Rodeo de Santa Fe prepares for 64th annual event
Bulls, bucking broncs and even sheep will be ridden out of the chutes Wednesday, June 19, for the first night of the 64th annual Rodeo de Santa Fe, which runs through June 22, at the Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, 2801 Rodeo Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. nightly for shopping and concessions, with children’s mutton busting at 6:30 p.m., and the grand entry at 7 p.m.
Big names in rodeo, including New Mexico’s own Taos Muncy of Corona — a world-champion saddle-bronc rider — are expected to compete this year for cash prizes and custom belt buckles made by Santa Fe silversmith Clint Mortenson.
The rodeo will be held nightly through Saturday, rain or shine, with free parking. Tickets start at $17 for adult general admission and $10 for children under 10 and seniors older than 65. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 988-1234, online at ticketssantafe.org and in person at the rodeo grounds and the Lensic box office.