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Payson Visitors – Don't Miss the 126th Rendition of the World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo

If you're staying at one of the many hotels in Payson Arizona, and you love horses, livestock and/or rodeo, you won't want to miss the 126th rendition of the World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo. This rodeo is the "must-see" even of the year and has been running for well over a century in beautiful Payson, Arizona in the northern part of the state.


For 126 continuous years Payson, Arizona has been celebrating the history and tradition of Pro-Rodeo during the third weekend in August. According to the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys' Association), which sanctions the event, it's considered the country's Best Small Rodeo. There's nothing like the exhilaration of rodeo - the official sport of the Old West. Some of the world's greatest professional cowboys and cowgirls will be there including fearless bull riders, steer wrestlers, bronc riders, specialty acts, and colorful clowns. They'll all keep you entertained and shouting for more on the edge of your seat as they compete for cash and prizes totaling more than $50,000.


Since 1884 this Rodeo has been running for the enjoyment of the spectators and the challenges of the cowboys.  Rim County is known as the home of the world class event. This event draws people from all over the world to the city and hotels in Payson Arizona. The long weekend includes an old-fashioned parade and incorporates several days of gala "wild west" events.


You'll see top cowboys work to rope a calf or steer atop incredibly well-trained horses, or ride bulls in fractions of a second. The rodeo includes all seven events plus PWBR barrel racing and a special event that you have to be there to see.


Rodeo is a sport that arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico, and later the United States, Canada, South America and Australia. The sport was based on the skills required of the working vaqueros in Spain and Mexico and cowboys in the western United States. Today it's a rousing sporting event that features horses and other livestock with competitions designed to test the skill and speed of the human cowboy and cowgirl athletes who participate.

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Asha Patel is a hotel enthusiast and describes the features for many Payson AZ hotels. Best Western Payson Inn is a diamond amongst Payson Hotels. For a relaxing and peaceful getaway, this Payson hotel offers superior amenities & services with ultimate value and comfort. Visit http://www.bestwesternpaysoninn.com for affordable all-inclusive Payson lodging packages.