Saddle up for Eagle Mountain’s annual Pony Express Days PRCA Rodeo.

Running June 6 – 8, this much-celebrated annual community event is sure to bring the same anticipation and accolades as prior years.

After receiving last year’s award for “Best Medium Rodeo of the Year,” organizers are pulling out all the stops to ensure this year’s Pony Express Days PRCA Rodeo surpasses all expectations.

According to Jared Gray, Eagle Mountain City councilmember and president of Pony Express Events, the rodeo will feature some acts that have not been seen at the Pony Express Days Rodeo in recent years, such as a miniature bull-riding pre-show prior to the event at 6:30 p.m.

“We [also] have a new clown this year,” says Gray. “His name is Dustin Jenkins, also known as Dustin ‘the Jester’ Jenkins. He’s never been to Eagle Mountain, so it’ll be some new clown acts that we’ve never seen.”

The roster of talent set to grace the arena includes a lineup of top-notch cowboys, many of whom boast national rankings and championship titles. Gray highlights the caliber of talent expected, stating, “We will have multiple cowboys in every event that have winning championships, including the Utah famous Wright brothers.”

Each day of the rodeo, this year’s Pony Express Days Grand Marshal Christopher Sullivan, will be recognized at the start of the event. Known for spreading positivity with his “I Believe in You” sign during his runs around town, Sullivan’s recent cancer diagnosis has not dampened his spirits. He maintains a positive attitude and wants all of Eagle Mountain to know that he still believes in them.

Gray, who has been to countless rodeos across the country throughout his life, says that the Pony Express Days Rodeo is special to him.

“I get excited every year,” says Gray. “I go to a lot of rodeos, so it’s hard for me to really get excited. But what excites me about this one is the hometown feeling I get. To bring…my expertise of being on the road at rodeos year-round to my hometown and to the crowd of people that I love and serve.”

Gray recognizes that the rodeo would not be possible without the Pony Express Events board of directors.

The Pony Express Days PRCA Rodeo promises to be an unforgettable event for all who attend.

The arena gates open at 5:30 p.m., with miniature bull riding kicking off at 6:30 and the main event beginning at 7 p.m.