24, 25, 26 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, MN
Sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council
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2014 Minnesota Horse
Expo Dodge PRCA Rodeo
Special Offer for military personal attending the Minnesota Horse Expo on Sunday April 27, 2014
The Minnesota Horse Expo is pleased to announce that all
active-duty military, National Guard and reserve members, retired military, veterans and
their immediate families (spouses and minor children) who pay admission to the
Minnesota Horse Expo on Sunday, April 27, are invited to attend the Sunday
3:00pm Horse Expo PRCA Rodeo for free as our thank you for your service. A
military ID card or other proof of service must be presented at the Coliseum
Rodeo ticket windows to receive the free admission Sunday rodeo tickets. Tickets will be made available on a
first come first serve basis. Please call 612-716-1522 with any questions.
Tickets for both the Expo and the Rodeo can be purchased at the
Event - plenty of good tickets available at the gate!
Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company | Coliseum Seating Chart
Rodeo tickets can be purchased inside the Expo grounds at the Coliseum Box Office.
Remember: Anyone attending the rodeo must also pay admission to the Expo.
Rick Madsen - Photographer - www.rickmadsen.com
Minnesota Horse Expo PRCA Rodeo Performances in the Coliseum
What will you see at the Minnesota Horse Expo Dodge PRCA Rodeo?
The seven standard competitions at a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys
Association) rodeo are Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull
Riding,Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Barrel
Racing. The first three events - Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding
and Bull Riding - are considered "roughstock" events.The cowboy's
score is equally dependent on not only his performance, but also the
animal's performance.The other competitions are timed events, which
means the cowboy (or cowgirl, for the Barrel Racing) compete against
the clock, as well as each other.
ENTERTAINMENT WITH A WILD SIDE
Trick riding featured at the 2014 Minnesota Horse Expo PRCA rodeos
Wild Riders Trick Riding Team
sequin-clad trick rider, Abigail Petersen, waves to the crowd from her
galloping horse. Nobody would suspect her next move. Just as everyone's
eyes start to focus on her glittering outline, she throws herself off
the side of her trusty steed at full speed to drag only by a thin strap.
Her hands and hair comb the arena floor just missing her horses
pounding hooves, and the crowd gasps in awe. This talented daredevil is
the manager of the Wild Riders Trick Riding Team, who is set to perform
their stunts at the 3 PRCA rodeo performances at the Minnesota Horse Expo. Her sister and long time trick riding partner, Meishja Petersen, will be riding with her each night.
takes a lot of grit, hard work, and dedication; a true passion for the
sport; and a bit of a wild side to be a trick rider," says Meishja. "We
put ourselves in the dangerous situations that people usually try to
avoid. It takes a lot to get in and out of that safely and gracefully.
Things don't always turn out right when you're doing stunts, and you
have to learn how to get out in one piece."
and Meishja have spent plenty of time in, around, and over the saddle
to perfect their act. They are based out of Sperry, Iowa and this rare
equestrian sport has already taken them many exciting places. Abigail,
27, has performed as far Mount White, Australia. Meishja, 25, also has a
long list of star performances throughout the U.S. Their stunts include
dragging by one leg, standing, jumping on and off combos, riding upside
down on the neck, somersaults, and many others on their beautiful
horses, running wildly at a full gallop. "Every time we have to face our
fears, and every time it is an adrenaline rush," says Abigail.
Wild Riders love the excitement of bringing their show to new
audiences. You can learn more about the Wild Riders Trick Riding Team on
their website www.wildtrickriding.com. Don't forget to see these death defying stunts and more at this year's Minnesota Horse Expo rodeos!
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