Cheyenne Frontier Days Officials have announced that they will not be holding a bucking horse roundup as part of CFD 2024.

The horse drive had replaced the traditional CFD cattle drive. That event had been held for years on the Sunday before Frontier Days, and was often considered the unofficial kickoff of the "Daddy of 'em All.''

The Bucking Horse Drive Replaced The Cattle Drive A Couple Of Years Ago

But in 2022, CFD announced that the cattle were needed for timed events before the traditional Sunday morning cattle drive.

So a bucking horse drive was held instead. That event was held again last year.

But in a Monday news release, Gamst wrote:

''Over the years, our community has grown and expanded around us, and safety has become more of a focus when we bring animals closer to development and busy roadways.

We also have timing to consider. Since adding Team Roping and Breakaway Roping, which bring 600 more contestants to Frontier Park each year, we need our timed event stock on park more than a week before our show starts.

We would all love to turn back the clock to a simpler way of life, but after careful consideration and consulting with animal experts, we have decided that for this year we will not have a bucking horse round up.''

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