Gardiner is a small town in Southern Montana, very near the state border with Wyoming. It sits in a wonderful valley surrounded by mountains. Gardiner's annual NRA rodeo is held in June each year at a great little stadium in the town. It is a fantastic setting. In 2012 the theme was "Tough enough to wear pink" in support of breast cancer awareness. I hope these images capture the thrills, skill and fun of the occasion and perhaps above all the sheer bravery of the contestants !