Dennis Halstead Professional Rodeo Clown
My name is Dennis and I have been a Professional Rodeo Clown and Barrelman for 11 years and still enjoy being in the arena as much today as I did 10 years ago. I try to carry that enthusiasm into the arena with each performance. As well as a Rodeo Clown, I have been a City Of Calgary Firefighter for 25 years. Being a firefighter has helped me to appreciate what I do in rodeo, especially my kindness towards children.
Throughout my year I visit over 100 elementary schools, showing the kids what rodeo is all about.
In the arena my show is high energy and packed with lots of comedy for all ages. I come with many acts, from my world famous Tub Mobile, to the outrageous Dream Machine, to the special critters that travel along with me.
Throughout my rodeo career, I have been fortunate to perform at every major rodeo in Canada, including 5 appearances at the Calgary Stampede. I was twice named Canada's Entertainer of the Year, traveled with the Calgary Stampede to Hong Kong and in 2005, was asked to work one of the largest rodeos ever to take place in Australia, held in Melbourne-what an experience! My rodeo schedule and traveling has expanded into the United States, experiencing new crowds and rodeos there. I was selected for the 2010 Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo as Barrelman.
Yours in the barrel,