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44th Annual

2024 PRCA

Clearwater Rodeo

Thursday August 15th, 2024

PRCA Rodeo performance to begin at 7pm

Kids Day from 5pm-7pm 

Admission for kids Thursday night ONLY $13

Many activities including free pony rides, petting zoo,

games and prizes  



Friday August 16th 2024

​PRCA Rodeo performance to begin at 7pm

Rodeo Dance with the band Drop Tailgate 

following the rodeo performance

Saturday August 17th 2024

Pork Chop Dinner is available for purchase and served from noon- 5:30pm (or until gone)

PRCA Rodeo Performance 6:00pm

Rodeo Dance followed by Mason Dixon Line  

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Sunday August 18th 2024

Free Breakfast from 9am-10am (or until gone)  

Non-denominational Cowboy Church Service 10am 


Ticket Information

~ Parking is FREE ~ Band admission included with general admission ticket ~


Adult General Admission $24 on Humanitix

Children ages 5 years - 11 years


Seniors aged 65 years & older

General Admission $18 on Humanitix

(Kid's Day Special, Thursday ONLY $13 for children 11 years & younger)

Children aged 4 years & Under are FREE!

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The SBSC Cook Shack & Food Truck Vendors

will be open during all three days of the festivities,

along with the Beer Gardens (sponsored by the Clearwater Lions Club)

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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 at the Silver Bullet Saddle Club's INFORMATION TENT

at the beginning of each Rodeo Performance

(Riders will be picked at random from the list of those that signed up)

Our Center Act ALL 3 DAYS will be the talented 

Trick Rider & Trick Shooter Sophie Duch! 

Anyone interested in competing at the 2024 Clearwater Rodeo, 

Please watch the Facebook page for updates.

ALL ENTRIES will go through PROCOM 


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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