Certainly my favorite rodeo is the one closest to where I live: The Cave Creek Rodeo. Another "must see" around the Phoenix area is the Cave Creek Rodeo parade. I'll post more on that with photos in another blog entry.
One of the crowd favorite events is bull riding. Riders have to ride for at least 8 seconds or it's a no ride. Scores come 50% from the cowboy and 50% from the bull.
Cave Creek is an hour or so east of Wickenburg, the self proclaimed "team roping capital of the world." Certainly some team ropers come from Wickenburg, but really from all over the USA and Canada.My second favorite event is barrel racing. Here, ladies of rodeo take center stage. Knock over a barrel, and add a five second penalty to the final score. The idea is to get around three barrels and then race to the finish line. It's electronic timing. Passing through the beam starts the clock; passing through the exit stops the clock.
Until My Next Adventure,
See you on down the road,
All images from 27 March 2022 HERE
All images from 26 March 2023 HERE