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Maple Leaf Finals Rodeo

In partnership with the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, this rodeo circuit will feature 10 top contestants, who will compete in eight major rodeo events over four nights with a chance to win $100,000. This year’s rodeo will feature a new event, Ladies Breakaway Roping. Saskatchewan’s highest-paying rodeo is also it’s best attended, with 20,000+ fans packing the Brandt Centre and thousands more will watch every performance of the new Maple Leaf Finals livestreamed online.


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Rodeo 101

Rodeo 101 is an educational video series that explains the sport, rules, athleticism, and animal care that are all part of the Maple Leaf Circuit Finals at Agribition and rodeos across Canada.


Bareback – A contestant/cowboy riding a bucking horse for 8 seconds without a saddle. This event requires skill, balance, and coordination.
Team Roping – The only true team event in pro rodeo requires close cooperation and timing between header and healer. The event originated on ranches when cattle needed to be treated or branded and the animal too large for one cowboy to handle.
Steer Wrestling – The objective of a steer wrestler also know as a “bulldogger”, is to use strength and technique to wrestle a steer to that ground as quick as possible competing for the fastest time.
Barrel Racing – A rodeo event, usually for women, in which a horse and rider must run a cloverleaf preset pattern competing for the fastest time.
Saddle Bronc – A rodeo event in which the contestant attempts to ride a bucking horse for eight seconds. Unlike bareback, but similar to the ways of the old west, the horse is equipped with a regulation saddle and braided rein attached to the halter that rider holds on to.
Tie Down Roping – The roots of this event can be traced back to the working ranches of the old west. This event mimics when calves were sick they had to be roped for quick veterinary treatment.
Bull Riding – A contestant climbs on the back of a 2,000 lb bull with the determination to ride for 8 seconds. Bull Riding is dangerous and predictably exciting, demanding intense physical and mental toughness and courage.



Maple Leaf Finals Rodeo TV

A limited series and educational video series featuring a behind the scenes look at rodeo at CWA and across Canada, including contestant interviews, rodeo highlights, rodeo rules, animal care, and so much more!
Check out all Maple Leaf Finals Rodeo TV episodes here!