The 70th Annual PRCA Homestead Championship Rodeo and Rodeo Days Events
The Homestead Championship Rodeo is an annual tradition that grew out of a group of seventeen founding members who wanted to showcase this unique western sporting event. It is one of the oldest annual professional sporting events in South Florida and the only PRCA Rodeo in Miami-Dade County. Our rodeo is one of nearly 650 events sanctioned annually by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Each daily performance features seven Pro Rodeo events: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping & Bull Riding plus WPRA Barrel Racing.
The PRCA is the largest and oldest rodeo-sanctioning body in the world; ensuring that every event is managed with fairness and competence and that the livestock used is healthy and cared for to the highest standards. More than 43 million people identify themselves as fans of Pro Rodeo, and many of them attend PRCA-sanctioned rodeos around the country annually. According to the Sports Business Daily, rodeo is seventh in overall attendance for major sporting events, ahead of golf and tennis.
We hope you tuned in to the CBS Sports Network to watch all ten rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo from Las Vegas, last December 6th through 15th, 2018. This is the World Series / Super Bowl of professional Rodeo.
Though subject to change, some of the WNFR contestants & other highly ranked contestants expected to perform at the 2019 Homestead Championship Rodeo include:
Bareback: Jake Brown – 4x WNFR qualifier, Winn Ratliff – 2x WNFR qualifier & Steven Dent – 2018 WNFR average champion.
Steer Wrestling: Tyler Waguespack – 2018 and 2x World Champion & Jakob Tally – 2x WNFR Qualifier
Saddle Bronc: Joey Sonnier – 2018 WNFR qualifier, Jacobs Crawley – World Champion, Sterling Crawley – 4x WNFR qualifier, Bradley Harter 2018 Southeastern Circuit champion & 10x WNFR Qualifier & Isaac Diaz – Florida native and 6x WNFR qualifier.
Team Roping: Joe Beaver – 8x World Champion Tie-Down Roper & 22x WNFR qualifier.
Tie-down Roping: Shane Hanchey – 8x WNFR qualifier & 2013 WNFR World Champion, Garrett Beach 2018 Homestead Champion & Trey Pearce HRA member & hometown cowboy.
Bull Riding: 2018 WNFR qualifiers: Eli Vastabinder, Koby Radley, Boudreaux Campbell, Dustin Bouquet 2018 Southeastern Circuit Rookie of the Year & 2018 WNFR qualifier, Clayton Sellars 2018 PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year & Florida Native, J.B. Mauney 2x PBR World Champion, Cody Teel 5x WNFR qualifier & #18 PBR World Rank.
Barrel Racing: Wendy Culberson – 2017 & 2018 Homestead Champion.
Hi Lo ProRodeo award winning livestock expected to perform at the 2019 Homestead Championship Rodeo include
WNFR Horses: Peanut Butter Oreo (Saddle Bronc), Redzilla (bareback) – Rank horse of the night 2018 WNFR, Pretty Woman (Bareback) – 2017 WNFR Go round winner, Larry Culpepper (saddle bronc) – 2018 WNFR go round winner, 92 points.
WNFR Bulls :20 to Life – 2x WNFR bull & Honkey Cat
Other notables: Toma Jo – One of the buckiest horses going down the road, Billie – 2017 Cinch Chute Out Champion Saddle Bronc & Quatro – 2017 San Antonio Rodeo round winner
For more information about the PRCA and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, visit www.prorodeo.com
See the NFR Final Results at: www.prorodeo.com/prorodeo/national-finals-rodeo/results-standings/round-results
Schedule of Events: (subject to change)
Wednesday January 16, 2019: Family Night / Little Miss & Mister Homestead Rodeo 2019 Contest at Sally Woods Harris Field Pavilion. 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Family fun, country D.J. line dancing, charity raffle, food & snacks available, 2019 Homestead Rodeo Queen coronation. Admission is FREE.
Thursday January 17, 2019: HRA Books & Bronc’s Literacy Program Kid’s Day Field Trip to the arena. First grade classes from several Homestead schools visit the arena for an exclusive performance & firsthand look at the sport of rodeo. 9 am to 12:30 pm.
The Mechanical Bull “Buck Off” Competition and Rodeo Bingo at Harris Field Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena runs 5 pm to 10 pm. Teams and solo riders compete for the title & trophy. Rodeo Bingo will benefit three local charities. PRCA Rodeo announcer Wayne Brooks is scheduled to be part of the festivities. Spectator admission is FREE.
Friday January 18, 2019:
“Tough Enough to Wear Pink” Night at Harris Field Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena. The opening performance starts at 8 pm & should run to 10:30 pm. We continue to raise breast cancer awareness and funds benefiting a local breast cancer charity. Everyone is encouraged to wear Pink to show their support.
We are honored to have five-time PRCA Announcer of the Year Wayne Brooks as our rodeo announcer again this year. He is one of the best in the business! PRCA specialty act, rodeo clown & barrelman for all three rodeo performances will be “Backflip” Johnny Dudley. He was nominated for PRCA Comedy Act of the Year in 2018. Our own Homestead Everglades Posse Precision Mounted Drill Team round out each performance as well. We’ll continue the WPRA Junior Division barrel racing as part of our three performances which we added to our rodeo in 2013. This event continues to be a crowd favorite.
Saturday January 19, 2019: The Free Rodeo Parade through Historic Downtown Homestead begins at 11 am. This year’s parade theme is “White Diamonds – Homestead Rodeo 70th Anniversary.” The rodeo performance at Harris Field Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena begins at 2 pm. The after-rodeo Soroptimist Blue Jean Ball Prime Rib Dinner & Dancing starts at 6 PM at the Sally Woods Harris Field Pavilion. See the Homestead Soroptimist Facebook page for details.
Sunday January 20, 2019: The final day of the 2019 Rodeo performance at Harris Field Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena begins at 2pm.
This performance is a salute the Men and Women of our Armed Forces. Our goal is to help raise funds and awareness for a local military related charity. Rodeo fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue & make a small donation to a local military charity.
The order of events for each daily performance will be:
Opening, Bareback, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Rodeo Clowning, Homestead Everglades Posse Mounted Drill Team, Saddle Broc, Specialty Act Johnny Dudley, Tie-down Roping, Homestead Rodeo Queen Crowning, Barrel Racing, Junior Barrel Racing & Bull Riding.