Cheyenne Frontier Days™ is commonly referred to as the “Daddy of ‘em All”®—the world’s largest outdoor rodeo. The phrase was coined in 1919 when Cheyenne had gained worldwide recognition for having the biggest and best rodeo. Some folks credit T. Joe Cahill, who served as a committeeman that year, for the nickname. But, no matter who christened Cheyenne’s rodeo with the name, one thing is certain; each year since, CFD has lived up to its reputation.
The “Daddy of ‘em All” continues as a leader in rodeo action. It remains the favorite rodeo for most PRCA contestants and rodeo fans alike. Rodeo cowboys are known to proudly display their winning belt buckles as status symbols. A recent study of rodeo points out that contestants who have competed at Cheyenne prefer to sport their CFD championship buckles even more so than a world champion buckle.