Silver Bullet Saddle Club - Home of the Clearwater Rodeo

40th Annual 
Clearwater Rodeo 
Friday August 16th 2019
MRA - TBRA Rodeo performance to begin at 7pm
Rodeo Dance following the performance 
with the band HoneyBadgers
Saturday August 17th 2019
BBQ Supper & all the trimmings at 4pm for $9/meal
MRA - TBRA Rodeo performance to begin at 6pm
Rodeo Dance following the performance 
Sunday August 18th 2019
Non-denominational Cowboy Church Service 10am
Kid's Day from Noon - 2pm
Kids Day is for kids aged 12 and under, $3 admission 
includes a free hot dog and chance in our kids raffle drawing.  
Kids 4 & under are FREE.
Activities include a petting zoo, free pony rides, games, etc.
MRA - TBRA Rodeo performance to begin at 2pm
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The SBSC Cook Shack 
will be open during all three days of festivities, 
along with the Beer Gardens (sponsored 
by the Clearwater Lions) 
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FREE Kids Pony Rides All Three Days!
(Sponsored by the Clear Lake Lions Club)
Mutton Bust will be available for kids ages 5-7 yrs old
Calf Ribbon Race for all kids ages 6 - 12 yrs 
Sign-up under the ARENA TENT 
at the beginning of each Rodeo Performance
(Riders will be picked at random from the list of those that signed up)

Ticket Information
* Parking is FREE * Band admission included with general admission ticket *
General Admission
Advance $12
Gate $15
Children under 12 &
Seniors aged 65 & older
Advanced $6
Gate $7
(Kid's Day Special, Sunday ONLY $3 for kids 12 & under)
Children aged 4 & Under
 are FREE!
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2019 Advanced Rodeo tickets
will be available to purchase at these local stores
starting July 15, 2019:
Coborn's - Albertville
Coborn's - Big Lake
Coborn's - Clearwater
Clearwater Flintstone's Lounge
Clearwater Hardware & Bait
Clearwater Travel Plaza
Clear Lake Amoco
Coborn's - Foley
Coborn's - Little Falls
Coborn's - Sauk Rapids
Coborn's - St. Cloud
Coborn's - St. Joe
The Boot Shack - St. Cloud
Boot Barn - St. Cloud Crossroads
Cash Wise - Waite Park
Clear Lake Farmers Elevator
Norm's Farm Market - Becker
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Anyone interested in competing at the 2019 Clearwater Rodeo, please contact Jill at
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Here are some of the highlights from the
36th Annual
Clearwater Rodeo
Pictures courtesy of Darin Jensen


The Clearwater Rodeo has been voted MRA's  'Rodeo of the Year' for 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014 
and 2017!

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Each day of the Clearwater Rodeo, our competitors compete in the following events:

Bareback Bronc Riding
Hanging on with only one hand to the "bareback rigging", which is a wide leather belt that fits around the horse's midsection, the cowboy must ride the bucking horse for a minimum of eight seconds without touching himself or the horse with his free hand.  Each time the horse bucks, the cowboy brings his knees towards his body, keeping his heels against the horse and toes turned out (called spurring), then stretches his legs out again.  The higher and more frequently he spurs, the better the score.

Saddle Bronc Riding
This is a classic eight-second event in the sport of rodeo, easily identified by its rocking chair motion.  The cowboy sits on a stout horse in an "association saddle", holding on to the bucking rein that is attached to the horse's halter, moving his legs from the knees down in a back and forth motion.  His feet must remain in the stirrups, toes turned out, while marking the horse by keeping his heels in the well of the horse's neck on the first jump without touching himself or the horse with his free hand.

Steer Wrestling
The object of steer wrestling, also called "bull dogging", is to lean from a running horse onto the neck of a 400-600 lb. running steer, catch it from behind the horns and quickly slide from the horse to the ground to stop the steer's forward motion.  They wrestle the animal to the ground with all four of it's legs pointing in the same direction.  The hazer assists the bulldogger by riding along the right side of the steer to keep it running straight.  The fastest time wins.

Breakaway Roping
This is an event where the contestant ropes a running calf from horseback.  The end of the rider's rope (lariat) is tied to the saddle horn with a ribbon.  When the calf is roped and the ribbon breaks away from the saddle, the time is called.  Ten-second penalties are given if the calf is not given a predetermined head start.

Tie Down Roping
This requires the contestant to rope a calf, dismount, run down the rope to pick up the calf, and lay it on the ground with all four legs pointing in the same direction, and tie three legs securely.  The roper must remount and allow slack in the rope for five seconds, but his time ends when he throws his hands in the air after tying the legs.  He is disqualified if the calf is jerked straight over backwards or if the calf is not given a head start.

Team Roping
Two contestants, a header and a heeler, ride after a steer until the header ropes the front end of the animal (around both horns, the neck or half the head) and wraps the rope around the saddle horn (a process called "dallying") to hold the steer in position for the heeler to rope both back legs.  Roping just one of the legs costs a five second penalty.  The timer is not stopped until the heeler catches the legs and dallies, the header has turned to face the heeler, and both ropes are right.  The fastest time wins.

Barrel Racing
This is a rodeo event in which a horse and rider attempt to complete a cloverleaf pattern around the pre-set barrels in the fastest time.

Bull Riding
This is the most dangerous event in the sporting world today!  The cowboy must ride the 1,800-2,000 lb. animal for eight seconds with only a single hand wrapped in a flat braided rope that has been placed around the bull just behind its shoulders.  The bull rider is not required to mark the animal or move his legs in a particular pattern.  During the ride, he tries to keep his body close to his hand, with his legs slightly forward, toes out and heels planted firmly in the bull's side.  The magnificent power and loose hide generally found on the rodeo bull, makes them extremely hard to ride.

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