Davie Pro Rodeo Keeps “Cowboy Town” Heritage Alive

cowgirl on horse holding the american flag in front of large crowd

The Town of Davie lived up to its nickname on June 24th, and 25th as “Cowboy Town” came alive for the Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo. The weekend festivities kicked off on Friday morning with a sold-out event for local summer camps and concluded with the full-fledged professional rodeo on Saturday night.

Davie Pro Rodeo for Youth

The weekend’s events started on Friday morning with the 24th annual youth rodeo. The event invited local youth groups and summer camps to watch and participate. Rodeo promoters Weekley Brothers partnered with 5 Star Youth of America to organize the event.

“We believe that Rodeo is an American tradition, and we want to make sure that all children in South Florida experience the Cowboy Heritage and western lifestyle,” Weekley Brothers said in a statement, “We have fun and excitement for everyone with Cowboys and Cowgirls taking part in major Rodeo events.”

Davie Mayor Judy Paul commented on Facebook, “Rodeo experience for all the local camps and Boys and Girls Clubs. Thank you Troy Weekley, Weekley Brothers Pro Rodeo, and Five Star Rodeo!”

Saturday Night Live

A sold-out, full-capacity crowd came early to watch the Cowboys and Cowgirls do what they do best. The evening began with a patriotic tribute. Cowgirls road out displaying the stars and stripes followed by the playing of the National Anthem. After a raucous round of cheers, the events began.

Big winners on the night were Juan Alcazar, winner of top All-Around Cowboy and Steer Wrestling, Team roping winners Braxton and Brad Culpepper, Windall Tindall in tie-down roping, and Barrel Racing winner Ashley Parks.

Both rodeo events were call-backs to Davie’s western roots. The community came together to watch and support the incredible athletes and animals. We can’t wait till November for the Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo. Be sure to wear your best hat!