All’s fair at the rodeo

Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair one of the best turnouts in decades, organizers say.

Photos by Boaz Joseph / The Leader

About 100,000 people packed the Cloverdale Fairgrounds over the long weekend to take in the 127th fair and annual rodeo.

The country fair showcased world-class skateboarders, pig racing, lumberjack shows and the midway rides, to name a few.

Organizers say more than 85,000 packed the fair and 23,000 attended the rodeo.

Even with the added seating, the rodeo saw two back-to-back sellouts for Saturday and sunday performances.

Organizers say it was one of the best turnouts in decades.

The 69th annual rodeo showcased the world’s stop cowboys and cowgirls competing for $325,000 in prize money.

The Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association is the non-profit organization that manages the world famous Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, held every year on the May long weekend at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey.

Here are the results from the rodeo:

Bareback Riding

1. Jessy Davis, Power, MT –  89 points ($20,000 Finals, $23,900 Total)

2. Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, UT- 88.5 points ($10,000 Finals, $11,800 Total)

3. Matt Lait, Cayley, AB- 86.5 points ($5,000 Finals, $6,900 Total)

4. J.R. Vezain, Cowley, WY- 85.5 points ($4,000 Finals, $8,500 Total)

Saddle Bronc Riding

1. Tyrell Larsen, Inglis, MB – 90.5 points ($20,000 Finals, $22,200 Total)

2. Cort Sheer, Eslmere, NE  – 89 points ( $11,250 Finals, $14,000 Total)

3. Cody Demoss, Heflin, MA – 84.5 points ($6,250 Finals, $9,700 Total)

4. Bradley Harter, Loranger, LA – 83 points ($5,250 Finals, $7,850 Total)

Ladies Barrel Riding

1. Julie Leggett, Kamloops, BC – 16.195 seconds ($20,000 Finals, $22,400   Total)

2. Timi Likely, Twin Falls, ID – 16.292 seconds ($10,000 Finals, $12,200 Total)

3. Sydni Daines, Red Deer Country, AB – 16.320 seconds ($5,000 Finals, $7,700 Total)

4. Lyndsey Kruse, Great Falls, MT – 16.481 seconds ($4,000 Finals, $5,900 Total)

Bull Riding

1. Steve Woolsey, Payson, UT – 86.5 points ($44,000 Finals, $46,800 Total)

Rounding-Up the World’s Top Skateboarders

Amateur Division:

1. Andy Anderson, White Rock, BC – 263 points

2. Kaeu Araujo, São Paulo, Brazil – 262 points

3. Diego Pires Afonso, São Paulo, Brazil – 251 points

Pro Division:

1. Guenter Mokulys, Berlin, Germany – 265 points

2. Mike Osterman, Yorkville, Illinois, USA – 260 points

3. Rene Shigueto, São Paulo, Brazil – 259 points

For more information on the association and the 69th-annual Cloverdale Rodeo and the 127th Country Fair, visit



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