This past weekend we attended the Show Low Days festival in Show Low, Arizona. June by the way is a perfect time of year to escape the desert heat and head up to the White Mountains. Show Low Days includes several events including the Cruz’n the Rim Car Show, Derby Down the Deuce and a Stick Horse Rodeo. We made stick horses this year for Rodeo Days in Tucson, so the boys were excited to bring their horses out of retirement and participate in the Stick Horse Rodeo. Naturally I wanted to share a bit of the fun the boys had and also share the cool stick horse rodeo ideas. Holding your own stick horse rodeo would be a fun summer activity or birthday party theme!
I also loved the fact they had pool noodle horses available to purchase (at a minimal cost) for kids who didn’t have a stick horse. In fact I almost made our stick horses out of pool noodles earlier this year, check out my Rodeo Break Pinterest Board for more stick horse ideas.
After the games, the kids marched in a stick horse parade around the baseball diamond and then were presented one at a time to the judges. Some kids were clearly better at hamming it up.
They had prizes for 3 girls and 3 boys. The winners were the ones decked out in cowboy gear. Anyone want to guess what my boys plan to do next year? 🙂 They also had a couple random raffles for the rest of the kids.
This is not a sponsored post. We really enjoyed this small town event and I wanted to share it with you. I do want to give a special shout out to Jill Tinkel, and Tractor Supply in Show Low for sponsoring the Stick Horse Rodeo. It was totally free to participate in. They promise a bigger and better event for next year and you can be sure we will make a point to attend. The boys want to dress in full cowboy gear and win a prize. 😉