The Invitational Ranch Rodeo presented by Colorado Barricade consists of teams of cowboys or cowgirls from different ranches competing against each other in events that mimic their everyday work on the ranch. Ranch rodeos differ from the more common “pro rodeo” in several ways.
- Contestants are not professional rodeo cowboys — they usually are full-time ranch hands who compete in ranch rodeos for fun or bragging rights.
- Events in ranch rodeos are similar to the tasks commonly performed on a ranch and the equipment and tack used are the same as those used during everyday ranch life.
- Contestants compete as a team representing the ranch they work for.
- This event will consist of eight, four-man teams competing in four events.