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 eight seconds
Features the skill of the cowgirl as she races her horse against the clock in cloverleaf fashion around a series of three barrels
Tie Down Roping
Tests both horse and cowboy as they work together to rope and tie a calf weighing up to 350 pounds in a race against the clock
Is a timed event in which the cowboy leaps from his horse, grabs the steer’s horns, and attempts to throw the animal to the ground
Pits a pair of contestants in a race against the clock as the “header” ropes a steer’s horns while the “heeler” attempts to lasso its hind legs.
Break Away Roping
Break away roping replaces the now illegal “calf roping”. The rider must rope a calf attaching her end of the rope to her saddle horn. The rope will “break away” once tension has been achieved by the calf running away from the rider.
The most dangerous of all rodeo events, pits the cowboy’s courage and riding skill against the speed and power of a 1500 pound bull.
Kids under 50lbs. ride sheep wearing helmets. They try to hold on for 8 seconds, just like the Cowboys. Some chicken out, but some hang on for dear life. During this we have Junior Bull Fighters to help save the little ones when they fall off.
Bull fighters distract the bulls so the cowboys can get away safe after falling off. Encourage bulls to buck and jump more.
The Rodeo Announcer’s job is to inform the crowd what is taking place during each event. He is very similar to a sports caster. He tells you who the rider is and what their score is after the ride. Also, the announcer explains the rules a little bit for the people who are not sure how the event is judged.