April 1, 2016 (GREELEY, CO) The Greeley Stampede Kids Rodeo will take place Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11am. The event is free for spectators with park admission.
“During the Kids Rodeo children get to compete just like the professionals,” said Katie Geist, Greeley Stampede Promotions Coordinator. “It’s meant to be fun for everyone, but also a chance for competitors to shine.”
The Kids Rodeo has events for kids as young as three years to 18 years old. The younger kids can compete in recreational mutton busting, goat tail pull and stick pony race. For the older kids, non-livestock events include boot scramble and goat tail tying.
The gymkhana (or "speed") events include barrel racing, pole bending, flag race, keyhole race, and goat tie-down. Competitive rough stock events include mutton busting and progress from calves to steers to bulls based on age range. As with all events, participant’s safety is a primary consideration.
“For children that dream of being a rodeo competitor, the Greeley Stampede Kids Rodeo is a dream come true,” said Geist.