Carbondale
Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

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July 10, 2019

July 11 Special Appearance by Haley Ganzel Award Winning Trick Rider

You’ll be sure to enjoy the July 11 surprise appearance by Haley Ganzel, trick rider extraordinaire.

2018 Top 5 Dress Act Of The Year, Haley Ganzel is 24 years old, from Collinsville, OK. She began trick riding at the age of 4 after begging her uncle, NFR Contract Act Shawn Brackett, to teach her the trade. A passion for trick riding and the performing lifestyle developed at a young age for Haley when she had the opportunity to travel with the Great American Wild West Show to some of the greatest rodeo venues in the country. She was blessed with the opportunity to work with legendary trick riders at a young age, where she was able to learn and hone her craft.

Haley was crowned the 2007 World Champion Trick Rider, competed in the 2016 North American Trick Riding Championships in Las Vegas, and played a role and performed stunt work in the films Cowgirls and Angels, and Cowgirls and Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer.

Haley not only trick rides, but also roman rides and works her dancing horse “Crazy Cloud”, where she is proud to display her Cherokee heritage. Haley is always expanding her talents, and constantly keeps the crowd at the edge of their seats. She would like to thank the Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Businesses for their sponsorship and continual support.

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Welcome to the Rodeo
The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.
2023 Rodeo Season

The 2023 rodeo season will begin on Thursday, June 1st and continue through Thursday, August 17th. Come down to the rodeo every Thursday evening for 12 weeks with slack at 6:00 p.m. and the main performance at 7:30 p.m.

Get Involved

To volunteer, email Mike Kennedy at:
[email protected]  or call at:
(970) 379-3907