When it comes to rodeo, it all starts with the stock. So Frontier Days unofficially begins with a Cattle Drive! Cowboys drive 550 head of steer more than four miles from their pasture north of Cheyenne to their stalls at Frontier Park. The drive begins at 7:45 a.m. July 13 at Interstate-25 and Horse Creek Road. It then heads south on I-25 Frontage Road to Vandehei Avenue. It then turns onto Central Avenue to Kennedy Road and then north on Carey to the Frontier Days fairgrounds. The event is free.
PRCA Rodeo (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) is at 12:15 p.m. every day July 19-27, 2014, at the Frontier Days Arena, Eighth and Dey Avenues. The rodeo features 10 rodeo events and track acts in a fast-paced display of athletics, heroics and good-natured fun. Tickets cost $16-$28.
That Cheyenne sun is fierce and hot, so plan on wearing a cowboy or baseball hat to shield your face, and plenty of sunscreen for any exposed skin! For information, call 307-778-7200. To get tickets, visit Cheyenne Frontier Days' website.
The same professional cowboys participate in the morning's Timed Event Slack ... it's just that the atmosphere is a little different. Slack, named because it loosens up the lineup a little for the afternoon rodeo by letting more cowboys compete. The competition is free to view, and all rides are counted towards the cowboys' overall time for the week. There are no announcers or entertainment, it's just pure rodeo competition. Free.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 7:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7:00 a.m.
Two go rounds; back to back, slack to slack, performance to performance. Forty contestants in performance. Contestants not up in performances will compete first and second go rounds in slack on July 16-17, 2014.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 7:00 a.m. (Immediately following Tie-down Roping Slack
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7:00 a.m. (Immediately following Tie-down Roping Slack)
Friday, July 18, 2014, 7:00 a.m.
Two go rounds; back to back, slack to slack, performance to performance. Twenty-four contestants in performance. Contestants not up in performances will compete first and second go rounds in slack on July 17-18, 2014.
Monday, July 21, 7:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 22, 7:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 24, 7:00 a.m.
Friday, July 25, 7:00 a.m.
Two go rounds; back to back, slack to slack, performance to performance. First go round slack split evenly between two slacks Monday, July 21, and Thursday, July 24. Contestants up in first go slack Monday, July 21 will run second go in slack Tuesday, July 22. Contestants up in first go slack Thursday, July 24 will run second go in slack Friday, July 25.
Monday, July 21, 7:00 a.m. (Immediately following Steer Wrestling Slack)
Tuesday, July 22, 7:00 a.m. (Immediately following Steer Wrestling Slack)
Thursday, July 24, 7:00 a.m. (Immediately following Steer Wrestling Slack)
Friday, July 25, 7:00 a.m. (Immediately following Steer Wrestling Slack)
Two go rounds; back to back, slack to slack, performance to performance. Forty teams in performance. Teams not up in performances will compete first and second go rounds in slack on July 21, 22, 24 & 25.
The World Series of Team Roping has a stop-over event in Cheyenne from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 19, 2014, at Laramie County Community College, 1400 E College. During the 2012 season, the WSTR's finals had an overall payout that equaled the PRCA's Las Vegas event at $6 million. The Cheyenne event is one in which 90 teams will compete to qualify for the 2014 finals in Las Vegas. You can watch the event for free.
Championship Bull Riding (CBR) is so exciting that it's part of the Night Show lineup. It's all about the raging bull. Two performances are set, for July 21 & 22, both at 8 p.m. at Frontier Park Arena, Eighth and Dey Avenues.Championship Bull Riding (CBR) will be returning to Cheyenne Frontier Days to crown the 2014 World Champion. This is the culmination of the year-long 2014 Road to Cheyenne Tour where bull riders have accumulated points towards the world title. Up for grabs is one of the most prestigious titles in bull riding and a $100,000 bonus. The 2014 CBR World Championship is also the final event for the Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge where bulls are competing for prize money. Last year's bull team winners, B & M Bucking Bulls took home a check for $92,000.At the end of Tuesday night's competition nearly one-half million dollars will be paid to bull riders and bull team owners making it one of the richest competitions in bull riding. The entire 2014 Road to Cheyenne Tour is televised in prime time for 26 weeks on FOX Sports Networks, with the 2014 CBR World Championship featured as the final two telecasts in the popular series. $29-$39. For information, call 778-7222. To get tickets, visit Cheyenne Frontier Days' website.
The Challenge Rodeo pairs special-needs children with the PRCA rodeo contestants in a modified rodeo performance. The rodeo is at noon July 23 and 24 at Frontier Park Arena, Eighth and Dey Avenues. Ticket holders for the rodeo on those days can come early and watch this very special side of professional rodeo. For information, call 778-7222. To get tickets, visit Cheyenne Frontier Days' website.
If you want to see what's going on in the pens and arena, go on the Behind the Chutes Tour at the Old West Museum, 4610 North Carey Avenue, by the "No Looking Back" bronze statue. The tour follows the path of the bulls and broncs as the animals are rounded up and threaded through the maze of gates on their way to the chutes and out into the arena with cowboy in tow. Guests encounter a special experience when they step into the chutes and finish the tour by walking across the arena. Free.
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