Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo

February 26th, 27th, 28th & March 1st

The Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association Sanctioned Rodeo held at the Apache Junction Rodeo Park at Lost Dutchman & Tomahawk is a full 8 event Rodeo, with professional cowboys and cowgirls competing for $30,000 in prize money beginning at 1:30 P. M. each day. The classic 8 Events include, Bareback, Calf Roping, Saddlebronc, Steer Wrestling, Ladies Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Team Roping and the crowd favorite of Bull Riding. This Rodeo Event is considered one of the finest in the Southwest and is on most contestants list as one they want to enter. The Rodeo annually gets 500 plus entries, enough so that we have to run all the team roping one day earlier on Thursday, February 26th which includes a slack (those contestants not in the performances) on Sunday morning, March 1st, at 9 A.M. There is no charge for admission for the Thursday Roping or Sunday slack.

Mutton Bustin is The last event on Sunday, March 1. Entry fee is $10 or paid ticket stub from the rodeo for Sunday only. Sign up near the Secretary Office for the first 15 entrants. Helmets and vests provided. Age groups are 4-5 and 6-7.

GCPRA Lead Sanction Rodeo
51st Annual Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo

Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds

Apache Junction, AZ Stock Contractor: W/A Rodeo Co. Co-Sanction: GCPRA

Slack: 9:00 am Sunday March 1st if needed

Perfs: 1:30pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Feb. 27, 28 & March 1st **All Team Roping will be run Thursday, Feb. 26th @ 9:00am (Draw Order)

Bareback & Saddle Bronc are Enter Once Each Day (Fri,Sat,Sun). Separate Payoff Each Day
Steer Wrestling is Enter Twice - All other events enter once - TR format remains the same.

Added: $300 Each Day to BB, SB; $500 BR; $400 SW,TD,BKWY,BRLS,OTR; $400 ITD,IBRLS,ITR

Entries: TBD and Confirmed for 2015
All events enter between 6-10pm; Rough Stock & Timed Events (623)455-8339; Barrel Racers & Buddies (623)486-2832; Team Roping & Buddies (623)455-8385 Entry Fees: BR/$90; BRLS/$70; TR/$80 per man; All other events $80 each run.

Inc. Team Ropers - You must have a 2015 USTRC or WSTR card at this rodeo to be eligible for the Inc Team Roping

Entry Fees are CASH ONLY!!!!

Local Entries: Sign-up for "Local" rodeo entrants is on February 16, between 6 pm and 8 pm. "Timed Event" entrants should call 602.625.5214 and all other event entrants should call 602.463.6805.

NOTICE: Each contestant and one companion will get entry to rodeo - all others must pay admission.

Kiesner The 51st Annual Lost Dutchman Days professional rodeo would like to welcome this year's specialty act, Rider Kiesner.
  • Champion Trick Roper
  • Gun Spinner
  • Whip Cracker

There is a $2.00 charge for the Event Center admission.

Seating: Newly covered bleachers with aluminum seats have been installed for your viewing comfort and pleasure.

Cowgirls Historical Foundation will be performing their special drills for the Rodeo and also set the pivots for the Grand Entry at each Rodeo performance.

This year's Rodeo National Anthem Singers will be Rodney Wayne on Friday, Jena Thranum on Saturday and a representative from the Cowgirls Historical Society on Sunday.

Contact Denny Walter for further information at 1 (888)-75RODEO or at djcholla@msn.com.

Photo Credits - Chris Holloran

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