February 2011
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National Rodeo Finals Returns to Montgomery March 10-12

This year’s Southeastern Livestock Exposition will again play host to the IPRA All-Region National Finals. Fans will be able to see the top five competitors in all seven events from each of IPRA’s four regions competing in two go-rounds.

The promise of bringing the best of the best IPRA cowboys and cowgirls as well as the top stock from multiple contractors for this $40,000 added-money event is causing a lot of stir around the rodeo world.


SLE Past President Nealy Barrett (left) and current SLE President Camp Powers (right) with the 2010 NARF Champion Bull Rider Carrson Hiatt from Rosalia, KS.

"This is the one of the richest purses for a rodeo this side of the Mississippi River and you can tell by the level of competition you’ll see among the cowboys and cowgirls that come to this year’s SLE Rodeo," said Camp Powers, President of the Southeastern Livestock Exposition.

Rodeo fans will also be glad to see the return of one of rodeo’s most popular stars for more than 50 years, 4-time PRCA Clown of the Year and Rodeo Hall of Fame member Lecile Harris. Lecile’s name and collection of comedy acts have become synonymous with the image of the professional rodeo clown. Also in the arena to entertain fans will be third-generation rodeo performer and PRCA Act of the Year Jerry Wayne Olson with his amazing band of trained performing horses.

"We’re extremely excited about this year’s rodeo. Feedback from rodeo goers last year has lead us to again bring the IPRA National All-Region Finals to Montgomery as well as to once again secure the sport’s top entertainment acts. From the cowboys, to the stock, to the entertainment, this year’s SLE Rodeo will be absolutely top notch," said Dr. Billy Powell, Executive Director of the Southeastern Livestock Exposition.

Tickets for all four performances are on sale now online through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-888-2RODEO2. As well, rodeo fans can buy their tickets in person from the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association headquarters building or from Garrett Coliseum the week of the rodeo.