HUGO PRO RODEO

About Hugo Pro Rodeo

               

Hugo, Oklahoma, has the privilege of hosting the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Rodeo the first weekend of June each year, with 2012 marking the 51st rodeo. There are 650 PRCA sanctioned rodeos in the United States and Canada, and Oklahoma has 16. All rodeo contestants compete to earn dollar points in order to be invited to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) held each December in Las Vegas, considered to be the "Super Bowl" or "World Series" of rodeo.

Hugo has a rich rodeo heritage. The Hugo Rodeo & Horse Club was created to showcase the popularity of the American Quarter Horse and other aspects of rodeos in 1961. The first Hugo PRCA Rodeo was held in 1962 and produced by world champion, Jim Shoulders. The only other stock contractors producing the Hugo rodeo have been Beutler and Son, and Rafter H Rodeo Company, Dell Hall. Rafter H Rodeo has been part of the Hugo rodeo family for over 25 years now.

Sons and daughters of the Hugo rodeo include Lige Hammock, Todd Whatley, Turk Robinson, Freckles Brown, Ernie Taylor, Betty Muntz, Lane Frost, Jackie Jo Perrin, Brad Morgan, Sherrylynn Rosser Johnson, John Harrison, and B. J. Shumacher. The list does not include the numerous individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes, ensuring the rodeo is successful every year, far too many to name.

Hugo Pro Rodeo is dedicated to preserving our historic rodeo tradition. It is the single largest event of the Hugo community, drawing over 7500 spectators and over 300 contestants annually. We pride ourselves in providing family entertainment, enhancing tourism and boosting economic development in our area.

Please mark your calendars for May 31st and June 1st, 2013, and plan on joining us for an exciting weekend of rodeo fun!


Hugo Pro Rodeo Committee with plaque from PRCA Pro Rodeo recognizing Hugo PRCA Rodeo 50th anniversary June 2
   

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