Rodeo Events

Friday Night Events

 
Performance Order
Bull Riding (1st Section)
Tie-Down Roping
Breakway Roping
Team Roping
Girls Barrel Racing
Bull Riding (2nd Section)
 
Slack Order
Girls Barrel Racing Slack
Breakaway Slack
Tie-Down Roping Slack
Team Roping Slack
 

Saturday Night Events

 
Performance Order
Bull Riding (1st Section)
Tie-Down Roping
Bareback Riding
Saddle Bronc Riding
Ranch Saddle Bronc Riding
Breakaway Roping
Team Roping
Girls Barrel Racing
Bull Riding (2nd Section)
 
Slack Order
Girls Barrel Racing Slack
Breakaway Slack
Tie-Down Roping Slack
Team Roping Slack

 

Event Descriptions

 
Bull Riding – Unlike bareback riders, bull riders are not required to spur. No wonder. It’s usually impressive enough just to remain seated for eight seconds aboard an animal that may weigh more than a ton! The cowboys and cowgirls who ride bulls are highly conditioned athletes, with a deep sense of commitment to the sport. Make no mistake – bull riding is very dangerous and the potential for serious injury is ever present. The PRCA attempt to protect their bull riders by enforcing stringent rules on the types of bulls that can be used in competition – all horned bulls must have their horns tipped.
 
Tie-Down Roping – Tie-Down Roping is an event born of the old West, when the wide open spaces demanded that a person had only his horse and himself to rely on to catch and doctor cattle. Today, calf roping is poetry in motion, as a cowboy and his horse work together as a team to rope, catch and tie a calf in the fastest time possible.
 
Breakaway Roping – If you are going to watch a breakaway calf roping, don’t blink or you might miss it. In this all or nothing event, the contestant’s goal is to throw his rope as fast as he can. Winning times often range in the 2-3 second zone and times are recorded in the tenths of a second.
 
Team Roping – In rodeo’s only true team event, two ropers, a “header” and a “heeler” work together to catch a steer in the fastest time possible. Team roping has become a popular event for people of all ages.
 
Girls Barrel Racing – The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association was organized to develop and promote the sport of professional rodeo for the female competitor. Known as the “WPRA”, the members of this fifty year old organization compete primarily in “barrel racing”, a fast paced, exciting timed event whereby horse and rider cross a starting line, race around a cloverleaf pattern and run back across the finish line. Fastest time wins and times are recorded in the 100th of a second. WPRA barrel racers represent the “best of the best” and the competition is extremely fierce in trying to qualify for the prestigious National Finals Rodeo.
 
Bareback Riding – Bareback riding pits horse against rider and is one of the most physically demanding of allthe rodeo events. A cowboy attempts to ride a bucking horse by holding on to a “rigging” – a leather and rawhide strap, with no stirrups or seat, which fits around the horse’s girth – for six seconds. This event demands tremendous upper body strength, balance and sheer determination.
 
Breakaway Roping – If you are going to watch a breakaway calf roping, don’t blink or you might miss it. In this all or nothing event, the contestant’s goal is to throw his rope as fast as he can. Winning times often range in the 2-3 second zone and times are recorded in the tenths of a second.
 
Tie-Down Roping – Tie-Down Roping is an event born of the old West, when the wide open spaces demanded that a person had only his horse and himself to rely on to catch and doctor cattle. Today, calf roping is poetry in motion, as a cowboy and his horse work together as a team to rope, catch and tie a calf in the fastest time possible.