104th Clovis Rodeo 

April 26-29, 2018

Plan ahead for your Clovis Rodeo Visit – Take Advantage of the Uber, Lyft and Taxi Pick-up Drop off location designated by the Clovis Police Department

 

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Chris Janson and Cam Set to Perform 

The PBR Bull Riding Touring Pro Division will thunder into Clovis to open the rodeo on Thursday, April 26 followed by one of country music’s chart climbing stars Chris Janson in concert.  Janson is sure to have fans rocking to his hits Buy Me A Boat and Fix a Drink and they kick-off their rodeo weekend.  

Friday night will open three days of PRCA Gold Tour Pro Rodeo action which will be followed by California native, Cam in concert.  New to the Nashville scene Cam began her career in country music as a songwriter and has seen her star begin to rise with hits such as Burning House and her latest release Diane.

Two more days of PRCA Gold Tour Rodeo action will follow along with the popular Clovis Rodeo parade on Saturday, April 28.

 

 

 

 

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Earl Hall Named Grand Marshal of the 104th Clovis Rodeo

 The 104th Clovis Rodeo Grand Marshal, Earl Hall, is a familiar face around the sport of rodeo.  At eighteen he became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and has been involved in rodeo ever since.  A past board member, and long time supporter of the Clovis Rodeo, he continues to compete today in team roping events in the Gold Card 50-years plus category.

“We are honored to tip our hats to our friend and fellow cowboy Earl Hall,” said Gary Bower President of the Clovis Rodeo Association.  “One of the most generous hearts you’ll ever meet, Earl is always helping others and giving them a hand up so they can move forward.  He’s a great team roper and believes in the sport of rodeo.  We appreciate the friendship and support he shows to the Clovis Rodeo that helps us continue to give back to our community.”

Earl will be presented with the traditional cowboy hat and belt buckle during a reception in his honor the last week of April.  He will have the honor of leading the annual Clovis Rodeo parade through the streets of downtown Clovis on Saturday, April 28.  Fans can also watch our 104th Clovis Rodeo Grand Marshal compete in the Gold Card Team Roping competition on Sunday, April 29 at 9 a.m. in the arena.

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 Raffle to Benefit Clovis Rodeo Foundation

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PBR’s Popular Funnyman Flint Rasmussen Returns for Clovis Rodeo April 26

The Clovis Rodeo will welcome back longtime friend and Professional Bull Riding’s popular arena entertainer, Flint Rasmussen, to the PBR Touring Pro-Division performance opening the 104th Clovis Rodeo on Thursday, April 26.  Flint made his first appearance in the Clovis Rodeo dirt in 1998 and has been a friend every sense.  He will be joined in Clovis by some of the PBR’s top riders and best bucking stock in the sport

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Barrelman JJ Harrison Returns for 104th Clovis Rodeo April 27-29

Barrelman JJ Harrison will return to entertain fans and keep them laughing for the 104th Clovis Rodeo.  This popular star of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is a sought-after entertainer.  He will perform for all rodeo performances April 27-29.

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Five Time PRCA Announcer of the Year Wayne Brooks Returns

Five-time Professional Rodeo Announcer of the Year Wayne Brooks will return to announce the action at the 104th Clovis Rodeo.  A friend to the Clovis Rodeo, and the sport of rodeo, Wayne has helped fans be a part of the action at Clovis since 2006.

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PRCA Specialty Act of the Year and Third Generation Charro Tomas Gracilazo set to Entertain Rodeo Fans

“What I do is an act, a display of my horsemanship and roping, and it’s a pride about my heritage that I want to share.”  Tomas Garcilazo

 

The Clovis Rodeo welcomes the PRCA Specialty Act of the Year Tomas Gracilazo – a third generation Charro, to entertain rodeo fans.  Tomas’ dedication, skill and proficiency as an accomplished horseman are combined with his expertise as a rope artist.  Tomas is considered one of the finest Charro presenting La Charreia throughout the world today.  He was recruited in 1997 by World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and manager of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) since 1986, Shawn Davis, to perform at the NFR.  He was a part of Disney’s Wild West Shaw at that time and Davis had seen Tomas perform in Paris, and was so impressed he invited him to come to Las Vegas that same year.  He has been a standard act at the NFR ever since and according to Davis, received more standing ovations that anyone else.

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Clovis Rodeo Donates More Than $8,000 to Valley Children’s Following Inaugural Kids, Cowboys, & Clays Event  

 The Clovis Rodeo Association and Valley Children’s Healthcare teamed up to host the inaugural Kids, Cowboys, & Clays fundraiser on October 28, 2017 at Sun Mountain Gun Club in Coarsegold. The tournament clay shoot included an auction and dinner for guests.  Thanks to the incredible efforts of the Clovis Rodeo Association’s committee members and volunteers, the event was a huge success, with almost $18,000 raised.  Proceeds will be split by the two organizations.  Funds donated to Valley Children’s will support the greatest needs at the hospital.

Clovis Rodeo Association and Valley Children’s Healthcare have already begun planning the 2nd Annual Kids, Cowboys & Clays to be held October 27, 2018 at Sun Mountain Gun Club. For more information, please call 559-299-8838 or email clayshoot@clovisrodeo.com.

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AGCO Awards Clovis Rodeo A $35,000 Massey Ferguson Tractor for “Sowing Good Deeds” in their Community

The Clovis Rodeo took delivery of a new $35,000 Massey Ferguson Tractor on Friday, January 19.  Recognized nationally for “Sowing Good Deeds” in their community, the honor was announced during the third performance of the National Finals Rodeo in December.

“The Clovis Rodeo family is honored by this recognition, but I have to tell you, we give back to our community, as well as, put on a great rodeo every year because we love what we do.   We volunteer and support other nonprofits and charitable organizations in the region, because it is what we are about.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a board member, volunteer or sponsor; we are a part of this rodeo family because we believe in giving back,” said Gary Bower, Clovis Rodeo Association President.

In its first season the Hesston and Massey Ferguson Sowing Good Deeds initiative was created to share the stories of rodeo committees across the country who are doing good work in their communities.  As a proud sponsor of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA), AGCO® Corporation through its brands Hesston and Massey Ferguson, recognizes that PRCA-sanctioned rodeos contribute significant support for local, regional and national charities and organizations. These charitable efforts by rodeo committees are making a positive impact on members of the various communities.

 

Look for the Clovis Rodeo’s new Massey Ferguson Tractor working the dirt at the arena 104th Clovis Rodeo April 26-29.