This award program was started in 2019 as a partnership between Friends of Horseshoe Park/Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek and Salt River Rodeo as a way to involve High School rodeo participants in our PRCA rodeo, and then provide an award to the individual who best exemplifies the “Future of Rodeo.    In 2019, our Future of Rodeo events were team roping, tie down roping, and barrel racing.   In 2020 we added Steer Wresting to the Future of Rodeo event list.


Congratulations to Ashlee Allen on winning the 2020 Future of Rodeo Buckle!


Cooper Haught was our 2019 Future of Rodeo Award winner.

My name is Cooper Haught. I currently live in  Waddell, Arizona with my parents and four siblings. I am 18 years old and recently graduated from Verrado High School. In my free time I like to team rope and when I’m not roping I can be found fishing or hanging with my friends. I am leaving in a couple weeks for Baltimore, Maryland where I will be serving a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When I return I plan on going to college and furthering my rodeo career.