The Rodeo is held at the Cooma Showgrounds in February each year. Cooma is the largest town in the region and is the Gateway to the Snowy Mountains. Located just over 100km from Canberra, 350km from Southern Sydney and just over an hour by plane from Sydney Airport - Cooma is easily accessible for a quick trip or an extended stay!
Competitors travel from around Australia to show their talents in a range of events including Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Poley Buckjump, Steer Wrestling, Roping and Barrel Racing. There are also a range of Junior Events and Local Events.
The stock used in these events are bred and trained to perform to the best of their abilities.
The Broncs are supplied by the Rick Wilson Rodeo Company and the Tumut Rodeo Company (TRC). Rick has a long history in Rodeo and operates his breeding programme from the Picton region of NSW. The Tumut Rodeo Company operate their breeding programme from the Tumut Region of NSW.
The Bulls are supplied by the Rodeo Association of Moruya Inc. The breeding and training of the Bulls operate from the Moruya region on the South Coast of NSW. The Steers used in the events are supplied by Ray Jeffery and are handpicked from a range of breeds to suit the size and capability of the riders.
The top Bulls and Broncs come together for
The Great Snowies Rodeo -
Agriwest Cooma Rodeo!
There is plenty to see and do in the Snowies - check out the Attractions page.
Your needs are covered in Cooma with Bush Basics for all your country clothing, Cooma Hotel for lunch/dinner, Shell Cooma for petrol, car spa and dog wash, Alpine Motor Group for a new car, Cooma Furnishings for everything furniture, Macks Auto and Tyre Plus for motoring maintenance as well as many other supermarkets and a variety of businesses!