Founders Hall recognizes individuals, firms and foundations that contributed to construction and research for the Hall of Fame.
The National Finals Rodeo Gallery is made possible by our sponsor Las Vegas Events. This gallery exhibits the history of the National Finals Rodeo that started in December of 1959. Guests can view a timeline of the National Finals Rodeo that dates historical moments in the rodeo’s history as well as contestant memorabilia. They can also view a display on the current world champions.
The Sculpture Garden displays a collection of rodeo inspired bronze sculptures. It is also home to the Priefert Arena where private rodeo and special events take place. The arena is also used to demonstrate the arena experience to museum guests and rodeo training for teaching events. Also, in the garden is the Hal Littrell Pavilion and seasonal tent, both available to rent for events.
The bucking bulls and horses at PRCA events are some of the best athletes in professional rodeo. These remarkable animals are owned by stock contractors who, from breeding livestock to loading animals up after a rodeo, ensure that the livestock is healthy, well-fed, and cared-for and fit to perform. Bucking bulls can cost as much as $500,000 and bucking horses as much as $200,000. Stock contractors put the care and treatment of these valuable animals at the top of their list of priorities.
Only healthy animals will perform up to their potential. The PRCA shares in the responsibility of the care and treatment of livestock with rules that govern the care. Professional judges are on hand at each PRCA-sanctioned event to inspect each animal. If any animal is not in tip-top shape, it will be taken out of the roster for that competition. PRCA rules also require a veterinarian be on-site at all PRCA sanctioned rodeos to allow for quick treatment of any injury to the livestock. The PRCA has utilized these on-site veterinarians to conduct injury studies that have shown an injury rate of less than five-hundredths of one percent, very rare indeed.
The ProRodeo Hall of Fame Rodeo Livestock program was reinstated in 2014. Every summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, we are honored to house retired rodeo bucking horses. These horses are a huge attraction for our guests and help educate the public on these amazing rodeo athletes. Below is a list of horses that have been apart of this important exhibit:
2014: Dusty Dan and Sheep Tick from Harry Vold Rodeo Company
2015: Back Street and Brown Bomber from Cervi Championship Rodeo
2016: Charlie Russell and Show Me the Cards from Powder River Rodeo
2017: Bill Pickett and Powder Wash from Summit Pro Rodeo
2018: Beaver Tail and Painted Fling and Beaver Tail’s foal Leave It To Beaver from Harry Vold Rodeo Company
2019: Bartender and Diamond Mine from the Powder River Rodeo and Marty