Silver Bullet Saddle Club

Home of the Clearwater Rodeo

41st Annual

2021

Clearwater Rodeo

Friday August 20th 2021

MRA - TBRA Rodeo performance to begin at 7pm

Rodeo Dance following the performance

with the band Radio Nation

Saturday August 21st 2021

BBQ Supper & all the trimmings at 4pm for $9/meal

‚ÄčMRA - TBRA Rodeo performance to begin at 6pm

Rodeo Dance following the performance

with the band Drop Tailgate

Sunday August 22nd 2021

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 *

CASH OR CHECK ONLY

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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2021 Advanced Rodeo tickets

will be available to purchase at these local stores

starting in mid-July:

Coborn's - Albertville

Coborn's - Big Lake

Coborn's - Clearwater

Clearwater Flintstone's Lounge

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

Norm's Farm Market - Becker

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Anyone interested in competing at the 2021 Clearwater Rodeo, please contact Jill at [email protected]

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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.