December 21st, 2019


When the lights came up at 7:30 sharp in 1995, over 5,500 fans were ready for action; they’ve been ready ever since. The 25th Roughstock Invitational starts at 7 PM. Held the Saturday after the end of the NFR to give some rest to the great animals that have been to Vegas for the Finals, five contractors will bring their best stock. The cowboys, invited from the top American and Canadian standings have been pared down to 20 in each event. They will be drawn to ride for one of 20 team sponsors, one from each event. We have featured as many as five World Champions in a single event and as many as 12 of the 15 who just rode in Vegas. This is going to be good!

From the dramatic opening to the last re-ride, this is rodeo action at its best. With chutes at both ends of the arena, there is no bad seat. 20 bareback horses, 20 broncs, and 20 bulls will buck out in less than two and a half hours.

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All photos by Andy Watson