Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days

The best in PRORODEO are coming to Colorado Springs as the 81st Cinch Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo welcomes the 2022 NFR Open, July 13-16, 2022 at scenic Norris Penrose Event Center! The inaugural NFR Open powered by RAM will be one of the biggest rodeos of the 2022 PRORODEO season with $1 million in payouts.

More than 200 contestants from each of the 12 U.S. Circuits (plus Canada) will be competing in Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-down Roping, Breakway Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding, culminating with a semifinals and finals on Saturday, July 16 when the national circuit champions will be crowned.

All evening performances begin at 6:45 p.m., Saturday matinee begins at 12:15 p.m. Grounds open at 4:00 p.m. for evening performances and at 10:00 a.m. for the Saturday matinee, and parking is FREE!! Arrive early for family-friendly fun and attractions in the PPOBR Fan Zone along with a wide range of vendors offering food, drinks, apparel and other Western fare—and stay after the Rodeo for live music and dancing in the Coors Roadhouse Saloon!

Tickets are on sale NOW right here at PikesPeakorBust.org and sell-outs are expected! The 81st Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is for the true fan, the first timer and everyone in between!

2022 PERFORMANCE/THEME SPONSORS:

Wednesday, July 13, 2022—Fort Carson Night
Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

Thursday, July 14, 2022—Missile Defense & First Responders Night
Sponsored by UCHealth

Friday, July 15, 2022—Space Night
Sponsored by The Boeing Company

Saturday, July 16, 2022 — (Matinee) U.S. Air Force Academy
Sponsored by USAA

Saturday Evening, July 16, 2022—NORAD/USNORTHCOM Night
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

The Lineup

All performances start with the Pikes Peak or Bust Range Rider Pivots and Rangerettes drill teams, followed by the Mounted Color Guard. Events follow in this order:

• Bareback Riding
• Steer Wrestling
• Team Roping
• Saddle Bronc Riding
• Tie-down Roping
• Breakaway Roping
• Barrel Racing
• Bull Riding

Plus we’ll have fan favorite mutton bustin’! After the show, head on over to the Coors Roadhouse Saloon for live music, dancing and plenty of cold Coors.

PPOBR-NFR Open Format

New to our competition format? Check out our event flow diagram to see how it all goes down at PPOBR!

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Tickets

Tickets

The 81st Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo starts July 13 with nightly performances through July 16, as well as a matinee performance on Saturday, July 16. All evening performances begin at 6:45 p.m., Saturday matinee begins at 12:15 p.m. Grounds open at 4:00 p.m. for evening performances and at 10:00 a.m. for the Saturday matinee (Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and 10:30 a.m., respectively), and parking is FREE!!

Before selecting seats, be sure to check out our color-coded stadium diagram, available in the sidebar. Box seats are closest to the action and typically the most sought after—long-standing season ticket holders have many of these boxes reserved. Grandstand seats also offer a great view of the action. And Endzone seating, located in front of the roping chutes, still offers a good sight line to the action. Sellout crowds are expected!

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM THE BUY NOW LINKS BELOW BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 2022. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DISCOUNTS AND OTHER DETAILS, PLEASE READ THE YELLOW HIGHLIGHTED SECTION BELOW!

PLEASE NOTE: Ticket price does not include taxes and ticketing fees. Ticketing fees apply both online and for Box Office purchases.

Standing room tickets will NOT be sold for any of the performances.

TICKET PRICING—ON SALE NOW!

Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Matinee Sat. Evening
Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now
Box $45 $45 $50 $45 $55
Grandstand $35 $35 $40 $35 $45
Endzone $25 $25 $30 $25 $35

DISCOUNT TICKET INFORMATION

Kids 12 and under: Kids receive $15 off adult Grandstand or Endzone ticket price for any performance (i.e. $25 adult Endzone is discounted to $10 for kids 12 and under; $35 adult Grandstand is discounted to $20 for kids 12 and under). For the Saturday Matinee performance ONLY, Kids tickets Grandstand tickets are only $10! Kids 2 and under are always free (to sit on lap).

Military: Military receive $5 off adult Grandstand tickets for the Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Matinee performances, and $2 off adult Grandstand tickets for the Friday and Saturday Evening performances. Select the Military price option when purchasing your ticket. Your military ID will be REQUIRED for entry to the Rodeo so be sure to bring it!

