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May 18, 2008 - Cloverdale, British Columbia, Canada - Cowboy competes in Bull Riding category at annual Cloverdale Professional Rodeo event. The rodeo was first held in 1945 and proved so popular that it was taken over by the Lower Fraser Valley Agricultural Association in 1947. In 1962, the fair was taken over by the Fraser Valley Exhibition Society, and in 1994, the fair and rode

May 18, 2008 - Cloverdale, British Columbia, Canada - Cowboy competes in Bull Riding category at annual Cloverdale Professional Rodeo event. The rodeo was first held in 1945 and proved so popular that it was taken over by the Lower Fraser Valley Agricultural Association in 1947. In 1962, the fair was taken over by the Fraser Valley Exhibition Society, and in 1994, the fair and rode Stock Photo
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3012 x 2064 px | 25.5 x 17.5 cm | 10 x 6.9 inches | 300dpi

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18 May 2008

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May 18, 2008 - Cloverdale, British Columbia, Canada - Cowboy competes in Bull Riding category at annual Cloverdale Professional Rodeo event. The rodeo was first held in 1945 and proved so popular that it was taken over by the Lower Fraser Valley Agricultural Association in 1947. In 1962, the fair was taken over by the Fraser Valley Exhibition Society, and in 1994, the fair and rodeo were renamed the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association. In 1984 the Cloverdale Rodeo was voted the Number One Performance Rodeo in North America by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association. In 1996, the 109 year-old annual fall fair was incorporated into the May rodeo weekend. The rodeo is an annual target of animal rights activists, who allege that bucking straps, electric prods, spurs and physical abuse are used to terrorize the animals into action. In 2007, after controversy over the death of a steer, the rodeo announced that it will drop 4 roping events thus disqualifying itself from the professional rodeo circuit. Today the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition is the second largest community rodeo in Canada, attracting competitors and spectators worldwide. (Credit Image: © Sergei Bachlakov/ZUMApress.com)

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