The fiberglass structure created around steel tube framing sets the stage, but the custom – built hydraulic lift platform inside the bell, capable of lifting about two tons, is the showstopper. Link enabled the top of the bell to remotely open as the platform lifts up and presents a horse and rider with an American flag… it’s a patriotic tribute unlike anything you will ever see. Exceeding the expectations of our audience is the goal and this is truly one that is hard to top.
The free preshow from 6-7 p.m. also provides more FUN and unique opportunities. Pony rides are available for kids but all ages will enjoy meeting the rodeo entertainers for autographs, learn to rope, throw some “horseshoes” or sit on Midnight, the 2,000 lb. Brahma bull in the bucking chutes.
The gates open at 6 p.m. rain or shine. Hillside seating surrounds the beautiful Shenandoah Riding Center Arena. Food vendors and specialty vendors will be available. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends each performance with a fireworks display to music. After the rodeo for live music at Rodeo After Party. For more information call 563-343-4752.