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The Junior Rodeo Club was developed to embrace and grow participation in rodeo events for the youth of the Gunnison Valley.  Both local and statewide junior rodeo opportunities are available. 


Horse ownership is not required to participate in the Junior Rodeo Club.  Some junior rodeo events (rough stock riding) do not require horse ownership.  For most events that do require horses, Lost Miner Ranch and Equestrian Center has horses available to lease for rodeo events by members of the Junior Rodeo Club.  To lease a horse for a rodeo event participants must be actively participating in the Junior Rodeo Club and/or taking lessons with one of our instructors.  Members may also participate in the Junior Rodeo Club with their own horse or a leased horse. 

The core of our youth rodeo development focuses on:


Skill Development


Junior Rodeo Club members will have opportunities to train in:

Barrel Racing

Pole Bending

Flag Racing

Goat Tying

Mutton Bustin'

Dummy Roping


Instructors and volunteers are also able to assist in training for breakaway roping (must provide your own horse) and calf and steer riding.  These events require additional stock and equipment and will only be offered if there is enough interest.  




Check out this document for more detailed information!







Register for Junior Rodeo Club meetings here, space is limited:

2021 Youth Rodeo Event Opportunities in Colorado

Our primary focus for the first year of the Junior Rodeo Club is developing a solid foundation in rodeo events and participating in local Gunnison rodeos.  Travel to Montrose, Delta, and Grand Junction for rodeos is an option for those with a higher level of commitment. 

Ride Tuff Youth Timed Event Series

May 8th-9th;  June 12th-13th;  August 28th-29th;  September 24th-26th

Gunnison, CO

  • Barrel Racing

  • Pole Bending

  • Flag Racing

  • Goat Tying

  • Dummy Roping

  • Mutton Bustin'

  • Steer Breakaway/Dobbing

Western Slope Junior Rodeo Association

June 26th, July 31st, August 28th

JG Arena, Fruita, CO

  • Barrel Racing

  • Pole Bending

  • Goat Tying/Ribbon Pull

  • Breakaway Roping

  • Calf Riding

  • Steer Riding

  • Team Roping with an Adult

  • Sheep Riding

  • Dummy Roping

  • Chute Dogging

  • Tie Down Roping

  • Bull Riding














Rising All Stars Junior Rodeo

Montrose, CO

Junior Rodeo: July 10th, 2021

  • Barrel Racing

  • Pole Bending

  • Flag Race

  • Goat Tying

  • Breakaway Roping

  • Ribbon Roping

  • Calf Roping

  • Team Roping

Gymkhana Series: April 24th, May 8th, May 22nd, June 12th, August 14th (2021)

  • Barrel Racing

  • Pole Bending

  • Flags

  • Goats

  • Fun Race

2021 Ride Tuff Skills Clinics

Hosted by High Elevation Productions

held at Lost Miner Ranch and Equestrian Center

May 3rd

5:00pm - 8:00pm


June 3rd

August 12th

September 19th

Dummy Roping, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Flag Race, Goat Tying 

More information coming soon!

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