Buckin' broncos bring big prizes when rodeo comes to Cloverdale, British Columbia
For three days, world-class cowboys and cowgirls tested, and raced against each other and horse and bull bred just to buck a rider. Only the top-notch riders will walk away with cash prizes of $20,000 to $25,000.
Cloverdale, a suburb of Surrey, hosted the 67th annual world-class Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair outside Vancouver.
Chase Erickson of Helena, Montana rode Alley Trail and walked away with $20,000. Cowboy Dawson Jandreau of Kennebec, South Dakota, rode Cool Toddy and also won $20,000. For womens' barrel racing, cowgirl Rylee McKenzie of St. Paul, Alberta was fastest in her class. And she won $20,000.
The youngest cowboy to win in the bull riding category was Trey Benton III, a 21 year old from Rock Island, Texas. He won $25,000 after he rode White Devil.
The rodeo attracted competing cowboys and cowgirls from all over western North America with a promise to make this a fun-filled with excitement to watch top-class cowboys and cowgirls compete against each other in the following categories: bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, ladies barrel racing, and bull riding.
Bit-A-Bling Grand Entry Team provided entertainment as well as Ricky Ticky Wanchuck, the rodeo clown and his sidekicks; country music singer Kenny Hess, and Tomas Garcilazo an internationally acclaimed master horseman and rope artist.