In 1957, the Ontario Rodeo Association (ORA) was founded in Dundas, Ontario at the Bar 11 Ranch. The purpose of ORA is the promotion of Ontario rodeo. ORA also set out to create a standard set of rules that rodeo cowboys would follow. In addition to this, rules were also created in an effort to prevent the animals used in rodeos from being treated inhumanely.
What events are featured in the Ontario Rodeo Finals?
As cowboys work their way up the rodeo ranks, ORA works in conjunction with the Ontario High School Rodeo Association and the Roping Association of Ontario. At the present time, rodeos have ladies barrel racing, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping and bareback riding as the seven standard events. The optional events are junior barrels, junior steer riding and breakaway riding.
The Ontario Rodeo Finals are the Premier Championships of rodeo in the Province. All of the best cowboys and cowgirls from across Ontario will compete in three rounds of competition in an attempt to win Provincial and Finale prizes and awards.
When was the rodeo held?
In 2014, the Ontario Rodeo Finals started on 11/14 and end on 11/16. This rodeo took place in the Show Arena held at the Ancaster Fairgrounds in Jerseyville, Ontario. This location has hosted several other equine competitions in the past.. This is the third time the Ontario Rodeo Finals have been held at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. The attendance is always outstanding anytime the finals are held here.
International ProRodeo Announcer, Joe Scully, makes this rodeo of the most exciting finals in North America! Follow him on his Facebook Fan Page at facebook.com/RodeoAnnouncer and visit his website at www.joescully.com.
Who competes in the rodeo and what do they win?
The participants in the Ontario Rodeo Finals consist of the top seven finishers in the standard events and the top five finishers in the optional events as they finished at the end of the regular season. Both the Provincial Year-end Champion and the Provincial Finals Champion are presented with buckles to commemorate their achievements. All-Around awards and titles are presented to the people who earn the most points in the various events.
Along with the rodeo, there were also vendors selling merchandise and food, a Kid’s Rodeo and several “Meet and Greet” sessions with the performers.
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Here are the 2014 Ontario Rodeo Finals Champions:
Saddle Bronc – Rod Weese – 215 on 3
Tie Down – Ross Scully – 35.6 on 3
Breakaway – Barb Lillie – 12.4 on 2
Jr Bulls – Bryce Shaw – 209 on 3
Steer Wrestling – Tim Kemp/Joe Pennington tied 22.1 on 3
Barrels – Mandy Peidl – 41.708 on 3
Jr. Barrels “the Squad” – Lexi Pendry – 43.08 on 3
Team Roping – Cahill/Hennings 38.6 on 3
Bull Riding – Steve Foster – 79 on 1
Here are the 2014 ORA Season Champions:
Saddle Bronc – Rod Weese
Tiedown – Jarod Nooren
Breakaway – Sheri Cahill
Jr Bulls – Bryce Shaw
Steer Wrestling – Tyler Foster
Barrels – Joanne Fisher
Jr Barrels – Nicole Hamilton
Team Roping: HD – Trevor Dunk
Team Roping: HL – Jarod Nooren
Bull Riding – Nick Goncalves
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