Rodeo features fast horses and rodeo champs

An exciting day of arena action with close to 80 competitors is set for the Fourth Annual CJM Country Stables Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo on Sunday.

The festivities begin at noon with the grand opening ceremony by the Kaua‘i All-Girls Rodeo Association drill team, led by grand marshall Harold Aiu. Admission is free.

The featured events are team roping, poo wai u, double mugging, wahine barrel racing, wahine steer undecorating, and bull riding.

Everyone is invited to cheer the state’s (and some out-of-state) best rodeo arena athletes teamed up with the fastest and finest rodeo horses and the toughest bulls. You’ll be seeing the competitors who survived the roping preliminaries that will be held on Friday. (Spectators welcome at CJM Stables from 4 p.m.)

There will be ample parking and seating for Sunday’s rodeo at CJM Country Stables, located in sunny Po‘ipu.

Just take Po‘ipu Road past the Hyatt Regency resort, and you’ll see the CJM sign about 1-1/2 miles ahead, on the right.

Kaua‘i’s David Nawai will provide the commentary and play-by-play on the events in his own colorful local style.

Rodeo clowns and daring bullfighters Pat Ching and Bobby Joe Carlson from O‘ahu will be there to keep everyone laughing (and the riders safe).

They’ll have their special rodeo games for the keikis.

Look forward to a fun-filled day for the whole family, with unique craft booths and a great food selection offered by Joe’s on the Green, Puka Dogs, Subway Sandwiches, Andy’s of Hanapepe Hawaiian Catering, the Shrimp Wagon, and shave ice from Calvary Chapel of Kapa‘a.

There will also be a Budweiser beer garden, so no coolers, please, in the grandstands.

Midpac Auto Center will demonstrate the new “rodeo-tough” Ford trucks.

The Kauai Rodeo Club, along with CJM’s Joyce and Jimmy Miranda, thank the County of Kaua‘i, Anheuser-Busch and Midpac Auto for all their assistance. They plan to make the Sunday rodeo an exciting, entertaining and memorable event for visitors and locals alike.

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