Experience the energy of the world’s largest outdoor rodeo through the eyes of the heroes who know it best—from a legendary rodeo clown, to a cowboy on the gates just before a ride.
The crowd is roaring, and show time is minutes away. See the journey from backstage to center stage through the eyes of country superstar Ned LeDoux and his crew.
One of the first rodeo events and as western as the word itself, the wild horse race started in the 1800’s as a competition between ranch teams. From its roots as a race through town with only wagons as fences, the wild horse race is now a fully grown rodeo event. In today’s wild horse races, true wild horses are no longer used. Instead, cowboys race ranch-raised horses.Click To Experience Wild Horse Race
In breakaway roping, the cowgirl has a flag tied close to the end of her rope and a nylon string tied from the rope to the saddle horn. When the rope grows tight after the calf is roped, the string breaks away from the saddle horn and the flag goes flying, signaling the timer to stop the clock.Click To Experience Breakaway Roping: Watch for the Flag!
Barrel racing uses electric timers and three barrels set in a clover-leaf pattern. As soon as the horse and rider run between the timers, it’s full speed ahead!Click To Experience Barrel Racing: Full Speed Ahead
Fun fact: Today’s barrel racing evolved from the relay races in the old wild west shows! Introduced into rodeo as an exclusive event for women on horseback, Cheyenne Frontier Days barrel racing is sanctioned by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.Click To Experience Barrel Racing: True Teamwork
Since America’s first rodeos in the late 1800s, folks have enjoyed the thrill of witnessing everyday ranch skills turned into high-level competition.Click To Experience Bull Riding: An American Thrill
There’s never a dull moment at the rodeo! These contests are full of the daring feats and tests of the true grit required to tame the wild west.Click To Experience Bull Riding: A Contest of Daring Feats
Under a starry, late-July sky, country superstar Ned Ledoux performs “Copenhagen”: A classic originally penned by his late father, Chris Ledoux.Click To Experience Ned Ledoux: “Copenhagen”
Under the sweeping Wyoming night sky, Ned Ledoux performs “Western Skies”: His favorite song written and recorded by his late father, Chris Ledoux.Click To Experience Ned Ledoux: “Western Skies”
There’s no experience quite like a Cheyenne Frontier Days night show! Against the backdrop of a Wyoming summer sky, Ned Ledoux performs crowd favorite “Cadillac Cowboy.”Click To Experience Ned Ledoux: “Cadillac Cowboy”
Settle in and enjoy this one-of-a-kind rodeo classic from a few equally unique points of view!Click To Experience Ned Ledoux: “Bareback Jack”
A sold-out crowd welcomes country superstar Ned Ledoux to the stage, where he kicks off his set with the song “Never Change.”Click To Experience Ned Ledoux: “Never Change”
Hang on to your cowboy hats! Josh Frost is saddling up for what turns out to be an 86-point ride.Click To Experience Josh Frost: An 86-Point Ride