The Lehi Round-Up rodeo is a tradition for many local families. We had a chance to attend this year with our boys age 8 and 5 (the baby stayed home). Don’t worry, this wasn’t our first rodeo as we attended the Days of ’47 in Salt Lake last year.
The Lehi Round-Up is a lot of fun, because though the venue is small, they pull in a really nice crowd and some pretty solid talent. The announcer is famous for his “rodeo voice” and Leisel the Clown, who comes every year is a Hall-of-Famer on the rodeo circuit.
For those of you who don’t know the rodeo, there are events such as bronc riding, calf-wresting, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, and of course, bull riding. They had a bonus event this year, too. Several teams of 3 cowboys chased some broncos around the arena trying to saddle and ride them around a barrel. Only 2 teams accomplished this task as the horses were big and wild!
Other features this year were some kids doing trick riding and the motorcycle stuntmen that do huge jumps and tricks. We’ve seen these guys every time we’ve been, and it is always amazing to see some one pull off a back flip on a motorcycle 60 feet in the air.
We really enjoy the unique atmosphere at the Lehi Roundup. If you are a new to rodeos, this is the perfect place to start!