CALHOUN COUNTY RODEO
Rodeo will be held Friday & Saturday night,
April 9th & 10th beginning at 7:30 p.m.
(Children 6 & under Free)
The Hogskin Hunnies are always a crowd favorite. The Hunnies have grown in popularity since the birth of the Hunnies in 1997. This "Ladies Only" mounted equestrian drill team, not only carries the sponsorship flags and sets the pivot points for the Grand Entry of our rodeo each year. They also carry those sponsorship flags in the Hogskin Holidays Festival Parade. The Hunnies have performed their fast pace routines in rodeos and parades all over South Arkansas, but they always call Hogskin Arena and Calhoun County their home.
Brandon and Shawn Harris of the H & H Rodeo Company are committed to providing the best stock ever for this year's Rodeo. H & H Rodeo produces ARA and IPRA rodeos in Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Oklahoma. The awards that H & H have received over the years are too many to mention. When we think Championship Rodeo, it's always H & H Rodeo who come to our minds. Visit their website at www.handhrodeocompany.com for more information on the stock contractor of the Cal. Co. Rodeo.
THE CLOWN FAMILY
John Harrison and team are affectionately know as "The Clown Family" among rodeo fans and professionals. You rarely see John at a rodeo with out his tribe. He and his wife, Carla have had 4 children. Addy, their oldest is embarking on a fun journey of her own. She interviews contestants & personnel and then asks them questions kids want to know about. Caz, their son, is often dressed just like John entertaining and doing flips during the mutton busting. The father - son duo have opened the WNFR 3 times. Next in line would be Billie, a daughter that is an angel in Heaven now. Capping off the crew is the youngest girl, Charlee.
John comes by the family aspect honestly, while he is a noted rodeo clown and barrelman, his late grandfather was rodeo legend, Freckles Brown. (Freckles rode the "unrideable" bull Tornado, the subject of Western Music songs, and was a World Champion Bull Rider) John was around rodeo and rodeo people his whole life. John became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1999, as a trick and roman rider, and trick roper. He later diversified and added barrelman to his PRCA card.
John has worked rodeos from coast to coast and has made 8 appearances at the prestigious Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, three times as a specialty act performer and five times as a barrelman, and he's headed back this year for his 6th time! 2012, 2014, 2015, 2020 John picked up the coveted award of Comedy Act of the Year. He brought home the gold buckle that represents his achievement as Coors Man in the Can 3 times . He feels blessed to be doing what he loves and with those he loves at his side.
"WIN AND YOU'RE IN"
Pretty big deal for our one red light town. The IPRA is proud to announce as part of our alliance with the WCRA, we will be hosting a "Win and You're In" event at the Hampton, Arkansas IPRA rodeo April 12th & 13th. This is your chance to qualify for the $500,000.00 Semi-Finals in Guthrie, Oklahoma on May 15th through the 19th at the World Famous Lazy E Arena. To take advantage of this amazing opportunity you will need to enter the Hampton, AR rodeo and nominate through the WCRA Virtual Qualifier System. If you place first in the event/events that you nominated in at Hampton, you will automatically qualify to compete at the Semi-Finals in Guthrie. Contestants who compete at Guthrie will have a chance to move onto the next $1,000,000.00 WCRA major event in Green Bay, WI being held at the Title Town Stampede on June 1st. For complete entry info for Hampton, AR and any other IPRA rodeos go to www.iprarodeo.com and click "schedule". For more info on the WCRA go to www.wcrarodeo.com