Saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, team roping and bull dogging. Professional cowgirls will also be competing in barrel racing.
These events are fully approved and sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and will feature Pros from the First Frontier Circuit competing for thousands of dollars in prize money.
Sanctioned by the Womens Professional Rodeo Association, women competitors will show their skills in the WPRA Barrel Race.
The 5th Annual Shawnee Mountain Chili Cook-Off with be held from 11:30AM - 1:30PM on Saturday & Sunday.
Come early & sample a variety of chilis from mild to hot and everywhere in between! When you're done cast your vote for your favorite. Winners will be announced during the rodeo intermission.
Think your chili has what it takes?
Chili Cook-Off Application
- Sidekicks Country Band all Weekend
- Hickory Licks BBQ all Weekend
- Vendors Bazaar all Weekend
- Stilt Walkin' Cowboy all Weekend
- Children's Face Painting all Weekend
Watch the rodeo like a pro...
Below are some of the most commonly used terms in the rodeo arena. Our rodeo emcee will also explain each event and commonly used terms during the rodeo.
- A steer wrestler
- An athlete who protects the bull rider after he dismounts or is bucked off by distracting the bull and directing its attention to the exit gate, sometimes stepping between the bull and the bull rider
- In a timed event, the area a horse and rider back into before they make a roping or steer wrestling run Breaking the barrier: in the timed events, if the rider leaves the box too soon – failing to give the animal enough of a head start – he is assessed a 10-second penalty.
- A pen that holds an animal safely in position Covering: in the roughstock events, staying on for at least the minimum time, eight seconds: “He covered all three broncs he rode last weekend.”
Header / Heeler
- The two partners in team roping – the header throws the first rope, over the animal’s head or horns, and the heeler throws the second rope to catch both the steer’s hind legs; roping one leg results in a five-second penalty.
- A cowboy or cowgirl who works in the bucking chutes, adjusting the flank strap around the animal before the ride; the best flankmen and women are familiar with each individual animal and know exactly how much flank to give each animal to encourage optimal bucking.
- Two mounted cowboys who help riders dismount, release a bucking horse’s soft flank strap, and escort bucking horses and bulls to the exit gate after a ride
- The correct term is rope, not lasso, lariat or riata; most ropes used in ProRodeo timed events are made of strong yet flexible braided materials such as nylon/poly blends, and a cowboy may change his rope selection depending on the weather and the cattle; bull ropes and bronc reins are often made of sisal or poly blends.