Next Rodeo: Safford February 10 & 11

Entries due January 26

Download Safford/Graham County Parks information sheet with Stall & Dry Camp Reservation forms

Stalls (Deadline is February 2, 2018)
Stables will be available for your horses. Must reserve stables by February 2, 2018. The stables
are $15 per stable per day (pre-paid) $20.00 (after February 2, 2018 - i available). Payment require at time of reservation (we accept visa/debit over the phone, please note there will be a fee). There are a limited number of stables available, no refunds!

You are responsible for keeping your area clean during event and clean up after use. For a reservation you MUST mail in your request on the attached form with a money order made out to Graham County Parks. If you are reserving a stable with credit/debit you will need to email or fax your form to 928-348-0023 or and we will contact you for payment via phone. At check-in you will be given your stable assignment with a map of stable location, your name will be on your assigned stable. Please do not occupy any un-assigned stables or limit access to these locations with your rigs.

*If you have reservations for stalls and will not be here to check in before the trailer closes. Please call us to let us know to unlock stalls. There will be a $30.00 charge per lock if locks are cut.
Stables are NOT mandatory, you may set up yow- own pens but NO tying to trailers overnight.

Dry Camping
Park/Camp in designated parking/camping areas only. There will be a $10.00 dry camp per day per rig fee for everyone regardless if you camp or not. There will be a check-in point for all rigs, map attached. You must keep your camp/parking area clean. Poop happens, when it does clean it up! There will be dumpster's located through-out the dry camp area for your use as-well. Dry-camping will not be allowed in fenced in Barn Area!!!

Water & Refuse Disposal
Clean drinking water for your horses is located in the stable area as-well as through-out flagged areas of the dry camp area. Please do not block these areas with your trucks or trailer they have to be accessible to everyone. Please Do Not TIE horses to water spickets.

Adult Beverages & Glass Containers
The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited at the facility during this event. Please do not bring any type of beverage that is in a glass bottle.

As with any event, please observe the signs for parking and camping - this helps keep the event running smoothly and safely!
We can accept credit card over the phone, if you make a reservation by fax or email you will have 7 days to send in payment via money order made out to "Graham County Park", if your payment is not received within 7 days you will forfeit the reservation.


8th Grade Bios: Submit by 2/10

Please fill this out and return the 8th Grade Bio Form for 2017-2018 Jr. High Yearbook to Julie Andersen or Annette Fowlie by the Safford Rodeo. (2/10)
You can also email it to
Please email 1 head shot and 2 event pictures in a jpeg file to that email address too. Thank you!
Download Bio Form as a PDF



Shooting Friday Feb 9 - Safford

The Safford Shoot information is posted here

The Safford shoot will be held at Dry Lake Park for both .22 rifle and trap.
Jr. High School - .22 rifle starts at 1:00 p.m.
High School - Trap starts at 1:00 p.m. and .22 rifle will start after Jr. High School is finished



SENIORS: Scholarship Information

We have a page for Seniors with info on the first scholarship that is posted for the year. In the coming months we will also post other information specific to our members who are graduating. Check it out now



The cow horse for Casa Grande will be at Horse Shoe Park in Queen Creek, January 28th Sunday morning at 9:00

March 9th and 10th 8:00am Westworld in Scottsdale. Counts for Safford.

Florence cowhorse will be held at the rodeo.



AHSRA Cutting Schedule

February 2 and 3rd Safford & Florence Queen Creek Horshoe Park Equestrian Center Queen Creek.
February 23 and 24 Wilcox & Prescott Queen Creek Horshoe Park Equestrian Center Queen Creek

State Finals will be in April TBA


2017-2018 SCHEDULE

Entries and money are due and must be post marked 15 days prior to the first day of the rodeo. Entries will be accepted up to 10 days prior to the rodeo with a $25.00 late fee. Any entries received post marked less than 10 days prior to the rodeo will not be accepted.



Entries Due By

Sept 16/17


Sept 1st

Oct 19

State Fair High school only

Oct 4th

Oct 20/21


Oct 5th

Nov. 11/12


Oct 27th




Jan 6/7

Casa Grande

Dec 22nd

Feb 10/11


Jan 26th

3/31 and 4/1


Mar 16th

April 21/22


April 6th

May 4-6


April 19th

June 6-9


May 22nd

Finals in Payson June 6-10

Download the Payson Packet with all the details and forms

Wednesday, June 6th: Queen Contest
9:00 am: Horsemanship - Main arena at Payson Event Center.
2:00 pm: Queen Contestants have a luncheon with the judges, an interview and will model at the Quality Inn Tonto Conference Room (801 N Beeline Hwy). Note: Contestants will give their speeches at the Event Center on 6/6. Contact the AHSRA Queen Coordinator for details.

Thursday, June 7th: Volleyball Tournament
The tournament will be held in the warm-up arena following the competition; usually starting around 6-6:30 PM and wrapping up around 8 PM. Teams can be co-ed or otherwise. Teams of six are recommended with simultaneous play on two courts. Awards will be given to the championship team! This is a fun event; be creative!

