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The Tucson Rodeo is a nine-day event in Arizona which features seven rodeo events. It is part of the La Fiesta de los Vaqueros or the Celebration of the Cowboys. There are more than 1,000 horses in Tucson Rodeo which outnumbered the 600 athlete contestants yearly. One of the highlights of the event is the Tucson Rodeo Parade. It is a two-hour non-motor parade feature giant floats, Mexican street dancers, historical coaches, horse riders, and marching bands.

Six of the Tucson Rodeo events are participated by Professional Cowboys Rodeo Association. These events include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and bull riding. These three events allow the rider to ride at the back of a horse or at the back of a bull. Once the animal moves, the rider should stay aboard for eight second with only one hand holding the strap. If the rider fell, touched the animal or any part of his riding gear, he is disqualified from the competition. Other events are steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and barrel racing. The barrel racing is usually participated by the Women?s Professional Rodeo Association.

There are also rodeo events for kids such as Dodge Mutton Bustin?, Justin Junior Rodeo, and REACh program which runs for a week. The Dodge Mutton Bustin? tests the riding skills of children by riding a sheep while the Justin Junior Rodeo allows children ages 7 to 12 to ride a young cow.

A portion of the proceeds from the Tucson Rodeo events are donated to University of Arizona scholarship fund.
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