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Mountain States Circuit Finals

The Ranch Is Proud To Welcome Back The PRCA Ram Mountain States Circuit Finals to Loveland, October 25-27

Event Information


Each performance is located in the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena at The Ranch.

  • Thursday, October 25th
  • Friday, October 26th
  • Saturday, October 27th

Doors Open Each Evening at 5:30 p.m.

Each performance begins at 7:00 p.m.



Click Here For Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online, at the Budweiser Events Center Box Office or by phone at 877-544-TIXX (8499).

Ticket Options Include:

  • General Admission
    • Grandstand Seating.
  • VIP (Limited Availability Each Night)
    • VIP tickets include dinner with the Cowboys prior to the event, (1) drink ticket, an event program and a padded seat in the VIP seating area during the performance.
  • Weekend Pass (Sold In-Advance Only)
    • (1) General Admission ticket to each performance.

*Please Note: Only PRCA National Sponsor Card Holders receive complimentary access. All other Card Holders are required to purchase an admission ticket.

Event Map


Need accommodations while in town? Please call our host hotels for reservations. Each hotel is conveniently located close to The Ranch Events Complex with nearby shopping and dining options.

Contestants, please mention that you are a contestant when booking a room.

  • Residence Inn Loveland: 970.622.7000
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites: 970.461.1000
  • Hampton Inn Loveland: 970.593.1400


Residence Inn + Fairfield Inn

Hampton Inn

Vendor Application

Ancillary Events

Awards Ceremony

Join the contestants as they receive awards both Friday and Saturday evening immediately following the performance. Enjoy live music, dancing and a cash bar while the awards are presented in the Ranch-Way Feeds West Pavilion.

Get autographs and photos with your favorite cowboys and cowgirls at the awards ceremony!

Live Music:

  • Friday Night - Benjamin Bell
  • Saturday Night - Christopher Thomas and The Branded


Come early before each performance and shop the tradeshow. Hand selected vendors will be on site selling tack, clothing, accessories, shoes, furniture and more! Ticket for performance required.

Cowboy Trick-or-Treat

Cowboy Trick-Or-Treat

  • On Saturday, October 27th at 5:45 p.m. put on your best costume and join us for Cowboy Trick-Or-Treat! Meet Mountain States Circuit Finals Cowboys and Cowgirls while showing off your costume.
  • Kids 2-12 dressed in a costume will be eligible to enter the costume contest prior to the rodeo performance. A ticket for Saturday's performance is required for entry.

Open Barrel Races

On Saturday, October 27th, join us for the annual Race at The Ranch produced by Mile Hi Barrel Horse. Entries are limited to 150, so sign up early!

On Sunday, October 28th, join Mile Hi Barrel Horse for an open barrel race.

Please visit milehibarrelhorse.com for more information and entry forms.



Check-In for the 2018 Mountain States Circuit Finals will be held on Thursday, October 25th from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Ranch-Way Feeds West Pavilion. Contestants will receive (2) wristbands for complimentary access to each performance; one for a companion and one for themselves.

A limited number of additional wristbands will be for sale at the rodeo office.

A mandatory contestant meeting will be held Friday, October 26th at 4 p.m.

Stalling & Camping Form

Stalling and camping reservations can be made through The Ranch Events Complex. Please fill out the form in the link below and return the form.

Please note that all horses brought on-site must have a 30-day health certificate and fill out a health declaration once on site.

Stalling & Camping Form

Contestant Outing (CHECK IT OUT!)

The Scoop

The range rental fees and background check fees are being covered by The Ranch for 1 hour for up to 20 people! 

Each person attending will be responsible for their firearm and ammo rentals for that 1 hour. Firearm rentals range from $15 to $50. Please see the attached rental fleet document to view these options!

How To Sign Up

All first-time LFI shooters are required to complete the non-members waiver, supply a photo ID, and pass a background check before they are allowed on the range. Please complete the packets and return them, with initials on all pages, and a copy of your photo ID to [email protected]. If you already know the firearm(s) that you would like to shoot, please also send your choices to the email listed above. You will get a confirmation email back with your rental options (if you have already made your selections) and day-of instructions. If you do not receive this email within 2 hours of submitting your forms, please check your spam folder.

Please return all forms by Thursday, October 25th at NOON

Richard Rule Cowboy Tough Award

Richard Rule rode bulls professionally for 15 years in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Bull Riders Only (BRO).  He won the Mountain States Circuit Bull Riding Championship in 1985 and 1990.  In 1985 Richard also won the bull riding in Denver at the National Western with a 94 point ride on A14 Sunni’s Velvet, which held the record for the highest bull riding score in the Denver coliseum for 18 years.  Richard was revered highly by his travel companions and fellow contestants as one of the best, consistently ranking in the top 25 bull riders in the world.  The best year of Richard’s bull riding career was 1991 when he was sitting #1 in the world standings up until a bull he rode broke his leg, the devastating injury ended Richard’s winning streak and shot at the National Finals Rodeo.  After multiple surgeries and months of rehab, Richard overcame all obstacles and returned to bull riding against doctor’s orders.  When it comes to cowboys, there are none tougher at overcoming odds than Richard Rule.

His tough constitution would be challenged again outside of the arena when Richard was dealt a cancer diagnosis in 2016.  We lost Richard August 2017 after a heroic ten-month battle against esophageal cancer.  Throughout his entire fight, Richard showed incredible physical, mental, and spiritual strength.


To be Richard Rule Tough is to have enough grit to never quit.  It’s facing fear and adversity head on with courage and a winning attitude even when you don’t come out on top.  It’s embracing hard challenges with a big grin and sense of humor.  It’s standing up for Uncle Sam and bowing your head to Jesus.  It’s doing your best even when life is difficult, and helping others be better.  It’s digging down deep and going for it, regardless the outcome.  It’s having tenacious faith and giving all the glory to the man upstairs, even when you're down on your luck.

In honor of the toughest cowboy of them all, the Richard Rule Cowboy Tough Award will be presented to the most deserving contestant at the Mountain States Circuit Finals.  Richard was instrumental in moving the Circuit Finals to The Ranch in Loveland last year, and his presence will be greatly missed today, and for many years to come.

Additional Information

For additional information, please visit the Mountain States Circuit Finals website.


Interested in being a sponsor of the Ram Mountain Circuit Finals? Please contact our Sponsorship department, Dana Drake.

Learn more about Loveland and Fort Collins.

Just 45 minutes north of Denver, 45 minutes south of Cheyenne, WY and located in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains; Loveland and Northern Colorado is the ideal home for the PRCA Ram Mountain States Circuit Finals.

Whether you are looking for family-friendly activities, unique art displays, brewery and distillery tours, exceptional shopping and dining or a day trip to witness the of Grandeur of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountains, Northern Colorado awaits! Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine per year, a majestic backdrop, and a friendly community, Northern Colorado welcomes Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo fans and competitors!