About this Event
1700 W Independence St, Shawnee, OK 74804http://www.ifyr.com/
What is IFYR?
The International Finals Youth Rodeo brings in some of the world’s best young rodeo talent, coming from as far away as Australia. With the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center as their battlegrounds, the event runs for over a week as young riders and ropers compete for the best times and achievements!
As an event sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association, many of the greatest names in the rodeo world have had their roots in the IFYR, having made their pilgrimage to the Redbud City of Oklahoma.
Including these buckaroos, their families and rodeo enthusiasts from all over, the event brings in thousands of visitors annually! With such a great pedigree, it’s no surprise that the rodeo has grown to such a size. In fact, the rodeo has touched the lives of approximately 1.5 million people, from competitors and their families to spectators and volunteers.
Established in 1993 with 309 contestants from 13 states, the IFYR has grown to average over a thousand contestants annually from all around the world. The event has come to be known as “the world’s richest youth rodeo,” as contestants compete for more than $250,000 in prize money, plus scholarships, nightly jackpots and championship saddles and buckles.