2020 Success

Posted September 10, 2020

WOW! What a great summer of rodeo in Granby. We had record number of contestants, enthusiastic and appreciative spectators and contestants as well as great community support. We are happy to say that despite the obstacles and challenges we had a fantastic rodeo season and we were the only rodeo series in the region. Look for our great line up for summer 2021, it's coming soon and we will be happy to host you again in 2021.

Special Events for August 22 and 29th

Posted August 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Flintstone Gravel 6 Horse Hitch will showcase thier beautiful and talented Belgian horses on August 22nd. This magnificent team travels all over the USA and this is your chance to see them up close. Don't miss it.

Our final rodeo on August 29th will not only award the year end champions for their hard work, but we will feature 2 fantastic special events to top off the year. You can come cheer on the kids in their final performance of the year and applaud their accomplishments at the end of the Junior rodeo.

The night rodeo will kick off with a "mini bronc" competition, you need to come see these cute little buggers kick it up. During the performance we will host again the ever popular 5280's Trick and Fancy Riding Team with our own 10 year old Granby cowgirl Sego joining in. These gals will take your breath away with the stunts they perform horseback and FAST horseback. Lastly, we will crown our 2020 champions at the end of the night.

RODEO ALL SUMMER!

Posted July 13, 2020

We didn't stop celebrating America and the great western tradition of rodeo on the 4th of July. Join us every Saturday in July and again August 15th, 22nd and 29th. We have lots of exciting action and special events planned including motorcycle barrel racing, trick riders, Westernaires, Belgian Draft horse team along with the rodeo.

Bring your little ones to Mutton Bust, Boot Scramble and just have a good time up close to the rodeo action.

You might wonder why we skip August 1st and 8th, well that is our county fair and a big portion of our contestants will be there. The kids will be showing and caring for 4-H projects, competing in a Junior rodeo there and Saturday the 8th is a CPRA rodeo hosted by the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo. Come join us in Kremmling.

Keep the pressure on, numbers still not allowed.

Posted July 02, 2020

Keep the pressure on the officials listed in the post below. The IMT team decided to switch the numbers around to include everyone on the grounds: Rotary concessions workers, contestants, rodeo personnel, spectators AND the world famous Big Red Team Westernaires. All of those listed effectively leave the spectators with only about 325 allowed seats. Still about 12% of capacity, which is WAY BELOW any state guidelines for an outdoor event.

Please keep the pressure on, call the everyone on the list (Brad is on vacation, Ed is on sick leave). Hope you can join us for a great American celebration on Independance day 2020. We would love to be able to share our western tradition. Please make a call or two.

July 3rd/4th/Fireworks updates.

Posted June 29, 2020

Patriots, rodeo fans and contestants. We are planning to rodeo Friday and Saturday and have fireworks on the 4th. However, we need your help so that we can continue to offer the great western tradition of rodeo and stand proud for our American independence. Our capacity for spectators is 2,500 and the Incident Management Team is limiting us to 250 people on almost 10 acres at an outside venue. If you are a proud American that thinks we need to have as many people be able to celebrate the USA freedom and all it stands for, please reach out to these people and ask them to open the gates to more freedom loving Americans to rodeo and salute our freedom. 

Kaitlyn Miller 970-531-0127

Sheriff Brett Schroetlin 970-531-2645

Incident Managemnt Team Commander Brad White 970-531-6742

Brene Balue LaDue Health Dept. 970-531-0406

Commissioner Merrit Linke 970-531-0438

Commissioner Kris Manguso 970-531-8283 (tell her Thanks for supporting the right to assemble)

Commissioner Rich Cimino

County Manager Kate McIntyre

Asst. County Manager Ed Moyer 970-531-7799

 

The incident response team said that they will allow it as long as we stop at 250, if we hit 251, they will shut it down and not allow fireworks. Ask each of them to be strong Americans and allow more people in to celebrate UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and western way of life. Personal responsibilty is an key part of Americans.

More information:

Mutton Bustin' Enter at the crow's nest the day of the rodeo.

Gates open at 5pm for seating

TIckets only at the gate (per regs).

Ticket price $15.00 adults, $10.00 kids.

Contestants slack is 9am on July 4th

Questions/Call In Number

Posted June 22, 2020

To call in to enter, please call Erin @ 307-340-8186 Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm.

