Photo Credit: Rhonda Stowell
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.