Welcome to the
High Country
Stampede Rodeo!


Exciting Rodeo Entertainment! 

Visit The High Country Stampede Rodeo located in Fraser, Colorado
Saturdays, July 1 – August 12, 2023
CPRA Slack – 10:00am
Junior Rodeo – 3:00pm
Western BBQ – 4:00 – 9:00pm
Wild West Stampede Pre-Rodeo Event – 6:30pm or during the rodeo
CPRA Performance Rodeo at 7:00pm
Mutton Bustin’, Sheep Scramble, and Ranch Bronc Riding are during the CPRA Performance Rodeo
HCSR Local Ladies Barrel Racing and Ladies Pole Bending are also during
the CPRA Performance Rodeo after the bull riding
Adults – $15.00
Children 6 – 12, Seniors 62+, and Military – $10.00
Children 5 and Under are Free

Ticket prices may change at the discretion of The WPHA Board.

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Important Changes for 2023 –

Ladies Local Barrel Racing and Ladies Pole Bending will be moved to the evening performance, under the lights, following the Bull Riding.

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Hold on to your hats!  Shine up them boots!

Special Events:

Saturday, July 22nd is Cancer Awareness Night at the High Country Stampede Rodeo! On this day, we encourage you to proudly wear pink to show your support for breast cancer, awareness and research. It also serves as a great reminder to check in on your friends and family to make sure they’re staying on top of their breast health with self exams, doctor visits and mammograms.

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The High Country Stampede Rodeo was voted

The Best New CPRA Rodeo in 2021

WPHA Press Release:

High Country Stampede Rodeo voted Best New CPRA Rodeo in 2021

The High Country Stampede Rodeo in Fraser, Colorado, produced by The Winter Park Horseman’s Association, is celebrating being voted The Best New CPRA Rodeo in 2021 by The Colorado Pro Rodeo Association.  The High Country Stampede Rodeo began in 1983 and for 38 years our many members and volunteers have dedicated numerous hours to maintain and improve the rodeo for the enjoyment and entertainment of our rodeo fans.  The partnership with our many generous sponsors, grant providers, rodeo workers, and our community has also contributed greatly to our success.  Last year, a tough decision was made to take The High Country Stampede Rodeo to the next level and bring Grand County a professional rodeo.  Winter Park Horseman’s Association succeeded in bringing Grand County not just one rodeo, but a series of seven CPRA rodeos.  The hard work and support of all involved brought us to this distinction and we are very honored.  Thank you.

Be sure to attend “The Best New CPRA Rodeo of 2021″ this summer, every Saturday, July 1st through August 12th.

To learn more about The High Country Stampede Rodeo, visit www.HighCountryStampede.com

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Welcome CPRA Members and Families!!
Be sure to check out our Junior Rodeo Series!

ADDED MONEY!!!  Over $23,000 will be added to our CPRA series along with Series Awards.

For our local/former contestants, we have a lot of great information to include you:

Junior Rodeo will stay the same.

HCSR Events – We will still offer three (Non CPRA) Events:  Ladies local Barrel Racing, *Ladies Pole Bending, and *Ranch Bronc Riding.
*These two events will be included in series awards
*These two events are open events.  CPRA members are also welcome to compete.

CPRA Rodeo Events – Please see the CPRA website for lots of great information.

For Events and Entry information, please see the Rodeo/Entries page

Consider becoming a member of CPRA – See CPRA Membership Application
Some benefits include:
*  No additional fee to enter through CPRA Central Entry
*  Doing well in just the High Country Stampede Rodeo Series could be enough rodeos/points to qualify for CPRA Finals
*  CPRA Members have some preferences/benefits over non-members
For more CPRA membership benefits, see the CPRA Rulebook.

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Notes from the WPHA Board of Directors –

We hope you will join us for a very exciting 2023 CPRA rodeo season at the High Country Stampede Rodeo!  We are again looking forward to many special events including Bennie Bob Patrick, Family Fun Night, Cancer Awareness Night, Sponsor Appreciation Night including a Country Western Dance, Old West Night, First Responder Night, and Military Recognition Night.

The High Country Stampede Rodeo series will be celebrating our 40th season.  We are already gearing up to put on another incredible season of events.  Enjoy ice cream at our “Ice Box” ice cream shop provided by Charlies Frozen Treat Shop, visit our “Buckin’ Chute Trading Post”, treat yourself to outstanding BBQ at The Chuck Wagon Grill served by “Smoke, A Colorado BBQ Joint”, and we have wheelchair accessible seating and access to all common areas.


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.

CONTESTANT CAMPING available with permission.  No Generators between 10:00pm and 6:00am, please.


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.


Please join us for the High Country Stampede Jackpot Series – Wednesdays, June 14 – July 26, 2023, at the John Work Arena in Fraser.  Exhibitions begin at 6:30pm.  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 26, 2023.

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE WINTER PARK HORSEMAN’S ASSOCIATION! – A very rewarding and fun way to give back to our community.  Join our rodeo family!

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.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – 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 the Scholarship Program link.  Thank you for supporting this program.


I invite you to come out and enjoy some exciting rodeo entertainment, family fun, great BBQ, ice cream, 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
and The Winter Park Horseman’s Association Board of Directors
Colorado Pro Rodeo Association sanctioned

Wyoming Rodeo Association co-sanctioned
Proud Members of:
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
The Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce
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