First Responders: Police, sheriff, highway patrol and fire department personnel receive $5 off adult Grandstand tickets for the Thursday performance ONLY. Select the First Responder price option when purchasing your ticket. Your official employee ID will be REQUIRED to receive this discount so be sure to bring it!

Groups: Groups of 20-99 receive $2 off adult Grandstand tickets for any performance. Groups of 100-199 receive $4 off adult Grandstand tickets for any performance. Groups of 200 or more receive $6 off adult Grandstand tickets for any performance. Please contact Daniel Grunberg at daniel@norrispenrose.com or 719-635-8881 for more information. Discounted pricing is valid through July 2, 2022.

Camera Policy: Commercial photography is permitted for credentialed and approved media only. It is prohibited in all other circumstances. All rights belong to Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and Cinch. Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo reserves the right to use photos taken at the event in future marketing and advertising.

Grounds Diagram

Be sure to check out our helpful map of Norris Penrose Event Center, including vendor locations and a diagram of the Fan Zone activities outside the arena.

Click here to download 2022 Grounds Diagram

Events

Events

2022 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days

The 2022 Cinch Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo–NFR Open promises edge-of-your-seat excitement featuring over 200 of the best athletes in the business, along with a variety of other traditional western events sure to please the whole family. Fans of all ages will enjoy all the action! Grounds open at 4:00 p.m. for evening performances and 10:00 am for Saturday Matinee, and parking is FREE! Come early, skip the traffic, and enjoy vendors and kid-friendly activities in the PPOBR Fan Zone—and be sure to stick around after the Rodeo for live music and dancing in the Coors Roadhouse Saloon.

Rodeo Dates: July 13-16, 2022
Location: Norris Penrose Event Center
Times: 6:45 p.m., Wednesday–Saturday nights, 12:15 p.m. Saturday matinee
Tickets on sale: Stay tuned to find out when tickets will be available online. Click the Tickets Page for more details. Parking is FREE!

Mutton Bustin'

Is your child 4-9 years of age and 50 pounds or less? Then bring 'em on down each performance of the Rodeo to try their luck at mutton bustin'!

Dates: July 13-16, 2022
Prelims: Starts at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday–Saturday nights and 10 a.m. for the Saturday matinee
Finals: Takes place at each performance
Cost: $12 for Prelim rides and $20 to ride again in the Finals if selected. Note: you must bring the completed form and fees with you the day your child competes! You can also register on-site. Pre-registration is NOT required!
Contact: Mutton Bustin' Inquiries

Registration Form: Click here to download

FAQ: Click here to download

More Events

Pikes Peak or Bust Golf Tournament
Date: May 27, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. shotgun start
Place: USAFA Eisenhower Silver Course
Format: 4-person scramble
Cost: $125.00 per person

Click here to download registration form

Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast
Date: June 15, 2022
Time: 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Place: Downtown Colorado Springs (corner of Pikes Peak and Tejon)
Cost: $5 per plate, kids 5 and under eat free!

Click here for tickets and more information

Western Heritage Days 2022
Join us for western-themed family fun all year long! Check out the calendar to find upcoming events near you.

Click here to download 2022 calendar

Cowgirls & Cocktails
October 6, 2022

More Attractions

More Attractions

There’s lots to do before the Rodeo begins. Grounds open at 4 p.m. for the evening performances, and at 10 a.m. for the Saturday matinee. Mutton bustin’ preliminaries or try-outs are tons of fun for everyone. Plus there’s pony rides, longhorns, a barrel train, a petting zoo, roping demos, and even a horse-drawn wagon! With vendor booths on the north and south sides of the arena, you’ll see a wide array of souvenirs to choose from. Vendors and concessions offer plenty of options for meals, snacks, and drinks.

And after the Rodeo, head on over to the Coors Roadhouse Saloon for great music, dancing, and some ice cold Coors.

While You're in Town for the Rodeo


Colorado Springs (or “the Springs” as we say in these parts) is one of the nation’s most scenic cities and boasts a full slate of can’t-miss attractions. Be sure to check out a few while you’re here!

