Rodeo Entertainment & Amenities
PRCA Stock Contractor
In an attempt to keep a long family rodeo tradition alive, The Honeycutt Rodeo Company was birthed by Roy and Virginia Honeycutt in 1976. Since its creation, Honeycutt Rodeo Stock contractors have been one of the few rodeo stock contractors to have been a part of every National Finals Rodeo. Owning over 200 horses and 40 bulls with some of the best bloodlines, today the Honeycutt Rodeo Company is still being ran with the help of son, Jerry Honeycutt, “Heritage and Tradition have and always will be very important to me and my family. I look forward to carrying on the tradition of producing top notch rodeos.” In 2010, Honeycutt rodeo was proud to receive the Family Heritage Award from the WPRA. No Award could better sum it up. This is a company that has great traditions and knows how to put on a rodeo!
Jody spent his last 30 years in Big Spring, TX, and rodeo has been a part of his life since the beginning. He and his brother competed in all the events in junior rodeo and high school rodeo. Being a contestant wasn’t Jody’s only connection to rodeo. He and his brother used to play rodeo at their house and Jody would always be the announcer. In 2003, he focused on his passion and set out to obtain his PRCA Announcer card and pursue announcing as a full-time profession. Jody has been selected three times by the PRCA to announce the National Finals Steer Roping and two times as the Ram National Circuit Finals Announcer. He has also announced hundreds of other great rodeos across the United States and Canada.
Live Video Score Board
Choose from three different LED Displays to enhance the audience experience at your event. Our boards provide a focal point for your crowd to receive information during your sporting event, rodeo, concert, festival, marathon or other special event. We provide installation, removal and operation.
Walton Scoreboards is fully insured and licensed with 18 years of experience and can tailor our services for any event.
Kris Furr is an American rodeo bullfighter from North Carolina. Kris grew up in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley, but now resides in Statesville, NC. Growing up in a rodeo family Kris always had his eyes on the sport of rodeo, particularly bullfighting. At the age of only 10 years old, Kris stepped into the arena at a youth rodeo in Sparta, NC with the ambition of being a bullfighter and never looked back. Kris has found a lot of success in the sport on the amateur level. In 2013, he decided it was time to take his career to a higher level by going pro and joining the PRCA. Like many rodeo bullfighter in the PRCA Kris’s ultimate goal is to work at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas.
Mark is a 28-year-old bullfighter who has fought at every level of rodeo, ranging from junior rodeo to pro rodeo. Since his junior high days, he has had a passion for fighting bulls and protecting cowboys. As he began to grow so did his passion and skills. Being a former National High School Rodeo Association president, he understands every component necessary to make a rodeo successful. Upon entering college and competing at the collegiate level, he was also afforded the opportunity to use his skills as a bullfighter for the same rodeos. Having performed for the past eight years throughout the country, he has been privileged enough to have worked beside some of the best bullfighters in the business. Being a past bullrider himself, he understands the importance of a professional who knows where to be and when during the ride. Being able to read a bull’s actions and know his moves are crucial in protecting the life of the rider.
Generation West Drill Team
History of Generation West
Generation West Rodeo Drill team is made up of cowgirls from the Snowflake and Taylor area. These cowgirls are students, mothers and even grandmothers! They all love and respect the western way of life. They ranch, rope, run barrels, break and train horses, work and stay home to raise babies. They proudly carry our nation’s flag honoring all those who have laid down their lives and fight for our precious freedoms. They perform across our great state of Arizona hoping to touch the heart of every red blooded American in attendance with their patriotic flag performances.
The team was originally put together by Pat Wood and Jeanette Hancock by request for a special People of the West Rodeo in May of 1998 in Taylor. The team didn’t stay together at that time but the seed was planted for bigger and better things. Later, in 2003, the Taylor rodeo committee invited them to do a special performance for their 50th rodeo celebration. Christa Kirkman headed up the small group at the time with only 6 riders. The girls loved being horseback, having fun together and were offered a permanent spot at the annual Taylor 4th of July Rodeo.
The team quickly grew in skill and team members, doubling in size by 2005 and became a community favorite. Word spread quickly among other local rodeo committees looking to add something special to their show and the team began performing in Springerville, Show Low, Snowflake Pioneer Days, The Navajo County Fair, The Verl Gillespie Memorial Ropings, the Cody Hancock Invitational Bull Riding events, the NPC College Rodeo hosted in Taylor in 2010 and 2011 and made their way to Las Vegas in 2014 for the Senior National Finals Rodeo. They received national recognition there and were invited to perform in places as far as Canada! They never made the trek that far away due to life and family responsibilities but it was a huge honor for the team just to be considered and invited.
The girls have work hard to perfect their performances with speed and precision and to improve each season. They have become like family to one another and work hard to support, teach and improve their horsemanship skills for the sake of the team. They put in countless hours of practice each week starting in April and riding through September finishing the season at the Navajo County Fair. They take the time during the off season to meet, plan and create new drills to perform for the upcoming rodeo season. It is truly an honor to be part of this team and elite group of women and hope it continues for many years to come. They are strong, beautiful women, inside and out and love to live the “Cowgirl Way”!
To Sum it all up…..
Cowgirls are special and work hard every day
They feed their own horses, and stack their own hay
They know who they are, and where they are from
Their family comes first, but when the chores are all done
We get in the saddle in rain or in shine
It’s not the destination, but the thrill of the ride!
On horseback all our problems just slip away
Just workin’ and playin’ the cowgirl way
Troy “Wild Child” Lerwill provides countless highlights in the rodeo arena. The former bullfighter enters in a yellow undershirt, oversized overalls and a sombrero and cracks jokes that often reference his mother-in-law.
The highlight of Lerwill’s performance comes midway through the rodeo after a truck with a large ramp affixed to its bed enters the arena and Lerwill takes a position near a dirt bike.
After a hilarious act that includes Lerwill struggling to start the machine and nearly falling off when the bike roars to life, he lives up to his ‘Wild Child’ nickname by racing around the arena on his rear wheel and jumping the truck.
VIP Lounge for Sponsors & Contestants
St. Luke’s Sports Medicine Team