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IPRA World Championship Rodeo: Cumming Fairgrounds August Event

Posted by Martin Archacki on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 12:46pm.

ipra world championship rodeo cumming fairgroundsGeorgia may be firmly tucked into the eastern half of the United States, but that doesn't mean that we can't have an exciting taste of the wild, Wild West. Rodeo is a competitive sport that features some of the bravest athletes around. Cowboys and cowgirls participate in various events involving horses and other livestock. The rodeo has a rich history, and was developed out of necessity. Cowboys in the Wild West started to find a lack of work when the expansion into the west slowed down. In 1897 the oldest rodeo in America debuted, giving cowboys another avenue to make their income and rodeo has evolved from Wild West shows into the impressive, modern sport it is today.

The word rodeo is taken directly from the Spanish language, where "rodeo" translates into English as "round up". Rodeo cowboys and cowgirls risk their lives to participate in this dangerous sport, and never fail to deliver blood-pulsing, high-energy entertainment to the Cumming Fairgrounds.

This year the IPRA World Championship Rodeo will bring seven different events to the Cumming fairgrounds. These events include: bull riding, bare back riding, barrel racing, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping and saddle bronco riding.

International Professional Rodeo Association

The International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) simply started out as the International Rodeo Association, and had named their first world champion by 1957. This progressive organization was one of the first to take a stand and make it clear that women were an integral part of the sport and the association itself. Still a sport that largely featured male athletes, by 1961 the IPRA had paved the way for women to have an equal place within the rodeo. They were also the first to add cowgirl barrel racing as a championship event. The IPRA travels the country, hosting a variety of competitive events, with the aim to bring the rodeo to every corner of the nation.

Event Information

Dates

August 29th, 2014
August 30th, 2014
August 31st, 2014

Hours

Friday 08/29 8pm - 10:30pm
Saturday 08/30 8pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 08/31 7pm - 9:30pm

Admission

Adults: $15
Children: 5-12 $10
Seniors 65+: $12
Children 4 & under: Free

General Information:

On-site Parking Available
Public Restrooms
Suitable For All Ages

 

 

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