With the Cody Nite Rodeo every evening from June 1st to Aug., 31st, the PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo July 1st to 4th, and the Xtreme Bulls bull riding sometime in late June,  Cody likes to call itself “The Rodeo Capital of the World.” People come from all over the country (including Hawaii) to compete, and the stands contain people from at least three different counties each night.

Rodeo fans wait in line at the ticket booth before heading inside to watch the last night of the Cody Nite Rodeo Finals on Aug. 31, 2011.

A cowboy ties up a steer during the tie-down roping event at the PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo on July 4, 2011.

A dog pokes his head out of an opening in a cattle trailer as a cowboy passes during the Cody Nite Rodeo on June 14, 2011.

Austrailian native Hilary Sattell stands to shoot a photo as the Cody Nite Rodeo gets underway on June 14, 2011.

Horses stand tied to their trailers during the 92nd Annual PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo on July 1, 2011.

A concession stand attendant makes her way to the restroom during the 92nd Annual PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo on July 2, 2011.

Rodeo fans make their way to their seats on a catwalk that passes over the bull pen before the PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo on July 3, 2011.

Stampede Riders make their way out of the arena after presenting flags of the rodeo sponsors during the PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo on July 3, 2011.

Bareback rider Caleb Bennett takes a moment to gather himself after being bucked just short of the buzzer during the PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo on July 4, 2011.

Keith Gideon, 8, stands near the bucking chutes before the bareback riding began during the Cody Nite Rodeo on July 9, 2011.

Jerrod Lee, of DeKalb Ill., pauses to say a quick prayer before hopping into the bucking chute to ride bareback during the Cody Nite Rodeo on July 11, 2011.

Cowboys gather behind the arena as they prepare for the Cody Nite Rodeo on July 11, 2011.

J.L. Luppencott readies himself in the chute before taking a bareback ride during the Cody Nite Rodeo on July 9, 2011.

Chance Madson (left) and Alex Christofferson tape their arms ahead of the bareback riding competition during the last night of the Cody Nite Rodeo Finals on Aug. 31, 2011.

  1. #1 by lifeasweknewit on February 19, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Great photo story. Thank you for giving me an insight into Cody. Greetings from Singapore.

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