The University of Kentucky Rodeo Team competes in the Ozark region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, NIRA. Through NIRA, the team’s students can compete in events such as  saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, barrel racing, goat tying, steer wrestling, tie-down roping and team roping. Rodeo for many of the team’s members, is an outlet where they can escape the stress over classes and enjoy doing something they love. The team has students from all corners of the United States with different backgrounds and disciplines. The rodeo family at UK is continuously growing and is dedicated to taking the team to the next level. The team practices at Mark Wilks and Hodge Arena.

​To get involved in the team, students can follow the team on Facebook at University of Kentucky Rodeo Team or on Instagram at UKrodeoteam. The team will have an informational meeting the first few weeks of school for students to come learn more about the team and join. You can also check out our website https://www.ukyrodeoteam.com.

Though the season got cut short, at the last rodeo the team had one of its members, current Vice President Kylie Jo Daugherty, win the short go round and the average at the rodeo in breakaway roping. The team can't wait for this upcoming year and its competitors as they are improving each rodeo. The team volunteers at all the rodeos the Kentucky Horse Park offers and is a big part of Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo. You do not have to have a horse to join the team. The team has many students that learn to ground rope with its members and attend rodeos as a group.