Friday, June 8th: (Theme – Hollywood Glitz & Glam)
Location: Mazatzal Casino Mile Marker 251, State Route 87
Time: 8 pm – Midnight
Entry/Check-in: Admission is free. You MUST bring or wear your back number (serves as your ticket). You will check-in for prom with your number, which will be re-issued to you upon leaving the event. Once you leave prom you may not re-enter.
Theme: Hollywood Glitz & Glam. DJ, drinks and snacks are provided. Attire: Semi-formal appropriate attire.

Saturday, June 9th:
Dinner Banquet & Awards Presentation

A dinner and awards ceremony will be held at the Payson Event Center at 6 PM. Tickets are $10 per person/per plate. Tickets are available on-line at
Please Note: This is a catered event. Dinner tickets/payments are non-refundable and only 250 total dinner tickets will be sold.

Stall Reservations: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Stalls are available for rent through the Town of Payson for $10 per stall/per day. Reserve and make payment for your stall(s) on-line by Sunday, June 3rd. Stall payments are non-refundable. Stall rentals are available on-site only after the 6/3 deadline. A $50 late fee will be assessed after May 27th.
Safety First: Absolutely no tie-outs. Stalls are available for rent or you can bring your own corrals. If renting stalls and bringing a stallion, please contact Lauren Moore at (928) 472-5112 in advance so appropriate arrangements can be made.
Stall Management: Your name will be on the quantity of stalls that you reserved/paid for. Please do not put a horse in a stall until you have paid and your name is on the stall. Shavings are not included; however, there are nearby feed & supply stores—Pet Club: (928) 474-4165, (101 W Aero Dr) and Tractor Supply: (928) 474-2829, (510 E. Highway 260).

Dry Camp/Rig Pass
There is a $10 a day dry camp/rig fee. Please park your rig in designated areas. Dry camp/rig fees are to be paid in advance via on-line registration – deadline June 3rd.

Download the Payson Packet with all the details and forms


Reminder -- 2017-2018 Forms

All the New Season Forms are available. Be sure to download them.


Rodeo Photos

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Intermountain Icebreaker Invitational Rodeo

March 1, 2 & 3 in Ogden Utah See Details






Professional’s Choice Student Athlete and Equine Athlete of the Month

This program rewards one girl and one boy each month with a Professional’s Choice Air Ride Saddle Pad and qualifies each monthly winner for two $1,000 scholarships (one boys and one girls) to be awarded at the end of the rodeo season. To be eligible for the honor, students must submit an application to the NHSRA national office in Denver.

The application includes questions about the extracurricular activities, volunteerism and goals of each applicant. As part of the application process, each applicant must also submit a letter of recommendation as well as a 150-word essay.
Winners are featured each month in the NHSRA Times. Scholarship winners are announced each year at the National High School Finals Rodeo.

The sooner you get your application, in the better! There are less submissions at the beginning of the season.

2017-2018 Jr High & High School Student Athlete of the Month Application


Professional’s Choice Equine Athlete of the Month
The program honors and recognizes the horse of one girl and one boy each month. To be eligible for the honor, students must submit an application to the NHSRA national office in Denver. Horses do NOT need to be registered in order to qualify for this program.

2017-2018 Equine Athlete of the Month Application







1. Contestants, parents , adults, helpers, and assistants must wear western attire: western hat, long sleeved shirt (must be wrist length sleeved shirt, with collar and cuffs. No sweat shirts, T-shirts or pullover sweaters allowed), western boots, western trousers at all times during a performance while in the following areas:
(a) all arenas
(b) chute areas
(c) stock working areas
(d) any contestant in any seating area, whether competing or not.

2. Shirt sleeves must be rolled down.
(a) The only exception to this rule will be in bareback riding and bull riding; a rider may roll up sleeves two rolls, not to exceed the elbow on riding arm only, when competing.
(b) Violators of this rule will be disqualified upon the discretion of the judges or the arena director.

3. Contestants must wear numbers on their backs and number must be visible at all times while competing in their events, when at rodeo or rodeo grounds or any rodeo function and at the motel. (Back numbers must be worn in the middle of your back at all times after you arrive at the rodeo grounds. They must be worn all weekend!!

4. All contestants must have shirttails tucked in at start of their competition.

5. Western attire per dress code is required for contestants for all NHSRA approved activities to include rodeos, safety and instructional clinics, meetings.

****short sleeves may be worn in the stands and parking area's only with back numbers.



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New Contestants: Try Junior High or High School Rodeo

If you think you would like to try competing in the fun, exciting and family friendly events of Junior High or High School Rodeo, here is your opportunity. You are allowed to enter ONE rodeo (any rodeo on the schedule) and classify it as your "hometown rodeo".

As a hometown rodeo, you do not have to pay the membership fee for that particular rodeo.

  • You must fill out the membership form, but no payment for membership is required.
  • You must fill out the minors release form
  • You must pay the $10.00 insurance fee
  • You must fill out the entry form and pay all fees that are on the entry form found on this website
  • You must have your school sign the eligibility form found on the bottom of the entry form

Come and compete with some of the best contestants in Arizona.



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