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Save the Date for Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek Presented by Banner Ironwood

Welcome to your all-in-one guide for Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek 2023! This annual event takes place in Queen Creek, Arizona at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre March 15 – 19, 2023. It is an exciting opportunity for families and rodeo lovers alike to enjoy the thrills of a rodeo, carnival, vendors and so much more!

Since 2011, the Roots Nโ€™ Boots Rodeo has been bringing the western heritage of Queen Creek, Arizona to the public with four days of non-stop rodeo action, musical entertainment, and carnival fun, so much fun in fact, they’ve expanded to FIVE days this year. Presented by Banner Ironwood Medical Center, the 2023 Roots Nโ€™ Boots Rodeo has been brought to life once again by the dedicated, Friends of Horseshoe Park Rodeo Committee. Months of planning have brought the best-of-the-best rodeo entertainment to Queen Creek, Arizona for this yearly extravaganza. Saddle up for the ride this March 15th-19th!

Photo Courtesy of the Roots N’ Boots Facebook Page

Kicking off all of the fun is the annual Roots N’ Boots Trail Ride on March 11th! Join the horseback riders of Queen Creek as they ride from Horseshoe Park along the Sonoqui Wash to the Desert Wells Stage Stop, and then back. Then get ready, because Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek kicks off with a bang on March 15th with the first annual All Women’s Rodeo from 7:00pm โ€“ 9:30pm, you can see all of the details below for both of these events along with the rest of the schedule.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • Saturday, March 11 | Community Trail Ride | See Details Here
  • Tuesday, March 14 | Community Roping โ€“ by Sherwood Rope Horses
  • Wednesday, March 15 | All Women’s Rodeo
  • Thursday, March 16
    • 1:00pm โ€“ 7:00pm: Rodeo Ticket Office Open โ€“ Time Tentative
    • 4:30pm-5:00pm: Equine Meet & Greet (Barn A)
    • 5:00pm โ€“ 8:00pm: Pony Rides (cash), Free Petting Zoo
    • 4:00pm Tim Lynch Memorial Dedication (Flag Pole)
    • 4:00pm โ€“ 8:30pm Paseo Bar open (Food Court)
    • 5:00pm โ€“ 11:00pm: Carnival (ticketed) and Vendors Open
    • 5:00pm โ€“ 9:30pm: Rodeo Gates and Hospitality Open
    • 5:15pm โ€“ 6:00pm: Rodeo 101 (ticketed) Sold Out
    • 6:00pm โ€“ 11:00pm: Community Roping by Heart Cry Church
    • 7:00pm โ€“ 9:30pm: Chutes Nโ€™ Bulls PRCA Bull Riding including Youth Roughstock. (ticketed)
    • 8:00pm โ€“ 11:30pm: Youth Dance
Credit to Ric Andersen Photography
Credit to Ric Andersen Photography

While the PRCA Pro Rodeo brings the action to the rodeo arena each year, another event is a staple and favorite of the Roots Nโ€™ Boots celebrations, the Special Kids Rodeo (SKR.) Presented by Manes and Miracles, the SKR is a free event for children aged 5 through High School with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The SKR is chock-full of fun, hands-on activities for kids to explore. From touching and learning about different types of livestock feed, cowboy tools and tack to participating in rodeo event games, there is plenty to look forward to at this yearโ€™s Special Kids Rodeo! More information about this wonderful event can be found on the Roots Nโ€™ Boots Queen Creek Special Kids Rodeo Facebook Page and at rootsnboots.org.  

Photo Courtesy of the Roots N’ Boots Special Kids Rodeo

Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek is proudly presented by Banner Ironwood Medical Center and is hosted by both the Town of Queen Creek and Friends of Horseshoe Park. Friends of Horseshoe Park is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization chartered to support Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre (HPEC) and to promote the rural heritage of Queen Creek. For more on all the great partners of Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek, please see their Facebook page or website.

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