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ProRodeo OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF THE PROFESSIONAL RODEO COWBOYS ASSOCIATION
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RODEO BASICS Thebasic seven events atPRCA ProRodeos are in three categories: TIMED EVENTS
Barrier: a line at the endof thebox that the contestant andhishorse cannot crossuntil the calfor steerhas ahead start Box: in a timed event, the area ahorse and riderback intobeforemaking a run Bulldogger: a steerwrestler Calf roper: a tie-down roper Chute: thepen thatholds an animal safely inposition; the timed-events chutes areusually across the arena from the roughstock chutes Covering: stayingon for at least eight seconds; “He covered all threebroncs.” Flank strap: in the roughstock events, a sheepskin-orNeoprene-lined strapplaced in the areawhere ahuman’sbeltwouldgo, which encourages the animal tokickout
Steerwrestling, team roping and tie-down roping requirehighly trainedhorseswhoworkwith their riders to catch and control cattle. ROUGHSTOCK EVENTS eight seconds against abucking horse’sorbull’sdetermination to removehim . BARREL RACING Horse and rider complete a cloverleafpattern around three barrels; fastest timewins. Bareback riding, saddlebronc riding andbull ridingmatch a cowboy’s skill in staying aboard for
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behind itsbody rather than “hopping” vertically,providing a showier, safer ride Judges: trainedprofessionalswho check the livestock and arenabefore the rodeo, score riding events,flag timed events, and determinewhether all ruleswere followedby the contestants Left (or right)delivery: eachbucking horseorbull isplaced in a chutewhose exit gate faces thedirection itprefers touse Mark out: a cowboy’s feetmustbe above a buckinghorse’s shoulderswhen thehorse makes itsfirstmoveoutof the chute– if so, the cowboy “markedout,”but ifnot,he
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RODEO SUCCESS MEASURED IN MONEY
ManyProRodeo contestants compete indozensof rodeos across the country eachyear. Arenasvarygreatly in size,whichparticularly affects results in the timed events.Each rodeo canuseoneormoreof thePRCA’s80-plus stock contractors,manyofwhomownhundreds ofbuckinghorses andbulls.Theonly consistentmeasurement across all thesevariables is the amountofmoney earned.
“missedout” and the ride isdisqualified Pickupmen: twomounted cowboyswho help ridersdismount, release thebucking horse’s softflank strap, and escortbucking horses andbulls to the exitgate after a ride Rank: an adjectiveofpraise and respect used todescribe especially challenging roughstock Roughstock: horses andbulls thatpossess the instinct anddesire tobuckoff their riders Sponsors: rodeos are expensive toproduce, but sponsorshelpdefray costs to the local rodeo committee; audiencemembers are encouraged to reward themwithbusiness Stock contractors: ranchingprofessionals whobring livestock to thearena–bucking horsesandbulls,plus steersandcalves for timedevents Try: thedeterminationdisplayedby a dedicated contestant
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CALL800.763.3648TOSUBSCRIBETO PRORODEOSPORTSNEWS– OFFICIALMAGAZINEOFPRORODEO • Western heritage: Most rodeoeventsare tieddirectly to skills thatcowboysused to managecattleon theopen rangesof the frontier,andmanyof those skillsare stillused today. • Animal athletes: All rodeoevents involve theparticipationofanimals– somehighly trained, othersoperatingon instinct.Owners takegreatcareof theiranimals toensurepeakperformance. • Pay toplay: Contestantspay entry fees inorder toparticipate. If theyplacehigh, they’ll probably show aprofit for theday. Ifnot,well,wehopeyou clap for their efforts anyway, because every contestant isdoinghisorherbest. • Cooperative competitors: Cowboys frequently advise eachotheronhow to ride particularhorsesorbulls, loan eachotherhorses and equipment, and share travel expenses– evenwith their closest rivals. • Nowealthy teamowners: Most rodeo committees are staffed entirelyor almost entirely byvolunteerswhoput inhundreds–or thousands–ofhoursproducing the rodeo. You’re at an exciting anduniqueAmerican sports event!How itdiffers fromother professional sports:
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