1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Prepping for Rodeo Season

Staying on top of your game requires practice and preparation.

Further Reading on Rodeo Events
Rodeo Spotlight10

Rodeo

Cowboy Christmas

Friday June 28, 2013

Cowboy Christmas is fast approaching, and cowboys and cowgirls from Florida to Utah and even into California are hitting the circuit hard to pad their bank accounts. What is Cowboy Christmas? It's an unofficial holiday of sorts for rodeo competitors, typically spanning the time from the 4th of July though the middle of the month. Rodeos are hosted in droves across the country, and competitors hit as many as possible to add more money to their earnings in the hopes of snagging a spot in the coveted National Finals Rodeo. Many rodeos offer action both in and out of the arena, with plenty of food, fun and entertainment throughout the rodeo grounds. Maybe a bull riding simulator is in order? Perhaps a spin on the midway carnival? Whatever you choose to do, make sure to support your favorite cowboy or cowgirl as they put it all on the line for that elusive gold buckle.

Roll On

Friday June 28, 2013

As spring melts into summer and more cowboys hit the circuit, rodeo action across the nation revs into high gear. Texas, Wyoming and Colorado, known for producing some of the best cowboys in the country, hosted numerous rodeos throughout the middle of June. Even Canadian cowboys are in full swing, roping, riding and winning all across the Great White North. Oklahoma's Ken Lance Memorial Rodeo saw some of the region's top earners come out in pursuit of fast runs, big scores, and large purses. Whether you're an old hat or still breaking in your cowboy boots, you're bound to enjoy yourself at a rodeo near you this summer.

You're Getting Warmer...

Wednesday May 29, 2013

As most of the country slowly eases into spring, rodeo competitors are already well into their competitive season. Each time a cowboy steps into the arena, he is hoping for a big paycheck to pad his earnings on the trail to National Finals Rodeo glory. Only the top 15 competitors in each event earn a coveted back number to the NFR, so each event, big or small, helps in the hunt. The relatively calm weather in May played host to rodeos across the country, including stops in Nevada, California and Arizona. The Golden State is a hotbed of rodeo activity, with multiple events playing out across the state in the past 30 days. If you haven't headed to the fairgrounds to see your favorite cowboy compete this season, now is the time. Check out the PRCA's event schedule to find a rodeo near you.

 

Get In The Game

Wednesday May 29, 2013

Rodeo is a sport that may have started in a small corner of the country, but it has spread into a worldwide phenomenon. One of the fastest growing sports on the planet, rodeo draws in competitors and spectators from every part of the globe. Traditional rodeo spots such as Texas and the southern states are hopping with events, but even less common locales such as New Jersey and picking up the rodeo vibe. Even the great state of Oklahoma hosted a whopper of an event in May - the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. The rodeo season is in full swing, and cowboys and cowgirls chasing one of the elite 15 spots in the National Finals Rodeo are hitting the circuit hard to make it to Las Vegas. Is your favorite cowboy or cowgirl in the running?

 

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.