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.

Participating Youth

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

2020 Future of Rodeo Winner - Ashlee Allen


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

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.

Reach Out

Unfortunately, Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek 2021 has been cancelled, but …

we are still holding smaller, fun community events, like our upcoming Trail Ride.

See you at Roots N' Boots Queen Creek March 16-20, 2022


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