Cattlemen's Days Royalty Tryouts

2025 Cattlemen’s Days Royalty Tryouts

Tryout date: TBD
Gunnison County Fairgrounds
Entry Form Deadline: TBD
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.

2025 Cattlemen’s Days Royalty Tryout Application Packet (PDF Coming Soon) 

Schedule of Events
Gunnison County Rodeo Grounds
8:00 am – Check-in, get your contestant number, reining pattern, and turn in your portfolio.
8:30 am – Reining pattern, followed by Grand Entry
10:00 am – Speeches and Impromptu questions
11:00 am – Interviews
12:00 pm – Meet back up for crowning.
All times are approximate; depending on the number of contestants, the times may be altered appropriately.

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

ONLINE ROYALTY TRYOUT APPLICATION CLOSED

Entry Form Deadline: TBD
Entries will not be accepted after this date. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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

2023 Cattlemen's Days

2024 Events Coming Spring 2024

JULY 4th - TETWP Pinkapalooza Concert at I-Bar

JULY 6th - TETWP Songwriter Shuffle Concert

JULY 7th - 4-H Horse Show

JULY 8th - Ranch Rodeo (auction prior)

JULY 9th - Open Horse Show

JULY 10th - 4-H Dog Show, 4-H General Projects Awards Review

JULY 10th - Cowboy Poetry at the I-Bar

JULY 11th - 15th - 4-H General Projects displayed at Fairgrounds

JULY 11th - Watershed Barrel Races

JULY 12th - 4-H Rabbit Show

JULY 12th - 15th - Evening Carnival

JULY 12th - Pioneer Banquet at the Elks Lodge

JULY 13th - PRCA Rodeo Slack

JULY 13th - 4-H & FFA Swine Show

JULY 13th - 4-H & FFA Sheep Show

JULY 13th - PRCA #1 TETWP Rodeo

JULY 13th - Parking Lot Party at 5B's Barbeque - Live Music

JULY 14th - 4-H & FFA Goat Show

JULY 14th - 4-H & FFA Cattle Show

JULY 14th - 4-H & FFA Round Robin Showmanship

JULY 14th - PRCA Patriot Night Rodeo

JULY 15th - Cattlemen's Days Parade

JULY 15th - Buyers BBQ, Scholarship, Cattlemen's Junior Livestock Auction

JULY 15th - PRCA Gunnison Ranchland Legacy Rodeo

JULY 16th - Cowboy  Church at the Fairgrounds

2023 Cattlemens Days Official Schedule Poster v2

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