The rodeo is in town. On Saturday (July 21), the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA), presented by the Rawhide Rodeo Company, will make The Belanger Farms a stop on the 2012 Professional Rodeo Season Series.
Four countries will be represented at this professional rodeo including top hands from San Paulo Brazil, the United States, Mexico and Canada, competing in the most dangerous sport — Bull Riding.
All of the professional cowboys and cowgirls competing will be vying for coveted world championship points and tens of thousands in prize monies. The top 15 cowboys and cowgirls of the IPRA rodeo series will qualify for the International Professional Rodeo Finals held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, next January.
This event features extreme rodeo events, including bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding and much more. Proceeds support the Greater Sudbury Volunteer Firefighters Association's charities of choice, which include Camp Quality, Big Brother/Big Sisters, Muscular Dystrophy Canada and the Sudbury Manitoulin Children's Foundation.
“We are truly excited about our 2012 season,” BJ Prince, general director of The Rawhide Rodeo Company, said. “And based on the advance enthusiasm and our star studded roster, spectators are in for a very competitive and exciting event.”
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.
For ticket information regarding the Stampede Days in Sudbury, visit www.greatrodeo.com or phone 1-866-51-RODEO. For more information on the Rawhide Rodeo Company, visit www.rawhiderodeo.com.
Posted by Laurel Myers