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High Desert Stampede 2022

Having found success very quickly as an annual Top 60 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Prorodeo NFR Playoff Series stop, the High Desert Stampede 2022 (HDS) in Redmond, Oregon brings you the stars always at the end of March. Partnering with the Central Oregon community, the event’s top-tier rodeo athletes and livestock promote both a sense of community and the western lifestyle.

History of the High Desert Stampede

Unlike many other successful professional rodeos, HDS has only been around for 7 short years. In 2014, a small group of experienced rodeo producers, athletes, and local business owners began exploring how to contribute to the rodeo and western legacies. Being sanctioned as a PRCA rodeo since 2017, the event has only continued to grow, and the HDS has quickly become a Central Oregon tradition.

“The High Desert Stampede is hard at work getting ready for the rodeo, but we are also working to build the tradition of the High Desert Stampede,” HDS Chairman Denis Fast said. “All of the pro rodeos in the northwest, and in fact all over the country, have a tradition going back decades and generations. We at HDS are quite young by comparison!”

About the 2022 High Desert Stampede

This year, HDS will take place March 23-26 with PRCA events such as bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, team roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, and breakaway roping. In addition to the PRCA NFR Playoff Series Rodeo, there will be a vendor retail marketplace, Rhett’s Rodeo Roundup (an event for children to learn from the pros), and the Rascal Rodeo (a rodeo event for people with disabilities). Each event during the four days full of excitement and entertainment will be held in the Deschutes County Fair and Expo First Interstate Bank Center.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 23

  • Team Roping & Tie Down Slack – 1:00 p.m.
  • Kickoff Party – 5:00 p.m.
  • Broncs, Bulls & Brawn (Family Night) – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 24

  • Women’s Barrel Racing & Breakaway Roping Slack – 10:00 a.m.
  • Vendor Retail Marketplace Opens – 5:00 p.m.
  • PRCA NFR Playoff Series Performance (Healthcare Worker Appreciation Night) – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 25

  • Rodeo Rhett’s Roundup – 3:30 p.m.
  • Vendor Retail Marketplace Opens – 5:00 p.m.
  • PRCA NFR Playoff Series Performance (First Responder Appreciation Night) – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 26

  • Rascal Rodeo – 10:00 a.m.
  • Vendor Retail Marketplace Opens – 5:00 p.m.
  • PRCA NFR Playoff Series Performance (Veteran and Active Duty Military Appreciation Night) – 7:00 p.m.

In 2021, the event had a total payoff of $144,892. The success of the event is largely contributed to by local, regional, and national sponsors and partners, as well as volunteers. Some of HDS’ partners include Coors and Wrangler, as well as a great number of local community sponsors.

“We have enjoyed the support of sponsors, fairgrounds, media, volunteers, local government, advertisers and fans; the list could go on and on,” Fast said. “For any rodeo to be successful, it takes the support of the community. We at HDS are blessed to be in Central Oregon.”

Ticket Information

Tickets for the event, starting at $20 for general admission, can be purchased online or by calling (844) 414-2242. There is also the option to purchase premier reserved seating for $30. Tickets at the door will be $5 more. On March 23, children 7 and under will receive free admission; and children 5 and under will receive free admission from March 24-26. Hope to see you there!

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Originally from Earth, Texas, a small town in the Texas panhandle, I was raised around rodeo, agriculture, and the western lifestyle. With a degree from Texas A&M University, I have found a passion for promoting the lifestyle that made me who I am today. I am an experienced writer, marketer, and event professional with a strong desire to share the stories of those in our industry. When I’m not busy seeking out ways to promote the western way of life, I enjoy following those I care about around to rodeos, hunting, and going on runs with my blue-eyed, blue-merle Australian Shepherd.

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