The rodeo rents space in the parking lot to an independent carnival company, Bill Hames Carnival, said Tom DeNardin, a member of the board of directors for the rodeo.
He said they would shut down the rides until city officials can inspect them and deem them safe.
As carnival-goers clustered around the ride, watching the rescue efforts, a carnival employee tried to entice them back to spending money.
“Hey, folks, why don’t you, instead of standing around watching that, come play our game?” she shouted.
The rodeo was in its fourth day Saturday. Today is the last day.