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2018 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo PRCA/WPRA CHAMPIONS





Thank you for making the 2018 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo a success! Please join us AUGUST 1-4 for the 2019 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo!



3 PRCA RODEOS

  • Bareback Riding
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Tie Down Roping
  • Women's Barrel Racing
  • Team Roping
  • Bull Riding

XTREME BULLS

Often referred to as Rodeo’s most dangerous event, this is a night you won’t want to miss. Unlike the Medved PRCA Rodeo performances where you see all 7 Pro Rodeo events – this is JUST BULLS! Showcasing the PRCA’s top bull riders and some of the rankest bulls on tour. True down-and-dirty, in-your-face, hard-hitting

HOMETOWN RODEO

Different than the PRCA Rodeos, this rodeo has local contestants of all ages competing in roping and speed events.This event starts off with the crowning of this year’s Rodeo Royalty.This is a FREE family friendly event that entertains all. Come watch your neighbors in the calf roping, team roping, children’s goat tail un-tying, barrel racing and pole bending.

ROYALTY

Douglas County Fair & Rodeo 2019 Royalty! Check out our Royalty Page for more information!

MUTTON BUSTIN'

Mutton Bustin' is an exciting part of each rodeo performance where participants attempt to take a whooly ride! For more information, visit our Family Fun page!

PRCA EVENTS



Bareback Riding
— Both the rider and the bucking horse are judged in this event. It is a single-handhold, eight-second ride which starts with the cowboy’s feet held in a position over the break of the horse’s shoulders until the horse’s front feet touch the ground first jump out of the chute. The rider earns points maintaining upper body control while moving his feet in a toes-turned-out rhythmic motion in time with the horse’s bucking action.




Steer Wrestling — This event was originally called "bull dogging" and requires the cowboy to lean from the running horse onto the back of a 600 pound steer, catch it behind the horns, stop the steer’s forward momentum and wrestle it to the ground with all four of its legs pointing the same direction to stop the clock. The bulldogger is assisted by the hazer, typically another competitor, who rides along the steer’s right to keep the animal running straight.




Saddle Bronc Riding — Known as rodeo’s classic event, saddle bronc riding is judged similarly to bareback riding but there are additional possibilities to being disqualified; that is, losing a stirrup or dropping the thickly braided rein that is attached to the horse’s halter. The cowboy sits on the horse differently due to the saddle and rein, and the spurring motion covers a different area of the horse. Saddle bronc horses are usually several hundred pounds heavier than bareback horses and generally buck in a slower manner.




Tie Down Roping — Tie down roping is an authentic ranch skill that originated from working cowboys. Once the calf has been roped, the cowboy dismounts and runs down the length of the rope to the calf. When the calf is on the ground, the cowboy ties three legs together with a six-foot pigging string. Calves are given a head start, and if the cowboy’s horse leaves the box too soon, a barrier breaks and a 10-second penalty is added to the roper’s time. In all of the timed events, a fraction of a second can make the difference between winning and losing.




Women’s Barrel Racing — This event is a horse race with turns. The cowgirl’s time begins as she rides her horse across the starting line in the arena. She makes a run around three upright barrels, which are in a cloverleaf pattern, and back to the starting line where the clock stops. Tipping a barrel is permitted, but if it is knocked to the ground, a five-second penalty is added to her time.




Team Roping — Team roping is the only rodeo event that features two contestants. The team is made up of a header and a heeler. The header ropes the horns, then dallies or wraps his rope around his saddle horn and turns the steer to the left for the other cowboy who ropes the heels. The heeler must throw a loop with precision timing to catch both of the steer’s hind legs; only catching one leg results in a five second penalty. The time clock stops once both ropers have made a catch and brought the animals to a stop, facing each other.




Bull Riding — Bull riders, who might not weigh more than 150 pounds, place a flat braided rope around a bull that weighs almost 2000 pounds. The bull rope is placed around the animal, just behind its shoulders. It is then looped and threaded through itself and the cowboy wraps it around his riding hand with only his grip holding him in place. The rider relies on balance and leg strength to make the eight-second buzzer. Look for bull riders to sit up close to their bull ropes and to turn their toes out because rides are judged on the riding style of the competitor and the bucking ability of the bull.


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