Ranch Rodeo

Showcasing Hard-earned Ranching Skills


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Learn Rodeo 101 every Tuesday in the summer

A ranch rodeo is a traditional type of rodeo in which teams of cowboys or cowgirls from different ranches compete against each other in events based on the type of work they do every day. Ranch rodeos differ from the more common PRCA-style rodeos in several ways. The contestants are not professional rodeo cowboys; instead, they are usually full-time ranch hands who compete in teams in annual ranch rodeos for fun and bragging rights, usually representing the ranch they work for. The events in these rodeos mirror tasks commonly performed on a ranch, and the equipment and tack are the same as those required for ranch work with horses and cattle.

Before the rodeo each Tuesday in the summer, one of our experienced wranglers helps guests dive into the history of rodeo and how it relates to our daily life on a working ranch. During a tour of Camp Roosevelt arena, guests learn how we prepare the grounds and the animals. They also see the Grand Entry horses resting for the work ahead, and learn the strategies to sorting, roping, stock saddle and how each event is a reflection of the work done on The Ranch. By the end each guest will know the perfect place to sit to see their favorite event later that day.

  • Ranch rodeos are held on Tuesdays, June-August

  • Summer ranch rodeos are an included event, in addition to twice daily activities

  • Rodeo 101 tour available as a morning or afternoon included activity on Tuesdays in the summer

  • Some seasonal celebrations also include rodeo events

Wisdom from the wild

From our Activities Concierge

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Worth every dollar / penny. It's magical. We stayed at the end of the Revel & Ride too, so was nice to have a rodeo and barn dance to kick off the first night, really created an atmosphere so if you can arrive with a special activity, that's a great way to get into the spirit.

Trip Advisor, May 2022

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“The kids enjoyed watching the rodeo. Our daughters thought it was one of the best vacations they had experienced.”
Dale V

Tripadvisor, June 2019

The best souvenir is a great story.

Twice-daily activities are included in your stay. Our all-inclusive rate structure ensures that visits to The Ranch are memorable for their adventures and amenities, not their logistical challenges.

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