February 23rd, 24th & 25th
The Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association Sanctioned Rodeo held at the Apache Junction Rodeo Park at Lost Dutchman & Tomahawk is a full 8 event Rodeo, with professional cowboys and cowgirls competing for $30,000 in prize money beginning at 1:30 P. M. each day. The classic 8 Events include, Bareback, Calf Roping, Saddlebronc, Steer Wrestling, Ladies Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Team Roping and the crowd favorite, Bull Riding. This Rodeo Event is considered one of the finest in the Southwest and is on most contestants list as one they want to enter.
Lost Dutchman Day's has been honored to have SASI ride in our rodeo for the last several years. Here is a little about their organization from their website, "Southwest Arizona Sisters, Inc. is a NON-PROFIT 501(c)(3) organization committed to educational and community service. We strive to ensure the Western Legacy carries on for generations to come. Known as the "SASI Girls" these ladies are top notch cowgirls that perform equestrian drill routines and have giving at their core. They are also your GCPRA Sanctioned Equestrian Drill Team and appear at Rodeos throughout the Great State of Arizona."
Mutton Bustin is The last event on Sunday, February 25th. Entry fee is $20. Sign up near the Secretary Office. Helmets and vests provided. Age groups are 4-5 and 6-7.
GCPRA Lead Sanction Rodeo - 54th Annual Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo
Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds
Apache Junction, AZ Stock Contractor: W/A Rodeo Co. Co-Sanction: GCPRA
Slack: 9:00 am Sunday. Entry date is February 25th from 6PM to 10PM
Perfs: 1:30 P.M. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 24th & 25th - All Team Roping will be run Thursday, Feb. 23rd @ 11:00am (Draw Order)
Bareback & Saddle Bronc are Enter Once Each Day (Fri, Sat, Sun). Separate Payoff Each Day
Steer Wrestling is Enter Twice - All other events enter once - TR format remains the same
Inc. Team Ropers will be held on Thursday, Feb 22nd- You must have a 2018 USTRC or WSTR card at this rodeo to be eligible for the Inc Team Roping
Added: $300 Each Day to BB, SB; $500 BR; $400 SW,TD,BKWY,BRLS,OTR; $400 ITD,IBRLS,ITR
Entries for 2018 - All events enter between 6-10pm; Rough Stock & Timed Events (623) 455-8339; Barrel Racers & Buddies (623) 486-2832; Team Roping & Buddies (623) 455-8385 Entry Fees: BR/$90; BRLS/$70; TR/$80 per man; All other events $80 each run.
Entry Fees are CASH ONLY!!!!
Local Entries: Sign-up for "Local" rodeo entrants is on February 16, between 6 pm and 10 pm. "Timed Event" entrants should call (480) 694-3027 and all other event entrants should call (888) 757-6336.
NOTICE: Each contestant and one companion will get entry to rodeo - all others must pay admission.
The 54th Annual Lost Dutchman Days professional rodeo would like to welcome this year's specialty act, Rider Kiesner.
Champion Trick Roper
There is a $2.00 charge for the Event Center admission.
Seating: Newly covered bleachers with aluminum seats have been installed for your viewing comfort and pleasure.
Cowgirls Historical Foundation will be performing their special drills for the Rodeo and also set the pivots for the Grand Entry at each Rodeo performance.
This year's Rodeo National Anthem Singers will be Rodney Wayne on Friday, Jena Thranum on Saturday and a representative from the Cowgirls Historical Society on Sunday.
Contact Denny Walter for further information at 1 (888)-75RODEO or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Credits - Chris Holloran