President’s Message

Hello Clovis Rodeo fans!

We have the greatest rodeo fans – which salute our Western heritage, the sport of rodeo, and support the many local non-profit organizations the Clovis Rodeo Association is so proud to support.  Thank you for always being there and making our hometown rodeo a success year after year.

The Clovis Rodeo Board of Directors, Associate Directors, and members are hard at work preparing for the 102nd Clovis Rodeo on April 21– 24, 2016.  Whether you’re a long time rodeo fan or a new fan to the sport, I’d like to encourage all of you to make the most of “Rodeo Month” by checking out the many free events leading up to rodeo week – always the last weekend in April.

If you’ve never seen a ranch rodeo, come on down and watch four person teams of local cowboys and cowgirls compete in working-ranch events.  If you’re a team roping fan, don’t miss our jackpot roping or the 7th Annual James Pickens, Jr. Foundation Charity Roping.  If you’re a fan of talented young cowgirls and top-notch horses, you won’t want to miss the horsemanship competition for Miss Clovis Rodeo.  Admission is free to all of these events.  Join us as we build excitement and get ready to Rodeo!

The PBR Touring Pro Division will open up our rodeo events on Thursday night with lots of great bull riding action followed by a concert.  PRCA rodeo action will begin on Friday night and mark a new era for the Clovis Rodeo, as we increase our prize money to become a Wrangler Million Dollar Gold Tour rodeo.  The cowboys go where the money is and our Gold Tour status will ensure the best rodeo athletes continue to call Clovis one of their favorite stops on the circuit.  Friday night’s arena action will be followed by another top-notch country concert.

We can start Saturday off by bringing out the entire family to watch the Rodeo Parade wind through the streets of Old Town Clovis and then open up for some more great afternoon rodeo action.  This performance will also be our time to pay tribute to the members of our military, past and present so be sure and wear your red white and blue.  You’ll want to stick around for the After-Party that night, before making your way over to the Rodeo Dance to round-out a full day of Clovis Rodeo action.

Our championship round PRCA rodeo performance on Sunday afternoon is our Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day, so wear your pink with pride and help support the fight against breast cancer as a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the Marjoree Radin Cancer Center at Clovis Community Hospital.

It’s a full month of rodeo activities, so pace yourself, bring your friends and families, and take it all in!

Let’s Get Ready to Rodeo!

Greg Gillard, President
Clovis Rodeo Association