Heartland Rodeo rides into Teulon

Two mounted riders team up to rope a steer at the Teulon Rodeo on Aug. 25. Photo by Twyla Siple, Interlake Publishing

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The Heartland Rodeo in Teulon attracted many locals as well as tourists to Green Acres Park on Aug. 25 and 26.

Rodeo events included barrel racing, steer wrestling, steer roping and more.

Barrel racing is a rodeo event in which a horse and rider attempt to complete a cloverleaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time.

Steer wrestling, also known as bulldogging, is a rodeo event in which a horse-mounted rider chases a steer, drops from the horse to the steer, then wrestles the steer to the ground by grabbing its horns and pulling it off-balance so that it falls to the ground. The event carries a high risk of injury to the cowboy.

Team (steer) roping is the only rodeo event where men and women compete equally together in professionally sanctioned competition, in both single-gender or mixed-gender teams.

For more information about Heartland Rodeo, visit heartlandrodeoassociation.com.