Charro on the Road - Tomas Garcilazo and family will make their first ever appearance in Gooding in 2024!
Tomas, a native of Mexico City, was introduced at an early age to his family heritage and tradition of "La Charreria" which is a skill performed through the generations only by the Mexican Charro. Charros take extreme pride in their highly developed horsemanship and roping abilities. Tomas, third generation Charro, has devoted his life to sharing Mexico's National Sport La Charreria with the World and along with his family they travels all over the country all year long performing and showcasing his Hispanic Heritage and keeping alive the Western legacy.
After traveling all over the world, performing on stage, in 1998 Tomas made his debut in the pro rodeo world as a Specialty act performing at the Super Bowl of rodeo the Wrangler National Rodeo in Las Vegas and for 26 years now he became a “Staple of the NFR” wowing rodeo fans with his artistic roping skill along with his incredible horses.
Tomas became a proud US citizen in 2013 and resides in Stephenville, Texas. He continues to share his legacy with audiences at rodeos, stock shows, horse shows and equine events internationally.
His awards are many including the 4X PRCA Specialty Act of the Year and most recently he won the TV talent show the ‘Go Big Show’ season 1 featured on TBS channel. He also got honored to receive la Espuela de Oro «the golden spur» one of the highest distinctions by the Mexican and US Charrería Association recognizing his career and for being a voice and Ambassador of his tradition and Mexican National Sport.
Catch Tomas and his family each night at the Gooding Pro Rodeo – August 14-17!
A man of many hats, Crash Cooper was raised on a ranch in Senlac,
Saskatchewan, Canada. He has won the Canadian Comedy Act of the Year 9 times and has been the Funnyman at the Calgary Stampede 13 times. When he is not on the road entertaining rodeo fans, this family man is drawing cartoons for Leaning Tree or checking on his very successful bucking horse breeding program. The Gooding Pro Rodeo is proud to introduce you to Crash for his debut in the Andy James Arena—August 14-17, 2024.
Jerome, Idaho native and “The Voice” contestant EllieMae will be making her debut appearance at the Gooding County Fair following Wednesday night’s “Beauty and the Beast” rodeo performance. As a songwriter, EllieMae writes what she knows: country life, family, love and loss, and Coors Light. She’s the best parts of country – good music and incredible storytelling. EllieMae has shared the stage with many artists including: John Michael Montgomery, Scotty McCreery, Lainey Wilson, Ian Munsick, Sam Riggs, Morgan Wade, Koe Wetzel, Read Southhall Band, Confederate Railroad, Chayce Beckham, Chris Janson, Russel Dickerson, Craig Morgan and Nelly. Come see her – August 14 at the Gooding County Fair! .
The 2023 Gooding Pro Rodeo was record breaking – both inside and out of the arena. Gooding saw record crowds with 3 out of 4 nights being sold out, a record number of contestants with almost 800 competing, and a record payout where almost a quarter of a million dollars was paid out. Records were broken inside the arena as well, in the Breakaway Roping – Addy Hill and Braylee Sheperd both roped their calf in 1.9 seconds – breaking the old record of 2.2 set in 2022. The Barrel Racing could only be described as unbelievable with 5 ladies tying or breaking the arena record set last year. In the end, Dona Kay Rule smashed the old record of 16.88 seconds with her 16.76 second run.
Travel anywhere rodeo fans are gathered and mention “Beer Worthy” and they immediately know you are talking about the Gooding Pro Rodeo. Several years ago, a group of rodeo fans stole the clown’s signs when he set them next to their box seats. The following night, they decided to make signs of their own. Some cardboard and a few markers later and the “Beer Worthy” sign was born.
What does it take to be “Beer Worthy”? Many have tried, several have failed, some risking life and limb in the quest to be worthy. Fast runs and great rides are always considered to be worthy. However, riding behind the pickup man and tripping the flank on the bronc you just got off of, trying your guts out on an unrideable animal and coming up just short, or finishing your trick riding act and grabbing a cold one on the way by are a different level of “Beer Worthy”. In other words – “Cowboy Stuff”.
Don’t miss out on one of the most enjoyable and greatest PRCA rodeos in the country – August 14-17, 2024. Are you “Beer Worthy”?
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