Contestants please fill out legibly and print the liability form and bring to the rodeo.

Admission gate opens at 5, rodeo starts at 7pm. Come early. $ 10.00 adults $5.00 kids. Extra donations welcome.

Register for Mutton Bustin' at the Crow's Nest. By 6pm is best. 60 pound weight limit. 

General questions about the rodeo? Please call Tish @ 970-531-5465,  Thank you.

Let's Rodeo

Posted June 18, 2020

2020 Kickoff rodeo will be June 27th. The 27th will begin our series and season, the makeup dates are TBA please check back on those. Moving forward from the 27th, we will have rodeo's July 3rd and 4th with a professional fireworks dispaly on the 4th right after the last bull bucks. Then every Saturday in July will continue the season.

We will announce asap when we will hold the make up rodeo's. We planned on 9 for the 2020 season, so we will make sure they happen, check back. Since we will have 9 rodeo's, contestants must attend 6 of the 9 to be eligible for year end awards.

june 20 update

Posted June 15, 2020

Regretfully, we havve to postpone this weekend's rodeo as well. Please keep checking to see our revised schedule. Follow us on Instagram as well. Thank you for your patience and support in this matter that is out of our control.

New virus schedule update

Posted June 01, 2020

As per govt' restrictions, we have postponed the fitst 2 rodeo'sin June (6th and 13th). We are watching for further information, but we have just postponed and we will post when those rescheduled rodeo's will be. Thanks for your patience. The Flying Heels Rodeo is such an important fabric of Granby and Grand County, for spectators and contestants alike, we are working our hardest to make the rodeo season happen at some point.

Virus schedule update

Posted May 07, 2020

We at the Flying Heels Rodeo are so excited about all the new improvemnets at the facility this season. Covered grandstands to accomodate more fans under shelter will allow us to practice the "social distancing" even if there is inclement weather.

We are following guidlines and looking for direction as the state opens up and the rodeo season unfolds. Our contestants are naturally "socially distanced" as the nature of people on horseback, however, we do want to allow our fans to enjoy the rodeo at comfortable distance, so we are excited to add many more seats under shelter.

We still have exciting line up of contestants and special acts including the famous Westernaires from Golden, CO at 3 of our rodeos, plus local talent joining in with the 5280's Trick and Fancy Riding Team, along with some staples we have yearly.

Please keep checking for updates and don't hesitate to call, and in these trying times, sponsorship is always welcome. 970-531-5465

RODEO ALL SUMMER!

Posted January 24, 2020

We have great news! The Flying Heels Rodeo in Granby will provide exciting rodeo every Saturday in June AND July this year. We will have a rodeo on Friday July 3rd and of course the renown rodeo and Fireworks show July 4th.

Look for more updates as we finalize our special events for each rodeo, but with 9 rodeo dates to choose, you won't want to miss.

Junior Rodeo will start at 2pm. Open Rodeo will start at 7pm.

Saddle up and join us for a great ridei in 2020! 

Mutton buster's register early

Posted July 02, 2019

We have to limit the number of mutton buster's, so if you want  your tike to ride a sheep, make sure you come early and get over to the crow's nest to register. The 3rd is usually not as full, but we recommend come by 5:30, register, get something to eat, a good parking spot for you and your car and then relax  and enjoy the rodeo.

July 4th Junior Rodeo early start

Posted June 24, 2019

The junior rodeo on July 4th only will start at 1:30pm. The early start allows adequate time for tallying year end awards and time to present them. Please make sure you plan to be at the rodeo early on the 4th.

Rodeo in the Snow

Posted June 22, 2019

Rodeo will go on. Rain or shine or snow. Cowboys and cowgirls are tough, a little snow doesn't scare them. What a great opoortunity to see a rodeo in the snow.

Junior rodeo awards and prizes

Posted May 26, 2019

We already have a great line up of swag for our buckets this year, boy you do not want to miss out. The buckets are for all junior contestants that compete in 5 of the 7 rodeo's. Everyone is eligible for year end awards if you compete 5 of the 7 rodeo's.

Junior rodeo contestants. New this year: there will be 2 saddles (boy and girl) in the Int. age division. 

