The sidewalk ends and the Wild West begins at Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo featuring three fan-favorite events – bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and the most extreme sport, bull riding. Twelve contestants will compete for the chance to come back for the final winner-takes-all Ultimate Showdown Round. In addition, some of the nation’s fastest cowgirls will compete against the clock in the Women’s Barrel Racing competition.
Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo will also feature the return of Bull Jumper Emmanuel Lataste. The Frenchman will show off his unbelievable athletic talent and nerves of steel as he takes this extreme sport to another level. Bull Jumping, a sport directly linked to a South Western French tradition called “Course Landaise,” will include more than 15 jumps and maneuvers over a four-year-old charging Mexican fighting bull. Joining Manu will be Professional Rodeo Comedy Act of the Year John Harrison and National Finals Rodeo Announcer Roger Mooney.
Before the rodeo each night beginning at 6 p.m., fans are invited to come early and partake in interactive activities for all ages including pony rides, all access meet-and-greets with cowboys and entertainers, hopping in the clown’s barrel for photos, sitting on Sonny and Silver Dollar the LIVE bulls in the bucking chutes and getting up-close-and-personal with the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo animal superstars.