It all began 41 years ago when Billy Kidd, Steamboat’s Director of Skiing, and Larry Mahan, six-time All-Around World Champion cowboy, decided to invite a few of the ProRodeo stars to Steamboat for a day of skiing. The cowboys had such a great time that the Downhill has become the most popular event of the season with over 100 of the best professional rodeo cowboys competing in the most unique ski rodeo in the country. Sponsored by Bud Light, the Cowboy Downhill is always scheduled to coincide with the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo’s Annual Cowboy Golf Classic has raised more than $400,000 for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund and also raises money for the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. The 2015 tournament will take place Feb. 24th at the Republic Golf Club, with registration at 7:00 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. A limited number of cowboys confirmed entered into San Antonio Rodeo play for free, call ahead to reserve a spot. Others can play for a $150 fee which includes breakfast, lunch and awards. The format is a four-person scramble.