Rodeo 101

Located in the Outback Queensland city of Mount Isa, the Isa Rodeo is the biggest and richest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere.

It’s where the romance of the Australian Outback meets the grit of a mining town, where city meets country, east meets west, man meets beast.

More than 25,000 visitors are expected to head to the Isa for the festival, which attracts the nation’s best talent competing for a prize pool of $200,000.

With a packed program of rodeo events – bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback bronc, rope & tie, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, poddy rides and bucking ponies – this year’s rodeo is set to be the best yet.

And that’s just in the ring.

Throw  Live Entertainment, Mardi Gras Parade, Queen Quest, Mailman Express Horse Race, Best Dressed Business competition, Bush Poets Breakfast, Show Rides and Fred Brophies Boxing Tent into the mix and you’ve got one big party.

So saddle up, don your best jeans, shine the spurs & grab the cowboy hat – you’re in for one heck of a ride!