Future of Rodeo Award


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 Wrestling to the Future of Rodeo event list.

Participating Youth

All youth participating in the Future of Rodeo Award program (team roping, tie down roping, barrel racing and steer wrestling), must have the appropriate waiver signed at check in – Adult waiver for 18 or older and Youth waiver for under 18 years of age.

2020 Future of Rodeo Winner

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

2020 Featurettes

2020 Barrel Racing Contestant Kennedy Cook

2020 Team Roper Contestant Cody Lansing
2020 Barrel Racing Contestant Serena Hubbell

2019 Future of Rodeo Winner

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.