Originating in the everyday activities of ranchers and cattle herders in Spain and the American West, rodeo has since evolved into a multinational competitive sport, with competitions at the middle school, high school and professional levels.
Rodeo and private boarding schools may not seem like they would go well together, but at Wasatch Academy, equestrian and rodeo programs and education come together like a rope and a steer. The Wasatch Academy rodeo program molds high school cowgirls and cowboys into national champions. With a healthy combination of horse riding and studying, students learn to excel both in their studies and on horseback.
So what is rodeo, exactly? Let’s take a look.