Preparatory works has commenced for the annual grand one day rodeo organized
by the Rodeo Committee of the Rising Sun Turf Club, Arima Park, West Coast Berbice. The action this year is set for Sunday 26th October at Arima Park West Coast Berbice, beginning at 11:00 hrs.
With the weather more on the dry side so far this year, more daredevils, skills, thrills and spills are expected to take centre stage, with some 12 events carded.
If you enjoy the thrill of vaqueros straddling wild bulls even as those bulls attempt to unseat the riders or maybe you would prefer to see vaqueros attempting to milk wild cows, whatever your desire, the Rising Sun Turf Club will be the place to be. Among the events listed to be competed in are steer roping, bare back bronco, male and female barrel race, wild cow milking, calf roping, wild bull riding, saddle bronco, the Rodeo King Competition and the popular Tug of War events. A number of other novelty events are also carded for the days programme.
Vaqueros (cowboys) 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.
According to coordinator Fazal Habibulla a number of new stunts are expected to be performed with the weather being in excellent condition so far.
He stated that presently massive renovation is ongoing at the venue and fans will be in for a grand time as the event features the best Vaqueros from this part of the continent on show.
Close to $1M will be up for grabs in the one-day event.
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