About Rodeo

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All About Rodeo

Today's rodeo, performed by professional athletes for big stakes in huge arenas filled with cheering spectators and covered by ESPN, has come along way from its roots in the 1800s roundup camps. In the days of the ranchos, the annual roundup and branding of cattle was...

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Rodeo Clown

Rodeo Clown

Rodeo Clown and Barrelman Scot Allerdings, Bio Scot Allerdings grew up around the rodeo world. His father competed as a bareback rider and team roper during his rodeo days, and his grandfather competed as a rough stock rider and roper as well. Going along to several...

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Stock Contractor

Salt River Rodeo Company is managed by Jerry Dorenkamp of Holly, CO and Tucson, AZ with his partner Cody Resor of Willcox, AZ. Salt River Rodeo Company has been in the PRCA stock contracting business for over 40 years. We have consistently had livestock chosen for the...

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Rodeo Announcer

As a PRCA announcer, Wayne Brooks brings an enthusiasm to the sport enjoyed by thousands across the nation. Like many announcers, his rodeo career began in the arena as a contestant. While competing in the roughstock events, he gained an insight into the sport — which...

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Rodeo Terminology

Added Money: Money that the rodeo committee pays to the winning contestant in each event. This practice attracts the best-of-the-best competitors to Poway Rodeo. Bailing Out: Getting off the animal the best way you can, usually, cowboys jump off of the bucking stock...

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Livestock and Animal Welfare

Cowboys and cowgirls share the limelight with the rodeo livestock. For a cowboy to compete at the highest level, the livestock also must be in peak condition. Both are athletes in their own right. The very nature of rodeo requires a working relationship, and in some...

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Description of Rodeo Events

Bareback Bronc Riding Emphasizes the balance of the rider as only one hand on a rigging strap helps him to stay aboard his bucking mount. Saddle Bronc Riding Brings horse and rider together in a classic duel as the cowboy attempts to stay atop the bronc’s back for...

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Women’s Professional Rodeo Association History

The Women's Professional Rodeo Association was formed in 1948 when thirty-eight cowgirls came together in San Angelo, Texas to create an organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of women in the sport of rodeo. The earliest pioneers of the Girl's Rodeo...

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Poway Rodeo Weekend Schedule

Poway Valley Riders Association Arena
14336 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway, CA

Friday, September 27
7:30 pm Rodeo Performance

Saturday, September 28
1 pm Rodeo Performance & Kids Buck Day
7:30 pm Rodeo Performance

After Party
Friday & Saturday
10:00 pm - 12:00 am

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