Rodeo de Santa Fe
Get ready for the 69th Rodeo de Santa Fe coming to town June 20 through the 23, 2018! This year we are bringing the The Rodeo Clown Reunion, It will be a very colorful and joyous event that entertains all ages when these characters of yesterday don their familiar make-up and costumes bringing some of the best acts today. They will sign autographs, go to local clubs, hospitals, schools, etc., for appearances. They have been filmed for television programs by National Geographic, CNN, the cable TV show The Cowboy, and too many professional photographers to mention.
Our Bull fighters Luke Kraut and Kyle O’Hare will bring even more excitement during each performance. Get ready for the heart-pounding, dirt-slinging, action-packed performances of top PRCA rodeo athletes and top PRCA rodeo entertainment. Big time rodeo, with a small town feeling.
The Rodeo de Santa Fe began in 1949 when Roy Butler, Austin “Slim” Green, Gene Petchesky, Paul Ragle, Paul Rutledge and few others had a dream and determination to organize a professional rodeo in Santa Fe, NM. This dream exceeded their ambitious expectations and today remains one of the top 60 PRCA Rodeos in the nation. Last year’s Rodeo de Santa Fe drew
nearly 500 contestants, including many World Champion Cowboys and Cowgirls. – A roster we can expect to see again this year with more up and coming champions.
Rodeo de Santa Fe is fun for the entire family, with many events for the little ones! The Mutton Bustin ‘ and youth barrel racers continue to be a crowd favorite of young and old alike! Not to mention the carnival midway, concessions, vendors and beer and wine available in all seating areas.
Harry Vold Rodeo Company
Harry Vold was born in 1924 on a ranch just outside of Ponoka, Alberta, Canada. Eighty-eight years later, he is still running one of the largest stock contracting companies in North America. The Harry Vold Rodeo Company, based in southern Colorado, produces rodeos in seven states annually and also provides bucking stock for over 100 rodeo performances each year, including the Rodeo de Santa Fe. Known as “Duke of the Chutes”, Vold has raised some of the most acclaimed animals known to the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association.
Harry Vold Rodeo Company has been the stock contractor for the Rodeo de Santa Fe for going on 44 consecutive years. We are pleased to welcome back his world-class livestock under the direction of his youngest daughter Kirsten, who has since taken over the reins of the program.
Please visit harryvoldrodeo.com to read more about this cowboy’s amazing rodeo contributions and achievements.
Professional Rodeo Announcer, Dan Fowlie
Born in Arizona, Dan Fowlie knew he had an immediate love for rodeo when his mother took him to the 1968 Phoenix Jaycee’s Rodeo. It wasn’t until his college years he got the opportunity to compete in rodeo as an Eastern Arizona College rodeo contestant while studying Ag Marketing. He competed and won money in 4 out of 6 of rodeo’s toughest events. Dan has been hugely attracted to the grandeur of rodeo. Like the small child he was when he saw his first rodeo, the sport of rodeo makes him feel young at heart.
Dan began announcing at rodeo’s to subsidize his fees as a contestant. Although he still
competes in the team roping at an amateur level. An injury in the steer wrestling in 1998 allowed him to refocus his rodeo efforts and channel his talent to the announcer stand. Although the demands of rodeo keep Dan on the road a lot. He really enjoys the time he gets to spend in the West Valley of Phoenix raising a family with his wife of 23 years, Annette, who also enjoys the sport of rodeo and still competes in barrel racing today. They have four wonderful children, C.J., Savannah, Macie and Sterling, all of whom compete and have won several saddles, buckles and various awards for their efforts. When not rodeo-ing, it takes the whole family to help in raising homed Corriente cattle for use in the rodeo industry.
Dan is one of less than 150 announcers nationwide with the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association (PRCA). The sport of rodeo continues to keep Dan young. He believes ” being involved in rodeo has provided me the opportunity to do what I love. It’s the people that make a difference -and rodeo has the best.”
Rodeo de Santa Fe is pleased to welcome Dan back for another great year!
Welcoming this year to Rodeo de Santa Fe
Tomás Garcilazo, a native of Mexico City and currently a resident of southern California, was introduced at an early age to his family heritage and tradition of “La Charrería” which is a skill performed through the generations only by the Mexican Charro. Charros take extreme pride in their highly developed horsemanship and roping abilities. Tomás, a third generation Charro, has devoted his life to sharing Mexico’s National Sport, La Charrería, with the world.
Tomás’ proficiency as a skilled horseman and roping artist define him as one of the finest Charros presenting La Charrería today.
