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The 71st Annual PRCA Homestead Championship Rodeo and Rodeo Days Events for 2020
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 over 650 sanctioned annually by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). 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 30 million people identify themselves as fans of Pro Rodeo.
Each year in December, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo takes place in Las Vegas; this is the World Series / Super Bowl of professional Rodeo. We’re expecting some of the PRCA’s biggest stars to from the NFR to compete at our 2020 Rodeo with their World PRCA|RAM Standings noted here: including Bareback Rider: Taylor Broussard #15 (in 2019), Steer Wrestlers: Kyle Irwin #38, Juan Alcazar Jr. #48 & Justin Thigpen #25, Bull Riders Koby Radley #7 (in 2019), Eli Vastbinder #21 (in 2019) & Dustin Bouquet #36 (in 2019). (subject to change)
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 22, 2020: Family Night / Little Miss & Mister Homestead Rodeo 2020 Contest at Sally Woods Harris Field Pavilion. 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Family fun, & country line dancing, charity raffle, food & snacks available, 2020 Homestead Rodeo Queen coronation. Admission is FREE.
Thursday January 23, 2020: HRA Books & Bronc’s Literacy Program Kid’s Day Field Trip to the arena. First grade classes from two Homestead area 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.
The Scheduled Order of Events for each performance is:
Opening, Bareback Riding, Visiting Rodeo Queens Intro, Steer Wrestling, Clown Act, Team Roping, Homestead Everglades Posse Drill Team, Saddle Bronc Riding, Clown Act, Tie-Down Roping, Sponsor Flag Presentation, Homestead Rodeo Queen Coronation, Bull Riding 1st section, WPRA Barrel Racing, WPRA Junior Barrel Racing, Bull Riding 2nd section. Each rodeo performance averages approximately two & a half hours in length. (Subject to Change)
Friday January 24, 2020: “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” Night at Harris Field Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena. The opening performance starts at 8 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. (Visit Tough Enough to Wear Pink’s site here)
We are honored to have four-time PRCA Announcer of the Year Wayne Brooks as our rodeo announcer again this year. He is one of the best in the business! (Visit Wayne Brooks’ site here) The PRCA specialty act, rodeo clown & barrelman for all three rodeo performances will be Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard. 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 continues to be a crowd favorite.
Saturday January 25, 2020: The Free Rodeo Parade through Historic Downtown Homestead starts at 11 am. This year’s parade theme is “Krome It Up – Homestead Rodeo’s 71st Anniversary”. The rodeo performance at Harris Field Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena begins at 2 pm.
Sunday January 26, 2020: The final day of the 2020 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.