Plan Your Visit


Colorado Springs is also home to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Headquarters, 20+ National Olympic Governing Bodies, more than 50 National Sport Organizations, the Colorado Springs Olympic and Paralympic Training Center and the future U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum.

Learn more about Colorado Springs

Simple parking, stress-free check-in, and an easy-to-navigate terminal. Learn more about all that the Official Airport of PPoBR has to offer!

Fly COS!

And be sure to stop by PeakRadar.com for other cool arts and culture happenings in the community!

Rodeo 101

Bareback Riding – The rider sits directly on the horse, with only his rigging to hang onto.

The cowboy’s boots must be above the break of the horse’s shoulders as they leave the chute. After the first jump, the cowboy matches the horse’s rhythm and rides as controlled as possible. He may not touch the horse, his equipment or himself with his free hand. If the ride lasts eight seconds, he is judged on his technique against the horse’s bucking strength.

Steer Wrestling – This is a coordinated effort between two mounted cowboys, ...

...the contestant and a hazer who controls the steer’s direction, as well as their horses. You’ll see the cowboys back into the box, the contestant nods, the chute gate opens and the steer gets a head start. As the steer wrestler draws even with steer, he dismounts from his horse, grasps the steer’s horns and digs in his boot heels for all he’s worth. He then wrestles the steer onto its side, and when he has the steer’s four legs pointing in the same direction, the clock stops.

Team Roping – Partners work in close coordination as the steer again gets...

...a head start. The header throws the first loop which must catch the steer’s head or horns (the horns are protected with a special wrap). He then moves to pull the rope taut and changes the direction of the steer. The heeler then catches both of the steer’s hind legs. When both ropes are taut and both horses face the steer, the time is recorded.

Saddle Bronc Riding – The cowboy’s boots must be above the horse’s shoulders...

...when the chute gate opens. His only handhold is a six foot braided rope. His free hand can’t touch the horse, any equipment or himself. A ride lasting eight seconds is judged on difficulty and control.

Tie-down Roping – The roper backs his horse into the box, carrying a rope in one...

...hand and a pigging string in his mouth. The calf gets a head start. The cowboy throws a loop over the calf’s head, his horse pulls the rope taut while the cowboy lays the calf down and strings together three legs using the pigging string. When he lifts his hands, the judge drops a flag to stop the clock. If the calf’s legs stay tied for six seconds, it’s a qualified run.

Breakaway Roping – a mounted event that features a calf and one cowgirl.

The cowgirl starts behind a taut rope called the “barrier.” When ready, the chute doors open, freeing the calf to run out into the arena. The calf triggers the release of the barrier for the roper, who pursues and must throw the rope in a loop around the calf’s neck. The cowgirl’s rope is tied to the saddle horn with a string. Once the calf has been successfully roped, the rope is pulled tight and the calf’s momentum breaks the string (typically fastened with a white flag to help it stand out). The breaking of this string marks the end of the run, and the fastest run wins!

Barrel Racing – A rider can start right or left in this race against time to follow the...

...cloverleaf pattern around three barrels. Once the rider crosses the electric eye, the clock begins and that same eye registers her time as she completes the race. Each barrel that is tipped over adds five seconds to the run.

Bull Riding – The bull rider may use only one hand to stay aboard during the...

...eight-second ride. If he touches the bull or himself with his free hand, he receives no score. To stay aboard the bull, a rider grasps a flat braided rope, which is wrapped around the bull’s chest just behind the front legs and over its withers. One end of the bull rope, called the tail, is threaded through a loop on the other end and tightened around the bull. The rider then wraps the “tail” around his hand, sometimes weaving it through his fingers to further secure his grip. Then he nods his head, the chute gate swings open, and he and the bull explode into the arena.

Who You’ll See

Who You'll See

The main attractions at the 81st Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo are the amazing athletes who come to compete. There are seven events that include Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Breakaway Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding where top prize money will be awarded. There’s also fan favorite—Mutton Bustin’ where a trophy and a medal is awarded to the winner at each performance.

