The Rupununi Rodeo Performances is an annual concert of live entertainment filled with heat, excitement and adrenaline-pumping action. The rodeo performances showcase the skill, art, bravery and raw power of Rupununi born and bred cowboys and cowgirls. It is a phenomenon that explodes across the Rupununi Savannahs and ripples its way across almost every economic sector. During the rodeo season, business booms in this region.
There are two separate Rodeo Shows which take place on the Easter Weekend. They are, namely:
- The Lethem Rodeo – which is held at the Rodeo Ground in Lethem, Central Rupununi on the Saturday and Sunday of the Easter Weekend.
- The Sandcreek Rodeo – which is held in Sandcreek Village, South Rupununi Savannahs – on Eastern Monday.
There is also the Bonfim Rodeo which takes place right across the border in the Brazilian city of Bonfim. The Bonfim Rodeo is held one week after the Easter Weekend.
The Rupununi Rodeo Shows are an intensifying blend of acrobatic and cultural activities which dates back to as far as the 1960s. They include:
- Horse Races.
- Bare Back Bronco
- Saddle Bronco
- Barrel Races
- Calf Riding
- Bull Riding
- And much more…
If you’d like to visit the Rupununi Rodeo Performances in 2019 or beyond, be sure to reserve your hotel rooms by the end of this year or early January as hotels are usually booked out for the Rodeo Weekend months in advance.
For now, you can enjoy these 300 + breathtaking Rupununi Rodeo Photos courtesy of Photographer Amanda Richards. These Amanda Richards’ photos were taken during the 2018 Rodeo. To learn more about Amanda Richards and her award-winning photography, visit her website @ www.amanda-richards-guyana.com