Reliving America's frontier days has been a trying task ever since Hollywood Westerns fell out of vogue and your 10-gallon hat was ruined by that 10-gallon guacamole recipe. Go West with this GrouponLive deal to see the Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo at Breckenridge Stables. For $20, you get two general-admission tickets to any rodeo event during the upcoming season (up to a $40 value). Rodeo events take place every Saturday and Sunday from August 4 through September 2; each event starts at 5 p.m., with gates opening at 3:30 p.m. Children aged 6 and younger receive free admission, and events occur rain or shine.
Galloping into its inaugural season, the Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo replaces celebratory confetti with hunks of dirt tossed skyward by the spurs of professional cowboys. During a series of 10 two-hour contests spread across five summer weekends, competitors clash in classic rodeo events, including saddle bronc, bareback riding, and team roping, which requires pairs to snag a steer using only twine or one of their mustaches. Family-centered attractions infuse each evening with a festival-style atmosphere, starting with an all-you-can-eat barbecue when the gates open (not included with this Groupon). Parents can also sign their children up for mutton busting and calf scrambles, and at 4 p.m. rodeo clowns lead tours into the chutes to spy on bulls as they settle preshow nerves through yoga.
The Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo's prices vary based on age and Breckenridge residency.
Breckenridge Stables' herd of more than 100 steeds trots along for scenic trail rides, Western-style lessons, and historical tours of the town. As horses deftly navigate the Tenmile Range, guides point out local wildlife along the continental divide, the imaginary line drawn when Paul Bunyan and Babe the Big Blue Ox broke up. During colder months, Breckenridge Stables' custom-built mountain sleighs keep passengers snuggly during sleigh rides as a team of belgian, clydesdale, or percheron horses canters through the Colorado air.