The 2024 Arizona Gay Rodeo is an IGRA-Sanctioned Rodeo, and all IGRA Rules apply.   The rodeo application was approved by the IGRA Board of Directors on April 14, 2023 and included a variance for arena size of 131 feet wide by 130 feet 6 inches long.  The alleyway going into the arena is approximately 90 feet long; it is covered and has lighting.  


The 38th Anniversary Arizona Gay Rodeo will be February 16-18, 2024 at the Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds – 7611 S 29th Avenue – Laveen (Phoenix), Arizona.     The venue is located on the southeast corner of S 29th Avenue and West Baseline Road.  The phone number is (602) 237-3303.


The host hotel is the Green Tree Hotel Phoenix West – 1500 N 51st Avenue – Phoenix AZ 85043.  The hotel is on the west side of N 51st Ave just north of I-10.  Room rates and reservation information are on the host hotel link on the AGRA website (

Reservations can be made by calling (602) 484-9009 and ask for the Arizona Gay Rodeo room block.    Reservations can also be made through the hotel link on the AGRA website (   Reservation cut-off date is January 19, 2024.  Reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis.

Check in time is 3:00 pm and checkout time is noon.  To avoid a cancellation penalty of one night’s room and tax, reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival.

Limited complimentary shuttle service will be available for hotel guests Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from the host hotel to the rodeo venue and return.  You will need to advise the hotel front desk staff the day/times you want to use the shuttle.  The rodeo venue (Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds) is approximately 8.9 miles from the hotel.

Complimentary breakfast is provided for two people per room.


Rodeo events will take place on Saturday and Sunday – February 17 and 18 – beginning at 11:00 am each day.    Events are:  Bull Riding, Steer Riding, Chute Dogging, Roping on Foot, Mounted Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Flag Race, Team Roping, Steer Decorating, Wild Drag Race, and Goat Dressing.    RANCH SADDLE BRONC RIDING WILL NOT BE OFFERED.


The Barn Manager is Patrick Terry, and his phone number is (719) 510-6116.  He will be staying in a trailer just inside the entrance to the stalls area.


Contestants using a horse in competition will be provided with one (1) stall at no charge.   Additional stalls are $25.00 each for the weekend.   Stalls will be available Thursday through Sunday. 

Per IGRA Rodeo Rule I – Section 8, contestants must:

   Reserve the appropriate number of horse stalls

   Prepay for all additional horse stalls with pre-registration

   Stall fees for additional horse stalls are non-refundable

   Stall fees for additional horse stalls are non-transferrable

Stalls are uncovered and are constructed with pipes.  Tack stalls are not available.


Horse check-in will begin at noon Thursday – February 15, 2024.   All horses, trailers, and equipment must be off the rodeo grounds by noon Monday – February 19, 2024.  If you will need a stall for Thursday, please contact Patrick Terry, Barn Manager.  


Trailers with living quarters may be parked in designated spots in the parking lot for $15.00 per day.   Generators/electricity will not be provided/available, and there are no water hookups.   Water can be obtained in the stalls area.   The Barn Manager will direct you to a parking spot, and collect the parking fee.


Shavings may be purchased from the Barn Manager for $5.00 per wheel barrel.


All contestants with an assigned IGRA number must complete and pay for an online registration with a date-time stamp by 10:00 pm Mountain Time no less than fifteen (15) days prior to the rodeo’s first performance to compete. Registration opens Friday, December 15, 2023 and closes February 2, 2024.

New contestants may contact the IGRA Office to obtain an IGRA number a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the rodeo and complete an on-line registration.   The IGRA website is

On-site registration will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday – February 16, 2024 on the back patio at Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds – 7611 S 29th Avenue – Laveen (Phoenix), Arizona.

If you will be unable to get to registration, or will be late, you must call the Rodeo Secretary, David Hill, at (303) 517-4590.


Late registrations will be accepted for all events except bull riding and steer riding.   The late registration fee will be fifty-dollars ($50.00).  The late fee applies to contestants who have been assigned a four (4) digit IGRA contestant number greater than 30 days from the registration date and who are registering late or adding events.


All new (first-time) contestants must attend a New Contestants Meeting at 10:00 am Saturday – February 17, 2024.  The meeting will be in the northeast section of the bleachers in the arena area.  All new (first-time) contestants must attend, or you will be disqualified from rodeo competition.


Contestants must enter a minimum of:

   One (1) event per go-round, or

   Two (2) events on one day

Pre-registration must be accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of sixty dollars ($60.00).

The non-refundable $60.00 entry fee deposit and any additional stall fees will be forfeited to the host association if the contestant fails to show for the rodeo.

Must reserve and pay for the appropriate number of horse stalls.


Day money will be paid in accordance with IGRA Rodeo Rule XIV.


Charlie’s Phoenix has given $6,400.00 prize money to be awarded as follows:


Men’s Bull Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00
Women’s Bull Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00
Men’s Steer Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00
Women’s Steer Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00


Men’s Bull Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00
Women’s Bull Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00
Men’s Steer Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00
Women’s Steer Riding$ 500.00$ 200.00$ 100.00

Money does not roll up.  If no one places, the money is retained by the sponsor.


