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Press Conference to Announce the Acadiana Junior High and High School Rodeo Returns to St. Landry Parish: A Spectacular Comeback Celebration in the Equine Capital of Louisiana!

St. Landry Parish, LA – The wait is over, and the excitement is building as St. Landry Parish, the proud Equine Capital of Louisiana, prepares to welcome back the heart-pounding, action-packed world of rodeo. We are thrilled to announce the return of the Acadiana Junior High and High School Rodeo after an absence of over 15 years, and it’s coming back “bigger and better than ever.”

St. Landry Parish has a deep and enduring connection with the sport of rodeo. After a hiatus, we are proud to announce the rebirth of this cherished event, as we welcome the Acadiana Junior High and High School Rodeo.

The return of this rodeo signifies the growth of rodeo among our younger generation of cowboys and cowgirls. 

This event will highlight the recent improvements at the St. Landry Ag Arena and St. Landry’s recent title of “Equine Capital of Louisiana.” This spring, we are proud to host over 300 families who will gather to participate in and witness the excitement of the rodeo.

The Acadiana Junior High and High School Rodeo promises a showcase of exceptional talent from junior high and high school students from across the state. Get ready for some tough competition and thrilling performances in a variety of rodeo events, including:

– Barrel Racing

– Pole Bending

– Calf Roping

– Breakaway Roping

– Team Roping

– Bull Riding

– Saddle Bronc Riding

– Bareback Riding

– Goat Tying

We invite members of the media, rodeo enthusiasts, and our community to join us for the official announcement at a press conference to be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023. The event will take place at the St. Landry Parish Ag Arena (1939 W. Landry Street, Opelousas, LA) and commence at 4:00 PM. Be a part of this historic moment as we usher in the return of the Acadiana Junior High and High School Rodeo to St. Landry Parish, the Equine Capital of Louisiana.

About the Acadiana Junior High and High School Rodeo

The Acadiana Junior High and High School Rodeo is a celebration of rodeo tradition, youth talent, and the vibrant culture of St. Landry Parish. They are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of rodeo champions and providing an unforgettable experience for our community.