Roots N’ Boots, a Queen Creek signature event, is happening this Wednesday through Sunday at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road. The community competitions, including roping, barrel racing and the Sherwood Timed Event Series, begin on Wednesday, March 15. For a full schedule, visit RootsNBoots.org. (Read related story – Prepping the Park: […]
Spectators at this week’s Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek could find themselves actually parking on Riggs Road, in a manner of speaking, that is. Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, home of the town of Queen Creek’s signature rodeo and related events, is situated at 20464 E. Riggs Road. But now a portion of the Riggs […]
The following are a sampling of events scheduled to take place at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road in Queen Creek. Spectator admission is free to many of the events. For more information about the park, visit http://www.queencreek.org/departments/horseshoe-park-equestrian-centre. For a full calendar of events, visit www.queencreek.org. MARCH 1, 8-WEDNESDAY Sherwood Ranch Timed […]
Signature events return March 15-19 to Horseshoe Park Roots N’ Boots PRCA Rodeo tickets and carnival tickets are on sale at numerous sites in Queen Creek. This signature event will be held March 15-19 at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20464 East Riggs Road in Queen Creek. Presented by Banner Ironwood Medical Center, this multi-day event offers […]
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Editor’s note: Ongoing events are posted at the bottom. Items on the entertainment page run free of charge as space is available for events in the area. Please submit items by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. AUG. 19-Friday QUEEN CREEK — Queen Creek “Feastival”: 5:30-9 p.m., in the northwest parking lot of the Queen Creek Branch Library, […]
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When 31-year-old horse trainer Wanette Wilson heard that the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition was coming to Queen Creek, she knew she wanted in. Even though an endometriosis diagnosis threatened to hold her back, she applied—and was accepted—as a 2016 competitor for the event, which challenges trainers to transform wild horses into gentle, adoptable companions in just 100 days. After all, Ms. Wilson has been a devoted horse lover all her life with experience doing rodeo, quarter horses, speed events, cutting and more. And ever the fighter, the horse trainer is not letting health issues prevent her from following her dreams.
Rumors about Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre being torn down to build homes are untrue, according to a post on the town of Queen Creek’s official Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre Facebook page.
About 4:45 p.m. Monday, March 14, the town posted the following:
“We’ve been asked about the future of Horseshoe Park, and whether it will be ‘torn down to build homes.’ The answer is no, there are not any plans to close the park or tear it down. Horseshoe Park is a key destination within our community, offering events year round for the whole family to enjoy – most even offer free admission for spectators. For a complete list of events, please check out the calendar.”
About 10:30 that morning, on the town of Queen Creek’s official Facebook page, the town posted: ” … there are currently no plans to tear down Horseshoe Park and build houses” in response to a query by Cynthia Jenkins.
Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek returns this weekend with an assortment of new and recurring events that organizers say help it to live up to its slogan, “More than a rodeo.”
Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek, presented by Banner Ironwood Medical Center, is an annual community event that celebrates Queen Creek’s rural heritage. A range of agricultural and western-oriented activities, including a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned rodeo, and shows are offered for spectators and competitors, small kids, teens and adults. Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek is held the second weekend of March, which is March 11-13 this year, at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road in Queen Creek.
“In addition to all our rodeo events, there will be kids activities, lots of shopping, food and western wear vendors and a lot of other activities,” Brook Thomas, Roots N’ Boots events coordinator, said during an interview. She said she expects 30 vendors this year.
People can pay the $5 parking fee and have access to all the events outside the main arena, Ms. Thomas said.
“There is something to do each day for people of all ages, from kids to people in their 90s,” Vickey Wootten, who oversees the Roots N’ Boots special kids rodeo, said during an interview.
Not all activities and displays are provided all three days. The full schedule of events and times is available on the Roots N’ Boots website: http://rootsnboots.org.
The events include:
The Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek will kick off its 2016 edition Wednesday, March 9, and Thursday, March 10, with free nights of community roping, barrel-racing and sorting. Parking and spectator admission are free; there is a fee to enter the events, according to the event website.