Rising Sun Rodeo 2012 set for Sunday November 4
Its Rodeo time again on the West Coast of Berbice at the Rising Sun Turf Club West Coast Berbice as the Rising Sun Rodeo Committee brings off another grand one day action pack Rodeo on Sunday November 4 beginning at 11:00 hrs.
The event has now become an annual affair and according to president of the Rising Sun Rodeo Committee, Inshanally Habibulla, there will be a number of new features this year as the event gets bigger as the year goes by.
He stated that with the current dry period sweeping the country at the moment patrons can expect even more daring and breathtaking action than before.
Habibulla re-emphasised the importance of having the activity on the coast and stated that the initial idea still remains in that such an activity in these parts of Guyana helps those who are interested in the sport and have never seen the activity and are unable to travel to the interior, to be able to see what a rodeo is like and participate in the fun fill and trilling events.
The veteran cattle owner, horse race magnate and Rodeo champion, assured patrons that the activity will be a day full of fun, thrills, skills and excitement with vaqueros from throughout the country expected to display their skills.
A number of regular events are listed for the day including steer roping, bare back bronco, male and female barrel race, wild cow milking, calf roping, wild bull riding, and saddle bronco and the popular Tug-o-war event along with the new events which Mr. Habibulla does not want to disclose at this time.
He stated that as in the past, Vaqueros (cow boys) are expected from overseas including Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela to match skills with their Guyanese counterparts. Locals are expected from the Interior locations of Guyana including Lethem and the Rupununi Savannahs. While closer to home Cowboys from the West Coast Berbice, the Corentyne and Berbice River will also be in action.
They are also expected to be the Rodeo King and Queen competition once again. According to Habibulla, the “best” vaqueros will be on show’ and a number of incentives will be up for grabs. (Samuel Whyte)