Welcome to the
High Country
Stampede Rodeo!

The High Country Stampede Rodeo
Series is canceled for 2020
We hope to see
you all in 2021!

The Winter Park Horseman’s Association had to make the most difficult decision to cancel The High Country Stampede Rodeo this year due to the Corona Virus.  The health and safety of our guests, our contestants, our entertainers, our volunteers and workers, and our community is of utmost importance to us.  Therefore, we have canceled the High Country Stampede Rodeo Series for 2020.  We look forward to resuming the rodeo in 2021 and hope to see all of you next year! 

Exciting Rodeo Entertainment!  Visit The High Country Stampede Rodeo located in Fraser, Colorado – Saturdays, July 4th – August 15th \
Slack at 11:30am
Junior Rodeo at 3:00pm
Open Rodeo / Main Performance at 7:00pm

We hope you will join us for a very exciting 2020 rodeo season at the High Country Stampede Rodeo!  We are again looking forward to many special events including The Twisted Trick Riders, Bennie Bob Patrick, Family Fun Night, Cancer Awareness Night, Sponsor Appreciation Night including a Country Western Dance – live music featuring Twenty Hands High Band, Old West Night, First Responder Night, and Military Recognition Night.

The High Country Stampede Rodeo series will be celebrating our 37th season.  We are already gearing up to put on another incredible season of events.

Our Motto here at the rodeo is “The High Country Stampede Rodeo, where everyone has fun!”  Attendance continues to grow each year.  We have locals, folks from the front range, out of state visitors, foreign visitors, first time rodeo fans, and some fun family reunions, all who came out to cheer on Mutton Busters, Sheep Scramblers, and many great contestants. With beautiful Colorado sunsets and warm summer nights, we hosted over 6000 guests.

CONTESTANTS – We appreciate you!!!

As a “Thank you” for a great rodeo series, we will again be awarding a $200 Buckle Bonus to each open rodeo series event buckle winner in 2020.

The Bounty Bull returns – $500

Bounty Bareback and Bounty Saddle Bronc continue and new this year -The Bounty Ranch Bronc – $500 each

  • Bounty money will now be carried forward to the next rodeo  The Bounty animal must be ridden (or attempted) and not pay out.

Contestant Camping available with permission.

Over $6000 in series awards and prizes will be awarded.

The Junior Rodeo and the Open Rodeo are two separate rodeos.  Junior contestants may enter the same events in both the Junior and the Open Rodeo.  Please see the “Arena and Ground Rules” page under Event Descriptions for more information.

RANCH BRONC RIDING is coming to The High Country Stampede Rodeo!

Ranch Bronc Riding has been added as an event in the open rodeo.  Entry fee is $80.00.  To enter, call 970-449-9040 or email entries@HighCountryStampede.com.

Rule Change for the Ladies All-Around Award:

  • The Local Barrel Racing event points are no longer included for the All-Around Award.

Rule Change for the Ladies and Mens All-Around Awards:

  • Men will gain points from Open Team Roping only, not from Mixed Team Roping.
  • Ladies will gain points from Mixed Team Roping only not from open Team Roping

The Winter Park Horseman’s Association Board of Directors would like to thank the community and our sponsors for their ongoing support in this great venture, the competitors for their participation and sportsmanship, our stock contractor, bull fighters, rodeo clowns, announcers, special acts, and we would especially like to thank all of the many volunteers for their time and commitment to making this rodeo season such a  great success!  We could not do it without all of the support we receive.

HIGH COUNTRY STAMPEDE JACKPOT SERIES

Please join us for the High Country Stampede Jackpot Series – Wednesdays, June 17 – July 29, 2020, at the John Work Arena in Fraser.  Exhibitions begin at 6:00pm.  Jackpot begins at 7:00pm.  Barrel Racing and Pole Bending.  There will be an open 5D, 8 and under, 9 – 13, 14 – 18, and open poles.  Many great prizes!  Potluck and awards on July 29th, 2020.

Become a member!

I would like to invite anyone interested to become a member of The Winter Park Horseman’s Association and join us in this fabulous production.  All it takes if $5.00 a year to be a Member in Good Standing and have voting rights and help to make decisions.  Our working members also have access to use the arena, as well as receiving discounts on various products and services.  Please call 970-449-9040 for more information on becoming a member of WPHA.  Contestants do not need to be a member of the association to participate in the rodeos.

King Soopers/City Market Rewards:

Please consider supporting the High Country Stampede Rodeo/WPHA Scholarships through your King Soopers/City Market card – all at no cost to you.  See information below.

I invite you to come out and enjoy some exciting rodeo entertainment, family fun, great BBQ, and clean mountain air while cheering for some fabulous rodeo contestants, both in our Junior Rodeo Series and our Open Rodeo Series.  Lots of Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Roping, Breakaway, Mutton Bustin’, Sheep Scrambling, Bronc Riding, Trick Riding, and much much more!!

Hope to see y’all at the Rodeo!!

Curt Thurston
President, Winter Park Horseman’s Association
Proud Members of:
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
The Granby Chamber of Commerce
The Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce

THE HIGH COUNTRY STAMPEDE RODEO NEEDS YOU!!!

The Winter Park Horseman’s Association (WPHA) provides $2000 in scholarships each year to Grand County graduating students.  Please consider partnering with The WPHA in keeping the western tradition of rodeo alive an help us to sustain The High Country Stampede Rodeo Scholarship for years to come.

* All at No Cost To You *

Simply assign your City Market/King Soopers card to The Winter Park Horseman’s Association, do your normal grocery shopping, and City Market/King Soopers will reward WPHA Scholarships

To Use the King Soopers or City Market Community Rewards Program:  Simply visit the appropriate link below:

  • For King Soopers Stores – go to http://www.kingsoopers.com
  • For City Market Stores – go to http://www.citymarket.com
  1. Log into your King Soopers or City Market account.  New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a loyalty card.
  2. Under Save, City Market Community Rewards, click on I’m a Customer.  Search for Winter Park Horseman’s Association either by name or YW648 an then click Enroll.
    • Customers must have a registered King Soopers or City Market Loyalty Card account to link to our organization.
    • If you do not have a King Soopers or City Market Loyalty Card, they are available at the customer service desk at any King Soopers or City Market.  REMEMBER, purchases will not count for WPHA until after you register your Loyalty Card.
    • You must swipe your registered King Soopers or City Market Loyalty Card or use the phone number that is related to your registered King Soopers or City Market Loyalty Card when shopping for each purchase to count.

Thank you for your very generous support!!!