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                                                        EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

                                                     PRESIDENT                       JAMES TREE

                                                     VICE PRESIDENT           BOBBY PADILLA

                                                      SECRETARY                    HOLLY JO JOHNSON

                                                      TREASURER                     SANDY MARTIN

                                                                            

                                                                 BOARD MEMBERS

                                                                          CHANTAL ANNIS

                                                                          DELINDA FOSTER

                                                                           JANET MELGAARD

                                                                          JANICE NUNN

                                                                          CATHY PADILLA

                                                                                                                                              
 


                                                             Chairman

                                                            Julee Brady                                   Royalty

                                                           Pam Thelander                           Grand Entry

                                                           Chantal Annis                             Pony Express

                                                            Pam Thelander                          VIP

                                                           Bobby Padilla                             Arena Boss

                                                           Susan Carreras                         Stripping Chute

                                                          Jessica Foshee                             Lil Dudes Rodeo

                                                          Jan Finney                                       Barrel Racing

                                                          Dillon Foster                               Team Roping

                                                          Cathy Padilla                              Tickets/Gates

                                                          Sandy Martin                               Vendors

                                                          Foshee  & Company                   Water Trucking


 

 

 

Rodeo Park Links

#1 As lease ends, Gilbert Rodeo Park volunteers clear out site 

 

#2  Emotions run high as Gilbert park hosts its last rodeo


MORE OF GPC’s HISTORY …

Gilbert Promotional Corporation (GPC) – was founded in 1978 by a group of Gilbert businessmen and ranchers to promote family values, keep the spirit of western heritage alive in the hearts and minds of our community, and to promote the Town of Gilbert.

The GPC had leased and maintained the Gilbert Rodeo Park from the town of Gilbert since 1983. Recently in February of 2011, the lease was not renewed. The GPC was forced to remove all assets and leave our beloved Gilbert Rodeo Park. Prior to our move, we were the only public equestrian venue in Gilbert. We hosted many fine events and organizations including the Gilbert Days Rodeo, National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA), American Junior Rodeo Association (AJRA), Queen Creek Junior Rodeo Association (QCJRA), Arizona High School Rodeo Association (AHSRA) Wrangler Junior Rodeo (WJR), Queen Creek 4H and many others. As well as providing a place where local equestrians could ride. We have built strong relationships with these wonderful groups and individuals. We look forward to serving them in the future with a facility that the new Town of Gilbert Master Plan will hopefully include.

In past years, the Gilbert Promotional Corporation hast hosted some of Gilbert’s signature events including the Gilbert Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration; Gilbert Days Parade, Gilbert Days Team roping, Gilbert Days Pony Express, Gilbert Days Barrel Racing, Gilbert Days Rodeo and Gilbert Days Lil’ Dudes Rodeo.

Gilbert Days helped the Town of Gilbert become the 36th Best Place to live in the nation. According to CNN’s Money Magazine’s list of America’s best small cities, “This safe city a half-hour outside Phoenix celebrates the anniversary of the paving of Gilbert Road each year during Gilbert Days, a three-day event that includes a rodeo, a parade and a carnival.”

We are very proud of our Gilbert Days Royalty Court. They spend countless hours promoting the Town of Gilbert and our Gilbert Days Events – locally and statewide – by attending rodeos, fundraisers, community service projects, and in printed articles in many publications.

Our major goals and objectives continue to encompass promoting the wonderful Town of Gilbert and its western heritage. One focal point for us is to become an integral part of Gilbert’s Master Plan process to promote and provide for the needs of our fellow equestrians in our community.

Thousands of Arizonans, as well as out-of-state visitors, attend our Gilbert Days events every year.

Our website traffic averages over 10,000 visits per month, and we are expecting to triple that prior to the Gilbert Days Events this year!


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