plantation Days rodeo queen London Andrade watches the arena as Miss Rodeo Hawaii Kiana Uechi-Won of Oahu prepares for her barrel racing run and Coryssa Silva looks on Sunday during the Koloa Plantation Days rodeo at CJM Country Stables in Poipu.

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    Wehilani Blackstad pushes her steed through the first barrel en route to an 18.35 go Sunday during the finals of barrel racing. Blackstad’s go was the fastest of the day for a 37.28 average to win the event over Taylor Langtad, who finished with a 20.31 go for a 40.40 average.

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    Marcus Shimogawa lays down an early loop en route to a 21.32 go in the Poo Y U event Sunday during the Koloa Plantation Days rodeo at CJM Country Stables in Poipu. The go was the fastest to win the event.

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    Koby Blackstad drops his loop into the Y en route to a 36.70 go for fifth place in the Poo Y U event Sunday during the Koloa Plantation Days rodeo at CJM Country Stables in Poipu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Miss Kauai Rodeo London Andrade has her eye on the snagged Hawaiian flag as she gets advice from Taylor Langtad, the American flag bearer, during the Sunday Grand Entry past the Koloa Plantation Days previous buckle winners at CJM Country Stables in Poipu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Tyren Sipe of Waimea, right, tries his hand at roping the cone using the lariat obtained by his brother Trey, center, and brother Triten watching, Sunday during the Koloa Plantation Days rodeo at CJM Country Stables in Poipu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jole Kona watches her shot at the No. 11 head out of bounds Sunday during the Koloa Plantation Days mini golf tournament at Lawai Beach Resort, where more than two dozen young golfers worked the resort’s rooftop range.

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    Savannah Miranda, crowned the Koloa Plantation Days rodeo princess, and her new friend, Presley Doty of Texas, take their turn in the archery booth at the Got Game section Saturday during the Sunset Hoolaulea and Koloa Plantations Days opening at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club.

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    Trey Sipe of Waimea reacts to his first purchase of a lariat and hat Sunday from the lariat shop at the Koloa Plantation Days rodeo at CJM Country Stables in Poipu. At right is Janine Wilson of the lariat shop.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kauai paniolo Tommy Aiu gets photographed with his grandson Shiloh Aiu, visiting from Las Vegas, Sunday as the grader makes a final pass before opening the Koloa Plantation Days rodeo at CJM Country Stables in Poipu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jessica Sakoda of Honolulu gets a keiki ride aboard a horse escorted by Healing Horses volunteers Anna and Zoe Sunday during the Koloa Plantation Days rodeo at CJM Country Stables in Poipu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sarah Manuel, a candidate for Miss Kauai, has fun with Bill Doty of television fame Saturday night during the first-ever Western fashion show at the Sunset Hoolaulea and opening ceremonies at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club.

Arryl Kaneshiro was a student in Phyllis Kunimura’s class, and Aunty Stella Burgess drove his school bus, when the first Koloa Plantation Days took place more than 30 years ago, Dickie Chang said Saturday night during this year’s opening ceremonies, the Sunset Hoolaulea at the Poipu Athletic Club.

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