Bronco Off: Rodeo School Opens In Texas

July 6, 2021
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First-of-its-kind Bronco Off-Roadeo school near Austin, Texas, is set to open June 28. Always consult the Owner’s Manual before off-road driving, know your terrain and trail difficulty, and use appropriate safety gear. Preproduction model shown. Available beginning summer 2021. Multiple models shown with optional equipment and available Ford Accessories. See dealer for available inventory stock.

Ford has announced the first-of-its-kind Bronco Off-Roadeo experience center in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, near Austin. Bronco and Bronco Sport owners and order-holders can take part in the program and learn how to take their SUVs off-road. This program is similar to the GT500 Track Tour that we took part in at Texas Motor Speedway.

Each Bronco Off-Roadeo experience will put drivers to the test across 50 miles of curated trails over a day and a half. Showcasing the capabilities and performance of their all-new two- and four-door Bronco SUV and Bronco Sport Badlands and First Edition SUV. Three more Off-Roadeo adventure parks are due to open later this year in Mt. Potosi, Nevada; Moab, Utah; and the Northeast United States.

Each location features off-road courses expertly designed and curated with the assistance of legendary names in off-roading, such as Professional Fun-Haver Vaughn Gittin Jr., King of the Hammers champion Loren Healy, and renowned off-road experiential manager Bob Burns. The four locations are designed to challenge attendees with hardcore desert running, rock crawling, and trail riding.

Horseshoe Bay features stunning sunsets and rugged ranches where wild broncos run free. Bronco 4×4 enthusiasts will feel right at home behind the wheel learning to navigate the private trails, steep hills, and craggy ledges of central Texas.

Geared for off-road novices and experts alike, the program starts with a 90-minute hands-on tutorial designed to educate owners on features such as Trail Control and Terrain Management System™ with G.O.A.T. Modes™ (goes over any type of terrain). On properly equipped Bronco two- and four-door models, owners get to try out available off-road technology tools like the FordPass Performance app with off-road navigation, stabilizer bar-disconnect, One-Pedal Drive, Trail Turn Assist, front and rear differential lockers, and 360-degree camera system with spotter view.

Tutorials are led by trail guides who will highlight design and technology features, helping Bronco owners learn to better navigate off-road courses and explore rugged trails. The experience covers trail etiquette and recovery techniques, including how to equip and use gear like recovery straps, winches, and hi-lift jacks. Owners can venture out on two- or four-hour trail drives designed to challenge their off-roading skills while highlighting their vehicle’s capability.

Through specially curated adventure extensions, Bronco owners can purchase added outdoor activities, such as half-day kayaking, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, or mountain biking excursions. Days end around a campfire, where attendees can share their experiences while building the Bronco community among new friends.

Bronco and Bronco Sport owners can leave their vehicles at home when they visit a Bronco Off-Roadeo location, instead of driving a model provided that’s similar to their own. Attendees are responsible for transportation to and from the experience, as well as overnight accommodations. Friends and family members can join for a fee, as can other non-Bronco owners. Each Bronco Off-Roadeo location offers stay-and-play packages with area hotels or resorts, such as Horseshoe Bay Resort, a premier, lakeside golf resort near the Texas venue. At this award-winning facility, families can enjoy watercraft rentals, dining at seven on-property outlets, three championship golf courses, two resort-style pools, and daily resort activations. Details on the other three locations will be made available closer to each park’s opening later this summer and early fall.

Initial registration is only open to owners and order holders of a Bronco two-door, Bronco four-door, or Bronco Sport Badlands vehicle. Order holders awaiting the arrival of their Bronco two- or four-door SUV can get behind the wheel of a Bronco before taking delivery of their vehicle and will also receive a $250 voucher to use toward gear from the Bronco Off-Roadeo or to apply to the cost of bringing a guest with them or toward optional adventure experiences.

To learn more about Bronco Off-Roadeo, go to

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