Rio Preto Rodeo Show 2011

The Rio Preto Rodeo Show is coming up in a few short weeks. It is set to take place April 6-10th and feature contestants from 5 different countries around the world. The bull riders will be competing for a total of $15,000 over the 5 day rodeo the bronc riders, bareback riders and barrel racers will be competing for about $5,000. All of the expenses for these contestants are paid for in a type of rodeo format resembling the biggest ones in Canada and the United States.

The5 International Contestants will compete against 30 Brazilians in the first 4 days of competition. The final day will feature the top 5 Brazilians against the International Cowboys in a shoot out where the winner takes home $3,000 USD. It will be a very great event featuring some of Canada and the United State’s top Contestants. Good Luck to everyone competing!

At this point, Canada will be represented by:

  • Tanner Girletz – Bull Riding
  • Chad Besplug – Bull Riding
  • Kyle German – Bull Riding
  • Billy Richards – Saddle Bronc
  • Cole Goodine – Bareback * Tentative

The United States has the following competitors set to compete so far also:

  • Terikay Liebrand – Barrel Racing
  • Stetson Lawrence – Bull Riding
  • Wyatt Hancock – Bareback Riding * Tentative
  • Ty Hamaker – Bull Riding and Saddle Bronc

Here is the commercial for the Rio Preto Rodeo Show this year also. It shows some great clips from last year’s rodeo to show you what it’s like. I wish my shoulder was healed so I could go this time!

I would like to know about what rodeo is like in other places around the world and if you have some stories I would sure like to hear about it. Leave your story below if you would like. I would sure appreciate it.




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