Preserving The Western Legacy Of The Nicola Valley

Ranching, Rodeo and Equine Events

Reaching the Cowboy in All of Us

For over 60 years, The Nicola Valley Rodeo Association has been committed to preserving the ranching & rodeo heritage of the Nicola Valley & creating community. The NVRA hosts a wide range of events, including ranch rodeos, youth rodeos, barrel racing, roping & other equestrian events & clinics.

NVRA News & Upcoming Events

2021 Season

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    2021 Event Bookings - Book Your Event Now!

    April 20 to October 17, 2021
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    The 2021 season is here! Our grounds are located in Merritt, BC, the heart of the Nicola Valley. We've hosted a variety of events, many of which aren't even rodeo related. With plenty to offer, including covered stands & lots of room for camping, we're sure our grounds will meet your needs!

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    2021 Event Calendar

    April 20 to October 17, 2021
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    The 2021 season is here! Check out our events calendar to see what's happening at the grounds!

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    Adam Blackmon Cutting & Reined Cow Horse Clinic

    Jun 26-27, 2021 & Aug 21 & 22, 2021
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    With a focus on horsemanship & rider connection, this clinic will help improve your horse's performance, whether your horse is used for performance, work or pleasure! Learn the basics of Cutting & Reined Cow Horse events or focus on specific areas of improvement for competition prep. Register for both clinics & receive discounted pricing! Note date changed from Aug 7 & 8 to Aug 21 & 22

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    Drive-in Movie Night at The Grounds

    August 20 & 21, 2021
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    NVRA is pleased to host another drive-in movie night this summer! Check back soon for more details.

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    Kiel Wilson Novice & Advanced Roping Clinics

    Jul 8-9, 2021
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    There is a clinic for those who are still learning & an advanced roping clinic for experienced ropers looking to elevate their skills. Come learn from a Pro level roper!

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    NVRA Memberships, Roping Nights & Open Riding Info

    April 20 to October 17, 2021
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    NVRA is pleased to host open riding, open roping evenings (Tues & Thur) & ladies & novice roping every second Wednesday evening starting Apr 27. Come join the fun!

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    Merritt Little Britches Rodeo

    Aug 28 & 29, 2021
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    Children throughout southern BC compete at this rodeo. Come on out and watch our local kids compete!

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    62nd Annual Pro Rodeo - Cancelled

    Sep 4 & 5, 2021
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    We're sad to announce we've had to cancel the 62nd Annual Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo for 2021. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter or check back here for updates as we prepare for the next annual pro rodeo.

Family Fun For Everyone!

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Keeping The Cowboy Culture Alive

Hosted in Merritt BC for over 60 years, the Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo is a professional rodeo that welcomes you to explore the cultures and traditions of our province in a fun and unique way.
We know you want to do something fun, entertaining, affordable, and maybe a little educational with your family this summer – great memories you’ll talk about for years to come. 
The Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo is a high-calibre professional event on the Maple Leaf Circuit, and features the finest animal athletes in North America. 
This means we get the best cowboys and cowgirls from across Canada and the U.S. competing at our rodeo. Proudly, we are endorsed by the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and the American Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. 

An authentic Western cultural experience for the whole family

Did you know rodeos are the great frontier of family fun?
Fast paced and full of interesting activities, rodeos are an economical, exciting, and valuable way to spend time together as a family. Steeped in local cultural tradition and offering something for everyone, they allow you step into a western world with the tip of a cowboy hat.

Get In Touch With Us

Address

499 Lindley Creek Road,Merritt, British Columbia

Phone

(250)-378-5059

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