2015 Hot Rodeo & Country Fair Daily Events

Only 6 days until HOT RODEO & COUNTRY FAIR! 


DATE:  Thursday, April 30, 2015DiGS Bar

TIME:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

LOCATION:  DiGS Bar – 36737 Cathedral Canyon Dr., Cathedral City, CA

Hot Rodeo & Country Fair Dance Contest - Country StyleGet your hat and boots dusted off and shined up for the Hot Rodeo & Country Fair DANCE CONTEST – COUNTRY STYLE at DiGS in Cathedral City, CA.  Thursday, April 30, 2015 – 6PM to 9PM.

Sign up for the Dance Contest at 6PM at DiGS.  $10 per person.  There are nine (9) dances that each contestant must do:  a lead; a follow; three line dances; four more dances to specific songs.  Each contestant is judged independently.  Ribbons will be awarded to the best in Line Dance, the best in Two Stepping and the Best in Waltz/Shadow.  There will be ONE overall winner awarded the Hot Rodeo & Country Fair Dance Contest Champion Buckle.  The Dance Champion Buckle is sponsored by REVIVALS Stores of Cathedral City and Palm Springs.

Click on the "dancing boots" image above to see the Dance Contest flyer and list of line dances and music that will be played in the contest.  For more information on the Dance Contest, contact Glen by email at moc.l1430035651oa@51143003565102rid1430035651tssa1430035651.

DATE:  Thursday, April 30, 2015Hunters Night Club - Palm Springs

TIME:  9:30 PM – 1:30 AM

LOCATION:  Hunters Night Club – Palm Springs –  302 E. Arenas Road, Palm Springs, CA

Hot Rodeo & Country Fair Official Kick-Off Party at HUNTERS NIGHT CLUB – PALM SPRINGSThursday, April 30, 2015 – 9:30PM – Close.

Join us at Hunters Night Club on Arenas Road in Palm Springs, CA to celebrate the Kick-Off of the 2015 Hot Rodeo & Country Fair, hosted by the Greater Palm Springs Chapter of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association.  2015 marks the 7th Hot Rodeo hosted by GPSC-GSGRA and the 10th gay rodeo in the Coachella Valley!

Celebrate the Hot Rodeo & Country Fair with drink specials while visiting with great friends from all over the USA and Canada.  Hunters Night Club is the proud sponsor of this year's Hot Rodeo Rookie Buckle and the Men's Calf Roping On Foot Buckle.

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

DATE:  Friday, May 1, 2015Caliente Tripics Resort

TIME:  12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

LOCATION:  Caliente Tropics Resort – 411 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA

Enjoy the Palm Springs paradise weather at our host hotel – the Caliente Tropics Resport – where 1960's retro charm meets the island ambiance of Polynesia and Tiki.

There is no cover charge at the Hot Rodeo & Country Fair Pool Party.  Enjoy the sun and water at one of Palm Springs' largest hotel pools.

There will be pool games, lawn games and prizes.  Enter to win a One Year Membership to World Gym ($429 value), a Kitchen or Bath Concept Design by Design First Home Design Solutions ($375 value), or a $100 Gift Certificate to Bucking Around Western Wear, Saddle & Tack store in North Palm Springs.  There will also be suim suit models sporting Not So Innocent Adult Accessories swimwear and a swim suit auction!  DJ music at the pool by DJ Rick Dominquez and emcee for the afternoon is the fabulous Winnie Bego!!

Hot Rodeo Pool Party @ Caliente Tropics Resort

World Gym - Palm SpringsDesign 1st Bucking Around Western Wear, Saddles & TackNot So Innocent Adult Accessories

Caliente Tropics ResortDATE:  Friday, May 1, 2015

TIME:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

LOCATION:  Caliente Tropics Resort – 411 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA

Contestant Registration will be held at the host hotel – Caliente Tropics Resort on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 6PM to 9PM.  New Contestants, pre-registered contestants, late entry contestants – everyone must complete their contestant registration by 9PM.  There will be plenty of volunteers to help answer questions and direct you through the process.

