Who is Canterbury Rodeo?


Canterbury Rodeo first came to fruition in 2008 by a group of likeminded people who wanted to see the sport they were passionate about come alive on Canterbury soil.  In January 2009 that dream came true through sheer hard work, commitment and countless volunteer hours, with Mandeville Sports Ground playing host to the inaugural Canterbury Rodeo.  


Following that truly successful day, Canterbury Rodeo has continuously wowed full capacity crowds with professionally run rodeos showcasing the very best the sport has to offer. Not only is the cowboy/cowgirl fundamental to a great show but just as equally the prized stock are stars in their own right. As every competitor knows there are two athletes in the sport of rodeo.


Canterbury Rodeo Committee’s continuously aim to provide a safe and family orientated day for all of the contestants, with a national class facility and purpose bred stock to share their talent, athleticism and skills with the public to foster and enhance the sport of rodeo.