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Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo and Fall Fair In Merritt BC

Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo and Fall Fair In Merritt BC

The Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo and Fall Fair is an Annual Tradition. 

Don your hat and pull your boots on. 


Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo and Fall Fair in Merritt BC Canada – The Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo was always  held on Saturday, August 31st – Sunday, September 1st,  in Merritt, British Columbia. Held at Nicola Valley Rodeo Association grounds here in Merritt. Due to Covid19 this favorite event is on hold. 

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Because pictures can tell a story, I wanted to add quotes that represented the cowboys, cowgirls, and everyone who loves to watch, admire, and cheer these amazing athletes on who truly love what they do. Enjoy the pictures along with Cowboy and Cowgirl Quotes.


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Hold tight! Photo by Tania Stewart.


To Demonstrate How To Ride a Bull.

“If your not makin’ dust your eaten’ it”  Cricket,  June 3, 2008


Although It Looks Easy, She is Just That Good.

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“If my boots and spurs ain’t here, I’m probably riding and drinking beer. Horses are God’s gift to cowgirls as an apology for men.” Andrea, June 3, 2009. Photo by TStewart.


To Be Sure You Have a Strong Grip.

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Photo courtesy Tania Stewart.

“Learn this well, the last ride is never the last ride. And the end is not the end.” Richard Rowland


Furthermore This Takes Two. 

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Photo by Tania Stewart.

“A Cowgirl is a woman with guts and horse.” TS


Subsequently The Saviors Are On Hand.

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Get out of the way! Photo courtesy Tania Stewart.

“A true cowboy knows love, pain and shame but never cares about fame.” Anonymous


Longest 8 Seconds Ever.

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Ride! Photo Tania Stewart.

“The only good reason to ride a bull is to meet a nurse.” Anonymous


While Riding The Bull Is Hard, Getting Out of Danger Continues.

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Not for me! Photo taken by Tania Stewart.

“Ride E’m Cowboy, don’t let them throw ya down.. You can’t make no money if ya hit the ground, Ride E’m Cowboy, don’t let them throw ya down, You’re the toughest Cowboy in town.” Juice Newton


Again, 8 Seconds.

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Hang er on! Photo courtesy Tania Stewart.

“Pain and rodeo go hand in hand.” Snake, April 1, 2009


Granted They Make it Look Easy.

“It aint worth fussin’ about unless the bone is showin’ or you ain’t got no feelin’ in it…even then you should cowboy up and walk it off.” Mat, October 21, 2008


To Be Sure You Can Not Use Both Hands.

“If you haven’t fallen off a horse…then you haven’t been ridin long enough.” Unknown


Furthermore it Begins Early. 


“I took to the life of a cowboy like a horse takes to oats.” Anonymous

“No man should have cowboys boots in his wardrobe. That’s fair enough, isn’t it? Unless you’re a cowboy, of course.” Paul Weller


Truly This Should Be An Olympic Sport.

“The horse is a mirror to your soul. And sometimes you might not like what you see in the mirror.” Buck Brannaman


Truly a Joy to Watch!

“Cowgirl Up! Means to rise to the occasion, not to give up, and to do it all without whining or complaining.” Whitney, November 9, 2008

Do Not Try This At Home.


“Some cowboys have to much tumbleweed in their blood to settle down.” Ken Alstad


The Next Time You Want to go Trail Riding, hold on. Tight!

“If you climb in the saddle, be ready for the ride.” Ashton Jennings, April 10, 2013


Can You Say Cute?

Bravo! Photo from Tania Stewart.

“A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.” William James


Time to Run!

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Run! Picture by Tania Stewart.

“Bull riding is probably the most dangerous sport in the world in terms of head injuries.” Jonathan Gottschall


Furthermore Bull Riding takes Guts!

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Great grip! Photo by Tania Stewart.

“Rodeo careers can end without warning, as quick as the next try at an eight-second ride.” John Branch


To Demonstrate how Cowgirls Cool Off.

This is pure “Relaxation”


If it was easy, everyone would do it.

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Shake it off. Photo by Tania Stewart.

“When you’re young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re my age, you splatter.” Roy Rogers


This time I Got Err Done.


“True cowboys are the ones who aren’t afraid to get dirty.” Lane Frost


Moreover its all About the Spectators.

“A good old rodeo never hurt anyone.” Taylor Kitsch


When it Takes a Team.

“A real cowboy doesn’t have to say they are a cowboy you know, the smell, the expression and the heart tells itself. ” cowgirlmaine, November 19, 2009


When you are in the Bull Pen.


In Conclusion 

Held at Nicola Valley Rodeo Grounds. Attending this event is truly a Nicola Valley Experience you wont forget.

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Nicola Valley Rodeo Association
499 Lindley Creek Road,
Merritt, British Columbia











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