Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. is a prestigious and nostalgic rodeo partly because of these two rodeo legends who are a large part of our rodeo production.
Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductee 2017
Randy Corley is a rodeo legend who is well respected, trusted and known around the sport of professional rodeo. His accomplishments in the industry are impressive (to say the least) which include the induction into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2017 by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and respectfully named the Rodeo Announcer of the Year in 1984, 1990 through 1996, 1998, 2003, 2011 and 2015, also by the PRCA.
Randy has been the “voice of the World’s Oldest Rodeo®” for the past 36 years and many generations of rodeo fans, families and contestants have grown very fond of him for the past almost four decades. He is considered a great friend of Prescott Frontier Days because of his longevity, loyalty, and knowledge he brings to the sport of professional rodeo.
Before each performance, he studies the contestants competing in that rodeo and becomes aware of the latest developments of their rodeo career’s. It makes for GREAT rodeo when he can announce and discuss their latest accomplishments. He understands the sport of rodeo and it resonates with fans and contestants who attend this traditional rodeo.
Randy is active year-round announcing professional rodeos (big and small) across the U.S. and is one of the announcers at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) in Las Vegas every year, 18 times to be exact (1985- 86, 1992, 1994-96, 2007-2020). The WNFR is the “super bowl” of rodeos and draws people from all over the world.
His knowledge, friendly demeanor, talented voice and engaging personality makes every person attending the rodeo feel welcome and included in the action.
It truly is an honor to have Mr. Randy Corley in our arena every year! Please say hello to this rodeo legend if you get the chance.
High Voltage Rodeo sound
“Rodeo, music, and great sound is what I know and love. I am committed to providing excellent sound quality and rodeo commentary to your event.” – James
James Horcasitas has had a lifetime of experiences in rodeo. James has an enthusiastic and friendly personality that enables him to engage and excite any rodeo crowd and put rodeo contestants at ease. Not only does James provide the knowledgeable and upbeat commentary that is critical to any rodeo performance, he provides sound and music that will fill the arena with the energy and beat of unparalleled, “High Voltage” rodeo action!
VOLD Rodeo Company
The youngest of six children, Kirsten started taking over the Vold Rodeo Company when she was just 25 years-old and, since that time, has managed to build on the legacy that her Canadian-born father began nearly six decades ago. It may seem like a natural progression, but Kirsten didn’t always see herself living on the rodeo trail.
“I was going to be a lawyer and drive a sports car and live in L.A.,” she said in a 2009 interview.
Home-schooled until her freshmen year in high school, Vold grew up on the road, ensconced in the life of the cowboy and the excitement of the rodeo. After graduating from University of Southern Colorado in 1996 with a BA in Communications, Kirsten decided to put her degree to work with a job in sports marketing and promotion.
“If you ask me the number one reason why I do what I do, it’s because of the animals,” she beams.
“I love working with animals.”
Vold is now considered a trusted veteran in the industry and her family’s company sets the standard by which all others are measured. Whether at the rodeo or the ranch, Kirsten’s horses are her life and she is committed to breeding and raising champions. In 2015 Kirsten Vold was the recipient of the “Tad Lucas Memorial Award” and was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame.
Quirt Hunt was ranch raised and knows the value of mans relationship with animals. This makes him a natural at bullfighting and protection. Quirt Hunt started his career in high school rodeos, stepping in as a back-up, Since then he has become one of Pro Rodeo’s Top Bullfighter’s.
His accomplishments include protecting the Professional Bull Riders, PBR on the Built Ford Tough series, being a television-magazine personality, freestyle contender on the Professional Bullfighters tour, PRCA bullfighter and clown, performance horse trainer, rancher and cattlemen, child’s hero and a friend to all.
Luke Kraut has been a part of the World’s Oldest Rodeo for the past three years and we are honored to have Luke as a part of our rodeo team.
He was raised on a small cattle station in Queensland, Australia. Born with a passion for livestock and knew he wanted to make a living around the industry. At 15, Luke started entering some small rodeos in the steer riding and novice bull riding and continued to ride bulls in Australia until the age of 19. He traveled to the U.S., to Arizona, with some friends and went to an elite rodeo school and he knew then that America was the place to be if you wanted to rodeo for a living. In 1995, he moved to the U.S. permanently and started to fight bulls as a means to supplement his living. He is also a horse farrier in the greater Phoenix area. He received his PRCA and PBR cards and rode bulls for approximately six years then truly missed fighting bulls and went back to fighting bulls.
Fighting bulls has been great to him and it’s truly his passion. Luke has truly an impressive rodeo career and fights bulls in many professional, high school, and junior rodeos around the country. For the past 12 years, he has been a bullfighter for the Turquoise Circuit Finals and the Ram National Circuit Finals (2019).
Pick Up Man
Ty Atchison 33, earned his nickname “Cowboy Ty” from his lack of conforming to the modern day cowboy appearance so many men his age have adopted. A NFR qualifier in the saddle bronc riding , he also competed in the tie down roping and team roping in college. A graduate from a University in Tennessee, Ty has shelved his degree to pursue his passion in the rodeo arena. No longer competing, he has cultivated his natural talent to become an accomplished pick up man.
(Bio credits: prorodeo.com)
• Won the Hinton (Okla.) Crosstie PRCA Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas)
• 2013: Won the Ozark Empire ProRodeo (Springfield, Mo.) and the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas); won the all-around and was co-champion in the saddle bronc riding at the Hinton (Okla.) Crosstie PRCA Rodeo
• 2012: Won the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days and the Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Won the all-around at the YMBL Championship Rodeo (Beaumont, Texas); finished 39th in the world standings with $23,310
Pick Up Man
Dalton Ward 26, has grown up around the Vold Rodeo Company. He was six years old when his dad, 6-time NFR pick up man, Billy Ward, along with his mother, rodeo timekeeper, Marlo Ward, started touring with the Vold Rodeo Company. Following in his father’s footsteps, Dalton remains in pursuit of his dream, of one day being selected as a pick up man for the National Finals Rodeo. His excellent horsemanship and work ethic has made him a valuable member of the Vold Rodeo Company.
(Bio credits: voldrodeo.com)