The 2020 Arizona Gay Rodeo is an IGRA-Sanctioned Rodeo, and all 2020 IGRA Rules apply.   The rodeo application was approved by the IGRA Board of Directors on July 6, 2019, 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 35th Anniversary Arizona Gay Rodeo will be February 14-16, 2020 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 Holiday Inn 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.  The room rate is $119.00 plus tax per night for a single or double room.

Reservations can be made by calling (602) 484-9009 and ask for the Arizona Gay Rodeo 2020 room block.    Reservations can also be made through the hotel link on the AGRA website (   Reservation cut-off date is January 17, 2020.  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.

The hotel will offer discounted food and beverage prices and complimentary 24-hour shuttle service within a 5-mile radius.  

Complimentary shuttle service to and from the rodeo venue will also be provided using a pre-determined schedule provided by AGRA.

The rodeo venue (Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds) is approximately 8.9 miles from the hotel.


Rodeo events will take place on Saturday and Sunday – February 15 and 16 – beginning at 10:00 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.     BAREBACK BRONC RIDING AND RANCH SADDLE BRONC RIDING WILL NOT BE OFFERED.


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.   

Per 2020 IGRA Rodeo Rules 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.


The Barn Manager is Patrick Terry, and his phone number is (719) 227-7170.  He will be staying in a trailer just inside the entrance to the stalls area.


Horse check-in will begin at noon Thursday – February 13, 2020.   All horses, trailers, and equipment must be off the rodeo grounds by noon Monday – February 17, 2020.


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 January 18, 2020 and closes February 1, 2020.  

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 14, 2020 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, Guy Puglisi, at (702) 339-3286.


Late registrations will be accepted for all events.   No late fees will be assessed.   


All new (first-time) contestants must attend a New Contestants Meeting at 9:00 am Saturday – February 15, 2020.  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 deposit 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$200$100
Women’s Bull Riding$500$200$100
Men’s Steer Riding$500$200$100
Women’s Steer Riding$500$200$100


Men’s Bull Riding$500$200$100
Women’s Bull Riding$500$200$100
Men’s Steer Riding$500$200$100
Women’s Steer Riding$500$200$100

If no one places, the money is retained by the sponsor.


AGRA and Charlie’s Phoenix House Queens have given $5,000.00 added purse to be added to event entry fees as follows:

Men’s Breakaway Roping$250.00$250.00
Women’s Breakaway Roping$250.00$250.00
Men’s Barrel Racing$250.00$250.00
Women’s Barrel Racing$250.00$250.00
Men’s Pole Bending$250.00$250.00
Women’s Pole Bending$250.00$250.00
Men’s Flag Race$250.00$250.00
Women’s Flag Race$250.00$250.00
Team Roping$500.00$500.00


Dr Gayle Leith will be on-site during the running of all events.   The phone number for emergencies during non-rodeo hours is (480) 962-6660.  The number is for the Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Center located at 1685 S Gilbert Road in Gilbert, Arizona 85295.


Farrier information will be posted on the rodeo grounds.


Rodeo Start Time  –  10:00 am
Calf Roping on Foot
Team Roping
Mounted Breakaway Roping
Steer Decorating
Pole Bending
Grand Entry (approximately 1:00 pm)
Chute Dogging
Goat Dressing
Steer Riding
Bull Riding
Wild Drag Race
Barrel Racing
Flag Race
Awards Presentations – 8:00 pm Sunday


The awards ceremony will be in the pavilion at Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds – 7611 S 29th Avenue – Laveen (Phoenix), Arizona at 8:00 pm Sunday – February 16, 2020.

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


Rodeo DirectorRon Trusley (602-510-9671)
Assistant Rodeo DirectorMichael Butts (Mipsy Mikels)
Assistant Rodeo DirectorMichael Weidmann
Arena DirectorJames Jenkins
Assistant Arena DirectorTim Smith
Arena Crew CoordinatorTravis James
Assistant Arena Crew CoordinatorJames Denny
Chute CoordinatorDenise Reinhart-Stange
Assistant Chute CoordinatorCarl Schmidt
Lead JudgeJack Morgan
JudgeAmy Griffin
JudgeGene Fraikes
Rookie JudgeTom Sheridan
AuditorBruce Roby
SecretaryGuy Puglisi
Assistant SecretaryDavid Hill
ScorekeeperJohn Hill
Assistant ScorekeeperBrenda Alday
AnnouncersDoug Graff & Scotty Shadix


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.