Contestants try their hand at at riding a 2,000lb bull for 8 seconds in hopes of earning the highest score. Upper body control and strong legs are essential to riding bulls.
The horsemanship skills and competitive drive in this fast and furious event make it a crowd favorite. Beautiful cowgirls and fast horses, what else do you need?
Throughout this 8 second ride a cowboy must grasp the rigging with only one hand and ride with no saddle. The scoring is based on both the cowboy and the horse equally.
Steer wrestling is the quickest event in rodeo. The object of the event is to wrestle the steer to the ground using only cowboy grit.
In rodeos only true team event two ropers, a "header" and a "heeler" work together to catch a steer. The "header" is the first cowboy out of the roping box.
Rodeos "Classic Event", Saddle Bronc Riding has roots that run deep into the Old West! A contestants score is equally dependent on his performance and the horse.
Looking for something exciting for the whole family? How about a night at The Painted Pony Rodeo? Cowboys and Cowgirls galore! Kick off the evening with an awesome BBQ, then dust off your boots and mosey on over to the corral, for a real Championship RODEO. Great fun for everyone! Tough cowboys, beautiful cowgirls, funny rodeo clowns, outstanding animals and so much more. Guaranteed to be on the edge of your seat.
We were in the Lake George area on vacation and decided to go to the rodeo and bbq. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The bbq was great, with lots of sides and even dessert. We all enjoyed our first rodeo. Love that everyone sings the anthem and says the cowboy prayer. The different rodeo sports they competed in were action packed and exciting. We had a wonderful time. I definitely recommend attending.
- Tracie McDowell
Had the best night with my husband and children. The show was awesome. We will be coming back next year. Best Rodeo ever
- Caroline Bradley D'Allura
One of the most amazing experiences I have had with my family. My two daughters absolutely love it from beginning to end. Their Favorite was the women’s barrel racing. So empowering and inspiring to see women do this. My six year old is now trying to convince us to buy her a horse. My husband and I love the BBQ dinner before the rodeo. The ribs were superb. Needless to say we will definitely do it again when we visit Lake George next summer. Thank you for the great experience and for keep American Culture Alive.
- Cynthia Kirkham
A fun family night out at the rodeo. We loved that they honored all Veterans and said a thoughtful prayer about the participants and the animals before they began. Great events and good food. We will definitely be back!
- Mari Jeffery Gates