Pie Baking Contest – If you are planning on baking a pie and entering it into the Hot Rodeo & Country Fair Pie Baking Contest, pies must be entered and submitted during contestant registration at the Caliente Tropics Resort from 6 PM – 9 PM.  DON'T LET THE CONTESTANTS EAT YOUR PIE! (yet)  Pie Contest Entry is $3 per pie.  Pies will be judged at 9:30 PM after the close of contestant registration.  Winners will be announced on Saturday, May 2nd at the rodeo.  For more information on the Hot Rodeo & Country Fair Pie Baking Contest, contact David Smith at moc.l1430035651oa@51143003565102rot1430035651cerid1430035651oedor1430035651toh1430035651.

Tool ShedDATE:  Friday, May 1, 2015


LOCATION:  Tool Shed – 600 E. Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs

The Friday night – Hot Rodeo & Country Fair Poker Run/Bar Crawl will start at the host hotel – Caliente Tropics Resort – during Contestant Registration (6PM – 9PM).  $5 sign up for the poker run "hand" and get your first card.  If you don't start at the host hotel, sign up for the Poker Run at Hunters Night Club before 10 PM.

The Hot Rodeo & Country Fair Poker Run will 'hit' the Arenas Road clubs.  Pick up your next card, visit and show your patronage to our Arenas Road Sponsors.  The Poker Run cards will 'hit' at the following times:

Hunters Night Club - Palm SpringsHunters Night Club:  9 PM – 10PM (Get one card if already signed up at the host hotel, or sign up and get 2 cards.)

Street Bar - Palm SpringsStreet Bar:  until 10:15 PM (Get one card)

SpurLine Video LoungeSpurline Video Lounge:  until 11 PM (Get one card)

Tool Shed - Palm SpringsTOOL SHED:  until 11 PM (Get final card & turn in hand.  No discard or draws.)  Winners will be announced at MIDNIGHT.

The Tool Shed will have a beverage bust as well as Cowboy and Leather models and dancers during the night.  DJ Rick Dominguez will keep the music going for a fun and exciting Country Fair night!

TOOL SHED is the proud sponsor of both the Men & Women's Mounted Breakaway Calf Roping Buckles.

Hot Rodeo & Country FairSATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015

DATE:  Saturday, May 2, 2015

TIME:  9;00 AM – 5:00 PM

LOCATION:  A.C. Dysart Equestrian Park – 2101 W. Victory Ave., Banning, CA


Hot Rodeo & Country Fair Event Running Order

SpurLine Video Lounge - Palm SpringsDATE:  Saturday, May 2, 2015

TIME:  7:00 PM – 1:00 AM

LOCATION:  Spurline Video Lounge – 200 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA

After the rodeo, make your way into downtown Palm Springs for the Biggest Country-Western Dance Event of the Year!  DANCING UNDER THE STARS!

$10 Admission

Must be 21 or over to attend.  A valid ID is required and MUST be in your possession for entry.

Contestants and Officials of Hot Rodeo & Country Fair get in free with rodeo badge.  Your badge MUST be in your possession for entry.

Dancing Under The Start - Hot Rodeo Weekend

Hot Rodeo & Country FairSUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015

DATE:  Sunday, May 3, 2015

TIME:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

LOCATION:  A.C. Dysart Equestrian Park – 2101 W. Victory Ave., Banning, CA


Day 2 of the Hot Rodeo & Country Fair is Family Fun Day!  Same Rodeo Event Order – Just Women Go FIRST today!

Pie Eating Contest!

Community Goat Dressing – Don't let the contestants have all the fun.  Community Goat Dressing is open to anyone on Sunday that wants to see what it is like to get in the arena and try one of the events.  Find a teammate and sign up for Community Goat Dressing before Grand Entry starts on Sunday.  After Grand Entry, the Hot Rodeo & Country Fair officials and staff will help you compete in this open event.  One team will win the Community Goat Dressing Buckles which are sponsored by Dickey's BBQ Pit and the Marjorie R. Johnson Memorial Charitable Fund.

