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Gear up with Wrangler for the Pendleton Round-Up 2022!

Celebrating 112 Years of Tradition- it’s time to Let Er Buck! The famous Pendleton Round-Up rodeo is back this year September 10th-17th 2022.  Coming off of 2021 winning the Largest Outdoor Rodeo of the year for the 8th time fans are in for a spectacular show at the Pendleton Round Up. The rodeo runs Wednesday through Saturday starting at 1:15pm. The arena action includes the classic seven PRCA sanctioned events as well as the WPRA Women’s Barrel Racing, Women’s Breakaway Roping, Indian Relay Racing, Wild Cow Milking and Indian dancing!

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Special Events

Not only is there the excitement of the rodeo, but there are also numerous events running all week long for spectators to enjoy. Beginning on Saturday with the Dress Up Parade in the morning and the Kick Off Concert in the evening. This year’s Kick-Off Concert features Kip Moore and Ned Ledoux. 

Next up is the Happy Canyon show which is a Pendleton Round Up tradition. Bringing together people to learn about the rich history and spirit of Pendleton Round-Up from volunteers of the community. Monday and Tuesday night kicks off with the Xtreme Bulls in the Happy Canyon Arena at 8:00pm. Here you can watch the best bulls and athletes in the business go head to head under the arena lights. This is the final event of the ProRodeo season and the payout is huge at a whopping $110,000 making this an important stop for the competitors before the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. This is a two day event with 24 competitors who will have previously qualified for the event in the semifinals. Don’t miss out on all the fun that comes with the Pendleton Round Up! 

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Pendleton has many claims to fame including their one-of-a-kind grass arena, the teepee village, and is the home of the first rodeo royalty breakthrough. Pendleton RoundUp is the only rodeo arena that is made out of just grass. They originally had it built so it could double as a football field for the local high school team. This also is exciting as it is what gives the “Green Mile” in barrel racing at Pendleton its name. The teepee village is one of the largest Native American Encampments in the country. This tradition dates back to the very beginning in 1910, and there are 300 teepees set up. In 1920 for the first time, the round-up showcased their rodeo royalty. This began one of the biggest traditions still to this day for the rodeo- the queens coming in for introductions as a highlight of the show. 

So whether it’s watching the competitors give it their all on the infamous green field, taking a walk through history in the teepee village, or watching the rodeo queens ride in and jump the fence- fans can expect to have it all. 

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I am a born and raised Arizona Native with a rich background in all things agriculture. In my personal life as a competitor, student, and rodeo queen- 2019 Miss Rodeo Arizona. As well as in my professional life, as a Veterinary Technician and loper for a cutting horse trainer. Life has taken me down many paths, but has always been driven by the western way of life and the need for adventure! I am so excited to share stories in order to highlight what this lifestyle means to people, and the passion that drives it.

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