CARLISLE, PA (April 13, 2011) - Hayman Pro Rodeo, presented by Hayman Farms, located at 450 Sherwood Drive in Carlisle, has been awarded the "Best Footing Award," by the Womens' Pro Rodeo Association (WPRA), at the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This award put Hayman in the top five for footing nationally.  Simply put, Carlisle has "good dirt," as the last barrel racer to run won the event, which is very unusual in any rodeo arena. 

"Getting this award our first year attempting a rodeo was a great honor, but it took a lot of coordination and cooperation from many people and no one person can take the credit."  Tracy Gleim.

Hayman Pro Rodeo, a PRCA sanctioned rodeo, will be featuring their second rodeo on Friday, May 27, 2011.  Doors open at 5:00 pm and the rodeo begins at 7:00 pm.  This event will feature "The Not Guilty Band," at 5:00 pm, along with popular food vendors, pony rides, hay maze, petting zoo, and other activities for children.   The Cumberland County 4H will be selling drinks and all of the proceeds go to their organization.

The excitement of this year's rodeo will include bareback Bronc riding, Saddle Bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, Cowgirls' barrel racing, Cowgirls' breakaway roping and bull riding.  Advance tickets will be sold at Knisely's Pet & Farm Center, 1025 Ritner Highway, Carlisle.  Advanced tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children, (kids 3 and under are free).  $2 from each advanced ticket sold from Knisely's goes to the Cumberland Valley Future for Agriculture (FFA).  Tickets at the door, or sold on the day of the rodeo, will be $14 for adults and $10 for children (kids 3 and under are free.

Hayman Pro Rodeo is supported by the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau to promote agri-entertainment and Cumberland Valley as a tourist destination.  Come visit Cumberland Valley and Hayman Pro Rodeo, where the pavement ends and the fun begins!