The Culture of The American West

Classic Rodeo Events


Rough Stock Events are where a cowboy, using just one hand, must stay aboard a bucking horse or bull for eight seconds. These include Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc and Bull Riding.

Timed Events are a race against the clock, where most contestants ride Quarter Horses and the calf or steer is always given a head start. These include Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling and Team Roping. Barrel Racing is also a timed event, wherein a contestant races against time in a cloverleaf pattern.