American Finals Rodeo



This year, The American Professional Rodeo Association is proud to have the American Finals Rodeo held at the prestigious Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Two exhilarating nights of Championship Rodeo.

When

October 20th & 21st, 2017 - Starting at 7:00pm

Where

Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall





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For Two Nights - October 20th & 21st
in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall

The American Finals Rodeo is the capstone to the entire rodeo season for the American Professional Rodeo Association. The top 12 competitors in each event vie for the #1 spot. Rodeo contestants from all over the Northeast earn points with each placement towards the season's standings.

The American Finals Rodeo is the oldest and largest finals rodeo in the Northeast. The iconic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City is one of the most prestigious venues in America. This is where it all comes together to decide which cowboys and cowgirls will get awarded the American Finals Rodeo Championship buckles!



After Party's at The MOUNTAIN BAR AT THE WILD WILD WEST at Bally's - starting each night immediately following conclusion of rodeo performance

American Finals Rodeo

BULL RIDING, SADDLE BRONC RIDING, BAREBACK RIDING, BARREL RACING TEAM ROPING, STEER WRESTLING, TIE-DOWN ROPING, BREAKAWAY ROPING

BULL RIDING

Bull riding refers to rodeo sports that involves a rider mounting a large bull and attempting to stay on while the animal attempts to buck off the rider. In the American tradition the rider must stay atop the bucking bull for eight full seconds to count as a qualified ride.

BAREBACK / SADDLE BRONC

Bronc riding, either bareback bronc or saddle bronc  competition, is a rodeo event that involves a rodeo participant riding on a horse (sometimes called a bronc or bronco), that attempts to throw or buck off the rider.

BARREL RACING

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

TEAM ROPING

Team roping is a rodeo event that features a steer and two mounted riders. The first roper is referred to as the "header", the person who ropes the front of the steer, usually around the horns or neck. Once the steer is caught by the header, the second rider is the "heeler", who ropes the steer by its hind feet. Team roping is the only rodeo event where men and women can compete equally, together in professionally sanctioned competition.

TIE-DOWN ROPING

Tie-down roping is a rodeo event that features a calf and a rider mounted on a horse. The goal of this timed event is for the rider to catch the calf by throwing a loop of rope from a lariat around its neck, dismount from the horse, run to the calf, and restrain it by tying three legs together, in as short a time as possible.

BREAK AWAY ROPING

Breakaway roping is where a calf is roped, but not thrown and tied. It is a rodeo event that features a calf and one cowgirl rider. Once the rope is around the calf's neck, the roper signals the horse to stop suddenly. The rope is tied to the saddle horn with a string. When the calf hits the end of the rope, the rope is pulled tight and the string breaks. The breaking of the string marks the end of the run.

STEER WRESTLING

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. The Bulldogger has a "hazer" whose job is to ride parallel with the steer once it begins running and ensure it runs in a straight line.

BULL RIDING

Bull riding refers to rodeo sports that involves a rider mounting a large bull and attempting to stay on while the animal attempts to buck off the rider. In the American tradition the rider must stay atop the bucking bull for eight full seconds to count as a qualified ride.

American Finals Rodeo Schedule

packed with high quality entertainment, just for you.

5:00 pm

VIP Meet & Greet

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AMERICAN FINALS RODEO at Boardwalk Hall

10:30 pm

RODEO AFTER PARTY, APRA Year-end Awards Presentation at The MOUNTAIN BAR AT THE WILD WILD WEST at Bally's - starting each night immediately following conclusion of rodeo performance

5:00 pm

VIP Meet & Greet

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AMERICAN FINALS RODEO at Boardwalk Hall

10:30 pm

RODEO AFTER PARTY, Championship Buckle Presentation at The MOUNTAIN BAR AT THE WILD WILD WEST at Bally's - starting each night immediately following conclusion of rodeo performance

Atlantic City, New Jersey

An area full of great hotels, casinos and restaurants.

Spend two action-packed days in the action at the American Finals Rodeo. The area is full of great hotels, restaurants and casinos.

Venue

Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City

2301 Boardwalk

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Partnership Accomodations
The Claridge a Radisson Hotel

123 South Indiana Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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