Inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2014, the Clovis Rodeo is steeped in over 100 years of western heritage and traditions – And it is finally here! The 103rd Annual Clovis Rodeo starts tonight! Three action-packed performances (April 28th – 5:30pm; April 29th – 2pm “Salute to Veterans”; April 30th – 2pm – Tough Enough To Wear Pink) are planned for Clovis Rodeo – A proud Gold Tour Member (one of only seven rodeos in the world) of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour. A world class rodeo – the Clovis Rodeo draws the best of the best of our PRCA/WPRA Cowboys and Cowgirls. This, combined with the best stock, top-notch entertainment and many community events leading up to rodeo, make this one of the most exciting rodeos in the world!
Editors Note: The Clovis Rodeo is part of the PRCA California Circuit. The PRCA/WPRA California Circuit Finals Rodeo will be held October 13 & 14, 2017, at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, California. The top 12 PRCA CA Circuit Cowboys and Cowgirls, in each event, will rope and ride for the Circuit Championships and Year End Championships at this event. For more info, please visit website / Facebook (we would love for you to give us a “Like”).
Members of the Clovis community, as well as members of her surrounding communities, have enjoyed so many amazing events over the past several days leading up to the 103rd Annual Clovis Rodeo. An absolute favorite – which happens Saturday – is the Rodeo Parade. This year’s theme is “Superheroes”. Congratulations to this year’s Grand Marshal, Jodie Simpson Everett, Clovis’ “Hometown Cowgirl”. “…A Clovis native, Jodie and her family are an integral part of the rich history of the region. She has been involved in the ranching community and rodeo since her childhood. Simpson Everett follows in the footsteps of her father, rancher Edwin W. Simpson, who was honored as Clovis Rodeo Grand Marshal in 1956…” (Clovis Rodeo Committee)
We would like to take this opportunity, and we would like all rodeo fans, cowboys and cowgirls, to join us, as we once again say “Thank You” to the Clovis Rodeo for their sponsorship and support of the 2016 RAM PRCA/WPRA California Circuit Finals Rodeo!! We would also like to thank your 2016 Miss Clovis Rodeo, Katie McDougald, for her assistance at the 2016 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo! Thank You Katie for proudly carrying your rodeo’s flag and for your assistance in helping to present Sponsor Flags!
Five time “PRCA Rodeo Announcer of the Year”, Wayne Brooks ( website ) will keep rodeo fans abreast of everything that is going on in the arena. Burch Rodeo Company (Facebook), along with several sub-contractors (including Big Stone, Moreno & Growney, Bridwell Pro Rodeo, Calgary Stampede, Corey & Lange Rodeo), will provide the animal athletes for the 103rd Clovis Rodeo. Veteran Rodeo Secretary and 9-time “PRCA Secretary of the Year”, Haley Bridwell, will ensure a smooth running office. Sherry Sheldon-Gibson and Diana Alexander will be on hand for all of the timed events. Chuck Lopeman will be your Sound Engineer.
“I believe a Rodeo Clown has the power to create a bridge from fans to contestants and rodeo in general.”, said JJ Harrison ( website / Facebook ) who will be in the arena as the Barrelman for the 103rd Annual Clovis Rodeo to do just that!! Joining him in the arena to keep our cowboys and animal athletes safe, will be veteran Pick-Up Men, Bobby Marriott ( website ), Matt Twitchell ( website ), and Josh Daries, as well as Bull Fighters Eric Layton ( website ) and Tim O’Connor (Facebook ).
The Justin Sportsmedicine Team will be at the 103rd Clovis Rodeo to lend their help and support to our cowboys and cowgirls if they need it! To learn more about the Justin Sportsmedicine Team please visit their website and Facebook. To learn more about the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, please visit their website and Facebook.
- PRCA Photographers Matt Cohen ( website / Facebook / Instagram) and Dan Hubbell ( Facebook), will no doubt capture all of the rodeo action and all of those memories sure to be made at the 103rd Clovis Rodeo. Be sure to check their websites and social media pages to purchase your professional photos!
Good Luck to all of the cowboys and cowgirls! Safe travels to all!
See you in October for the RAM PRCA CA Circuit Finals Rodeo ( website / Facebook ) which will be held October 13th (one performance) and October 14th (two performances and awards ceremony), 2017 – in Lancaster, CA ( website/ Facebook ) – at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds ( website / Facebook ). Thank you for your support! If you, or your business, are interested in sponsoring the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo, please contact Dawn Babers ( [email protected]).