RODEO is a sporting event that features the skills associated with COWBOY life and cattle roundup in a competitive setting. In BC it originated in the CATTLE-raising districts of the CHILCOTINCARIBOO and the NICOLA Valley and evolved over the years from informal gatherings of working cowboys held on ranches or in ranching communities into a regular circuit with professional competition. Many of today's competitors have no ranching experience at all and work in a variety of jobs in the rodeo...

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