Ogden Pioneer Days is celebrating events all over the Ogden Area. Visit our map to learn about venue details, directions and locations.
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The Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo comes but once a year - the week of July 24 - and it's definitely one you don't want to miss. Ogden Pioneer Days has been named twice the “Best Rodeo in the Wilderness Circuit” that includes Utah, Idaho and Nevada.
Ogden's rodeo, which annually draws more than 30,000 people, has been nominated five times for the “Best Rodeo in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association". This means Ogden Pioneer Days is one of the 20 best in a field of more than 700 rodeos in the country.
Each year, Ogden Pioneer Days is celebrated at the historic Ogden Pioneer Stadium, where the rodeo started and where the feeling of the American west still lives. Bring the whole family and join us for five nights of rodeo entertainment under the stars.
Learn more about the origin and history of the Ogden Pioneer Days celebration and rodeo.
Stace Smith has been recognized by the PRCA as Stock Contractor of the Year for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Stace started his career raising bucking horses in 1994 while producing amateur rodeos. Stace Smith Pro Rodeos received its PRCA stock contractor's card in 1998. It was only one year later that Smith had the opportunity to present his stock of bulls and horses at the National Finals Rodeo. Currently, Smith owns around 400 horses, with sixty mares raising colts. Smith states, “Our mares are bred to studs with bloodlines to buck.” A strong statement that holds true to the PRCA Stock Contractor of the year for the past six years running!
Learn more about Stace Smith at his official web site: www.smithprorodeos.com
Considered to be one of the best announcers in the sport, Roger brings to the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo over 20 years of announcing the top rodeos in the country. Roger announces over 45 rodeos per year, he has a full schedule, not to mention radio commercials, voice over work. Roger has been selected for the National Finals Rodeo alternate in Las Vegas. When Roger is not at the rodeo or in a studio he can be found on the ranch nestled in the north Georgia mountains working with the family beef herd. “I can't wait to get back to Ogden. The scenery is spectacular, the Ogden people are extra friendly. You better get your tickets early because we're gonna have one of the best rodeos in the country.”
John Harrison lives in Soper, Oklahoma with wife, Carla, daughter Addison and son Cazwell. He has a degree in Ag.-business and is a certified Equine Massage Therapist.
John was six when he received his first trick riding lesson after watching a trick rider perform at a nearby rodeo. Since then he has trained and performed with many of the best trick riders in the world.
John became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1999, as a trick and roman rider, and trick roper. He has since diversified and added barrelman to his PRCA card.
Today John entertains with his walk & talk comedy that is backed by his quick wit, and with his strongest acts; Miss Rodeo Universe and Comedy Trick Riding. 2010, a new breed of magician hit the rodeo trail and this is one disappearing feat that would leave Houdini puzzled.
John has been selected to perform 3 times at the prestigious Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV. Six times he has been nominated for Comedy Act of the Year, twice nominated for Coors Man in the Can, and twice for PRCA's Clown of the Year.
Learn more about John Harrison on his official web site: www.harrisonentertainment.com