Our local military are honored at each performance:

Wednesday, July 13, 2022—Fort Carson Night
Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

Thursday, July 14, 2022—Missile Defense & First Responders Night
Sponsored by UCHealth

Friday, July 15, 2022—Space Night
Sponsored by The Boeing Company

Saturday, July 16, 2022—(Matinee) U.S. Air Force Academy
Sponsored by USAA

Saturday Evening, July 16, 2022—NORAD/USNORTHCOM Night
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

The Animals in Rodeo

You’ll enjoy the precision riding skills of the Pikes Peak Range Rider Pivots at the start of the show. And the lovely and talented Pikes Peak Rangerettes will delight you with their riding skills as well.

The bucking bulls and horses at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo are some of the best athletes in the sport. These remarkable animals are owned by stock contractors who make sure the livestock is healthy, well-fed, and fit to perform. The care and treatment of these valuable animals is the top priority for these contractors. Pikes Peak or Bust shares in the responsibility of the care of these animals on-site at Norris Penrose Event Center by having professionally trained judges for each performance, and veterinary staff available throughout the event for any animal care needs.

Boyd Polhamus—Announcer

Polhamus joined the PRCA in 1986 as both a competitor and an announcer. His first foray into announcing at that level took place in Utopia, Texas in June of 1986. Two years later, Polhamus bucked his last horse and became a full-time announcer.

Since that first announcing job in Utopia, there was no turning back for Polhamus. During his career that has spanned 36 years, he has been actively involved in more than 1,000 rodeos with more than 4,500 performances across North America. His voice has become a staple at the Wrangler NFR, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, National Western Stock Show & Rodeo in Denver, San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo, College National Finals Rodeo and many more.

Polhamus was named to succeed Shawn Davis as the production manager of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in November of 2017. He worked in that position through the 2019 NFR.

Born in Eau Claire, Wis., Polhamus discovered rodeo at young age. He was the first three-time all-around high school cowboy in the state’s history. He continued his rodeo career at Texas State University, while also beginning his announcing career.

In 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012, his peers selected Polhamus as the PRCA Announcer of the Year. He also received the Lane Frost Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

Bob Tallman—Announcer

Tallman’s 10-time PRCA Announcer of the Year and 2004 inductee to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame had hosted the Gold Buckle Gala numerous times.

In 2020 he was named the Legend of ProRodeo.

Born Oct. 25, 1947, in Winnemucca, Nev., Tallman grew up on a ranch and tried his hand as a rodeo competitor, but he quickly discovered his forte was behind a microphone, as evidenced by his first PRCA Announcer of the Year Award in 1982.

During a career that has spanned more than five decades, Tallman has announced more than 15,000 rodeo performances in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Tallman worked his record 26th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas in 2020.

Bryce Redo—Bullfighter

After nine years of competitive bull riding punctuated with a world championship win in Mexico in 2014, Bryce transitioned into bullfighting, eager to tackle a new challenge. Suffice to say, the move has been a success—since then, he has worked at some of the biggest bull riding competitions in the world, including the George Paul Memorial Rodeo in Del Rio, Texas and the Bullfighters Only competition in Las Vegas. He is a two-time winner of the Bullfighter of the Year award for 2018 and 2019 for the Cowboy Professionals Rodeo Association.

Nate Jestes—Bullfighter

Born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, Nate has been fighting bulls professionally with PRCA since 2010. He's protected cowboys at some of the biggest rodeos in the industry from the National Western Stock Show to Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas (four times!) — as well as a stint in competitive bullfighting with Bullfighters Only. Outside the arena, Nate is a Commercial rated pilot as well as a Certified Flight Instructor, and loves sharing his passion for aviation with others.

Dusty Myers—Barrel Man

Hailing from Jumpertown, Mississippi, Dusty has been traveling the world entertaining rodeo crowds for years. He started out fighting bulls at age thirteen but later transitioned to his current role, preferring entertainment to being run down by a two thousand pound bull.

Dusty's signature style is to mix old-school slapstick comedy with a healthy dose of energetic cheerleading, and it's won over crowds nationwide. He's worked the International Finals Rodeo on 10 different occasions, SFR twice, NFPB Finals 3 times, CRRA finals, and every region finals the IPRA has to offer. He's most proud of being selected Clown of the Year 9 consecutive years. We couldn't be more excited to see Dusty strutting his stuff at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo | NFR Open this summer!

