The big event is almost here - the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is scheduled to take place this 12 August to 15 August 2021. It’s the largest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere, touting Australia’s biggest rodeo prize pool that attracts up to 750 great competitors from all over the nation and world.
The competition is tough. The stakes are high. And with back to back action with fully packed events happening over 4 days, non-stop rodeo action is guaranteed to keep everyone entertained.
Not to mention, the romance is real as the Australian Outback meets the grit of Mount Isa’s humble mining town. It’s a true moment where East meets West, and Man meets Beast.
With Mount Isa Rodeo tickets on sale now, be sure to get yours now to avoid missing out on your chance to experience a legendary event that has continued since 1959.
Fully packed rodeo action
Fast, furious, and dangerous, the bull riding is a highlight loved by the crowd. A challenging event that requires a highly skilled rider to hold on with one hand, with a free hand that cannot touch anything, on a bucking bull for at least 8 seconds.
The rider is judged for style and ability to stay on the beast, while the bull is judged for his ability to buck the rider before the timer goes off.
For the saddle bronc event, synchronisation is the key to winning. Time it right with the spurring actions of a bucking horse, and the rider has to stay on for at least 8 seconds while holding on with one hand while his free hand mustn’t touch anything. Both rider and horse are judged for both style and bucking.
The bareback bronc is an exciting event with only a leather pad and handle for the rider to utilise. The challenge is to stay on for 8 seconds, with the same rules applying as the saddle bronc. Judging is also the same.
Many other rodeo events are also scheduled to take place, including steer wrestling, rope and tie, team roping, ladies barrel racing, ladies breakaway roping, and poddy rides for younger rodeo enthusiasts to make a good impression when starting out their rodeo careers.
2021 Mount Isa Rodeo entertainment
The live entertainment lineup for the 2021 Mount Isa Rodeo is nothing short of amazing. Promising rodeo rock concerts that will wow the crowd, an attendance to the Mount Isa Rodeo this year will be one you won’t forget.
On Friday 13 August 2021, Guy Sebastian will be taking to the stage with the support of renowned country rock artist Casey Barnes. On Saturday night, you’ll have the pleasure of listening to country rock legend Lee Kernaghan, who will play classics such as “Outback Club”, “Australian Boy”, “Boys from the Bush”, and more.
Beyond live entertainment, there will be plenty of Outback markets and food stalls to explore and discover local delights and creation. There are also many kids rides and entertainment fun to keep the little ones busy.
Where to stay in Mount Isa for the Mount Isa Rodeo
If you’re looking to make the 2021 Mount Isa Rodeo an event to be remembered, there’s no better place to stay than the Redearth Boutique Hotel.
Offering luxurious comfort, exceptional customer service, and the best rodeo-related experience outside of the 2021 Mount Isa Rodeo event, the Redearth Boutique Hotel is the place to be this year.
Joined with the Isa Hotel, the official hotel partner of the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo, you can easily access the after parties taking place happening in the Isa Hotel car park from 11 August to 14 August 2021. Take your shot with a mechanical bull ride, dance to your heart’s content with live DJ spins every evening from 9pm to late, or get your adrenaline rushing and get in the ring with one of Fred Bropht’s boxers if you dare.
For a spectacular western dining experience, the Rodeo Bar & Grill at the Isa Hotel right next to the Redearth Hotel is the place to go. Offering premium steaks that are cooked to perfection right in front of you, the rodeo experience is unbeatable and is one that mustn’t be missed when in town for the Mount Isa Rodeo. Book a table by calling (07) 4749 8888 to avoid disappointment.
The Redearth Boutique Hotel will also have its very own limited edition Mount Isa Rodeo merchandise for sale at the reception. From stubby coolers to caps and more, it’s time to show your support for the rodeo this year.
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