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Rodeo
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Bucking horse at the Calgary Stampede
Highest governing body Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
First played 1869
Characteristics
Mixed gender Yes
Type Indoor or Outdoor

A rodeo is a North American sport. It is a collection of several similar activities that came from the history of the day to day lives of Mexican vaqueros (cowboys) and American cowboys. It has events that came from the handling of cattle, and the riding and training of horses. Rodeos started as a competition between the cowboys to see who was the best. Over time it has gone from taking a collection of money for the person who won to today's large professional competitions such as the National Finals Rodeo with a lot of money for the winners.

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