River City Rodeo Schedule
Each September lovers of rodeo and livestock in general know that there is no better
place to be than CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska for the River City Rodeo. If you are able to appreciate exactly how
long eight seconds is when you are attempting to keep a horse from bucking you off, then rodeo is for you, and this is just
one of the thrilling events that take place at big time rodeos. This is your chance to see a real battle of man versus beast
to see who comes out on top, and this is not even to mention the competition among the humans trying to prove that they are
the best in the world when it comes to rodeo.
This year's River City Rodeo will be held at CenturyLink Center from Thursday,
September 25th through Saturday, September 27th and there is no place in the world that rodeo fans would rather find themselves.
Rodeos are thrilling, all-around events where real cowboys strut their stuff in front of captivated and riled up crowds who
are always given a great show that the whole family will love. The River City Rodeo features events such as bareback riding,
team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronco riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, and barrel racing. Whatever your favorite
event is there it is sure to be on the docket and you may end up loving another event you are not so familiar with.
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.
September CenturyLink Center is transformed into one of the premiere locations for rodeo and livestock lovers. Whether you
prefer the timed events or the rough stock events, the American Rodeo offers up some of the best competition you could ask
for. The moment you step foot into CenturyLink Center 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, the River City 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 the River City Rodeo so make your plans to be in Omaha in September as soon as possible.
The Fan Experience
When attending the River City Rodeo it is easy to get caught up in all the action whether
you have been attending the event for years or are completely new to rodeo. The instant attendees enter CenturyLink Center
for the River City Rodeo it is clear that rodeo is home to some of the most passionate fans and athletes of any sport in the
world. The performers 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 was at last year's American Rodeo has been eagerly
awaiting the second annual event. With a wide variety of contests and competitions, the River City Rodeo offers ticket holders
a bevy of entertainment options. You would be remiss not to take a little time before or after the rodeo to spend some time
checking out the stock show which is the largest 4-H stock show in the country. There is plenty more going on at the River
City Rodeo including a robotics show, the Jack Daniels After Party, a chess tournament, a BBQ competition, vendor booths,
the Kiwanis Pancake Feed, and much more.
The first organized rodeo groups began to appear in the
1920s and ever since then rodeo has had a huge influence on popular culture.