Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo Announces Plans for Inaugural Season

29 May 2012
For Immediate Release        
Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo Announces Plans for Inaugural Season
New signature event to debut in Breckenridge this summer
  • Includes 10 weekend night events in August & September
  • Specially-constructed venue on Airport Road
  • Fully sanctioned by the PRCA
  • Adult, child and season tickets are available
  • Festival atmosphere will appeal to guests of all ages
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — May 29, 2012 — After receiving permission from the Breckenridge Town Council to bring a new event to town, the Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo has announced their final plans for the new signature event’s inaugural season this summer.
The rodeo, fully sanctioned by the sport’s governing body, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), will take place in Breckenridge every Saturday and Sunday from August 4th -September 2nd, 2012 in a specially-constructed arena in the Airport Road parking lot on the north side of town.
Each nightly rodeo will begin at 5:00 p.m. MST, will last approximately two hours, and the professional events will include Saddle Bronc, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing, and 1-2 clown acts. There will also be kids’ events that are open to public participation such as Mutton Busting and Calf Scrambles.
Venue doors will open at 3:30 p.m. each day, and will feature a family-friendly festival atmosphere leading up to the start of the event, including an all you can eat BBQ Cowboy Dinner, cotton candy, snow cones, alcohol, retail vendors, rodeo clowns, mechanical bulls, live music and so much more. At 4:00 p.m. there will be a free behind the chutes tour provided by the rodeo clown.
“We are extremely excited to be able to bring the 2012 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo to town this summer,” said the event’s promoter, Brad Bays. “We have had a great groundswell support from the public letting us know that they are eager to see this new addition to Breck’s great lineup of summer activities, and we know we can offer a great family-friendly event that will help bring spectators to town and will fit in perfectly with the lineup of other great signature events that Breck is able to offer this summer.”
Tickets are expected to go on sale to the public June 1st, and will cost $20 for adults, $15 for children ages 7-15, and free for kids 6 & under. VIP tickets are also available for $40 each adult, $30 for children age 7-15, and children 6 and under are free. This will include exclusive private seating, private restroom facilities and a server. In addition, Breck Rodeo season tickets will also be for sale, priced at $80 for adults and $60 for children, and will include access for all 10 performances this summer (that a 60% savings).  Breck locals will be able to receive a $5 discount when they present a Breckenridge photo ID.
Once tickets go on sale, they can be purchased by calling (970) 389-1701, or in person at the event venue, Breckenridge Stables, Breckenridge Resort Chamber, or at the Breckenridge Welcome Center. Credit cards are accepted. For more details and updated information, please visit
There are several ways for non-profit agencies to get involved. Here are a few options and more will be available at a later date. A portion of all tickets will be donated to horse rescues in the area and 50/50 raffles are also available for non-profits to benefit.
The Title Sponsor of the 2012 Breckenridge PRCA Pro Rodeo is the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Sponsorships are still available for events, chutes, and banners around the arena.  20 free green sponsors are also available for any green thumbs around. We will provide the boxes to plant flowers in, the posts to hang flowers from, plaques with your business name on them and daily water. Businesses interested will be responsible for getting and planting the flowers.
LODGING SPECIAL: Guests coming to Breckenridge for the performances can spend the night and attend the Rodeo for one low price with the “Bull Dozer” lodging special. For more details, please visit our website at a later date.
VENDORS: On-site merchant vendors in the Rodeo Festival Village are being accepted. There is limited space available. Interested please contact Sharon Edwards. 970-372-5228. For all other vendors (food, entertainment, advertising, etc) please contact Brad Bays.
LOCAL TIPS: The Rodeo performances will take place rain or shine. No pets or coolers will be allowed in the event venue. No Refunds.
For full details of the 2012 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, please visit the event’s official website,
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Media Contact:
Brad Bays, (970) 389-1701,

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