Oct 19, 2013 Sports
As Rodeo time draws nearer the fever is beginning to catch on with preparatory works heightening for the annual grand one day event, organized by the Rodeo Committee of the Rising Sun Turf Club set for Sunday October 26th at the Arima Park West Coast Berbice, beginning at 11:00 hrs.
With the anticipated Skills, thrills and spills expected to take centre stage once again, the Rodeo Queen competition is back this year with a number of interest already been shown for this event with females from Brazil, Venezuela and the interior locations preparing to mount a display against their coastland counterparts.
According to coordinator Inshanally Habibulla more local vaqueros have shown an interest in participating this year and the best will be selected to display their skill against the visitors from Brazil, Venezuela, Surname and the various interior locations.
Habibulla stated that he is pleased with the way things are going so far. He stated that so far about 12 events are listed for the day. Among them are steer roping, bare back bronco, male and female barrel race, wild cow milking, calf roping, wild bull riding, saddle bronco along with the Rodeo King and Queen Competition and the popular Tug o War events. A number of other novelty events are also carded for the days programme included the Beer drinking competition, wine on horses back etc. The venue is getting a do over and already the arena has been ploughed and is being reset with regular wetting and rolling.
According to the veteran horseman and cattle owner, a number of local riders have begun to visit the Rising Sun arena to enhance their skills in preparation for the big day. Local vaqueros are expected from the Interior locations of Guyana including Lethem and the Rupununi Savannahs, West Coast Berbice, the Corentyne and Berbice River areas.
Local cattle rancher Fazal Habibulla is in charge of logistics. Over 1.5M in cash and other incentives including trophies, and other memorabilia will be presented to outstanding performers during the activity.
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