About Us

Our Mission

To maintain a facility that will allow a safe environment for equine activities. In doing so, we shall provide a place for youth and people of all ages to be able to explore, understand, and participate in outdoor activities that were the foundation on which the West was built. This organization must understand that teaching this way of life to the youth most certainly instills hard work, honesty, compassion, patience, responsibility, moral values, and ethics.

We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.


The Western Slope Little Britches Rodeo was organized in 1958 by Dr. Walter H. Simon and Webb Bryson of Cedaredge. Land was provided by Harry Palmer for $1.00 a year and a rodeo arena was built.

In September 1958, fifty-four boys and girls entered the first Western Slope Little Britches Rodeo and continues today at the Surface Creek Saddle Club arena.