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Colorado River Round-Up 2019

Throw on those boots ladies and gentlemen because it’s time to “Cowboy and Cowgirl Up” at the 43rd annual Colorado River Round-Up Rodeo! April 5th– 6th, come on out to Needles, California and join Cowboy Lifestyle Network as we kick up some dirt in The Golden State.

Celebrating 43 years of rodeo successes, the Needles Rodeo Association is proud to bring their only local rodeo back to the tri-state area. This Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association  (GCPRA,) sanctioned event is presented by the Colorado River Medical Center and will feature rodeo events such as Saddle Bronc, Bareback, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing, and Breakaway Roping. In addition to these classic events, there will also be Ranch Bronc Riding and a Junior Barrel Race.

The Colorado River Round-Up Rodeo is made a reality each year by the many hard-working volunteers and Board Members who have dedicated their time to make this community event an annual tradition. Through Sponsorship, volunteerism, and donation, The Needles Rodeo Association, a non-profit organization, has been able to send money back into their community, benefiting education, tri-state youth organizations, and scholarships for local high school seniors.


Other events happening during rodeo weekend include a Cornhole and Horseshoe Toss Tournament, live music, an after-rodeo dance, the Colorado River Round-Up Rodeo Queen Crowning, plenty of shopping and food options, as well as a Lil Wranglers Rodeo which includes Mutton Bustin’, Steer Riding, and Junior Barrel Racing.

During your visit to the Colorado River Round-Up Rodeo, make sure to say howdy to the Colorado River Rodeo Royalty! Rodeo Queen Sarah Moulder and Princess, Kayla LaPlante have been hard at work throughout the year promoting their beloved rodeo and the western heritage of Needles, California.

Mark your calendars! On Friday, April 5th, rodeo gates will open at 4pm. Make sure to come and explore the many food and shopping vendors the Colorado River Round-Up Rodeo has to offer. Night one of GCPRA entertainment will begin at 6pm sharp. The fun will continue at 8pm with the after-rodeo dance featuring live music by the band Little Town.

The action starts early on Saturday, April 6th. Rodeo gates and vendor shopping will open at 9am, Debbie’s Dispensaries Horseshoe and Cornhole Tournament will begin at 10am, followed by the Lil Wrangler Rodeo at 11am. Future rodeo stars will kick up some dirt at 2pm with the Junior Barrel Race. The second night of rodeo will begin at 6pm followed by more dancing and music by the band Little Town at the after-rodeo dance. For more information visit the Colorado River Round-Up website!


CLN Community & Event Sponsor

Taryn Cantrell is an Arizona native who has spent many hours in the rodeo arena. Having grown up barrel racing, serving as the 2017 Gilbert Days Rodeo Queen and as a member of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation, Taryn is passionate about her western heritage and all things rodeo. When she’s not on horseback, Taryn can be found playing her bass guitar, painting, and performing around Phoenix with her band. Taryn is a graduate of Arizona State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance. Taryn is proud to combine her love of the arts with her love of rodeo and has been honored to sing The National Anthem at various rodeos across the beautiful state of Arizona. Alongside her love for art and music, preserving her western heritage and promoting the sport of rodeo are just two of Taryn’s many passions. Taryn is so honored to share her love of rodeo with Cowboy Lifestyle Network’s wonderful audience.

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