About the Days of ’47 Rodeo

Our Mission

The Days of  ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo is a private, nonprofit, volunteer, charitable organization. Our mission is to honor Utah’s pioneer heritage and educate Utah’s youth. To learn more about the events associated with the Days of ’47 celebration, click here.

Days of ’47 Timeline

The Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions – celebrating Utah’s heritage since 1857. The rodeo, and other Days of ’47 events, commemorate the day – July 24, 1847 – when a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Valley.

For more, visit http://heritage.utah.gov.

Our Current Sponsors

The Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo would like to thank our sponsors:



Title Sponsors
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Other Sponsors

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Host Hotels

hyatt house logo     courtyard marriott logo

Executive Committee

Chairman-Kem C. Gardner
Vice Chairman-Scott Anderson
President & CEO-Dan Shaw
Senior V.P.-Tom Whitaker
V.P.-Cliff Blonquist
Secretary-Chantelle Martin
Director-Lane Beattie
Director-Bruce Bingham

Director-Cliff Blonquist
Director-Alex Dunn
Director-Paul Gibbons
Director-Craig Peterson
Director-John Pfisterer
Director-Lane Summerhays
Director-Vicki Varela

Director-Heidi Walker
Director-Matt Wiese
Director-Tom Welch
Director-Derreld Yost
Director-Lt. Governor Spencer Cox
Director-Kim Wilson
Director-Deirdre Naff


Contact Us

For more information about the Days of’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo, contact:

Tommy Joe Lucia
Email: tlucia@piranhashows.com
(844) 436-4788 [844-4DO-47UT]

Chantelle Martin
Email:  info@ribsandrodeo.com
Mail: P.O. Box 237, Riverton, UT 84065

Media Contact: Lisa May
Email:  lisa.may@rrpartners.com

To apply for media credentials, please click here and fill out the form. You will be notified by email if your application has been approved. 

Animal Welfare and Safety

The safety and welfare of animals is of the utmost importance. We are devoted to the humane treatment of the animals involved and believe they should be treated with respect. All animals are inspected and evaluated for illness, weight, eyesight and injury prior to the rodeo. The greatest care is taken to guarantee the health and well-being of the animals involved.

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