World’s Oldest Rodeo 2014 in Prescott, AZ

Prescott-Collage-Rodeo-and-Parade-2014The Cowboy Lifestyle Network, Ak-Chin Indian Community and Earnhardt Auto Road Team captured the World’s Oldest Rodeo sponsored by Coors Banquet from June 29 to July 5, 2014.

From an exciting rodeo dance to the famous Prescott Frontier Days, Inc. Parade that took place in the Courthouse plaza, it is a family friendly experience that is unlike any other.

The Prescott Frontier Days Parade is a spectacle you will not want to miss next year during the 2015 Prescott Rodeo. Hundreds of floats and rousing amusement makes it around the Rodeo Parade Route.

Prescott-Frontier-Days-Parade-NoBullFirst heading west down Willis to make a turn south on Cortez Street, it makes a right down Carlton to downtown Prescott’s famous Montezuma Street in front of Courthouse Square and Matt’s Saloon. Eventually making its way east down Sheldon Street to finish the celebrated parade route.

In fact, Cowboy Lifestyle Network spotted Tex Earnhardt of Earnhardt Auto Centers along with a massive bull float supporting their 17 locations and the Earnhardt Liberty Kia dealership located in Prescott, AZ.

POW-Truck-WFF-Display-Prescott-Rodeo-2014As Mr. Tex Earnhardt waved to the parade spectators, both young and old, he handed out stuffed bull animals trademarked by Earnhardt’s famous “No Bull” Difference slogan dating back to 1951.

The legendary Coors Banquet was also in attendance at the parade making its rounds around Prescott’s famous “whiskey row,” supporting the 2014 Summer Protect Our West (POW) campaign. LEARN MORE about how CLN, Coors Banquet and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation teamed up to support these heroes and their families.

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Prescott Fire Dept. remembering the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots at the 2014 Frontier Days Parade in Prescott, AZ

Certainly, it was touching to see the community come together to remember the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots in the aftermath of the devastating Yarnell fire last year on June 30, 2013. Such as, the Spaghetti Western Dinner Fundraiser for the Granite Mountain Hotshots that was held on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

The World’s Oldest Rodeo proved itself to be one of Arizona’s favorite PRCA sanctioned rodeos once again this year with all the spills, thrills and action. One thing that makes this rodeo celebration so great is that it is during the heart of the rodeo season that carries through the 4th of July weekend.

Prescott-Rodeo-2014-Collage-with-Crystal-Rae-Coddington-and-Harry-VoldPrescott Rodeo contestants battled throughout the 7-day rodeo in events such as, Bareback Riding, Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping and Bull Riding. Stock contractor, Harry Vold Company provided the stock along with some bulls provided by Dirty Money Cattle Company.

Before the short round started every day the energy behind the bucking chutes was alive and well. Adrenaline was pumping at high levels, making for some pretty amazing rides and some gnarly rodeo wrecks.

Top PRCA Rodeo announcer Randy Corley displayed his natural talent and professionalism during the World’s Oldest Rodeo. Rodeo Royalty graced the crowd during each performance along with Megan Brush, your 2014 Miss Prescott Frontier Days. CLN’s Crystal Rae Coddington was present conducting interviews and working with Justin Sportsmedicine Team.

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Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls and CLN’s Aaron Kuhl and Patrick ‘OD’ O’Donnell after the final performance of the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, AZ.

Furthermore, there was a group of cowgirls that separated themselves from the rest during the World’s Oldest Rodeo. The professional sports teamed named, the “Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls.” Riata Ranch is a world-renowned trick riding and trick roping school for young adults.

The CLN team caught up with the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls after the rodeo and learned more about what they do because they were absolutely phenomenal and blew us away. Not only are these girls known for their sensational acrobatic stunts and complicated roping routines, Riata provides life lessons for young adults, confidence and leadership.

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s rodeo a success and for those who didn’t make it this year, this is one you will want to put on your rodeo list for next year. Meanwhile, check out Cowboy Lifestyle’s YouTube Highlights of Prescott’s 2014 Rodeo.

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