Tomás has performed throughout Europe, Canada, the United States, and Mexico. He has appeared on Broadway in New York City and has toured the United States with the Will Rogers Follies. He was a featured performer at Disney’s Wild West Show in Paris, France and the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show which toured Holland and Germany. Tomás has performed numerous times for Mexico’s Presidents as well as guest performances at the White House and Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
It is a rare and honorable experience to witness the refined horsemanship and the artistry of La Charrería that will be presented. It is even more exciting that both Tomás, and his wife, Justine, will be on hand to entertain, educate, and share their performance with our guests of the 2018 Rodeo de Santa Fe.
Hollywood Yates | Barrel Man
Hollywood started in the entertainment business at the age of 7 as an Elvis impersonator. He saw how one man could capture the world and decided he wanted to be that kind of man. Hollywood’s grandfather owned several night clubs Hollywood performed every chance he got. Singing songs ranging from Elvis to Michael Jackson, Donny Osmond, Chuck Berry, Kenny Rodgers, to Alabama, as well as the old Outlaws. Hollywood learned much from his Grandfather, important networking that goes on in business. Meeting mayors, governors and other influential people in these environments showed him everybody has a little outlaw in them and everybody likes to have fun.
Hollywood is also known as “WOLF” on the highly publicized NBC television show American Gladiators. He has wrestled professionally with the WWE and is a stunt man. He is as tough as they come.
23 years on the professional rodeo circuit as a bullfighter and rodeo clown, including 2 time NFR Wrangler bullfights finalist. Hollywood is one of the most recognized bullfighters.
Hollywood is as comfortable in the arena as he is on the red carpet.
Be sure and join us early for pre rodeo entertainment from Hollywood!
Luke Kraut, PRCA Bull Fighter | Specializing in Cowboy Protection
Migrating from a ranch in Australia in 1995, I have become self-employed as a farrier (horse shoer) in the greater Phoenix area, servicing over 300 horses. I have held memberships with the International Professional Rodeo Association , the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Professional Bull Riders as a bull rider. With my talents of bull riding I have produced a couple of bull riding events, a couple of bull riding school, instructed 3 Sankey Rodeo Schools and entered over 3,000 rodeos from California to Florida. But my passion is to provide the highest quality of cowboy protection. I have taught my bull fighting skills along side some of the best bull riders around such as Cody Custer, Gary Leffew, Cody Hart, Beau Lindley and Lyle Sankey. I have fought bulls all over the Southwestern United States and in Australia, everything from jackpot bull ridings and amateur rodeos to PRCA and IPRA rodeos and even some PBR events.
Over the last couple of years my wife Gina and I along with our three boys, Lane, Cauy and Boyce, have acquired some bucking bulls and started a breeding program as well. We have sub contracted for several contractors in the GCPRA, IPRA, PBR and other rodeos and bull ridings throughout the Southwest. Rodeo is not only a tradition, but also a lifestyle we hope to pass down to our children.
Kyle O’Hair, PRCA Bullfighter
Born and raised in Mesa Arizona, Kyle has been involved in rodeo since an early age, either as a contestant or working behind the chutes. He first donned the facepaint and baggies in 2003 to fill in for an injured bullfighter, and has been working rodeos in the Southwest as well as Northern California ever since.
Over the past 13 years he has battled through the blood, sweat and tears to become one of the top Bullfighters in the southwest. Chosen to protect the cowboys at the SWPBR Finals 5 times, AHSRA Finals 6 years, Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Finals 5 times, and the PacWest Extreme Bullrider Finals twice.
Kyle’s, “pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back in there” attitude has earned him the respect of his fellow Bullfighters and the Bullriders he protects.
This year Rodeo de Santa Fe will again be hosting an
Exceptional Kids Rodeo.
Open to children between the ages of 4 and 12 with physical and mental exceptionalities, this first annual event is a fun way for children to experience the cowboy way of life first hand. Participants enjoy a variety of simulated rodeo events including riding a “bucking barrel”, roping hay bales, stick horse races, and much more!
The 2018 Exceptional Kids’ Rodeo will take place on Saturday, June 23rd. The Exceptional Rodeo will be held at the Roy Butler Memorial Arena at Rodeo de Santa Fe Grounds. During the Exceptional’ Rodeo performance, all of the children are assisted (as needed) into the rodeo arena by volunteers of the Rodeo de Santa Fe. While the Exceptional Kids’ Rodeo is put on by Rodeo de Santa Fe and its many volunteers, it requires the generosity of the community to make it a total success. If you’d like to cheer on the Exceptional Kids’ Rodeo participants, or help sponsor this event please contact us.