As an annual Top 40 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo, the High Desert Stampede has established itself as a fast paced, entertaining event that draws a wide variety of spectators. Avid rodeo fans come for the world champion athletes and animals. Families visit Central Oregon for spring break skiing, golfing and add rodeo as their finale. Even if you’re just looking for a fun evening, come to join the party!
The High Desert Stampede, in partnership with our Central Oregon community, exists to bring a top tier rodeo experience unlike any other in the Northwest to Central Oregon. To achieve this, we will bring the best athletes and livestock together each year continuing an annual tradition. We wish to recognize and promote the western way of life, our western heritage and sense of community.
HIGH DESERT STAMPEDE HISTORY
Early in 2014, a small group of experienced rodeo producers, athletes and local business owners set out to elevate the world of professional rodeo while Bringing You the Stars. Countless hours, volunteers and community partners delivered the first ever High Desert Stampede in September 2015.
Late in 2015, relationships established with John Growney of Growney Brothers Rodeo and others led to a new opportunity that had never before been available to a rodeo committee. Aiming to deliver the top athletes in each event in a championship type tour, the Elite Rodeo Athletes (ERA) was set to launch an unprecedented shift in the rodeo world. The directors of the High Desert Stampede jumped at the opportunity to be a part of rodeo history. Never before had they been able to guarantee the appearance of so many top athletes and animal athletes!
New rodeos are unusual. New nationwide top 40 rodeos are unheard of. In a few short years, we've become an anticipated Central Oregon tradition, because we're new, different and focused on bringing the rodeo to everyone. Always at the end of March, we will continue Bringing You the Stars! See you at the rodeo!