Each year hours and hours of volunteer time and energy go into bringing the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo to Rim Country residents and visitors.
Financial help from sponsors, making all levels of contributions, provide the necessary bankroll for the event.
Among those contributing to the 2006 edition of the spring rodeo are:
Justin Boots/Corral West
Tough Enough to Wear Pink Sponsors
Primary sponsors: Historic Ox Bow Saloon and Chaparral Pines/The Rim Club.
Secondary sponsors: Compass Bank, Bashas', Payson Jewelers, PRMC Healthy Woman Program, El Rancho Restaurant, voted Payson's Best Mexican Restaurant for five consecutive years.
Rim Club/Chaparral Pines
Fletcher's Tire and Auto Service
Ox Bow Saloon
Arizona State Savings and Credit Union
Canyon State Credit Union
Saddle Bronc Riding
Roy Haught Excavating
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Dan Haught and Family
Dr. Cynthia Booth
Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce
Preston Higher Ground Rodeo Company
Special Thanks To:
The Beverage House
Tonto Silk Screen