Cattlemen's Days Royalty Tryouts

2025 Cattlemen’s Days Royalty Tryouts

Tryout date: July 6th, 2024
Gunnison County Fairgrounds
Entry Form Deadline: June 30th, 2024
Entries will not be accepted after this date. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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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) 

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 with any questions.


Entry Form Deadline: June 30th, 2024
Entries will not be accepted after this date. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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

2024 Cattlemen's Days

Final schedule will be posted late spring.

JULY 3-6 - Carnival at the Fairgrounds

FRI, JULY 5 - 9:00 AM, 4-H Horse Show

SAT, JULY 6 - 1:30 PM, Ranch Rodeo

SUN, JULY 7 - 8:00 AM, Open Horse Show

MON, JULY 8 - 9:00 AM, 4-H Dog Show

WED, JULY 10 - 8:30 AM, 4-H Rabbit & Poultry Show

WED, JULY 10 - 5:00 PM, Barrel Races & Watershed Team Roping

THU, JULY 11 - 9:00 AM, PRCA Rodeo Slack Events

THU, JULY 11 - 10:00 AM, 4-H & FFA Swine Show

THU, JULY 11 - 2:30 PM, 4-H & FFA Sheep Show

THU, JULY 11 - 6:30 PM, Rodeo Pre-Show

THU, JULY 11 - 7:00 PM, PRCA Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo

THU, JULY 11 - 9:00 PM, Cattlemen's Days Concert at 5B's

FRI, JULY 12 - 8:30 AM, 4-H & FFA Goat Show

FRI, JULY 12 - 10:30 AM, 4-H & FFA Cattle Show

FRI, JULY 12 - 1:30 PM, Round Robin Showmanship

FRI, JULY 12 - 6:30 PM, Rodeo Pre-Show

FRI, JULY 12 - 7:00 PM, PRCA Patriot Night Rodeo

SAT, JULY 13 - 10:00 AM, Cattlemen's Days Parade

SAT, JULY 13 - 12:30 PM, Buyer BBQ

SAT, JULY 13 - 1:30 PM, Junior Livestock Auction

SAT, JULY 13 - 6:30 PM, Rodeo Pre-Show

SAT, JULY 13 - 7:00 PM, PRCA Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy Rodeo

SUN, JULY 14 - 9:00 AM, Cowboy  Church at the Fairgrounds




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