GENERAL INFORMATION

The 2022 Arizona Gay Rodeo is an IGRA-Sanctioned Rodeo, and all GRA Rules apply.   The rodeo application was approved by the IGRA Board of Directors on June 24, 2021, and included a variance for arena size of 131 feet wide by 130 feet 6 inches long.  The alleyway going into the arena is approximately 90 feet long; it is covered and has lighting.  

RODEO FACILITY

The 36th Anniversary Arizona Gay Rodeo will be February 18-20, 2022 at the Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds – 7611 S 29th Avenue – Laveen (Phoenix), Arizona.     The venue is located on the southeast corner of S 29th Avenue and West Baseline Road.  The phone number is (602) 237-3303.

HOTEL

The host hotel is the Green Tree Hotel Phoenix West – 1500 N 51st Avenue – Phoenix AZ 85043.  The hotel is on the west side of N 51st Ave just north of I-10.  Room rates and reservation information are on the host hotel link on the AGRA website (www.agra-phx.com)

Reservations can be made by calling (602) 484-9009 and ask for the Arizona Gay Rodeo 2022 room block.    Reservations can also be made through the hotel link on the AGRA website (www.agra-phx.com).   Reservation cut-off date is January 17, 2022.  Reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis.

Check in time is 3:00 pm and checkout time is noon.  To avoid a cancellation penalty of one night’s room and tax, reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival.

Complimentary shuttle service to and from the rodeo venue will also be provided using a pre-determined schedule provided by AGRA.    Also, complimentary 24-hour shuttle service is provided within a 5-mile radius.

The rodeo venue (Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds) is approximately 8.9 miles from the hotel.

EVENTS

Rodeo events will take place on Saturday and Sunday – February 19 and 20 – beginning at 10:00 am each day.    Events are:  Bull Riding, Steer Riding, Chute Dogging, Roping on Foot, Mounted Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Flag Race, Team Roping, Steer Decorating, Wild Drag Race, and Goat Dressing.     BAREBACK BRONC RIDING AND RANCH SADDLE BRONC RIDING WILL NOT BE OFFERED.

STALLS

Contestants using a horse in competition will be provided with one (1) stall at no charge.   Additional stalls are $25.00 each for the weekend.  

Per IGRA Rodeo Rule I – Section 8, contestants must:

   Reserve the appropriate number of horse stalls

   Prepay for all additional horse stalls with pre-registration

   Stall fees for additional horse stalls are non-refundable

   Stall fees for additional horse stalls are non-transferrable

Stalls are uncovered and are constructed with pipes.  Tack stalls are not available.

BARN MANAGER

The Barn Manager is Patrick Terry, and his phone number is (719) 510-6116.  He will be staying in a trailer just inside the entrance to the stalls area.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TIMES

Horse check-in will begin at noon Thursday – February 17, 2022.   All horses, trailers, and equipment must be off the rodeo grounds by noon Monday – February 21, 2022.

TRAILER PARKING

Trailers with living quarters may be parked in designated spots in the parking lot for $15.00 per day.   Generators/electricity will not be provided/available, and there are no water hookups.   Water can be obtained in the stalls area.   The Barn Manager will direct you to a parking spot, and collect the parking fee.

SHAVINGS

Shavings may be purchased from the Barn Manager for $5.00 per wheel barrel.

REGISTRATION

All contestants with an assigned IGRA number must complete and pay for an online registration with a date-time stamp by 10:00 pm Mountain Time no less than fifteen (15) days prior to the rodeo’s first performance to compete. Registration opens January 21, 2022 and closes February 4, 2022. 

New contestants may contact the IGRA Office to obtain an IGRA number a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the rodeo and complete an on-line registration.   The IGRA website is www.igra.com.

On-site registration will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday – February 18, 2022 on the back patio at Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds – 7611 S 29th Avenue – Laveen (Phoenix), Arizona.

If you will be unable to get to registration, or will be late, you must call the Rodeo Secretary, Michael Norman, at (972) 658-3228.

LATE REGISTRATIONS

Late registrations will be accepted for all events.   No late fees will be assessed.  

NEW CONTESTANT MEETING

All new (first-time) contestants must attend a New Contestants Meeting at 9:00 am Saturday – February 19, 2022.  The meeting will be in the northeast section of the bleachers in the arena area.  All new (first-time) contestants must attend, or you will be disqualified from rodeo competition.

RODEO ENTRY

Contestants must enter a minimum of:

   One (1) event per go-round, or

   Two (2) events on one day

Pre-registration must be accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of sixty dollars ($60.00).

The non-refundable $60.00 deposit will be forfeited to the host association if the contestant fails to show for the rodeo.

