The rodeo is a really exciting event. It is a thrilling ___COMPETITION___ between cowboys from all over the country. It has a long tradition and even today there are rodeo schools which keep it alive and ___PROFESSIONAL___. The rodeo is a spectacular sight. If a ___VISITOR___ has a place in the first row of the arena, he or she may even be sprinkled with sand by the passing horses. The ___PERFORMANCE___ usually starts with an opening ceremony by horsemen dressed in bright colours and carrying flags. All through the show the master of the ceremony ___CONSTANTLY___ jokes with special clowns. A rodeo in Texas is certainly an exciting experience which is practically ___IMPOSSIBLE___ for a tourist to forget.