Pikes Peak Rangerettes

The Pikes Peak Rangerettes were organized in 1957 by the Pikes Peak Range Riders to promote horsemanship, sportsmanship, responsibility and precision riding for young women of the Pikes Peak Region, and to promote the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. Functions and activities are held to encourage unity, self-improvement and enjoyment of horse-related activities. Please visit pikespeakrangerettes.org for more information.

Rodeo Contestants

You’ll see some of the top performers in the sport at the 81st Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. The events featured are Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Breakaway Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.

Women's Barrel Racing has long been a fan favorite at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, beloved for its fast pace and thrilling horsemanship. For more about this exciting event and the athletes that compete in it, check out WPRA

Women's Professional Rodeo Association

See the members of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Board of Directors
CLICK HERE

Coors Roadhouse Saloon

Be sure to check out these bands in the Coors Roadhouse Saloon after each nightly performance at the PPOBR | NFR Open!

Wednesday, July 13
Mosquito Pass

Thursday, July 14
Cecil Allen Moore

Friday, July 15
Exit West

Saturday, July 16
Jeffrey Alan Band

Girls of the West

Girls of the West

The Girls of the West story is about our young Rodeo Ambassador, and how she helps promote "the western way of life and the western-type American girl" at our Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and other events. Meet the Girl of the West:

Georgia StrimenosGeorgia Strimenos2022 Girl of the West

2022 Girl of the West, Georgia Strimenos, is the 20-year-old daughter of George and Jenny Strimenos. Since the age of 10, she has been involved in the equine world, competing in 4H, Western and English pleasure, working ranch horse, and gymkhana. She has also served as an ambassador for other Colorado rodeos.

Georgia is a graduate of Arapahoe Community College with a communications degree. She is now continuing her education at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, earning her bachelor’s degree in communications. When she’s not at school, she spends her time riding her two horses and showing them in all-around competitions. She also works at a small animal vet clinic as a veterinary assistant.

The mission of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo holds a special place in her heart as her brother is currently serving as an Airborne Ranger in the U.S. Army. She is honored to be a part of an 81-year Colorado tradition that gives back to local military and their families as Girl of the West.

Georgia rides a Paint Horse gelding named Rock.

Brooke SoltwedelBrooke Soltwedel2022 Aide to Girl of the West

2022 Aide to Girl of the West, Brooke Soltwedel, is the 19-year-old daughter of Ray Soltwedel and Rachel Morgan. She grew up doing ranch work and competing in speed and show events under the Western discipline. She has also served as an ambassador for other equine organizations, and has worked with therapy horses.

Brooke is currently working toward a nursing degree at Pikes Peak Community College, after which she plans to work as a scrub nurse while attending medical school to study neurosurgery with a focus on children with special needs. In the meantime, she works and volunteers in the Colorado Springs community.

The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and its mission is near and dear to Brooke. Her sister figure, whom her family took in, is currently serving in the United States Air Force. Brooke is eager for the opportunity to give back to the military community and serve those who serve us during her time as Aide to Girl of the West.

Brooke rides a Quarter Horse gelding named Duke.

GOTW images above © 2022 Waldrons Family Studio; Hats by Greeley Hat Works; Buckles by Clint Mortenson Silver and Saddles

More About the Program Past Girls of the West

PPOBR 2023 Aide to Girl of the West Application

PPOBR Girl of the West Handbook

2022 GOTW Clinic Registration Form

Schedule

The Girls of the West will be making appearances in the Pikes Peak region to promote the 81st Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. Check back often for the latest updates to the schedule!

May 16 | 6:30 p.m.
Monument City Council Meeting

May 17 | 9:00 a.m.
El Paso County Commissioners Meeting

May 17 | 6:00 p.m.
Manitou City Council Meeting

May 18 | 10:00 a.m.
Community Information Exchange Meeting at Fort Carson

May 19 | 7:30 p.m.
Soil Savers Meeting at Shriners Club

May 25 | 6:45 a.m.
Colorado Springs Executives Association Meeting

May 26 | 10:00 a.m.
Teller County Commissioners Meeting in Cripple Creek

May 27 | 8:00 a.m.
Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Golf Tournament at USAFA

