Fair & Rodeo

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    970-328-8600

    P.O. Box 850
    500 Broadway
    Eagle, Colorado 81631-0850

    info@eaglecounty.us


Saddle Up

CONGRATULATIONS, EAGLE RIVER YOUTH COALITION!

Thank you to all the nonprofits who took the time to complete an application for the 2018 Saddle Up program. The Eagle County Fair & Rodeo is proud to announce that the Eagle River Youth Coalition has been selected as this year's beneficiary! 

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Program participants and partners from their Family Education Programs and Communities that Care initiative will enjoy a special barbecue luncheon on Thursday, July 26 and complimentary attendance to that night's rodeo.  

The Eagle County Fair & Rodeo is still accepting donations to support the program. Read below for information on how to support Saddle Up.

PROGRAM DONATIONS

The Saddle Up program collects donations to support the barbecue and fair walk through. Donations may be made via credit card by calling 970-328-3646 or by sending cash or check to:

Eagle County Fair & Rodeo
Saddle Up
P.O. Box 850
Eagle, Colorado 81631

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

In its second year, the Saddle Up program partners with a local nonprofit organization to offer the rodeo experience to local families. Through Saddle Up, the Eagle County Fair & Rodeo creates a one-of-a-kind fair and rodeo experience for their clients with free rodeo tickets and a special barbecue for friends and supporters featuring a private walk-through of the livestock exhibits and fair midway. 

Interested in applying in 2019? Read below for applicant eligibility and submission process. Check back in early 2019 for information for information about applying for the Saddle Up program.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits with an up-to-date tax determination letter that accompanies the application.
  • Nonprofits must be based in and primarily serving Eagle County. 
  • All required fields on the application form must be completed.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

All applications must be received, not postmarked, by the specified deadline. The 2019 deadline will be announced by February 2019. Applications and 501(c)(3) determination letters may be sent via email to fairrodeo@eaglecounty.us or mailed to Eagle County Fair & Rodeo, Saddle Up Program, P.O. Box 850, Eagle, Colorado 81631.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2018 program. When the Saddle Up program is re-opens in 2019, materials may be sent via email to fairrodeo@eaglecounty.us or mailed to:

Eagle County Fair & Rodeo
Saddle Up Program
P.O. Box 850
Eagle, Colorado 81631

Contact Olivia Snider at 970-328-8614 or olivia.snider@eaglecounty.us with questions about application criteria.  

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APPLICATION CRITERIA

Applications will be judged on the following criteria based on content included in the application.

Measure   Max. points
Number directly benefited
20 
Clients have demonstrated need for support, nonprofit shows capacity to serve 30 
Measurable benefit to nonprofit (please specify min. one deliverable)  30
Relevance to Fair & Rodeo event 20
Total  100

A more detailed judging rubric is available upon request. Contact Olivia Snider at 970-328-8614 or olivia.snider@eaglecounty.us to obtain a copy of the judging rubric.