One of the most explosive and physically demanding events in rodeo, bareback riding challenges contestants to ride 8 seconds on a bucking bronc without the benefit of a saddle or rein.
The quickest event in rodeo, the cowboys’ objective is to wrestle a steer to the ground. The cowboy slides off his horse, grabs the steer’s horns, and uses strength and leverage to bring him to the ground.
Team roping, the only true team event in ProRodeo, requires precise timing and endless practice amongst two highly skilled ropers – a header and a heeler – and their horses.
Saddle Bronc Riding
Saddle bronc riding is a classic rodeo event, both a complement and contrast to the wilder spectacles of bareback riding and bull riding. This event requires strength, style, grace and precise timing.
In this fast-paced, precision event, being a good horseman and a fast sprinter is as important as being quick and accurate with a rope. It’s a race against the clock, and always exciting to watch!
Barrel racing is one of the fastest and most breathtaking events in rodeo. Participants race through an intricate cloverleaf pattern around three barrels and back across the finish line.
Bull riding is perhaps the most recognized and popular of all rodeo events. Balance, flexibility, quick reflexes and, perhaps above all, a strong mental attitude are the stuff bull riders are made of.
Beautiful women, phenomenal paint horses, breathtaking performances. There’s nothing like it, but once you’ve seen their performances, you’ll know you’ve witnessed something spectacular.
Catalena Cowpokes Rodeo
This free, special needs rodeo event includes stick horse barrel racing, “dummy” head calf roping, pony rides, stick horse bronco riding, face painting, petting zoos and much, much more!
My kids love going to the rodeo. There’s always something exciting going on!
The Lions Club has been putting on a quality rodeo for years. We never miss it.