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Newsmakers: 3 cowgirls who made history at the War Bonnet Rodeo by competing in a new event

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In this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton talks with three cowgirls who competed in women’s Breakaway Roping at the War Bonnet Rodeo over the weekend.

The rodeo broke new ground this year by including the event, which is poised to become the next big event to be added to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

RELATED | New female event will make its first appearance at the 108th annual War Bonnet Rodeo

Women’s Breakaway is new to many rodeo circuits across the country and has mainly been a part of youth and amateur rodeo. In 2016, it was introduced into professional rodeos in the Northwest and in 2018 it was added to RFD TV’s “The American.” It’s been growing at a rapid rate as more cowgirl’s join and compete in the rodeo sport.

During their conversation, the women spoke about the event, how it works, why it took so long to add a new women’s sport to rodeo and what could be next for female competitors.

Watch the video above for the entire conversation.

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