Showcasing Hard-earned Ranching Skills
Go behind the chutes 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
Behind-the-Chutes 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
Trip Advisor, May 2022
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