Washington County Ag Center Rodeo

Rodeo Events

Bareback Bronc Riding

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 In Bareback Bronc Riding, a competitor is riding on the back of a bareback horse (bronc), trying to stay on for 8 seconds. The horse is trying to throw off the rider by bucking and running around the arena. 


 EVENT SPONSORED BY:  

COMMUNITY BANK OF JOHNSON COUNTY

Saddle Bronc Riding

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In Saddle Bronc Riding, a competitor is riding on the back of a saddled horse (bronc), trying to stay on for 8 seconds. The horse is trying to throw off the rider by bucking and running around the arena.


 EVENT SPONSORED BY:  

CVB INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTING, INC.

Calf Roping

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In Calf Roping, the rider attempts to rope a calf released from a chute from horseback. The rider throws a loop of rope (lariat) around its neck, dismounts, runs to the calf and ties three of its legs together. The objective is to do this in the shortest time possible.


 EVENT SPONSORED BY:  

DURALINE

Steer Wrestling

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Steer Wrestlers start out on horseback chasing a steer. When they are close enough, they drop from horseback onto the steer and wrestle it to the ground by its horns. The Wrestler with the shortest time wins the event.


 EVENT SPONSORED BY:  

HUNTING AND FISHING COUNTRY

Barrel Racing

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 In Barrel Racing a horse and rider take a cloverleaf shaped route around barrels preset at certain distances in the attempt to get the fastest time. Time penalties are applied when a horse turns over a barrel.  


 EVENT SPONSORED BY:  

LEE'S BRAKE & MUFFLER

Bull Riding

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Perhaps one of the most well-known events of Rodeo, Bull Riding is 8 seconds of pure adrenaline for bull, rider and audience! A rider mounts a bull in the chute, and then released into the arena. The rider holds on, attempting to stay mounted until the 8 second buzzer. Scoring is time-based, with penalties for form. Half of the score depends on the animal (the more challenging the animal, the higher the score) and half of the score depends on the rider.


EVENT SPONSORED BY: 

SWAINSBORO STOCKYARDS

Calf Scramble

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The Calf Scramble is a local event. In the Calf Scramble, children enter into the arena along with a calf with a ribbon attached to its tail. The child who removes the ribbon from the calf receives a prize from a local business sponsor. Children are divided into two age categories. Pre-registration is required before the start of the Rodeo and can be found near the arena. 


EVENT SPONSORED BY:  

WASHINGTON EMC

Team Roping

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Team roping involves a team of two competitors on horseback and one steer. The header ropes the front of the steer (usually around the horns), while the other rider ropes the steer's hind feet. Scoring is based on the time it takes both riders to complete their task along with details such as if both hind feet were roped or if the rope went around the head or horns.


EVENT SPONSORED BY:  

DIXIE LIVESTOCK

Specialty Act

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We will have various Specialty acts such as: trick riding (including a horse jumping through a flaming hoop!), and trick roping. Each year's event varies, promising that you won't see the same thing year after year! 

Meet the Cowboys

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 After the Rodeo, spectators get a chance to meet the cowboys, Miss Rodeo USA and take photos with them or collect autographs.  

Washington County Ag Center Rodeo Links

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