Photo Credit:  Rhonda Stowell

RODEOS

We would like to welcome you to the home of the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo. Each year, we organize, promote and stage the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo and the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.
 
For over 137 years the sport of Rodeo has been alive and kicking in the Rim Country.  Named the "Best Small Town Rodeo" by True West Magazine in 2011, it is no wonder why thousands flock to Payson each year to experience the strong rodeo heritage that lives here.

We use the proceeds of the rodeos to support charitable organizations throughout the Rim Country. We rely heavily on the hard work of our volunteers, the generous support of our sponsors, the talents of our participants, and the patronage of our rodeo fans throughout the country.

Get your tickets now for the longest running rodeo in the United States.  General Admission and reserved seating is available.  This rodeo is sanctioned by the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association ( PRCA).

World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo

Gary Hardt was a well-known roper and Bull Rider. He was recognized throughout the Southwest for his bull riding and roping talents. Every spring this rodeo represents his memory and love for rodeo.

Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo

RODEO
ROYALTY

Get antiquated with visiting royalty that will be attending our rodeos.

Photo Copyright: Dennis Fendler

RODEO

APPLICATIONS

We can't do the rodeo with out some paperwork.  Get it all right here!

Photo Courtesy: Cameron Davis

OUR RODEO

SPONSORS

We could not do these rodeos with out our sponsors.  Thank you!

Photo Courtesy: Dennis Fendler

SPECIALTY

ACTS

Check out the fun specialty acts that will be visiting our rodeos.

Photo Copyright: Dennis Fendler

RODEO

HISTORY

Welcome to the birthplace of the modern day rodeo. See our history!

Photo Courtesy: Git A Rope Publishing

MUTTON BUSTIN' &

STEER RIDIN'

Sign your child up to compete in the Mutton Bustin' and Steer Ridin'.

Photo Copyright: Dennis Fendler

PHOTO

GALLERY

Check out all the fun activities, events, after parties and more.

Photo Copyright: Dennis Fendler