Contestant added money

Posted May 23, 2019

Contestants: Remember that we add money to all junior and open events that have at least 3 contestants. the more contestants in each event the more money we add.

New Ways to Purchase Tickets this Year

Posted May 20, 2019

We will now accept credit cards at the gate for admission this year. Cash is still king and the fastest entry, but we wouldn't want you to miss the rodeo. Additionally, you will be able to purchase tickets in advance through Event Brite. 

Special Attractions Each Rodeo

Posted May 20, 2019

You won't want to miss a rodeo, we have lined up special attractions for each rodeo:

June 1st- Pyro Cowboys and Mounted Shooting--Don't miss this one, these cowboys and cowgirls horseback will amaze you, plus you will want to get your picture taken with their massive longhorns.

June 8th- Cowboy Polo-- Can the kids defend their 2018 title of beating the parents? Come cheer for your team.

June 15th-Flinstone Gravel will showcase their beautiful belgians and wagon with special guests. Those gentle giants are spectacular to see.

Additionally the Pyro Cowboys Mounted Shooters are making their final appearance here for 2019 on the 15th.

June 22nd- The perrianially ever popular match between the motorcycles and horses to see which horse power can get around the barrels faster. If you want to have a good laugh, make sure you attend this night, the bikers have great costumes and stunts while trying to be faster than the beautiful horses and ladies.

June 29th- Riders of the Steppes, the all boys division from the world reknown Westerniares from Golden will make you hold your breath tonight. These boys make pyramids on horseback and play games that will make you wonder if their parents know they do these dangerous stunts. 

July 3rd and 4th- For the season finale, the top team from the world famous Westernaires from Golden return again as the crowd favorite. The Red Team will appear 3x times each rodeo with amazing performances. From trick riding, to the precision of the beautifully choreographed and synchronized horsemanship, this is an absolute do not miss. Followed up by fantastic fireworks on the 4th, you don't even have to move out of your seat.

Entries open

Posted May 17, 2019

Remember to enter the June 1st rodeo online on Memorial Day!  If you forget, call Heather on Tuesday 307-631-2227 Callbacks Wednesdays 6-9 pm.  Mutton Busters enter and ride at the 7 pm performance.  

Tickets to the 2019 Rodeos

Posted March 24, 2019

Admission to Rodeos in 2019.  Military and Scouts get in FREE.  Adults $10; Kids 6-12 & Seniors over 65 $4 per day. Group rates are available if purchased in advance. Advanced tickets and group tickets are $8  for adults and $3 for kids and seniors.  Tickets also available at the door. Get at the grounds early to get a good seat and enjoy the BBQ! There are no reserved seats for any of these events.  

2019 Rodeo Dates

Posted March 24, 2019

Join us for bull riding, barrel racing, mutton bustin' and more.  Junior Rodeos start at 3 PM, Open Performances at 7 PM.  Contestants: Mutton Busters enter and ride at the 7 pm rodeo. Kids must be 60#'s and under.  The Granby Rodeo is located at the Flying Heels Arena on Highway 40 across from City Market and McDonalds. The address is 62819 US Highway 40 in Granby, Colorado.  There are no reserved seats for this event, so get there early! Concessions open at 5:30 PM. For more information call (970) 531-5465 

7 pm performances: RAIN OR SHINE!  Limited covered seating area.  

Dates:

June (every Saturday) 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 PLUS July 3 & 4

Wednesday, July 3rd and Thursday, July 4th:  Special appearance by Westernaires Equestrian Drill team riders.  Fireworks follow the rodeo on Thursday, July 4th (weather permitting). 

Added Money, Series-End Awards!

Posted July 01, 2014

Attention contestants!  There is now added money ($10,000 for Open and $2500 for Juniors) and series-end awards at our rodeos.  Contestants must compete in 5 out of 7 rodeos to be eligible for series-end awards.  

Entries and Questions

Posted June 17, 2014

Please call Heather Morgan to enter or with entry questions at 307-631-2227.  DO NOT EMAIL ENTRIES!  For general questions call the Flying Heels Rodeo Association at 970-531-5465.  For Liabiltiy Waiver forms for Juniors, Mutton Bustin', etc please click HERE

Attention Jr Bull/Steer and Calf riders.  You are now riding in the 7 pm performance, not the Jr. Rodeo.  

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