Future of Rodeo Award
2023 Future of Rodeo Recipient - Caden Hooper, Wilcox HS
Caden Hooper is the High School rodeo 3rd place header, 1st place .22 long rifle. He is on the Honor Roll Wilcox High School, was Sophomore Class Vice President, part of the JV and Varsity Basketball Teams, Track Team, Youth Court member, as well as FFA, Science Club.
“After high school I plan to pursue a law degree and specialize in water conservation and land rights working with farmers and ranchers.”
Caden is pictured here with his award buckle, generously donated by Salt River Rodeo.
What is the Future of Rodeo Award?
This award program was started in 2019 as a partnership between Friends of Horseshoe Park 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.
All youth participating in the Future of Rodeo Award program must have the appropriate waiver signed at check in – Adult waiver for 18 or older and Youth waiver for under 18 years of age