The 2023 SLE Rodeo March 17-19

The 2022 SLE Rodeo will be held at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, AL. The rodeo coming to town means more than just buckin’ broncos, barrel racing and burly bulls. It means family fun for all ages! This year’s rodeo season is slam full of events sure to please any audience. 

Children’s Activities

There is something for everyone at the rodeo.  Enjoy a stick horse rodeo before every rodeo performance.  After the dust has settled, come down to get the autograph of your favorite cowboy or cowgirl.  Finally, the Western Festival on Saturday will feature games and activities like dummy roping, mutton busting and wagon rides to teach you all about the life of the cowboy.

Rodeo events

Include bucking stock events such as saddle broncs, bareback broncs and bull riding. Timed events include WPRA barrel racing, tie down roping and team roping.

Featured entertainment each night includes PRCA Professional Bullfights, Rodeo Entertainer and Barrel Man Trent McFarland and the monkeys riding dogs— Tim Leopard and The Wild Things.

Children’s events each night include:

  • Stick Horse Rodeo at 5 p.m. (free and open to the public)
  • Mutton Bustin’ on Friday evening during the show
  • Calf Scramble on Saturday afternoon during the show
  • JBE Parade of Champions during the Saturday night show

PRCA Xtreme Bullfights

A Dance With Danger: Freestyle Bullfighting involves highly skilled, talented human and bovine athletes partaking in a dangerous battle where control, strength, aggression and courage is displayed.

The bullfight itself is a 60-second competition with a whistle at the mandatory 40-second mark after which the bullfight can be “SOLD.” Bullfighters are judged on and will gain points by how well they maneuver around the bull, working in close with the bull, staying in control, working in both directions and “SELLING” the fight. Bullfighters must maintain control of the barrel if the bull engages it. A bullfighter will lose points by getting run over, run up the fence or not controlling the barrel if engaged. Bullfighters can gain extra points with jumps, barrel hops or walking down the bulls back using the barrel.

Each bullfight is scored 1 to 25 points by each judge on how strong the bullfighter fights and 1 to 25 points on how strong the bull performs. Two “JUDGES,” points total a possible “100.”

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