Come one, come all for the first annual Chutes N’ Boots bull riding at Horseshoe Park, Thursday, March 12th at 7 pm, gates open at 5 pm. Check out all the information below!
- Adult tickets are $15 and children are $7 and available online now!
- All seats are general admission, including the seats with backs which are Box Seats during the full PRCA performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- No other PRCA events will take place – this is professional bull riding only
- No charge for parking
- Carnival and Vendors will be open
- Community roping and barrel racing will be going on in the other arenas.
- Added! Youth rough stock riders from Arizona High School Rodeo Association and Arizona Junior High Rodeo Association.
- Arena gates open at 5 pm for seating with the show starting at 7 pm
Chutes N Boots for PRCA Competitors
This is a PRCA bull riding, so a card or permit is required and entries are taken through PROCOM.
About Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek
The first Roots N’ Boots in 2011 was a huge success, with an estimated 8,000 people strolling through the gates of Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre – some for the very first time. It was easily the biggest event the Town had produced since the grand opening of the Park – both in scope and in budget. The event was coordinated and chaired by the Town of Queen Creek Special Events staff, with significant support from other departments within the Town of Queen Creek and several volunteer organizations. As hoped, the community really came together to promote our great Town and facility.
There were two PRCA Pro Rodeo performances – one Friday night with approximately 2,000 folks in the stands and one on Saturday, which was a standing-room-only, sell-out crowd of approximately 3,000! The rodeo personnel, the competitors, the stock contractors, all had glowing reviews of the crowd’s energy, the great facility, and the overall production of the rodeo.
The Family Rodeo (now known as Kids N’ Kritters) was also well attended, bringing smiles to the faces of kids and adults alike. The Queen Creek High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) organization led a huge volunteer effort to coordinate and run the calf scramble, pig chases, mutton busting, sack races and the stick-horse barrel races. Another popular event with lots of speed was the Arizona Lawn Mower Racing Association races. Some in attendance came specifically to see the races.
As with all first-time events, there were hiccups along the way. But the best way to measure the success of an event is to solicit honest feedback from the community. We did that and the response was almost universally positive! The Town agreed to do it again in 2012 and from there on out, the Friends of Horseshoe Park took over the lead role in coordination and operations.
These days, our celebration is a four-day event with well over 15,000 folks strolling through the Park entrance each year. We’ve changed a few activities here and there and brought in some new ones. But in general we’ve kept the original concept of Roots N’ Boots intact. It’s still an affordable, family-friendly event that reminds folks of our roots and brings the community together. Kids and adults alike have the opportunity to interact with horses and other livestock – and maybe learn a little along the way. Individuals, families and local businesses join forces in an amazing show of support as financial sponsors and as volunteers. Whether you’re age 3 or 103, there’s always plenty of things to see and do and good food and fun to be had with family, friends and neighbors.
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