May 29 | 10:00 a.m.
Territory Days in Old Colorado City

May 31 | 11:30 a.m.
Headquarters Change of Command at Fort Carson

June 1 | 11:30 a.m.
Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast Token Presentation

June 3 | 11:00 a.m.
Elizabeth Stampede Royalty Luncheon

June 3 | 3:00 p.m.
Celebration of the Horse at Denver Polo Club in Sedalia

June 4 | 10:00 a.m.
Celebration of the Horse at Denver Polo Club in Sedalia

June 5 | 10:00 a.m.
Celebration of the Horse at Denver Polo Club in Sedalia

June 7 | 9:00 a.m.
El Paso County Commissioners Meeting

June 11 | 11:00 a.m.
Top of the World Rodeo Parade in Cripple Creek

June 11 | 1:00 p.m.
Top of the World Rodeo Performance in Cripple Creek

June 12 | 1:00 p.m.
Top of the World Rodeo Performance in Cripple Creek

June 14 | 10:00 a.m.
Colorado Springs City Council Meeting

June 15 | 5:15 a.m.
Street Breakfast in Downtown Colorado Springs

June 17 | 11:30 a.m.
Evergreen Rodeo Royalty Luncheon

June 18 | 10:00 a.m.
Evergreen Rodeo Parade

June 18 | 2:00 p.m.
Evergreen Rodeo Performance

June 19 | 5:30 p.m.
Range Riders After-Ride Dinner

June 24 | 5:00 p.m.
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest

June 25 | 9:00 a.m.
Pikes Peak Special Rodeo

June 25 | 6:00 p.m.
Cowboy Up in Kiowa Rodeo Performance

June 28 | 11:30 a.m.
Media Roundup at Norris Penrose Event Center

July 4 | 9:00 a.m.
Fourth of July Parade in Monument

July 4 | 11:00 a.m.
Monument Street Festival

July 12 | 2:00 p.m.
Contestant Check-In and Welcome Reception

July 13 | 4:45 p.m.
Pre-Production Meeting

July 13 | 5:30 p.m.
Heritage Room at NPEC

July 13 | 6:45 p.m.
First Performance of PPOBR | NFR Open

July 13 | 9:15 p.m.
Sign Autographs

July 14 | 4:00 p.m.
Fan Zone

July 14 | 4:45 p.m.
Pre-Production Meeting

July 14 | 5:30 p.m.
Heritage Room at NPEC

July 14 | 6:45 p.m.
Second Performance of PPOBR | NFR Open

July 14 | 9:15 p.m.
Sign Autographs

July 15 | 8:00 a.m.
2023 Aide Competition at NPEC

July 15 | 11:30 a.m.
Past GOTW Luncheon and Aide Speeches at NPEC

July 15 | 4:00 p.m.
Fan Zone

July 15 | 4:45 p.m.
Pre-Production Meeting

July 15 | 5:30 p.m.
Heritage Room at NPEC

July 15 | 6:45 p.m.
Third Performance of PPOBR | NFR Open

July 15 | 9:15 p.m.
Sign Autographs

July 16 | 10:15 a.m.
Pre-Production Meeting

July 15 | 11:00 a.m.
Heritage Room at NPEC

July 15 | 12:15 p.m.
Fourth Performance of PPOBR | NFR Open

July 15 | 2:30 p.m.
Sign Autographs

July 16 | 4:45 p.m.
Pre-Production Meeting

July 16 | 5:30 p.m.
Heritage Room at NPEC

July 16 | 6:45 p.m.
Fifth Performance of PPOBR | NFR Open

July 16 | 9:30 p.m.
Sign Autographs

July 16 | 10:15 p.m.
Celebrate in Coors Roadhouse Saloon

Sponsors

Sponsors

The 81st Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is brought to you in part by the generosity of our title sponsor Cinch and the following local, regional and national sponsors. Since 1946, it has been the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo’s great privilege to show our support of our local military and their families by contributing Rodeo proceeds directly to programs right here in our community. For information about sponsorship, please click here.

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Heritage Sponsors: The Heritage logo indicates sponsors who've been supporting the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo for 10 years or more.

