The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association recently announced that Guy Elliott, former Arena Director, will receive the Ken Stemler Pioneer Award during the 2019 ProRodeo Hall of Fame induction ceremony this August in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This accolade honors individuals in recognition of their groundbreaking, innovative ideas and forward thinking. Elliott served as the Arena Director for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo for 15 years.
Executive Director & CEO of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Educational Foundation Keith Martin said, “Guy is a wise, yet humble man who played an enormous role when our Rodeo moved from the Freeman Coliseum to the AT&T Center in 2003. He assisted in designing the layout for all of the operational pieces needed to turn a basketball arena into a rodeo arena. In addition, he developed the mechanics to efficiently and safely load in and load out all of the horses and bulls, create holding pens and bucking chutes, orchestrate the dirt move in, as well as many other critical operational details.”
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo takes place February 6-23, 2020. It has received the PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year award for 14 consecutive years. Established in 1949, it has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city with approximately 1.9 million visitors entering the grounds in 2019. The success of the organization is attributed to over 6,000 volunteers who give countless hours to the organization. With community, donor and volunteer support, the organization has committed over $198 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, a calf scramble and show premiums. For more information, visit sarodeo.com.