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Memory Catcher

Celebrating 137 Years of Prescott Traditions

Help us capture the spirit of the World’s Oldest Rodeo with our Memory Catcher campaign!

We invite rodeo enthusiasts from all generations to share their cherished stories and unforgettable moments from the historic Prescott Frontier Days, Inc(R) – World’s Oldest Rodeo(R). Whether you’ve witnessed heart- pounding bull rides, thrilling barrel races, met legendary rodeo contestants, or have a family tradition or story to share, your memories are a treasured part of our rich tradition. Join us in reliving the legacy and nostalgia of the World’s Oldest Rodeo by sharing your stories, photos, and videos. Together, let’s celebrate the enduring spirit of our Prescott rodeo and create new memories for generations to come!

Memories coming from folks like you:

Tending Bar for Decades Now

I started tending bar in 1981 for Prescott Downs Horse Races which also included tending bar for all rodeo performances. I was there when Arleigh Bonnaha was injured, sad day for sure he was great. I also had my first encounter with JC Trujillo. I also remember when...

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My Journey as a Rodeo Volunteer

My Journey as a Rodeo Volunteer

I have been with the Rodeo for a number of years to give back. WE are one big happy family of volunteers. As a front of the house ticket taker, we have met folks from all over the world, from infants to the older and wiser person, and true cowboys and women. WE can...

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Cowboy Roots Run Deep at the World’s Oldest Rodeo

Cowboy Roots Run Deep at the World’s Oldest Rodeo

I grew up in southern Arizona on the Santa Lucia and the Sopori ranches in the 50's & early 60's. "Jefe" of the Santa Lucia was Mr. Richard Merchant. Mr. Merchant won the calf-roping championship at Madison Square Garden in 1923, in Calgary in 1927, 1928, and 1930...

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A Rainy Day Still Can’t Ruin The Show

A Rainy Day Still Can’t Ruin The Show

On June 29, 2022 we attended the rodeo on a very rainy day. The riders/performers all took it in stride and still gave us a wonderful show, in spite of the downpour and puddles. What made it all so magical was the rainbow and the beautiful sky! - Linda Thompson  

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A Maryland Crew’s First Cowboy Experience

A Maryland Crew’s First Cowboy Experience

We had our daughter and family in town from Maryland. They all wanted to go see the rodeo as they had never seen one. We took them to the ‘Wolds Oldest Rodeo’ here in Prescott. They had a blast and even dressed up for the event. -Stephen Chase  

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Share your rodeo story with us!

Let’s keep the spirit of the rodeo alive and celebrate the moments that make this event unforgettable!

To join in, simply post your favorite rodeo memories and snapshots here and it will live on our site for all to see.

THANK YOU!

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