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Beaver Creek Rodeo delivers kick of culture

Taylor L. Roozen
Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – Families from Eagle County and abroad helped kick off the summer’s first Beaver Creek Rodeo Series Thursday, despite of cold, wet bleachers.

Eagle-Vail residents Gabby and Billy Grimm huddled under parents Chris and Bill while watching the sheep riding-action during the mutton bustin’ event.

Gabby, 6, said, “I like watching the kids riding the sheeps. They’re funny and the kids are always happy.”

Billy, 9, said, “My favorite part is team roping, because they have to work as a team and practice.”

Billy is about as tough as they come, eating icies in the damp chill.

Chris, the kids’ mom, said, “I’m glad they do the rodeo in the summer. It’s a great community event, visitors mix with locals, and it is just different from anything else.”

The Grimm family tries to get to the rodeo every Thursday.

The Stroheckers made it all the way from Mechanicsburg, Pa., for their first rodeo experience. “It is really cool to see all this and all these people,” said Wesley, age 10, “even though it’s raining.”

Mom, Charlene Strohecker, said, “This is just great for the kids, they both love animals.”

I confirmed this statement with 5-year-old daughter Carlie, who said, “I liked to go on the pony ride.”

What: Beaver Creek Rodeo Series.

Where: Traer Creek rodeo site, behind Chapel Square in Avon.

When: Every Thursday through Aug. 20 except July 30.

Cost: VIP seating, $20; adults (18 and up), $15; seniors (65+), $10; youth (13-17), $7; children, free.

More info: call: 970-845-9090 or visit:

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