A Cody Stampede Board member told Cowboy State Daily that he resigned from the Cody Stampede because of the way a 2,000-pound elderly Brahma bull was being treated at the Cody Nite Rodeo.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association this month announced the nominees for the nation’s top awards in rodeoing – and Marc Thompson, co-president of the Cody Stampede Board, said the Cody Stampede Rodeo and several cowboys who got their start in Cody have been nominated for national awards.
Despite jumping from 11 coronavirus cases to 54 in just over a week, enthusiasm for the Cody Stampede is high.
The Cody Stampede rodeo will have all of the regular events plus they’ve added a new one.
The state approved Park County plans to allow the rodeo to be held as long as crowds do not exceed 600.
State health officials say they did not deny a request for Cody to hold its summer-long Nite Rodeo.
Cody’s Stampede Rodeo, one of the premier events in professional rodeo, has been inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
Cody is celebrating two things during this long holiday weekend — Independence Day and the 100th anniversary of its world-famous Cody Stampede Rodeo.