Cattlemen's Days Royalty Tryouts

2024 Cattlemen’s Days Royalty Tryouts

Tryout date: TBD 2023
Gunnison County Fairgrounds
Entry Form Deadline: TBD 2023, 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.

2024 Cattlemen’s Days
Royalty Tryout Application Packet (PDF Coming Summer 2023)

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

Sorry, entries are closed.

Entry Form Deadline: TBD 2023, 5 pm MDT
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

JULY 4th - TETWP Pinkapalooza Concert at I-Bar

JULY 6th - TETWP Songwriter Shuffle Concert

JULY 7th - 4-H Horse Show

JULY 9th - Open Horse Show

JULY 9th - Ranch Rodeo (auction prior)

JULY 10th - 15th - 4-H Shows and Displays

JULY 10th - Cowboy Poetry at the I-Bar

JULY 10th - Ranch Team Sort (auction prior)

JULY 11th - Watershed Barrel Races

JULY 12th - Watershed Team Roping

JULY 13th - 16th - Carnival

JULY 13th - PRCA #1 TETWP Rodeo

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

The Cowboy in Us All Roping

Download a Printable Schedule of Events
(PDF Coming Summer of 2023)

2022 CD Brochure Cover


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