Q. Where is the Greeley Stampede?
A. The Greeley Stampede is held at Island Grove Park in Greeley, Colorado. The address is 600 North 14th Avenue Greeley, Colorado 80631. Click HERE for a map and directions.
Q. How much is park admission?
A. Park admission prices vary by age. Guests under the age of 6 are FREE. Guests age 6-12 and over 61 are only $2. Guests (13-60) are $5. All arena tickets include one park admission entry.
Q. How can I be a commercial vendor at the Stampede?
A. Interested commercial vendors need to apply before the selected date. Click HERE for a commercial vendor application or email Heidi Grogg if you have any further questions.
Q. How can my child participate in mutton bustin'?
A. The Stampede offers two ways to mutton bust. Your child can register to participate in the Kids Rodeo (fee required) or you can enter your child in a random drawing to mutton bust during a Pro Rodeo performance.
Q. Do you offer children prices for arena events?
A. The Stampede does offer children under the age of 6 discounted grandstand tickets for rodeo, bull riding, and demolition derby performances. Children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket if they plan to sit on your lap.
Q. How can I sing the national anthem before a Pro Rodeo performance?
A. Email Heidi Grogg or call 970-356-7787 to check on availability
Q. Can I take pictures during an arena event?
A. You are welcome to take photos for personal use only. Long lens are prohibited during all concerts. Any public display of any photos or video of any Greeley Stampede event, concert or rodeo for public dissemination without express written consent from the Greeley Stampede is strictly
Q. Do you offer group rates?
A. Absolutely! We offer great discounted rates on arena tickets, parking, and carnival unlimited ride wristbands. Groups can also use the Stampede Guest Ranch and enjoy a catered meal during the event. Contact Trish Moran or call 970-356-7787 for more information.
Q. How can I reserve an Island Grove Park building for a private party?
A. The Stampede uses all the buildings in Island Grove Park during the 10-14 day celebration. You can contact the City of Greeley at 970-350-9392 to reserve a building throughout the rest of the year.
Q. Where is a good place to stay while in Greeley?
A. Greeley offers several great places to stay during your trip. Click HERE for some recommendations.
Q. Is there a shuttle service available?
A. We do offer a shuttle service that picks up guests in Stampede parking lots. The City of Greeley does offer a public bus system that runs throughout the City.
Q. How can I purchase arena tickets?
A. The Stampede offers five convenient ways to purchase tickets: online, by calling or visiting the Stampede Ticket Office, at Colorado King Sooper grocery stores or by calling TicketsWest 24/7. Click HERE for more Information.
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Courtesy of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA)
In the sport of professional rodeo, cowboys share the limelight with the rodeo livestock. For a cowboy to compete at the highest level, the livestock also must be in peak condition. Both are athletes in their own right. The very nature of rodeo requires a working relationship, and in some events a partnership, between the cowboys and animal athletes.
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) athletes value their animals, as do the PRCA stock contractors that provide the livestock for the rodeos. Like most people, PRCA members believe animals should be provided proper care and treatment. The PRCA and its members value their animals and staunchly protect them with specifically created rules.
Consistent proper treatment of animals by PRCA members – in and out of the arena – has been well documented by veterinarians who have witnessed the health and condition of the animals first hand.
Scottsdale, Arizona equine veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Schleining has this to say about the PRCA, “The PRCA upholds the standard of humane care of rodeo animal athletes, and in my professional opinion rodeo remains a healthy, humane, family oriented sport.”
Like a well-conditioned athlete, an animal can perform well only if it is healthy. Any cowboy will tell you he takes home a paycheck only when the animal is in top form. Stock contractors, the ranchers who raise and provide livestock to rodeos, also have an obvious financial interest in keeping the animals healthy. Simple logic dictates that no sensible businessperson would abuse an animal that is expected to perform in the future.
Many – if not most – of the PRCA’s approximately 10,000 members have more than an economic tie to animals. Nearly all have lived and worked around animals for most of their lives, and they possess a high degree of respect and fondness for the livestock.
Hundreds of veterinarians compete in professional rodeo.
“I think they participate because they have a deep interest in animals,” said Doug Corey, a Pendleton, Ore., veterinarian. “If there was any mistreatment going on, they wouldn’t participate.”
Anyone who attends a PRCA rodeo can be assured that the greatest care has been taken to prevent injury to animals or contestants.
PRCA members are bound by the not-for-profit corporation’s bylaws and rules, which include a section that deals exclusively with the humane treatment of animals. The association’s rules and regulations include more than 60 rules dealing with the care and treatment of animals. Anyone who violates these rules may be disqualified and reported to the PRCA, which will levy fines.
Professional rodeo judges, who are responsible for the enforcement of all PRCA rules, believe in these humane regulations and do not hesitate to report violations. Becoming a PRCA judge involves extensive training in the skills needed to evaluate livestock and testing of that knowledge and of the rodeo. PRCA rodeo judges undergo constant training and evaluation to ensure their skills are sharp and that they are enforcing PRCA rules, especially those regarding the care and handling of rodeo livestock.
Animal welfare is a major and ongoing initiative of the PRCA. Not only does the association have rules to ensure the proper care and treatment of rodeo livestock, but it also has several veterinary advisory panels and periodically hosts educational seminars for veterinarians and rodeo industry members. To coordinate its animal welfare efforts, the PRCA employs a full-time animal welfare coordinator to oversee internal and public education programs.
For more information on the care and handling of rodeo livestock call (719)593-8840.