Rodeo


Don’t miss this wild stop on the rodeo trail!

Get ready for the 2017 Two Hills Rodeo Weekend!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • Horse Show  – Free at Outdoor Show Ring 8:00 a.m.
  • Bench Show – Free at Ag Society Exhibit Building 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Rodeo/Beer Gardens – Two Hills Centennial Arena 6:00 p.m.
  • Beerfest – NO MINORS – Two Hills Centennial Hall 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • Pancake Breakfast – Two Hills Centennial Hall 8:00 a.m.
  • Parade Registration – Two Hills Centennial Hall 9:00 a.m.
  • Parade – Geleta Park 11:00 a.m.
  • Bench Show – Free at Ag Society Exhibit Building Noon – 4:00 p.m.
  • Rodeo/Beer Gardens – Two Hills Centennial Arena – 2:00 pm

Download the 2015 Rodeo Poster

What’s a Rodeo you ask? A rodeo is made up of 7 major events.  These events are broken down into 2 categories Rough Stock events; Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding, and Timed Events which are; Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, and Ladies Barrel Racing.  Contestants compete in one or maybe even three of these events from May until September in order to make it to the Rodeo Finals competition.  The Two Hills Agricultural Society holds one of the many rodeos that cowboys and cowgirls make a stop at along the rodeo trail, on August 15 and 16, 2015.  At this rodeo you will be able to cheer on your favourite cowboys and cowgirls in the following events:

Bareback Riding– Cowboys compete by putting their hand into a suit case like handle strapped to a bucking horse.  2 judges make a score for the cowboy based on if the cowboy stays on for 8 seconds, how well the cowboy rides, and the degree of difficulty of the bucking horse.

Saddle Bronc Riding– Cowboys complete by riding in a saddle, holding on to the bucking shank attached to a halter on the bucking horse.  Again, 2 judges make a score for the cowboy based on if the cowboy stays on for 8 seconds, how well the cowboy rides, and the degree of difficulty of the bucking horse.

Bull Riding– This is when a cowboy tries to ride a 1,600 lbs bull for 8 seconds.  Tying is hand with a bull rope to the bull.  Two judges come up with a score for the cowboy based on if the cowboy makes the 8 second ride, how well the cowboy rides, and how well the bull bucks.

Tie Down Roping- The cowboy rides his horse and ropes the calf.  The cowboy then gets off his horse and ties three of the calf’s legs.  After a 6 second waiting time, if the calf is still tied the timers will award the cowboy a time.  The fastest time will win first place!  This event comes from cowboys being able to catch a young calf out on the pasture to treat a calf if he is sick.

Steer Wrestling- This is when a cowboy rides his horse, reaches off the side of the horse and wrestles a steer to the ground.  The only help he has is from a hazer who makes sure that the steer does not veer too far from the Steer Wrestler.  All four legs of the steer must be stretched out for the cowboy to receive a time.  Again the timers will reward the cowboy with a time.  The fastest time will win first place!

Team Roping– This event is the only event where 2 competitors compete as a team for 1 time.  One cowboy will rope the horns and the other cowboy will rope the 2 hind feet of the steer.  If the first competitor misses the horns they will not receive a time.  But if he catches and the second roper catches both hind feet it is a qualified time, if he only catches one hind leg the team will receive a 5 second penalty.  Again the fastest time will win first place!  Both men and ladies compete in this event.

Ladies Barrel Racing– Cowgirls only complete in this event.  Ladies are timed as they race through the clover leaf pattern on their horse, three barrels that are placed in the arena in the shape of a clover leaf.  The ladies are timed to 100th of a second as times are sometimes so close!  Again the fastest time wins!

updated December 28, 2016

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