2013 President’s Message

Welcome to Cattlemen’s Days, A Colorado Legacy.  As a 4th generation Gunnison Valley rancher and Cattlemen’s Days participant, I am honored to introduce you to this year’s event.  Cattlemen’s Days is a celebration of our rich western heritage and provides a family affair for guests from all over the country.

At our current home at the Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center and Rodeo grounds, Cattlemen’s Days is a first class and nationally recognized rodeo.  With the help of over 150 volunteers working year round to line up great events and activities we have no doubt that this year will be a celebration worth attending.  Stace Smith Pro Rodeo, 8 time stock contractor of the year will provide the best livestock in the business for the PRCA cowboys.  He brings along the top people in the business to entertain you as well.  New to our Rodeo will be a video board so you can be up close and personal with the cowboys as they get down on a bronc in the chute or with a barrel racer as she makes the turn from the final barrel towards home.

We continue to be a leader among PRCA rodeos in breast cancer fundraising with our Tough Enough To Wear Pink Campaign.

In addition to the rodeo action, be sure to take in the many exhibits and events around the fairgrounds and town throughout the week.  Come join our community, in the open horse show, 4H events, livestock auction, parade, team roping and barrel racing.  Celebrate with us at the carnival each evening.

So pull on your boots, put on your hat, load up your family and “Let’s Ride”.



Cattlemen’s Days, Inc.

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