When it comes to knowing what it takes to make a great rodeo, Colorado cowboys and cowgirls realize the Eagle PRCA Rodeo is the perfect example. This year’s event, scheduled for July 20-23 at the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo Grounds, promises to provide more thrills, spills, and suspense than ever before. With media coverage from the Cowboy Lifestyle Network, Ak-Chin Indian Community, and the Earnhardt Auto Road Team, this pro rodeo will be more popular than ever with fans everywhere.
Eagle Pro Rodeo History
First held in 1939, this rodeo has been a rousing success right from the beginning. Initially held on the grounds of the Eagle School, the event soon experienced growing pains and had to be relocated to the Gypsum school grounds. Eventually, a modern rodeo arena was built on a 15-acre parcel of land purchased by Eagle County Commissioners, allowing the rodeo to maintain steady growth while giving fans a great place to watch all the action. As the years progressed, county leaders chose to build a 45,000 square-foot facility, proving their commitment to the event.
Meet the Competitors
Along with all the action, what makes this event so special for everyone is the variety of contestants that choose to compete each and every year. At this year’s event, some of the most talked-about cowboys and cowgirls scheduled to put their skills to the test include:
With more than 5,000 people expected to attend this year’s Eagle PRCA Rodeo in Colorado, there’s no doubt the word will continue to spread regarding all the action that takes place.
As always, a number of exciting events will be included as part of the festivities. Some of the most popular ones include:
Along with the usual events, plenty of special events will also be held. These will include a Freedom Riders Drill Team performance, a Tough Enough to Wear Pink night on July 22, livestock auction, 4-H exhibits, and much more.
A Perfect Family Event
If you’ve been wanting to attend a pro rodeo in Colorado that showcases everything the Old West should be, then get your family and friends together and head to the Eagle PRCA Rodeo in July. Whether you’re a young cowboy or cowgirl or one who has a little bit of dust on your boots, this year’s rodeo is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to the end.