April 24, 25,
26 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, MN
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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.




Trick riding featured at
the 2014 Minnesota Horse Expo PRCA rodeos

Wild Riders Trick Riding Team

The 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.

"It 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."

Abigail 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. 

The 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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