Cattlemen's Days Royalty Tryouts

2023 Cattlemen’s Days Royalty Tryouts

Tryout date: July 9th, 2022 at 9:00 am
Gunnison County Fairgrounds
Entry Form Deadline: June 30th, 2022, 5 pm MDT
Entries will not be accepted after this date. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Royalty Hats

Cattlemen’s Days is one of Colorado’s oldest rodeos, beginning in 1900.  An important aspect of the events has always been the Cattlemen’s Days Queen and her Court.  Many young women have ably served as the public face of Cattlemen’s Days 4-H and PRCA rodeo contestants & spectators.

Please download and read the Royalty Tryout Application Packet and the Code of Conduct before filling out the application. It includes eligibility, requirements for holding a Cattlemen’s Days title multiple times, portfolio information, reining pattern info, topics for your speech, royalty attire, and expectations for your reign.

Tryouts Schedule of Events
Gunnison County Rodeo Grounds
8:15 am – Check-in, get your contestant number, reining pattern, and turn in your portfolio.
9:00 am – Reining pattern, followed by Grand Entry
11:00 am – Speeches and Impromptu questions
12:00 am – Interviews
2:00 pm – Meet back up for crowning.
All times are approximate; depending on the number of contestants the times may be altered appropriately.

2023 Cattlemen’s Days
Royalty Tryout Application Packet (PDF)

Contact Ivy McNulty, Coordinator, at 970-275-0043, or email with any questions.


Entry Form Deadline: June 30th, 2022, 5 pm MDT
Entries will not be accepted after this date. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Thank you for your participation and let’s have some FUN!

2022 Cattlemen's Days

JULY 4th - TETWP Pinkapalooza Concert at I-Bar

JULY 7th - TETWP Songwriter Shuffle Concert

JULY 8th - 4-H Horse Show

JULY 10th - Open Horse Show

JULY 10th - Ranch Rodeo (auction prior)

JULY 11th - Cattlemen's Days Ranch Team Sort
(auction prior)

JULY 11th - Cowboy Poetry at the I-Bar

JULY 11th - 15th - 4-H Shows and Displays

JULY 12th - Watershed Barrel Races

JULY 13th - Watershed Team Roping

JULY 13th - 16th - Carnival

JULY 14th - PRCA #1 TETWP Rodeo

JULY 15th - PRCA Patriot Night Rodeo

JULY 16th - Cattlemen's Days Parade

JULY 16th - Buyers BBQ, Scholarship, 4H Auction

JULY 16th - PRCA Gunnison Ranchland Legacy Rodeo

JULY 17th - Cowboy Church

2021 Official Schedule Poster

Download a Printable Schedule (PDF)
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Download the Official 2022 Brochure (PDF)
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