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2017 Cloverdale Rodeo performance schedule

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Vernon's Clay Elliott, shown competing at the 2012 Calgary Stampede, won the open bronc riding event at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton to advance to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, starting Thursday.
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Every year, the Cloverdale Rodeo invites the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls to compete in roughstock rodeo events, including bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding, and ladies barrel racing. The top competitors, as determined by the 2016 World Final Standings, and the year’s previous Cloverdale Rodeo and Canadian Pro Rodeo champs are invited to attend.

There will be four performances leading up to the finals on Monday:

  • Friday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m.

The Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances include two and a half hours of entertainment, including 12 contestants competing in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding, and ladies barrel racing.

Each of these performances will also have Mutton Bustin and specialty acts The Heels and Hearts of the West.

Friday night’s performance will include a fireworks display. Make sure to stay in your seat at the Stetson Bowl, as it will have the best view of the fireworks that the Cloverdale Fairgrounds can offer.

The rodeo finals will take place on Monday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m., where the top eight competitors will compete.

The winners in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding, as well as ladies barrel racing will be determined and awards presented. The Heels and Hearts of the West will perform, and the show will also include Mutton Bustin and a rodeo clown act.

 

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