TRIVIA: How well do you know your rodeo? Take this quiz before you go to the Days of ’47!

Jul 20, 2022, 11:54 AM | Updated: Sep 8, 2022, 4:19 pm
Days of...

GR_Rodeo_ days of 47 logo

The Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo presented by Zions Bank is a one-of-a-kind Gold Medal Rodeo being held July 20-23, 25 at 7:30 PM.

The Days of ’47 Rodeo

How well do you know your rodeo trivia? Take the quiz to test your know-all before heading out to the Days of ’47 Rodeo at the Utah State Fairpark!

What does “breaking the barrier” in rodeo lingo mean?

Silhouette of cowboy at days of 47 rodeo Photo: Adobe Stock
Correct! Wrong!

In roping events, failing to give the calf or steer the designated head start results in a ten second penalty.

Why did 8 seconds become the standard for bareback and bull riding?

Bronc Rider at Days of 47 Rodeo Photo: Adobe Stock
Correct! Wrong!

For the safety of the animal, an 8 second time limit was placed. After that their adrenaline begins to wear out.

How do cowboys maintain balance during bareback riding?

Rope tied to a fence at days of 47 rodeo Photo: Adobe Stock
Correct! Wrong!

Bareback rigging is cinched on the horse with a piece of leather, shaped roughly like a shallow triangle with two points trimmed off. It measures around 18-inches long and cannot be more than 11-inches wide where the handhold leather is.

True or false: All rodeo events are safe for animals

Bull ride, days of 47 rodeo Photo: Adobe Stock
Correct! Wrong!

The safety and welfare of animals is of the utmost importance. Rodeos are dedicated to the humane treatment of the animals involved and believe they should be treated with respect. All animals are inspected and evaluated for illness, weight, eyesight and injury prior to the rodeo. The greatest care is taken to guarantee the health and well-being of the animals involved.

What is a bulldogger?

Cowboy holding onto a leather rig on a horse, days of 47 rodeo Photo: Adobe Stock
Correct! Wrong!

A bulldogger, also known as a steer wrestler, is a person who brings an animal to the ground by twisting its head from the horns. They are aided by the hazer, a second cowboy who is tasked to keep the steer from veering away too far from the steer wrestler.

Which of the following roping events began out of a medical need during the turn of the century?

cowboy with lasso silhouette at small-town rodeo. Days of 47 Rodeo Photo: Adobe Stock
Correct! Wrong!

When a calf was sick or injured, it had to be caught and immobilized quickly for treatment. Ranch hands prided themselves on how fast they could rope and tie calves, and soon they began informal contests.

What’s considered the ultimate classic event of the rodeo?

Barrel Racing at Days of 47 Rodeo Photo: Adobe Stock
Correct! Wrong!

Though all events at a rodeo are time-honored classics, the saddle bronc competition is the most highly anticipated during any event. A solid ride that will receive high marks is one where the cowboy looks like he is simply sitting in a rocking chair, rocking back and forth in unison with the horse

Which of the following competitive categories is women’s only?

A barrel racing horse skids around the corner throwing up dirt, days of 47 rodeo Photo: Adobe Stock
Correct! Wrong!

Though barrel racing is solely a women’s event, women are breaking through to compete in other events such as team roping, tie-down roping and breakaway roping, thanks to advocacy from the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.

This is a sponsored article brought to you by KSL TV in conjunction with the advertiser. The advertiser paid a fee to promote this article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of KSL TV, its parent company, or its staff.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories


Hand turning a thermostat knob to increase savings by decreasing energy consumption. Composite imag...
Lighting Design

5 Lighting Tips to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Advances in lighting technology make it easier to use smart features to cut costs. Read for tips to save energy by using different lighting strategies in your home.
6 months ago
Portrait of smiling practitioner with multi-ethnic senior people...
Summit Vista

How retirement communities help with healthy aging

There are many benefits that retirement communities contribute to healthy aging. Learn more about how it can enhance your life, or the life of your loved ones.
6 months ago
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Ask these questions before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
6 months ago
Cloud storage technology with 3d rendering drawer with files in cloud...
PC Laptops

How backing up your computer can help you relieve stress

Don't wait for something bad to happen before backing up your computer. Learn how to protect your data before disaster strikes.
6 months ago
young woman with stickers on laptop computer...
Les Olson

7 ways print marketing materials can boost your business

Custom print marketing materials are a great way to leave an impression on clients or customers. Read for a few ideas to spread the word about your product or company.
6 months ago
young woman throwing clothes to organize a walk in closet...
Lighting Design

How to organize your walk-in closet | 7 easy tips to streamline your storage today

Read our tips to learn how to organize your walk-in closet for more storage space. These seven easy tips can help you get the most out of your space.
7 months ago
TRIVIA: How well do you know your rodeo? Take this quiz before you go to the Days of ’47!