Must reserve and pay for the appropriate number of horse stalls.

DAY MONEY

Day money will be paid in accordance with IGRA Rodeo Rule XIV.

ADDED PRIZE MONEY

Charlie’s Phoenix has given $6,400.00 prize money to be awarded as follows:

SATURDAY

EVENT1ST PLACE2ND PLACE3RD PLACE
Men’s Bull Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00
Women’s Bull Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00
Men’s Steer Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00
Women’s Steer Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00

SUNDAY

EVENT1ST PLACE2ND PLACE3RD PLACE
Men’s Bull Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00
Women’s Bull Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00
Men’s Steer Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00
Women’s Steer Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00

If no one places, the money is retained by the sponsor.

VETERINARIAN

Dr Denisse Holden is the on-site and on-call Veterinarian.   She will be on-site during the running of all events.   The phone number for emergencies during non-rodeo hours is (480) 452-9362.  The Arizona Equine Medical & Surgical Center is located at 1685 S Gilbert Road in Gilbert, Arizona 85295.

FARRIER

Farrier information will be posted on the rodeo grounds.

EVENT RUNNING ORDER

Rodeo Start Time  –  10:00 am

   Calf Roping on Foot

   Team Roping

   Mounted Breakaway Roping

   Steer Decorating

   Pole Bending

   Grand Entry (approximately 1:00 pm)

   Chute Dogging

   Goat Dressing

   Steer Riding

   Bull Riding

   Wild Drag Race

   Barrel Racing

   Flag Race

Awards Presentations – 8:00 pm Sunday

AWARDS PRESENTATIONS

The awards ceremony will be in the pavilion at Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds – 7611 S 29th Avenue – Laveen (Phoenix), Arizona at 8:00 pm Sunday – February 19 2022.

Buckles will be awarded to the event champions and to the All-Around Cowboy and All-Around Cowgirl.

OFFICIALS

Rodeo Director                                               Ron Trusley (Phone # 602-510-9671)

Assistant Rodeo Director                               Mark Christensen (Arena)

Assistant Rodeo Director                               Michael Butts (Mipsy Mikels) (Chutes)

Assistant Rodeo Director                               Michael Weidmann

Arena Director                                                Tim Smith

Assistant Arena Director                                 Jeanne McLeod

Arena Crew Coordinator                                 Devon Garcia

Chute Coordinator                                          Denise Reinhart-Stange

Assistant Chute Coordinator                          Carl Schmidt

Lead Judge                                                     Jack Morgan

Judge                                                              Amy Griffin

Judge                                                              Tom Sheridan

Judge                                                              Randy Edlin

Auditor                                                            Bruce Roby (Grumpy)

Secretary                                                        Michael Norman

Assistant Secretary                                        David Hill

Scorekeeper                                                   Guy Puglisi (Porkchop)

Assistant Scorekeeper                                   Sam Polk

Announcer                                                      David Smith

Assistant Announcer                                      Tony Valdez

Rodeo Clowns                                                Jerry Cunningham & JC McDonald

Parking

The venue charges a $5.00 parking fee per vehicle each day with in and out privileges.   The charge will begin at 4:00 pm Friday and 8:00 am Saturday and Sunday.

PETS

Pets are not allowed on the rodeo grounds or in the pavilion.  They may be in your trailer, or contained immediately outside the trailer.  If outside the trailer, pets must be on a leash at all times, and they must remain in the immediate area of your trailer.  Pets must be under your control at all times.  ALL LEGAL SERVICE ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED.  Violators may be removed from the premises.

Shuttle Schedule

HOTEL SHUTTLE SCHEDULE TO/FROM CORONA RANCH & RODEO GROUNDS

Friday                                     Leave Hotel                                       Return to Hotel

                                                  5:00 pm                                            

                                                  7:00 pm                                               7:30 pm

                                                  8:00 pm                                             11:00 pm

Saturday                                Leave Hotel                                       Return to Hotel

                                                  7:00 am

                                                  8:00 am

                                                10:00 am

                                                  Noon

                                                  1:00 pm                                               2:00 pm

                                                  3:00 pm

                                                  5:00 pm                                               8:00 pm

                                                  7:00 pm                                               8:00 pm

                                                  9:00 pm                                             11:00 pm

Sunday                                   Leave Hotel                                       Return to Hotel

                                                  7:00 am

                                                  8:00 am

                                                10:00 am

                                                  Noon

                                                  1:00 pm                                               2:00 pm

                                                  3:00 pm

                                                  5:00 pm                                               6:00 pm

                                                  7:00 pm                                               8:00 pm

                                                  9:00 pm                                             11:00 pm