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The Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, held each year over the week of July 24, is one of the biggest and best statehood celebrations in Utah. Ogden Pioneer Days, which annually draws more than 30,000 people, repeatedly has been named the Best Rodeo in the Wilderness Circuit, which is made up of Utah, Idaho and Nevada.
Ogden's rodeo also has been nominated numerous times for the best rodeo of its size 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. This year's rodeo is July 19-24, with a break on Sunday, July 20.
The origin and history of the Ogden Pioneer Days celebration and rodeo has been chronicled in many history books and personal accounts.
Ogden Pioneer Days is proud to welcome back Stace Smith, who produces more Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeos than any other stock contractor in the PRCA. To be sure, rodeo fans will not be disappointed in the quality of stock during our five-day run.Smith was recognized by PRCA as Stock Contractor of the Year for eight consecutive years, starting in 2004. In 1994, Smith started his career by raising bucking horses while also producing amateur rodeos. Smith Pro Rodeos received its PRCA stock contractor's card in 1998. One year later, Smith was granted the chance to present his stock at the national finals. Smith Pro Rodeos consistently has ranked among the top stock contractors providing animals to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The voice of Ogden Pioneer Days is back for another year. The unmistakable baritone of Roger Mooney once again will whip up the crowd during the five-day run of Ogden’s statehood celebration. Mooney has long been considered one of the best in the sport, and has spent more than 20 years announcing the top rodeos in the country. Mooney has been selected as an alternate announcer for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. When not at a rodeo grounds or in the studio doing voice-over work, he can be found on his Georgia ranch. “I can't wait to get back to Ogden. The scenery is spectacular and the Ogden people are extra friendly. You better get your tickets early because we're going to have one of the best rodeos in the country.”
Learn more about Roger Mooney in this Deseret News slideshow.