About the High Desert Stampede

As an annual Top 60 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Prorodeo NFR Playoff Series stop, 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!

Our Mission

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.

Meet the Board

Our rodeo committee is unusual.  We are local business owners and community members but not all have grown up in rodeo.  Meet the people who invest their time in producing this annual tradition.

A Message From Our Chairman

How and why do we diligently work to put this rodeo on? Why should you spend your advertising dollars with us?  Is this the right place to invest your volunteer time?  Read more straight from the top. 

The History of HDS

We're proud of how far we've come in such a short amount of time.  With volunteer and community support we've grown very quickly, but it hasn't been an easy or clear path.