Sisters Rodeo

Buckin' broncs and barrel racers! Every year, the best cowboys and cowgirls in rodeo come to Sisters for the fat purses of "The Biggest Little Show in the World!" Sisters Rodeo has been entertaining rodeo fans for 73 years with world champion cowboys and cowgirls competing in all the events of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. There are five great shows plus an Xtreme Bulls performance at the Sisters Rodeo grounds, three miles southeast of Sisters on Highway 20. Each performance has a grand entry, team bronc riding, tie-down roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, bull riding and barrel racing. The Sisters Rodeo Parade is in downtown Sisters on Cascade Avenue, Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. The popular parade packs the town with floats, bands, antique cars, exotic animals and equestrian teams along with visiting rodeo queens and courts. Sisters Rodeo Queen Whitney Richey will reigned over the 2013 rodeo. Queen Richey is from Springfield, Oregon, and is a student at the University of Oregon. The 2013 specialty act was Percheron Thunder, a Roman Riding act with Jason Goodman straddled on two of six black draft horses, reining them in feats of precision and athleticism. The act has been the premier act at National Finals Rodeo, the Calgary Stampede and other major rodeos across the nation. The Kiwanis Buckaroo Breakfast is at Sunday at the rodeo grounds from 7 to 11 a.m. There is Cowboy Church at 9 a.m., also at the rodeo grounds. Sisters has the highest purse in the nation the second weekend in June, bringing the best in the sport to compete and entertain the crowds.

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