History

History

The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo has been a Colorado Springs tradition since 1937, showcasing the top rodeo talent and action, while providing wholesome entertainment for the Pikes Peak community to enjoy. Spencer Penrose, an avid sportsman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, founded the Rodeo and in 1938, presented the “House that Spec built” – the 10,000-seat Will Rogers Stadium across from the Broadmoor Hotel. The name was changed to the Spencer Penrose Stadium after his death in 1939, and the Rodeo continued in that location, under the guidance of community leaders committed to Penrose’s legacy.

From 1973-2001, the Rodeo was held at the 71-acre Pikes Peak Equestrian Center. From 2002-2004, the Rodeo moved indoors to the Colorado Springs World Arena. As tradition would have it, in 2005, the Rodeo returned outdoors after purchasing and renovating the Norris Penrose Equestrian Center. Additional building improvements, including an enclosed Pavilion, continue to make the Center state-of-the-art and a place for the Colorado Springs community to gather. The legacy of the Rodeo in the Pikes Peak region was further recognized three decades ago when the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association located their National Headquarters and Hall of Fame to Colorado Springs. As Colorado Springs second oldest event, there are many opportunities to continue making history in a town that knows and values rodeo!

Since 1946, the proceeds of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo have been utilized to help support service members and their families in the Pikes Peak Region. Colorado Springs is home to the United States Air Force Academy, NORAD/NORTHCOM, U.S. SPACECOM, Shriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, and Fort Carson.

Contact Us

Contact Us

The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is made possible by the tireless work of our all-volunteer Board of Directors, and hundreds more eager and energetic volunteers who espouse this nonprofit event’s mission of preserving our Western heritage while supporting local military and their families. From the front of the house greeters, ushers, and security, to the barns, chutes, and grounds, it takes thousands of man-hours to put on this first-class event. You’ll see retired and active-duty military, off-duty police and fire service professionals, local business owners and executives, ranchers and cowboys, and many others who proudly fill in the ranks of volunteers at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

Looking for more information about a specific aspect of the Rodeo? Please send your questions or comments our way using the email links listed below:

Media: For media inquiries, contact Nikki@nikkiwallpr.com.

Marketing: For marketing information, contact julie@axiodesign.com.

Sponsorships: For Corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Leslie@gracecmedia.com.

Vendors: Rodeo fans come ready to eat, drink and buy souvenirs. If you are interested in having a booth at our rodeo, please contact vendor.chair@pikespeakorbust.org.

Click here to download the 2022 Vendor Manual

Volunteers: PPOBR is always looking for hardworking volunteers for our Rodeo. Help greeting, in the stadium guiding people to their seats, in the Fan Zone and other areas on the grounds (the livestock areas can only have contract personnel). Contact PPOBRVolunteers@gmail.com

Grounds & Activities: Pony rides, mechanical bull riding, gold panning and more! The grounds open at 4 p.m. for evening performances and at 10 a.m. for the Saturday Matinee. Arrive early to enjoy the fun!
gbhoward@gmail.com

General Ticketing Inquiries: Please contact daniel@norrispenrose.com.

Group Tickets: for groups of 10 or more, contact daniel@norrispenrose.com.

Hank's Club: Take your love of the Rodeo to the next level with this exclusive, members only club. Benefits include PPOBR tickets, private parking and entry, exclusive seating and much more. For more information contact ppobhanksclub@gmail.com.

Girls of the West: The Program is described in more detail on the section of that section of the site. You’ll see past Girls of the West, an application for Aide to Girl of the West, and a current schedule of appearances. For more details, contact corlisspalmer@yahoo.com.

Military Family Ticket Program Sponsorship: This sponsorship program works directly with our local military leadership to provide tickets to military families who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend the rodeo. For more information, please contact deannefunkhouser@gmail.com.

Special Needs: If you or a family member have special accessibility needs, please contact, info@norrispenrose.com.

Contestants: Nikki@nikkiwallpr.com

General Info: More information needed? Contact john.baily@att.net

NPEC General Facility Info: 719.634.1394
Ticketing Info: 719.635.8881

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FAN RESOURCES

Look here for a collection of free, helpful docs to enhance your Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo experience—all free to download!

2022 Event Flow Diagram

2022 NPEC Grounds Diagram