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OUR RODEO

Mid Northern Rodeo will be run on the 6th January 2024!

Save the date and come along to see all of your favourite rodeo events, from Broncs to Barrel Racing, Bulls to Roping, we will have it all!

A fun filled day for the family or you and a few mates. We have brought back the bar (so NO BYO sorry team) and have some delicious food and drinks lined up for the day.

Plenty of parking available. No dogs.

Tickets to be purchased on the day! No presales

MID NORTHERN RODEO

6th January 2023

$50 Family pass

$20 Adult

$5 under 15

under 5 free!

Gates open at 8:30am

Main Performance starts 10:00am.

Hope to see you all there!

A massive thank you to Denise Flay Photography for the following Images

THE EVENTS

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BAREBACK

The rider attempts to stay on the back of his horse using only his balance and a suitcase type handhold, known as a rigging, which is placed on top of the horse's withers then secured with a cinch. The rigging must be of NZRCA approved standards.
Only one hand can be used in the rigging, throughout the ride the contestants must avoid touching any part of the horse or themselves with their free arm to avoid disqualification.

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STEER WRESTLING

Steer Wrestling, or "bulldogging" as it is sometimes known, has the basic objective for the steer wrestler to use his technique and strength to wrestle the steer to the ground, in the fastest time possible. Like with rope & tie and team ropers, the steer wrestler starts the event on the back of his horse in the timed event box.

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TEAM ROPING

Team Roping is the only team event in rodeo. There are two ropers, one known as the header and the other is the heeler. Just like rope & tie ropers and steer wrestlers the ropers start the event on the back of their horses in the timed event box.

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BARREL RACING

Barrel Racing (Open & Second Division) is a female only event.

The objective of a Barrel Racing run is to ride a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels as quickly as possible. The time starts when the barrel racer crosses electronic timers on her horse

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ROPE & TIE

The roots of the rope and tie event can be traced back to the working ranches of the Old West. When cattle were sick or injured, cowboys had to rope and immobilize them quickly and safely for veterinary treatment.

 

Ranch hands prided themselves on the speed and skill with which they could rope and tie cattle such that it soon became a popular competitive sport.

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SADDLE BRONC

The event that started rodeo, it originated from the necessary job of breaking in and training horses to be used in ranches, in the days of the Wild West.

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BULL RIDING

Open Bull Riding is usually the last event to be held at a rodeo, and is the most dangerous.

Just like Bareback and Saddle Bronc riding the rider can only hold onto the animal with one hand, touching it with his free arm will get him disqualified.

 

Bull riders are not required to mark out a bull, spurring a bull will add to his score but it is not a requirement of the ride, staying on the bull for 8 seconds (Open & Second Division) or 6 seconds ( Novice Steer & Junior Steer Ride) is required for a qualified ride

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BREAKAWAY ROPING

A new optional event in two competitor categories: women competitors and junior competitors
Break away roping has exploded in popularity around the world in recent years.

This event will give both adult women competitors and junior members a skilled roping event that does not require having a partner in order to compete. 

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