Reno Rodeo – June 16 thru 25, 2011

The Reno Rodeo is billed as the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West,” and is  a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)  sanctioned event.  It is a non-profit organization made up of over 400 volunteers, should draw over 140,000 fans, and has been nationally televised.   The event has a large impact on the Reno/Sparks economy bringing revenue to hotels, casinos, restaurants, and retail.   

The Reno Rodeo Foundation, established in 1986, is the charitable arm of the Rodeo and has donated over $5 million to educational scholarships, special children’ s charities, high school rodeo programs, literacy programs, the Denim Drive to provide new sock, underwear, and school clothing  to abused and neglected children in protective custody and foster care, Marvin Picollo school Therapeutic Equestrian Program and the Kids Kampus Acitivity Center.  The foundation has donated over $400,000 back to our communtiy in the past year.

Tickets range in price from $12.00 to $25.00 based on seating and performance date, and can be purchased at the following locations:  www.renorodeo.com, call Tickets.com at 800-225-2277, Lawlor Events Center Ticket Office on the UNR Campus.

The Rodeo is held at the Reno Livestock Events Center which is located at:  1350 N. Wells Avenue, Reno, NV  89512

Ty Murray, who took home Reno Rodeo 1st place Silver Spurs 4 times, being a Phoenix native, will be inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.  He was inducted into the PRCA Hall of Fame in 2000, and won 7 PRCA World Champion all-around titles and 2 PRCA World Champion bull riding titles.

May 20, 2011
Official Statement by Reno Rodeo Association on EHV-1The Reno Rodeo Committee is well aware of the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) that has surfaced in recent days.  We are constantly monitoring factual information available through the various surrounding State Veterinarians and our own Reno Rodeo Vet, Dr. Joe Coli.  While unnecessary transport of horses is being discouraged, no state borders have been closed.  While there are some horse related events that have been cancelled, they are not rodeos, and we are very concerned with the rumors and misinformation that is existing.  At this time, there is no reason for us to cancel our event, as has been inaccurately reported.   Our PRCA/WPRA contestant entries took place this week, May 16-20, and the number of entries for Bull Riding, Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling and Womens Barrel Racing are as strong as always.  We are moving forward towards what we expect to be another great year of Reno Rodeo.  We hope you will join us.

Alan Kingsley,
Executive Director
Reno Rodeo Association

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