Lots of exciting action is coming up in Rimbey when the Hooves & Horn Bullarama comes to town.
Mark Van Tienhoven, who organizes the event along with wife Sara, said this year, the seventh annual Bullarama promises to be as entertaining and exciting than ever.
“We will have 30 pro level riders and 42 bulls,” he said. “They all ride once and the top six all ride again. That’s how I decide my champion.”
Bull poker is another great crowd pleaser that will be back this year.
“Everyone likes to see someone run over,” Van Tienhoven said with a laugh
This year, the cabaret that follows the bull riding, will feature Kixsin, an Alberta country music award-winning band.
Van Tienhoven said the bullarama is a community event and groups from the area who are involved all benefit.
He said this year a portion of the proceeds will go to the Rimbey Historical Society and the Rimbey Elementary School playground.
Funds will also go to the Rimbey 4-H club, which helps with the clean up; the fire department, who helps hose down the arena; the ag society who rents out their bleachers; and the Lions Club, who have helped with serving in the bar in the past.
Stock for the bullarama comes from all over Alberta and bull riders are part of the Elite Pro Null Riders Association and some come from as far away as New Zealand and Australia.
Van Tienhoven is grateful for the sponsorship of Rimbey Feeds and everyone else who helps make the event a success every year.
“They do so much and work really hard to make this event happen in the community.”
The Hooves and Horns Bullarama will be held April 6 at the Rimbey arena. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bullriding begins at 7 p.m.