Big time rodeo, with a small town feeling
The Rodeo de Santa Fe began in 1949 when Roy Butler, Austin “Slim” Green, Gene Petchesky, Paul Ragle, Paul Rutledge and few others had a dream and determination to organize a professional rodeo in Santa Fe, NM. This dream exceeded their ambitious expectations and today remains one of the top 60 PRCA Rodeos in the nation. Last year’s Rodeo de Santa Fe drew nearly 500 contestants, including many World Champion Cowboys and Cowgirls. – A roster we can expect to see again this year with more up and coming champions.
Rodeo de Santa Fe is fun for the entire family, with many events for the little ones! The Mutton Bustin ‘ and youth barrel racers continue to be a crowd favorite of young and old alike! Not to mention the carnival midway, concessions, vendors and beer and wine available in all seating areas.
Fresh and Familiar Faces
Exceptional Kids Rodeo
Open to children with physical and mental exceptionalities, this third annual event is a fun way for children to experience the cowboy way of life first hand. Participants enjoy a variety of simulated rodeo events including riding a “bucking barrel”, roping hay bales, stick horse races, and much more! Bring the family and enjoy the festivities.
The 2019 Exceptional Kids’ Rodeo will take place on Saturday, June 22 from 10am to 2pm. Registration begins at 9am. The Exceptional Rodeo will be held at the Roy Butler Memorial Arena at Rodeo de Santa Fe Grounds. During the Exceptional’ Rodeo performance, all of the children are assisted (as needed) into the rodeo arena by volunteers of the Rodeo de Santa Fe. While the Exceptional Kids’ Rodeo is put on by Rodeo de Santa Fe and its many volunteers, it requires the generosity of the community to make it a total success. If you’d like to cheer on the Exceptional Kids’ Rodeo participants, or help sponsor this event please contact us.