The Clovis Rodeo ready to celebrate 100 years

By: Staff reports April 01, 2014@ 06:15:00 PM

The Clovis Rodeo will be kicked off with a TPD event on April 24. Photo by Keith Ryan Cartwright /


FORT WORTH, Texas – The Clovis Rodeo will celebrate its 100th anniversary later this month starting with a Touring Pro Division event on Thursday, April 24, at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds. The rodeo will be held April 25-27.

Special events this year include a concert by Scotty McCreery, as well as an old West art show, annual golf tournament, ranch rodeo, jackpot roping and, of course, their annual blood drive held in conjunction with the PBR event on the opening day.

Billed as “An American Cowboy Tradition,” the rodeo’s blood drive is the largest single-day blood drive in the entire country.

As in past years, the Clovis Rodeo Association Board hosted their annual Cowgirl U luncheon this past Saturday. Several top-ranked PBR riders were on hand, the likes of which included Guilherme MarchiChase OutlawDouglas DuncanSean WillinghamBrady Sims, in-arena announcer Matt West and PBR entertainer Flint Rasmussen, who will work the PBR event before heading to Des Moines, Iowa, that weekend for the Built Ford Tough Series event.

Prior to becoming the exclusive entertainer of the PBR, Rasmussen used to regularly work the Clovis Rodeo.

This year’s luncheon drew well over 450 women from the Clovis and Fresno, Calif., area. The more than three-hour long program, which Marchi said he’s attended for the past several years, also included a steak dinner that was served for lunch.

The Clovis Rodeo Association announced that a 14-foot bronze statue of Lane Frost on Red Rock, which was recently unveiled, will be dedicated the night of the PBR event. Lane’s parents Elsie and Clyde Frost will be on-hand for the ceremony Thursday, April 24.

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