Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo cowgirl magazine
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Tickets for the 2022 NFR Open hosted by the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, July 13-16 in Colorado Springs, Colo., go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 1, online.

The inaugural NFR Open powered by RAM, will be one of the biggest rodeos of the 2022 PRORODEO season with $1 million in payouts to contestants, livestock and other PRCA members.

More than 200 contestants from each of the 12 U.S. Circuits (plus Canada) will be competing in Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Breakaway Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding, culminating with a semifinals and finals on Saturday, July 16 when the national circuit champions will be crowned. 

“Pikes Peak or Bust was able to check off all the boxes to host this event and we are excited to have it here,” PRCA CEO Tom Glause said. “The payout is projected to be $1 million and $1 million gets people excited and it will attract the top competitors in our sport.” 

Mayor John Suthers added, “The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is a time-honored tradition among Colorado Springs residents, and the elevation to the NFR Open means our hometown Rodeo is going to be even more of a can’t-miss-event for locals and visitors alike. We look forward to welcoming the brightest stars of rodeo and their passionate fans to Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA.” 

All evening performances begin at 6:45 p.m. (MT), Saturday matinee begins at 12:15 p.m. Grounds open at 4 p.m. for evening performances and at 10 a.m. for the Saturday matinee, and parking is free. 

Online tickets go on sale Feb.1 at pikespeakorbust.org and sellouts are expected.

(Press release courtesy of the PRCA.)