The Mount Isa Rotary
Rodeo is one of the biggest and richest in the world with prize money of up to $200,000
attracts competitors from all around the globe. The Rodeo is held in the middle of August every year and spans over
3 days starting on the Friday afternoon till Sunday afternoon. Both men and women compete in various events which
range from Calf Roping, Barrel Racing, Bareback Bronc Riding , Steer Roping and Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle
Bronc Riding and Bull Riding.
for the Rodeo weekend is the Mardi Gra (not a gay one either...lol..) held on the Friday
which see 3 main streets closed off. The night starts off with a procession of floats by local business and charitable
houses all vying for first place set to a theme for that year. The main streets are full and alive with people enjoying the
food, fun, carnival rides, entertainment and of course the booze. It is a awesome night for all and one of the highlights
of the Rodeo weekend.
~*PICTURES FROM MT ISA RODEO*~
Sorry but these are
all the pictures i have at present and ones take from Mardi Gra night are too dark, maybe
eventually i will get some more to add.
Here are some links to more Rodeo Sites
Here are some Rodeo
Sites that provide free Rodeo/Western stuff
for your pages, from, backgrounds, clipart, music, animated gifs or
anything you need for that western look.
Page Updated on the
3rd October, 2002