August 4, 2022
Cowgirl U – THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED FOR 2021
A sea of pink will fill the rodeo grounds, as Cowgirl U saddles up to raise awareness for a worthy cause. Over 100 ladies will take part in an all-women’s rodeo clinic where the PRCA cowboys and cowgirls demonstrate their expertise in the seven events of rodeo. Once the ladies have roped up some confidence, they can try their hand at Barrel Racing, “mechanical” Bull Riding, Wrangling and more. The purpose of the annual event is multifaceted to educated women about rodeo so they have a better understanding of the events and can get more enjoyment out of the sport while helping to raise awareness of Breast Cancer.
The PINK concept was developed by Wrangler to raise funds and awareness for cancer research by dressing the entire National Finals Rodeo in pink, in the stands and in the arena.
FAQ about Cowgirl U
What is it?
Cowgirl u is a rodeo workshop for ladies during the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup. You’ll get to spend time with rodeo cowboys learning how to rope, ride the buckin’ machine (only if you want) as well as basic information on what the sport of rodeo is and how it’s done. It’s about experiencing a bit of the western way of life.
What do I get for participating?
A really fun afternoon with your girl friends! Your registration gets you into the rodeo, fairgrounds & special parking. You’ll spend about an hour and a half in the rodeo workshop with the cowboys. Enjoy assorted drinks, snacks and food during the workshop. At 7pm, you’re off to the Rodeo! We are proud of the fact that since we began Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night, we have been able to donate nearly $100,000 to help those fighting cancer in our community. ALL MONEY IN THE GREAT FALLS AREA!
What do I wear?
Anything that is comfortable for you. We do not recommend flip-flops or skirts, as you are in the dirt, and possibly climbing on the buckin’ machine. You can cowgirl up with boots and jeans, or wear shorts. We don’t care, and neither does anyone else. Being comfortable is the key! A hat in the sun isn’t a bad idea either.
What do I bring?
An attitude for fun!! Don’t forget your ID as NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 IS ALLOWED
IN THE WORKSHOP AREA! It’ll be warm, so bring items to beat the heat: sunscreen, hat, etc.
How long does the event last?
Registration is 3:15 to 3:30pm. The rodeo clinic is from 3:30 to 6:30pm. As you rotate through the workshop stations, you can grab refreshments. At 6:45-ish you’ll be seated to enjoy the performance of the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup, which starts at 7pm.
Will there be live animals?
Only the cowboys that are helping with the clinic! Just kidding. You’ll be near the holding pens, but you won’t be required to get on any live animals. We’ll have the bull buckin’ machine if you want to give it a try. This clinic is about having fun, learning what rodeo is about, and spending the day with girlfriends raising awareness and money in the battle against breast cancer.
A big thanks to our sponsors:
Bounty Bull Sponsor: Western Livestock Auction