RO•DEO | Ro-de-o: Is one of the most historic forms of North American pageantry and competition still practiced today. It features the raw skills, determination, teamwork and danger that was so prevalent in the settling of our Country so many years ago. Today's rodeo performances of cowboys and cowgirls continue to showcase those skills and talents in an effort to preserve the culture and quality of the North American Cowboy!
The beginnings of rodeo can be traced back to the ranches of the early 1700s, when Spanish cattlemen, known as vaqueros, would influence the American cowboy settling the Americas with their clothing, language, traditions and equipment which would in turn influence the modern sport of rodeo. Duties on these early ranches included roping, horse breaking, riding, herding, branding, and much more.
These activities remain the same today on modern ranches all-be-it with modern methods and equipment. These ranch chores would evolve directly into the rodeo events featured at rodeos today.
The Rawhide Rodeo Company has been producing rodeos and rodeo related events for over three decades. It has grown from a small professional rodeo company to one of the largest and most accredited in the World, now producing over 100 rodeo performances a year Internationally. As a company, Rawhide Rodeo delivers the product of rodeo to millions of people each year, giving them a taste of the history and culture from which our Country was built.
Awards & Highlights
Some of our most recent awards:
- 2015 - PRCA Circuit Finals High Mark Saddle Bronc Horse of the Finals #904 Festus
- 2015 - IPRA voted Festival Western St-Tite Quebec Outdoor Rodeo of the Year for the past 17 Years
- 2015 - APRA Contractor of the Year
- 2015 - APRA Bull of the Year #3716 Crazy Carl
- 2015 - APRA Bareback Bronc of the Year #28 Matt Dillon
- 2015 - IPRA contestants voted Arnprior Top 5 New Rodeo of the Year
- 2015 - IPRA contestants voted North Washington Top 5 Outdoor Rodeo of the Year
- 2015 - IPRA contestants voted London Western Fair Top 5 Indoor Rodeo of the Year
- 2015 - Holstein voted one of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario
- 2014 - Special events partner, Big Events, nominated for the Canadian Special Event Industry Star Award for "Best Corporate Team Building Event"
- 2014 - IPRASaddle Bronc of the Year #96 Night Linger
- 2013 - PRCA First Frontier Circuit Bull of the Year #9630 Mighty Mouse
- 2013 - IPRA Bareback Bronc of the Year #198 Corona
- 2013 - IPRA Saddle Bronc of the Year & Finals #96 Night Linger
- 2012 - IPRA Most Active Contractor for past 3 years
- 2012 - PRCA First Frontier Circuit Bareback Horse of the Year #28 Matt Dillon for the past 2 years
- 2012 - APRA Stock Contractor of the Year
- 2012 - APRA Rodeo of the Year, Attica, NY
- 2012 - APRA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year #-55 Blue Jeans
- 2012 - APRA Bull of the Year #719 The Finger
- 2011 - ORA Saddle Bronc of the Year #007 Switchblade and
Bull of the year #700 Western Promises
- 2010 - PRCA First Frontier Finals Stock Contractor
- 2010 - International Professional Rodeo Contractor of the Year
- 2010 - PBR Stock Contractor
- 2010 - IPRA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year #211 Side Walk Sally
- 2010 - ORA most active Stock Contractor and Stock of the year
- 2009 - IPRA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year #48 High Time Gal
- 2009 - Producer of Professional Million Dollar Rodeo Tour
- 2008 - IPRA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year #N35 Mardi Gras
- 2008 - IPRA Bareback Bronc Horse of the Year #198 Corona
- 2008 - IPRA Bull of the Year #228 Bloody Sunday
- 2007 - Contracted to Produce First Professional Bull Riding in
Eastern Canada (PBR)
- 2007 - IPRA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year #139 Tax Man
- 2006 - Calgary Stampede Parade winner: The Canadian Cowgirls
Rawhide Rodeo Drill Team and Dress Act
- 2006 - Owner & Producer BJ Prince, recipient of the Mick Flick
Award for Most Representative of the Sport of Rodeo
And numerous other accolades for stock, personnel and production!
Some highlights of the Rawhide Rodeo Company:
- Worked in conjunction with Big Events to win the Canadian Special Event Industry Star Award for "Winners of Best Corporate Event over $100,000 budget" for Pillars company party
- International Professional Showcase Act Announcer of the Year
- International Professional Showcase Act Clown of the Year
- Internationally Recognized and Calgary Stampede Winning
"Canadian Cowgirls" perform exclusively at Rawhide Rodeos
- The Rawhide Tour Guarantees the highest payouts for their contestants in Eastern Canada, with over a million dollars in
prize money available to our contestants via our events! This will continue to guarantee the caliber of contestants only found at Rawhide Rodeos!
- We remain the only accredited "Professional" rodeo company operating in Eastern Canada, endorsed by both the IPRA and the PRCA
- We remain the sole producer of the OHSRA (Ontario High School Rodeo Association), and will continue to instill the qualities and morals necessary to compete in the sport of rodeo and help it to grow year after year
- Guarantee international representation from multiple countries on our tour and at our events
- Provide the support and structure necessary to grow and maintain your event
- Produce the second largest rodeo in Canada with nearly a million spectators attending!
- Will continue to deliver tremendous value for our patrons at each and every event planned for 2016!