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Mountain States Circuit Finals

October 20-21, 2023

Event Information

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Each performance is located in the Mac Equipment, Inc. Indoor Arena at The Ranch.

  • Friday, October 20 :
    • 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.- Free After Party 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 21:
    • 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Free After Party 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.


After Party

WHERE: East Pavilion - enter through Mac Arena glass doors

This year’s after party will have FREE entertainment and is open to the public from 9:30-midnight on both Friday and Saturday nights following the rodeo. Don’t miss out on this hootin’ hollerin’ good time!! 🤠

Each performance is located in the Mac Equipment, Inc. Indoor Arena at The Ranch.

  • Friday, October 20 - 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.: Poudre Valley Playboys

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Poudre Valley Playboys, a collaboration of Colorado guitar phenomenon Josh Long and upright bass aficionado Mark Verschoor, is high-octane classic country & rockabilly music that gets any crowd jumping and hollering within the first few bars. 

  • Saturday, October 21 - 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.: The Matt Skinner Band

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The Matt Skinner Band is a 4-piece Alt-Country Roots Rock group whose lyrics weave a colorful tapestry of songs and stories of love and danger with an infectious groove. The band consists of Matt Skinner on lead vocals and guitars, Darren Radach on drums and mandolin, Ben O'Connor on electric and upright bass, all rounded out by Ansel Foxley on electric and acoustic dobro.



Vendors are open Friday, October 20th 6pm-11pm. Saturday, October 21st 11am-11pm. 

Awards Ceremony

Awards will take place Friday and Saturday night after the rodeo performance in the MAC Equipment Inc. East Pavilion. There will be live music, a cash bar, and dancing! The ceremonies and after party are open to the public!


For a Vendor Application contact Rebecca Peter at peterrl@larimer.org



Friday, October 20th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm in the MAC Equipment Inc. West Pavilion.  Each contestant is required to check in during the designated check in time prior to Friday’s performance. Back numbers will be given at check in. 


Stalling & Camping

Stall reservations can be made through The Ranch. Please email Rebecca Peter for the Stall Reservation Form peterrl@larimer.org.

RV reservations can be made through The Ranch. Please email Rebecca Peter for the RV Reservation Form peterrl@larimer.org. RV spaces are limited and booked first come, first serve.

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 2023 Ram Mountain Circuit Finals? Please contact our Sponsorship Department, Dana Drake.

Group Discounts

Groups of 10 or more can save on tickets. Please contact our Group Sales Department, Katie Miller.

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!