Bull Rider!

2016

- at 7PM with fireworks.
at 2PM. (Gates open 2 hours prior to each rodeo)

Steer Wrestling

About to dismount onto a steer at the Ellicottville Rodeo! Photo by Daniel Clune
Starting to wrestle a Steer at the Ellicottville Rodeo! Photo by Daniel Clune
Riding up to a steer at the Ellicottville Championship Rodeo by Jessica
Steer Wrestling at the Ellicottville Championship Rodeo

This event was originally called “bulldogging” and requires the cowboy to lean from a running horse onto the back of a 600-pound steer, catch it behind the horns, stop the steer’s forward momentum and wrestle it to the ground with all four of its legs and head pointing in the same direction. The bulldogger is assisted by the hazer, who rides along the steer’s right to keep the animal running straight.

From the International Professional Rodeo Association's "How to watch an IPRA Rodeo"

Cowgirls