Tuesday, February 28, 2012

World's Oldest Rodeo - Arizona Trivia

Did you know that Prescott, Arizona, lays claim to the "World's Oldest Rodeo"? First held on July 4, 1888, the Rodeo has been a part of Prescott "doings" every year since then.

In fact, the World's Oldest Rodeo (celebrating its 125th year this summer) is 25 years older than the State of Arizona (which just turned 100).

This year's rodeo in Prescott will be held June 28 to July 4, 2012, and will feature all the usual events - roping, bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, and barrel racing - and the Town of Prescott also hosts a parade, an arts and crafts festival, and a fireworks show, to boot.

Personally, I can't imagine wanting to ride one of those broncos or bulls. I cringe in pain just watching it! Have any of you ever been to a rodeo? Or ridden in one?

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Click here for more information about the World's Oldest Rodeo.


Scope said...

I was in Canada, so I went to a "stampede" once. Does that count?

Janie Junebug said...

No, I did not know. Will wonders never cease?

Janie, who is now on twitter and begs you to turn off the word confirmation thing

Nan said...

In my next life, I'm coming back as a goat roper.

Loved going to the Tucson Rodeo, also been to the rodeo in Reno. It's a sport that's improved a lot over the years -- less cruelty to animals (the bucking straps are fleece-covered now; they used to be naked rope), more safety equipment for the riders.