The tradition of the Wild West comes alive when Scottsdale, Arizona hosts the annual Parada del Sol PRCA rodeo at WestWorld from March 9 through 12. All of the events will occur in the modern 120,000 square foot, 3,400-seat Equidome. 2017 marks the 64th anniversary of the non-profit event that brings all of the exciting spills and thrills each night during the popular western sporting event. See your favorite athletes go head to head with rowdy broncos and enraged bulls.
Along with bringing entertainment to the community, the pro rodeo serves as a fund raising project, which helps support a number of local organizations and programs in addition to helping families in need. Justin Boots, Resistol and Wrangler Western are some of the more than one dozen renowned businesses established locally which sponsor the Scottsdale, Arizona event. However the Head Honchos remain the primary sponsors of the annual sporting activity. The group is comprised of men and women residing in the valley who remain devoted to keeping the Western tradition alive.
Parada del Sol Events
This year’s lineup of western athlete guys and gals from across the country arrive to compete in a number of traditional pro rodeo events. Cheer for your favorite as they compete in:
• Bareback riding
• Barrel racing
• Bull riding
• Calf roping
• Saddle bronc riding
• Steer wrestling
• Team roping
• Tie down roping
Dan Fowlie will be announcing all the action as it unfolds. Bullfighters Clifford Maxwell, Donny Landis and Luke Kraut have the dangerous task of protecting fallen riders from the massively muscled animals in addition to providing some light-hearted entertainment. The PRCA rodeo begins nightly at 7:00 P.M. However, on Sunday, the events begin at 2:00 P.M. A variety of specialty acts will also perform.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights following the rodeo, all are welcome to kick up your heels during the Coors Rodeo HoeDown. On Saturday night, the Handlebar J plans on hosting the Parada del Sol Rodeo Dance beginning at 9:00 P.M. Live musical entertainment will be provided by the Herndon Brothers Band.
Nothing compares to watching all of the events live. However, if you miss one or more nights of action, simply venture to the Cowboy Lifestyle Network. View pro rodeo highlights and interviews with western sports celebrities. The Ak-Chin Indian Community, Earnhardt Auto Centers and Papa John’s Pizza Road Team will also be on hand for the Scottsdale, Arizona PRCA events.