Watch a cowboy take a bull by the horns and ride calmly
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – This isn't Yuma's first rodeo, this weekend, February 9-11, will be the 79th.
Can I have some ee-haw?
The Yuma Silver Spur Rodeo has plenty to offer, from watching professional rodeo cowboys to entertainment such as bull riding, livestock, motocross, and barrel racing.
Children also participate in Mutton Bustin', an event similar to bull riding or bronc riding, but this time the little ones ride and race sheep.
Rodeo announcer Bob Edmonds flew in from Colorado for the first time and said he loves his job.
“There's no other professional sport that has a play-by-play commentator as a play-by-play announcer, so I just have one-sided conversations with about 5,000 friends in the audience as I comment play-by-play,” Edmonds said. Ta. “And the way I get feedback is their reaction, whether it's to what I say or to what's going on in the arena or the music involved. So this job is a great job. is.”
Edmonds has been a rodeo announcer for 25 years, 20 of those years with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).
You'll also have a chance to see Brianna Hicks, the 2023 Yuma Silver Spa Rodeo Queen, so say hello.
On Friday, February 9th and Saturday, February 10th, doors open at 2pm and the rodeo begins at 4pm.
Sunday, February 11th, doors open at noon and the rodeo begins at 2 p.m.
Before you go kicking and screaming, you can buy your tickets here.