AGRA has given $9,600.00 added purse to be added to entry fees as follows:

Men’s Chute Dogging$ 300.00$ 300.00
Women’s Chute Dogging$ 300.00$ 300.00
Men’s Calf Roping on Foot$ 300.00$ 300.00
Women’s Calf Roping on Foot$ 300.00$ 300.00
Men’s Breakaway Roping$ 300.00$ 300.00
Women’s Breakaway Roping$ 300.00$ 300.00
Men’s Barrel Racing$ 300.00$ 300.00
Women’s Barrel Racing$ 300.00$ 300.00
Men’s Pole Bending$ 300.00$ 300.00
Women’s Pole Bending$ 300.00$ 300.00
Men’s Flag Race$ 300.00$ 300.00
Women’s Flag Race$ 300.00$ 300.00
Team Roping$ 300.00$ 300.00
Steer Decorating$ 300.00$ 300.00
Wild Drag Race$ 300.00$ 300.00
Goat Dressing$ 300.00$ 300.00


Dr. Denisse Holden is the on-site and on-call Veterinarian.   She will be on-site during the running of all events.   Her phone number will be in the contestant packet, posted in the stalls area, and on the event posting board.  The Arizona Equine Medical & Surgical Center is located at 1685 S Gilbert Road in Gilbert, Arizona 85295.


Katie Shaw will be the on-site and on-call Farrier.   Her phone number is (928) 421-2371.


Gates Open           –     9:00 am

New Contestant Meeting – 10:00 am (Saturday only)

Rodeo Start Time  –  11:00 am

   Calf Roping on Foot

   Team Roping

   Mounted Breakaway Roping

   Steer Decorating

   Pole Bending

   Grand Entry (approximately 1:00 pm)

   Community Mutton Bustin’ (Saturday only)

   Chute Dogging

   Goat Dressing

   Steer Riding

   Bull Riding

   Wild Drag Race

   Barrel Racing

   Flag Race

Awards Presentations – 7:00 pm Sunday

Mutton Bustin’ is planned as a community event for kids right after Grand Entry on Saturday only.


The awards ceremony will be in the pavilion at Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds – 7611 S 29th Avenue – Laveen (Phoenix), Arizona at 7:00 pm Sunday – February 18, 2024.

Buckles will be awarded to the event champions and to the All-Around Cowboy and All-Around Cowgirl.


Rodeo Director                                               Ron Trusley (Phone # 602-510-9671)

Assistant Rodeo Director                               Mark Christensen (Arena)

Assistant Rodeo Director                               Michael Butts (Mipsy Mikels) (Chutes)

Assistant Rodeo Director                               Michael Weidmann

Arena Director                                                Tim Smith

Assistant Arena Director                                 Bill Barber

Arena Crew Coordinator                                 Jayme Walker (Nikki Starr)

Chute Coordinator                                          Denise Reinhart-Stange

Assistant Chute Coordinator                          Greg Tinsley

Assistant Chute Coordinator                          Nichole Reighlie

Lead Judge                                                     Rick Jones

Judge                                                              Tom Sheridan

Judge                                                              Michael Lentz

Judge                                                              Randy Edlin

Auditor                                                            Bruce Roby (Grumpy)

Secretary                                                        David Hill

Assistant Secretary                                        Guy Puglisi (Porkchop)

Scorekeeper                                                   Sam Polk

Scorekeeper                                                   Dwayne Rennels

Announcer                                                      David Smith

Announcer                                                      Christopher Service

Assistant Announcer                                      Jason Delto

Stock Contractor                                             Korii Ochoa


The venue charges a $5.00 parking fee per vehicle each day with in and out privileges.   The charge will begin at 4:00 pm Friday and 8:00 am Saturday and Sunday.


Pets are not allowed on the rodeo grounds or in the pavilion.  They may be in your trailer, or contained immediately outside the trailer.  If outside the trailer, pets must be on a leash at all times, and they must remain in the immediate area of your trailer.  Pets must be under your control at all times.  ALL LEGAL SERVICE ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED.  Violators may be removed from the premises.


AGRA will provide a complimentary dinner buffet Friday – February 16 – from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.


(Unless otherwise noted, all activities will be at

Corona Ranch & Rodeo Grounds – 7611 S 29th Avenue – Laveen, AZ)

Thursday – February 15

AGRA Royalty Competition                                                                           6:00 pm

Charlie’s/AGRA Mini Rodeo                                                                          9:00 pm

(Events at Charlie’s – 727 W Camelback Rd – Phoenix)

Friday – February 16

AGRA Rodeo School                                                                                     9:00 am

Contestant Registration                                                                               6:00 – 8:00 pm

Complimentary Dinner Buffet                                                                        6:00 – 8:00 pm

Entertainers/Performers/Dancing                                                                  7:00 pm

Saturday – February 17

Gates Open                                                                                                   9:00 am

New Contestants Meeting                                                                           10:30 am

Rodeo Events Start                                                                                     11:00 am

Grand Entry                                                                                                 1:00 pm

Community Mutton Bustin’                                                                    After Grand Entry

Rodeo Continues                                                                                  After Mutton Bustin’

Games on the Green                                                                                   Noon – 5:00 pm

Entertainment/Performers/Dancing                                                             1:00 pm

Sunday – February 18

Gates Open                                                                                                 9:00 am

Rodeo Events Start                                                                                 11:00 am

Grand Entry                                                                                                 1:00 pm

Rodeo Continues                                                                                  After Grand Entry

Games on the Green                                                                                   Noon – 4:00 pm

Catered Dinner                                                                                            6:00 – 8:00 pm

Awards Presentations                                                                                 7:00 pm

Monday – February 19

Survivors Brunch at Charlie’s                                                                  11:00 am

After Rodeo Show & Party at Charlie’s                                                       1:00 pm

  with Pussy LeHoot