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Roping and riding highlight North American Championship Rodeo

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The 35th Annual North American Championship Rodeo happens in conjunction with the world's largest, purebred livestock exposition (North American International Livestock Exposition - NAILE) on November 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm each night.

The Expo and Rodeo take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), Louisville, Kentucky.

Thursday, November 14th is WDRB Night at the Rodeo.

Friday, November 15th is "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" night at the Rodeo.

A portion of that evening's ticket proceeds will be donated to Horses And Hope, a Kentucky charity dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

Rodeo fans and contestants are invited to wear pink to show their support.

Top cowboys and cowgirls compete for over $85,000 in prizes and the title of Regional Champion.

Contestants earn their way to the Ram National Circuit Finals by competing in a nine-state region, including Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Rodeo ticket prices are as follows:

Thursday, Nov. 14 - $25 adult, $5 children (under 12)

Friday, Nov. 15- $30 adult, $10 children (under 12)

Saturday, Nov. 16 (final round) - $32 adult, $10 children (under 12)

CLICK HERE for ticket information.


New this year, the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) gets involved with the North American International Livestock Expo.


The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) is one of the fastest growing equestrian sports organizations in the nation.

Mounted contestants compete in this fast-action timed event using two .45 caliber single-action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition.

The family-friendly CMSA™ offers multiple levels of competition for men, women and children, from the novice to the seasoned professional.

The events happen during the day in Freedom Hall at the North American International Livestock Expo, Thursday, November 14th through Saturday, November 16th.

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