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Poconos Rodeo(s)


There are 3 Poconos Rodeos.

Original Poconos Rodeo at Malibu Dude Ranch

The Original Poconos Rodeo at Malibu Dude Ranch in Milford, PA

ABOUT THE RODEO: Bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback riding, barrel racing, roping, and steer wrestling rough riders compete each Saturday night in our 2,000 seat professional arena. Complete with rodeo clown antics and captivating intermission performances - Malibu Ranch Rodeos begin at 7pm with our patriotic tribute to all our armed forces.

Guaranteed family fun! All 10 Malibu Championship Rodeos will be MRCR/APRA Full Rodeos. Book now! Stay at the All-Inclusive Ranch N

Rodeo Package prices are a limited special, not to be combined with any other packages or specials.

Non-guest rodeo ticket prices: $15 adults $10 children Kids 4 and under free! Guest who do not stay over are invited for just the Rodeo only.

Pocono Rodeo At Memorytown

As the legend goes...Rodeo got itís beginnings when one rancher said he had a horse who couldn't be rode and another rancher said he had a cowboy who couldn't be throwed.

Events at Pocono Rodeo:

Bronc Riding - Often referred to as the 'Classic event of Rodeo' since this is the common practice of the American cowboy when he attempted to break horses for working the range. The cowboy in this event rides a specially fitted, regulation bronc saddle. He holds onto the 'swells' of his saddle with his thighs while lifting on a single rein with one hand to keep him down in the saddle. Aside from getting bucked off before the eight seconds, a contestant can also be disqualified for touching the horse or his equipment with his free hand during his ride. The cowboy gets higher marks for moving his legs from back to front, keeping in time with the horse. When done perfectly correct, the rhythm of the cowboy and bucking horse look like poetry in motion...but when things go bad, cowboys can be launched upwards of twenty feet! Each competitor climbs onto a horse, which is held in a small pipe or wooden enclosure called a bucking chute. When the rider is ready, the gate of the bucking chute is opened and the horse bursts out and begins to buck. The rider attempts to stay on the horse for eight seconds without touching the horse with his free hand. On the first jump out of the chute, the rider must "mark the horse out." This means he must have the heels of his boots in contact with the horse above the point of the shoulders before the horse's front legs hit the ground. A rider that manages to complete a ride is scored on a scale of 0-50 and the horse is also scored on a scale of 0-50. Scores in the 80s are very good, and in the 90s, are exceptional. A horse who bucks in a spectacular and effective manner will score more points than a horse who bucks in a straight line with no significant changes of direction

Bull riding - refers to rodeo sports that involve a rider getting on a large bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal attempts to buck off the rider. In the American tradition the rider must stay atop the bucking bull for eight seconds. The rider tightly fastens one hand to the bull with a long braided rope. It is a risky sport and has been called "the most dangerous eight seconds in sports.

Barrel Racing Barrel - racing is a rodeo event in which a horse and rider attempt to complete a clover-leaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time. Though both boys and girls compete at the youth level and men compete in some amateur venues, in collegiate and professional ranks, it is primarily a rodeo event for women. It combines the horse's athletic ability and the horsemanship skills of a rider in order to safely and successfully maneuver a horse through a clover leaf pattern

Team Roping Team roping - is a rodeo event that features a steer, and two mounted riders. The first roper is referred to as the "header," the person who ropes the front of the steer, usually around the horns, but it is also legal for the rope to go around the neck, or go around one horn and the nose resulting in what they call a "half head," the second is the "heeler," who ropes the steer by its hind feet, with a five second penalty assessed to the end time if only one leg is caught.

And the Rodeo Festival At Shawnee Mountain


Poconos rodeoSeptember Rodeo with Pro Cowboys competing in 5 PRCA events including: Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf Roping and Bull Dogging. Also the women will compete in a sanctioned Barrel Race. Country Band prior to and after the rodeo. Country Line dancing will also be available.

rodeo competitionCome and experience the thrill of the Pro Cowboys competing in five events, including Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf Roping and Bull Dogging. These events are fully approved and sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and will feature Pros from the First Frontier Circuit competing for thousands of dollars in prize money.


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