Rodeos start on Saturday May 28, 2016 and will operate 4 nights a week
What Happens At A Rodeo
1. Tie-Down Roping
Also known as calf roping, tie-down roping is one of the oldest rodeo attractions. The point of this activity is to rope the calf and tie it as fast as possible for a good time. The Cowboy sits on his horse, waits for the calf to be released, once released the cowboys chases and ropes the calf from on his horse, after the calf is roped he jumps down from his horse and ties the calf.
2. Saddle Bronc/Bareback Bronc
Surely you can guess what these are by the names, if not then here is a short and sweet description; Saddle Bronc is bucking bronco riding with a saddle, Bareback Bronc is bucking bronco riding with the saddle. Each have their own possibilities for disqualification due to one being saddles and one being bare it makes them slightly different. This is one of the main events and something that most spectators come to watch!
4. Steer Wrestling
This is yet another very exciting show with a hint of danger. The objective here is to wrestle the bull to the ground with strength, speed and stealth! Using their horse, the cowboy will usually jump to the steers horns and pull it to the ground. You would be amazed at how tactful and strong some of these cowboys are!
5. Barrel Racing
This is one of the more graceful sports at a rodeo, usually done by cowgirls. There is no judging here, speed is the determining factor. The objective is to ride your horse as quickly as possible around three barrels to make a clover shape. This is takes concentration and the ability to be one with the horse. Sharp turns and speed on horseback can be more difficult than it sounds!
6. Bull Riding
And for the main event, usually, is Bull Riding! This takes strength and courage! The cowboy is placed upon the back of a 2,000 pound bull and released into the area. Objective: stay on the back of the bucking bull as long as possible, and try to not get trampled once you fall off! This is the main thrill the audience looks forward to!
Next time around make sure to catch the Ruby’s Inn Rodeo for some of the most exciting shows and best animals, all while being surrounded by stunning Bryce Canyon scenery. Nothing quite beats being so close to one of America’s most popular National Parks and enjoying one of america’s favorite sports!