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Miles City Bucking Horse Sale: Experience the Thrill of Montana’s Legendary Rodeo Event!


The Miles City Bucking Horse Sale is an annual event that takes place in Miles City, Montana. This year’s event will take place May 18-21, 2023. This event is known around the world as one of the premier events in the rodeo world. Every year, thousands of people gather in Miles City to watch the best bucking horses in the world compete for top honors in the rodeo industry. The first official Miles City Bucking Horse Sale began in 1951, though an unofficial sale was held in 1950, as a way to showcase the best bucking horses in the area. The event quickly grew in popularity and became a must-see event for rodeo enthusiasts from around the world. Today, the event is still going strong, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Credit to Miles City Bucking Horse Sale Facebook Page

The bucking horses that compete in the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale are some of the best in the world. They are bred and trained specifically for rodeo, making them exceptional at what they do. The horses are judged on their ability to buck and their athleticism. In addition to the bucking horse competition, the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale also features a parade, a trade show, and a street dance. There is something for everyone at this event, whether you are a rodeo enthusiast or just looking for a fun day out with your family.

Miles City Bucking Horse Sale Schedule

The Miles City Bucking Horse Sale is not just a rodeo event, it is also a celebration of western culture. The event showcases the best of western art, music, and food. Visitors can enjoy a variety of western-themed activities, including a parade, concerts, horse racing, and of course bucking horses!

  • May 14 | Mother’s Day Races
    • Full Day of Live Horse Races starting at 1:00 PM
    • Free admission to all Moms!
    • Live Churchill Downs Simulcast
  • May 18 | Kick-Off Concert with Mitchell Tenpenny
    • 5:00 PM โ€“ Gates Open
    • 6:00 PM โ€“ Stolen Roan
    • 7:00 PM โ€“ Copper Mountain Band
    • 8:30 PM โ€“ Mitchell Tenpenny
  • May 19 | First Day of Events
    • 1:00 PM โ€“ Trade Show Opens
    • 4:30 PM โ€“ Wild Horse Race (Section 1 of 2)
    • 4:45 PM โ€“ Rodeo Grand Entry
    • 5:20 PM โ€“ Horse Race (Race 1 of 4)
    • 6:25 PM โ€“ Orin Muri Permit Challenge (Section 1 of 2)
    • 7:00 PM โ€“ Wild Horse Race (Section 2 of 2)
    • 8:00 PM โ€“ Trade Show Closes
    • 8:35 PM โ€“ Mutton Bustinโ€™
    • Street Dance (Downtown) โ€“ After the Event
  • May 20 | Second Day of Events
    • 6:00 AMย โ€“ Range Riders Museum Breakfast
    • 9:30 AMย โ€“ BHS Parade โ€“ Main St.
    • 10:30 AMย โ€“ Quick Draw Art Show
    • 11:00 AMย โ€“ Trade Show Opens (Fairgrounds)
    • 12:00 PMย โ€“ Horse Races (First Race)
    • 12:45 PMย โ€“ Rodeo Grand Entry
    • 1:00 PMย โ€“ Wild Horse Race
    • 1:15 PMย โ€“ Bucking Horse Sale Futurity
    • 2:00 PMย โ€“ Open Bucking Horses & Sale
    • 4:45 PMย โ€“ Preakness Post Time (pari-mutuel betting)
    • 6:25 PMย โ€“ Final Horse Race of the Day
    • 6:50 PMย โ€“ Wild Horse Race
    • 8:00 PMย โ€“ Trade Show Closes
    • 9:00 PMย โ€“ Street Dance (Main St.)
  • May 21 | Third Day of Events
    • 9:00 AM โ€“ Trade Show Opens
    • 10:00 AM โ€“ Cowboy Church โ€“ Fairgrounds
    • 12:00 PM โ€“ Horse Races (First Race)
    • 12:45 PM โ€“ Rodeo Grand Entry
    • 1:30 PM โ€“ Match Bronc Ride Calcutta
    • 3:00 PM โ€“ PRCA Match Bronc Ride โ€“ $50,000 Added!
    • 6:00 PM โ€“ Wild Horse Race
    • 6:00 PM โ€“ Trade Show Closes
Credit to Miles City Bucking Horse Sale Facebook Page

Ticket Information

  • Single Day Ticket Options
    • โ€œAll Eventโ€ GA Pass (Includes Kick-Off Concert) โ€“ $90
      • Single ticket that is redeemable once per day
    • Kick-Off Concert GA โ€“ $30
      • Reserved Seating โ€“ $40
      • Party Pit โ€“ $50
    • Friday-Sunday GA Pass โ€“ $60
      • Single ticket redeemable once per day Fri-Sun
    • Friday-Sunday Single Day General Admission
      • Adult: $20
      • Child (6-12): $5
      • Children 5 & Under are Free

All tickets are sold online & all sales are final rain or shine. No refunds on ticket sales.

Credit to Miles City Bucking Horse Sale Facebook Page

If you are planning a trip to Montana, make sure to add the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale to your itinerary. This event is a true celebration of western culture and is not to be missed. With its exciting bucking horse sale, lively parade, and fun-filled street dance, the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale is the perfect way to experience the best of Montana!

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