Preserving the Western Lifestyle & Keeping the Sport of Rodeo Alive in the Nevada LGBTQ+ Community.
NEVADA GAY RODEO
The Nevada Gay Rodeo Association (NGRA) is excited to bring BigHorn Rodeo back to Southern Nevada for 2022. BigHorn Rodeo 2023 will take place September, 15-17, 2023 at Horseman’s Park in Las Vegas. Admission & Parking is free. Tickets are available now.
Welcome to our News section. Here you will find summaries of news stories about our events and fundraising, along with blog posts and others on topics of current interest. Bookmark our site, and check back often to learn more about how NGRA is shaping our community.
The success of NGRA is credited to the efforts and generosity of the Las Vegas community, as well as some amazing corporate sponsorships. As an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, we celebrate our hard work each year by giving back to our beneficiaries.
The Nevada Gay Rodeo Association (NGRA) is an affiliate of the International Gay Rodeo Association, which has 14 member associations in the U.S. and Canada. These associations hold approximately 12 sanctioned rodeos each year, including International Finals. The Nevada Gay Rodeo Association is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the western lifestyle and producing gay rodeos with a commitment to raise funds for charitable organizations within our community. Over the years, NGRA has raised many thousands of dollars for local charities.
NGRA has produced twenty-three BigHorn Rodeos since 1996. Our rodeos include traditional events in rough stock (such as Bareback Bronc Riding and Bull Riding), speed, and roping categories, as well as camp (comical) events, entertainment, dancing, vendors, and other activities. The increased popularity of rodeos in the west and in the U.S. as a whole has helped make NGRA one of the fastest developing member associations within IGRA. BigHorn Rodeo is one of the largest rodeos on the gay rodeo circuit.