The First PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) is Coming to Breckenridge, Colorado

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This highly anticipated event will provide entertainment for young and old alike.

Ski Country Resorts is Host to the PRCA

Eight seconds is an eternity, when riding a bull!

The rodeo will take place every Saturday and Sunday in August as well as the first weekend in September.

This summer Breckenridge, Colorado will be hosting the first Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo ever seen in these parts. The rodeo will take place every Saturday and Sunday in August as well as the first weekend in September. This highly anticipated event will bring the full rodeo experience to locals and visitors alike. With events such as the BBQ cowboy dinner, behind the scenes tours, "CalfScramble" and bull riding, this is a summer experience everyone will want to be a part of.

Here are the events and their descriptions during the rodeo:

Saddle Bronc — A rider gets on a bucking horse with a specialized saddle and attempts to stay mounted for 8 seconds while only holding a lead rope.
Bareback Riding — A rider gets on a bucking horse with only a handle and attempts to stay on for 8 seconds.
Bull Riding — A rider gets on a large bull and attempts to stay mounted while the animal tries to buck off the cowboy in 8 sec
Team Roping — 2 cowboys on horseback rope a steer together, one ropes the horns, the other ropes the back feet, quickest time wins.
Steer Wrestling — A horse-mounted rider chases a steer, drops from the horse to the steer, and then wrestles the steer to the ground.
Tie-Down Roping — A cowboy from horseback ropes a calf then dismounts the horse to restrain the calf as fast as possible.
Barrel Racing — A horse and rider attempt to complete a clover-leaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time.

To participate in the events mentioned above, contestants must have a PRCA card.

Mutton Busting — A child holds onto the back of a sheep for as long as they can while the sheep is running in an attempt to throw the child off. Free for kids 70 lbs or less. Only 10 entries/night. Sign up will be located at the "Official Merchandise Booth" under the white tent. To participate in these events, children must sign up the day of the rodeo at the rodeo grounds.

Calf Scramble — Calves with prizes tied to the tail are let loose in arena, first kid to get prize wins

Local businesses are getting into the spirit of the old west. Shannon Sinnard of Ski Country Resorts said, "We will have our own tent at the rodeo and we're so excited about this event we are having great giveaways and a photo booth where everyone can get their pictures taken. Plus, we're offering a 10% discount on rodeo lodging at our company, Ski Country Resorts. We've never had anything like this in Breck, so we're thrilled."

Breckenridge, Colorado is at 9,600 feet above sea level, so the nights will promise to be chilly, even in August and September. Bring a jacket and remember that no pets will be allowed. Credit cards are honored and the event will run come rain or shine.

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