Specialty Act featured at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will perform in Hawley, Minn. during the ProRodeo June 7-8, 2024
Trick Riding sisters coming to the American Heroes PRCA Rodeo this summer in Hawley, Minn.
Las Vegas, Nevada (Dec. 12, 2023) From the Bright Lights of Las Vegas to the Northern Lights of Minnesota trick riding is a fan favorite. On Saturday December 9, 2023 the Flying Arena Stars performed on the biggest stage of the sport. The SuperBowl of ProRodeo is 10 Rounds of entertainment in Las Vegas held Dec. 8-16.
Shyla, Layna and Clara Navarre make up the trick riding trio known as the Flying Arena Stars from Oklahoma. The sisters ranging in age from 17, 15 and eight-years-old are carrying on a family tradition. Their parent Corey and Melissa are accomplished in the rodeo industry; Corey qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo four times in bull riding between 1998 – 2010. Melissa performed as a trick rider across the country.
Ten years ago Melissa passed the torch to her oldest daughter Shyla at the 2013 WNFR. This year all three sisters are featured during select go-rounds. On Saturday Dec. 9 the sisters performed their trick riding for a sold out crowd. A few days later little sister Clara carried in the America Flag and oldest sister Shyla did her whip cracking act.
The longevity of the Navarre family runs deep in the sport of ProRodeo. Their great uncle is Bennie Beutler, ProRodeo stock contractor; great aunt Vickie helps with the WNFR in the office; grandparents Rusty and Dollie Riddle are inductees into the Oklahoma City Hall of Fame.
“All the girls started trick riding when they were five-years-old, they all started on the little gray/gruella pony Thunder,” said Melissa Navarre the girl’s mother. Thunder is 33 years-old and recently performed at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) in Las Vegas.
Flying Arena Stars a trick riding trio are scheduled to perform in Hawley, Minn. June 7-8, 2024 during the American Heroes PRCA Rodeo. Tickets are on sale now hawleyrodeo.com.