Spring's arrival can mean only one thing — summer is just around the corner. In addition to CINCH's commitment to providing our customers with durable and stylish western attire and other clothing like rodeo shirts, CINCH also sponsors or is associated with many rodeo events around the country. Many of our athletes, including Amberley Snyder, have competed in one or more of these popular events.
Mark your calendar and plan your routes now. You'll want to have front-row seats to each of these exciting summer events. From seeing up-and-coming junior high and high school athletes compete in South Dakota and Wyoming to getting an up-close look at authentic cowboy lifestyle in Fort Worth, these events are ideal for anyone who values and cherishes the cowboy and rodeo way of life. Before you head out to one of these exciting rodeo summer events, make sure you stock up on CINCH attire. Sporting the newest western attire — including men's and women's rodeo jeans — will have you fitting in with the other spectators and pros in and around the rodeo arena.
Representing authentic ranch work, the events of the Ranch Sorting National Championships are open to anyone with a horse. The CINCH Ranch Sorting National Finals will take place June 10 through June 16 in Fort Worth, Texas. The timed event competition is a fun, family-friendly competition with a low entry fee. All of the RSNC's events throughout the year represent the organization's mission to develop the sport of ranch sorting while preserving the ranching lifestyle's integrity and heritage.
As the culmination of a year's worth of training, the College National Finals Rodeo brings together the best of the best when it comes to college rodeo athletes. More than 400 rodeo competitors from more than 100 universities and colleges compete for titles each year. Taking place in Casper, Wyoming, from June 9 to June 16 this year, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association will crown individual and team champions in events including breakaway roping, bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and many more.
Just a week later in Huron, South Dakota, the champion will be crowned in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo. Created in 2004, the Junior High division of the NHSRA was established to serve as a feeder system for the high school ranks while also getting athletes interested in the sport at a younger age. The division counts more than 2,500 members from all 48 states and provinces that are members of the NHSRA. Competition events include goat tying, breakaway roping, junior bull riding, barrel racing and chute dogging, among others.
With a nickname like “the world's richest youth rodeo,” it's no surprise that the International Finals Youth Rodeo hands out more than $250,000 in prize money, or that the event is exciting for competitors and spectators. Established in 1993, the International Finals Youth Rodeo is an internationally recognized high school rodeo. Held annually in Shawnee, Oklahoma, it attracts the greatest high school rodeo athletes from around the world to compete in events including tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, goat tying, bull riding and team roping.
Thirty-two champion rodeo athletes in each event are invited to compete at the 78th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The rodeo, which will take place July 11 to July 14, includes seven standard events: barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, bull riding, bareback riding and saddle bronc riding. A Colorado Springs tradition since 1937, this multi-day event includes wholesome entertainment for the entire family, including a hometown parade and a tribute to local military and their families, and culminates with the exciting CINCH Shoot Out championship, where the top performers throughout the rodeo will compete for more than $200,000 in prize money.
As one of the fastest growing youth organizations, the National High School Rodeo Association counts more than 12,500 students from 42 U.S. states, five Canadian provinces and even Australia and Mexico as its members. The NHSFR is considered the “world's largest rodeo,” with more than 1,500 athletes competing for national titles, prize money and thousands of dollars in college scholarships. Taking place July 15 to July 21 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the rodeo's sanctioned events include team roping, breakaway roping, pole bending, bull riding and more, with all athletes competing for the coveted championship buckle.
Before you join us at one of these events, explore our website to find the right CINCH product for you. Pack your bags for a trip to one of these events with CINCH western attire. Our durable western shirts paired with men's or women's rodeo jeans will create the ideal outfit for cheering on your favorite rodeo athlete. And check our store locator to find a retailer near you.