Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days


The NFR Open at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

The NFR Open at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

ProRodeo World Champions & rising stars from across the U.S. and Canadian Circuits, and Mexico will compete in the shadow of America’s Mountain for over $1 million in payouts. It’s all happening at the NFR Open at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, July 11-15, 2023 in Colorado Springs, Colorado!

More than 200 contestants from across the 12 U.S. Circuits (plus Canada and Mexico) will be bringing their talents to scenic and historic Norris Penrose Event Center, competing in Bareback Riding, Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-down Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding, culminating with a semifinals and finals on Saturday, July 15 when the national circuit champions will be crowned. 

The NFR Open at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will take place July 11-15, 2023, with evening performances Tuesday through Saturday, and matinee performances Friday and Saturday. You heard us right—the Tuesday evening and Friday matinee performances are new additions to the lineup to satisfy demand for more performances after last year’s sell outs—so that’s MORE performances, MORE fans, MORE fun and two more chances to get in on the action! Evening performances will start at 7:00 p.m. with matinee performances starting at noon.

Grounds open at 10:00 a.m. for the matinee performances and 4:00 p.m. for the evening performances. Arriving early helps with the crowd arriving at peak times and there is plenty to do before the Rodeo with a wide range of vendors offering food, drinks, apparel and other Western fare, as well as the PPOBR Fan Zone with lots of family-friendly fun, plus some activities for the grown-ups too! After the Rodeo, live music and dancing awaits in the Coors Roadhouse Saloon so plan to stick around.

Tickets are on sale NOW right here at PikesPeakorBust.org and sell-outs are expected! The 2023 NFR Open at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is for the true fan, the first timer and everyone in between!

The Lineup and Performance Sponsors

The Lineup

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

  • Bareback Riding
  • Breakaway Roping
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Team Roping
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Tie-Down 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.

Performance Sponsors

Tuesday Evening, July 11, 2023—U.S. Army SMDC & MDA Night
Sponsored by Zivaro

Wednesday Evening, July 12, 2023—Fort Carson/4th Infantry Division Night
Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

Thursday Evening, July 13, 2023—First Responders & 302nd Airlift Wing Night
Sponsored by UCHealth

Friday Matinee, July 14, 2023—Guard/Reserve Units and Educators
Sponsored by KeyBank

Friday Evening, July 14, 2023—Space Night
Sponsored by The Boeing Company

Saturday Matinee, July 15, 2023—U.S. Air Force Academy
Sponsored by USAA

Saturday Evening, July 15, 2023—NORAD/USNORTHCOM Night
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Thank You to Our Top Sponsors