DATE:  Sunday, May 3, 2015

TIME:  8:00 PM

LOCATION:  Caliente Tropics Resort – 411 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA

Hot Rodeo & Country Fair Celebration of Champions!

Celebrate with the Contestants after the Hot Rodeo & Country Fair is finished on Sunday, May 3rd at the Awards Ceremony held at 8 PM at the host hotel – Caliente Tropics Resort.  All  are welcome to attend and congratulate the contestants, officials, volunteers and Rodeo Production Committee Members on a successful rodeo.  Sponsors are encouraged to attend and present the buckle winners with their Event Trophy Buckles.

2014 Hot Rodeo Appreciation Event & Donations

The Greater Palm Springs Chapter of GSGRA held a Volunteer/Sponsor/ Member Appreciation BBQ and Event on September 20, 2014 honoring and thanking all the members of GPSC and the many volunteers and sponsors that made the 2014 Hot Rodeo a success.  The GPSC would like to extend our great appreciation and  thanks to Windermere Real Estate of Southern California for sponsoring the event which was held in Mountain Center, CA. The GPSC would also like to thank Spurline Video Lounge for their support and donation to the event.

The GPSC and the 2014 Hot Rodeo production team are very proud to present donations from this year's 2014 Hot Rodeo to 3 beneficiaries totalling $4,000. 

The Life Group L.A.  $2,000

The Life Group LA is a coalition of people dedicated to the education, empowerment and emotional support of persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well being.

Founded in 2005 The Life Group LA provides free of charge, much needed information and emotional support through medical forums, emotional support groups and the POZ Life Weekend Seminar.  All services are offered in a non-judgmental and safe environment with compassion and understanding.


The Center (Palm Springs LGBT Community Center)   $1,000

The mission of The Center is to enrich the lives of the LGBT community.  A thriving, community-based organization, The Center provides a safe and supportive environment for members to enjoy health, wellness, educational and social programs, where people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.  The Center advances our mission through senior programming, a clinical counseling and internship program, a weekly food bank, extensive social and recreational offerings, a free community cyber center, a growing volunteer program and periodic special events in the community.


The City of Banning – SOAR Youth Program   $1,000

This is the 2nd year GPSC and Hot Rodeo have donated to The City of Banning's SOAR Youth Scholarship Program.







Mr. Hot Rodeo 2014 Awarded Buckle

During the 2014 Hot Rodeo Appreciation Event held on September 20, 2014, Mr. Hot Rodeo 2014 – SPIKE – was awarded his royalty buckle in recognition of his successful fundraising efforts and embassadorship to the community.

Spike became Mr. Hot Rodeo 2014 on April 18, 2014 during the GPSC royalty contest held at The Barracks.  He has represented the GPSC and Palm Springs Hot Rodeo at many local community events as well as IGRA Rodeos through out the year.

Spike will be competing for Mr. Palm Springs Leather on November 1, 2014.  The GPSC is sponsoring Spike in the contest and wishes him the best of luck and success.



submitted by Jeff R. – President

If you missed any of our recent membership meetings you might have missed some changes to our Board. Below is our current Board and contact info. Board meetings are scheduled once a month and are open to all members to attend.

GPSC EXECUTIVE BOARD gro.o1430035651edoRS1430035651P@dra1430035651oB1430035651
President Jeff R. gro.o1430035651edoRS1430035651P@tne1430035651diser1430035651P1430035651
VP Admin Ken S. gro.o1430035651edoRS1430035651P@nim1430035651dA.PV1430035651
VP Rodeo Ops Sammy V. gro.o1430035651edoRS1430035651P@oed1430035651oR.PV1430035651
Secretary Judy G. gro.o1430035651edoRS1430035651P@yra1430035651terce1430035651S1430035651
Treasurer Gregg H. gro.o1430035651edoRS1430035651P@rer1430035651usaer1430035651T1430035651