North American Championship Rodeo Schedule
November is upon us and to those who love rodeo and livestock in general
there is no better place to be than Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky for North American Championship Rodeo. Part of the
North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE), the event is Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association's invitational circuit
finals. From Thursday, November 14th through Saturday, November 16th the best in rodeo will be on display at Freedom Hall
as the premiere cowboys and cowgirls from all over the world compete for the top spot in various events.
it to the big show each November is an honor in itself, but in true cowboy fashion merely being honored is not enough. Pride
will not allow any of these athletes to simply rest on their laurels as they will be giving it their all during the three
days of the competition. The level of intensity and artistry seen at a rodeo event is a combination that is not to be found
anywhere else in the world of sport.
Each November Freedom Hall is transformed into one of the
premiere locations for rodeo and livestock lovers. Whether you prefer the timed events or the rough stock events, North American
Championship Rodeo offers up some of the best competition you could ask for. The moment you step foot into Freedom Hall you
realize you are somewhere special as you can smell that specific rodeo smell in the air and witness some of the powerful animals
itching to be set loose. From the animals to the rodeo clowns to the fans and announcers to the cowboys themselves rodeo presents
an atmosphere that is unequaled in any other sporting event. A competition the whole family can enjoy, North American Championship
Rodeo allows attendees to be part of a time honored American tradition that is still going strong today. There is simply no
other event in professional rodeo that lives up to the high quality of competition at North American Championship Rodeo so
make your plans to be in Louisville this November as soon as possible.
The skills on display at
a rodeo contest can be traced back to things ranchers needed to do first in 19th century Spain and later in the Americas as
ranching began to expand in North and South America. In the early 1800s there were some informal rodeo battles in the western
United States and northern Mexico, but it was not until after the Civil War in 1872 that the first formal rodeo competition
was held in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Rodeo remains immensely popular in the western United States and parts of Canada and the professional
rodeo circuit is governed by Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women's Professional Rodeo Association and the sport
really grew in popularity in the late 19th and early 20th century with the rise of Wild West Shows and their stars like Annie
Oakley and Buffalo Bill Cody. To this day rodeo has strong roots in pop culture and stands as a uniquely American sporting
event that is not to be missed.
The Fan Experience
When attending North American Championship Rodeo it
is easy to get caught up in all the action whether you are new to the event or have been attending it for years. The moment
attendees enter the event it is clear that rodeo breeds some of the most passionate fans and performers of any sport in the
world. The cowboys are always willing to mingle with fans and sign autographs and take pictures with kids while the announcers
make the event easy to follow for even the most novice rodeo fan. Anyone who has been to a North American Championship Rodeo
is always eager to get tickets to the following year's event which can come soon enough. As part of the North American International
Livestock Exposition, North American Championship Rodeo offers ticket holders a bevy of entertainment option. You would be
remiss not to take a little time before or after the rodeo to check out some of the enormous livestock expo which offers up
family events, livestock competitions, and much more.
While the first organized rodeo was held
in 1872 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Prescott, Arizona stakes the claim to holding the first ever professional rodeo in 1888 when
they charged admission and awarded trophies. The first organized rodeo associations began appearing in the 1920's and rodeo
has had a firm grasp on popular culture for years. In 1942 the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo commissioned a ballet called Rodeo
with a score written by Aaron Copeland. It has gained attention throughout the world and has been referred to as an Americanized
bullfight while attracting fans all over the world with its combination of performance art and competition. The spectacle
of rodeo is most often celebrated in country western songs including the hit song rodeo by country music superstar Garth Brooks.