March 30 & 31, 2018

Deschutes Fair & Expo
First Interstate Bank Center

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Heritage, Humanity & Heart: Growney Brothers Rodeo

Growney Brothers Rodeo delivers an authentic mix of heritage, humanity and heart. Started in 1942 Growney Brothers Rodeo is the foundation of the High Desert Stampede – no stock no rodeo. Growney Brothers Rodeo lays it all down, so the athletes and fans can get up out of their seats and enjoy the best performance possible.

The heritage of Growney Brothers Rodeo dates back to 1942 and John Growney has lead the 64 year old operation with a steady hand and a back bone built on integrity and grit. From award winning bucking horses that really get up to bulls that get cowboys down quick his breeding program has produced champion results, such as the stand out mare #017 Raggidy Ann. In 2009 the built to buck mare produced champion Capone. Capone has been besting cowboys and making rodeo history ever since. Crafting winning rodeo stock takes someone with an eye for great genetics, but building a bucking super star is more art than science. John Growney is an artist and his masterpieces buck better than the rest with the titles to prove it.

Tim Bridwell brings home humanity and hard work. With an eye for pulling out award winning genetics and a dedication to making sure each animal is expertly cared for he produces stock like Capone that don’t really have a set pattern or style, but have heart to buck hard the whole 8 seconds… every time. Tim produces tough-spirited stout horses like Capone that buck like no other and can switch from bare back to saddle bronc riding a feat most mature horses are not able to handle. Tim’s kind humanitarian approach produces animal athletes that are versatile and adaptable both mentally and physically.

Haley Bridwell is the heart of the operation. An 8 time PRCA Secretary of the year she feels great blessings come with great expectations and devotes her life to delivering the best stock in the industry. The stock come first at the Bridwell Ranch in Red Bluff, California and the bucking horses eat, drink and rest well before any one from Haley’s operation ever does. Bucking horses such as Capone a 10-time Wrangler National Finals (WNFR) bareback horse are treated and loved on like family. Genetics only goes so far and under Haley’s caring hand horses like Capone are nurtured to give the cowboys the best ride and the fans the best show.

The High Desert Stampede is proud to have Growney Brothers Rodeo as the foundation of the show. They deliver heritage, humanity and heart everyone can feel confident in. John, Tim and Haley are first and foremost gracious animal stewards and partners. This drives home consistent outstanding stock each and every show. The High Desert Stampede feels honored to have Growney Brothers Rodeo as our 2017 Stock Contractor.

Get on up to get down and watch these incredible animal athletes at the High Desert Stampede March 31 and April 1, 2017 at the Bank of Cascades Center Redmond, Oregon.

Tickets Now Available – Reserve Your Seat Today!

REDMOND — We’re excited to answer the question everyone is asking! “When will tickets be available?”  The answer is, Wednesday, February 1st, at 12:00pm.  Tickets start at $20 apiece and are available at

At both nights of non-stop rodeo action, we’ll be offering multiple levels of seating.  All seating will be reserved beginning inside the mote with our Elite VIP seats – the closest you can get to the action!

“We’ve taken several steps to make the ticket buying process easier for rodeo fans by eliminating the extra ticket fees this year and making all seats assigned.  Our entire board is excited to finally be able to answer people’s requests for tickets by telling them they’re available on our website.  Just like last year, we’re giving our audience a choice in how they experience this fantastic rodeo,” said Denis Fast, Chairman of the Board, High Desert Stampede.

The 2017 rodeo season will once again kick off in Redmond at the end of Oregon’s spring break in the Bank of the Cascade Center at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds.  The fast-paced west coast season of the Columbia River Circuit gets under way March 31 and April 1, 2017.

We have opened the door to allow more athletes to compete, up to 101 in each timed event, and many more than normal in rough stock events.  This will allow us to showcase the world class athletes both nights.

Different this year, High Desert Rodeo Productions, Ltd, has elected to include all processing and merchant fees in the face value of the ticket instead of the more traditional method of adding them onto the ticket price.

In addition to two action packed nights of rodeo, this fun filled weekend will once again kick off with the opportunity to have dinner with the stars Thursday evening.  Both Friday and Saturday’s rodeo performances will feature our popular and unprecedented athlete meet and greet autograph sessions prior to the performance in the arena.  Come early to meet the athletes and stay to shop at our vendor expo at this must attend annual Central Oregon event.

Rodeo is Returning to the High Desert This Spring

The High Desert Stampede is "Bringing You the Stars!"
at Bank of the Cascades Center, March 31 & April 1, 2017

REDMOND, OREGON. High Desert Rodeo Productions, Ltd is excited to announce the return of the High Desert Stampede to the Bank of the Cascades Center. Join us as we welcome professional rodeo athletes and animals back to Redmond, Oregon on March 31 and April 1, 2017. The High Desert Stampede is brought to you by our title sponsor Coastal and our presenting sponsor US Bank. Moreover, we thank the over 30 other local and regional sponsors who help to bring this excellent event to Central Oregon for the entire Northwest to enjoy.

High Desert Stampede, in concert with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, will be presenting a full rodeo performance lineup complete with bull, bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, calf roping and barrel racing.

Redmond will be the kickoff event of the 2017 rodeo season for the Northwest and west coast tour. Top cowboys and cowgirls in the sport are expected to attend with added monies totaling $60,000.

High Desert Stampede Chairman, Denis Fast, was “Very pleased with the community support and attendance last year. We look forward to the opportunity to partner with community businesses and volunteers as we organize the 2017 High Desert Stampede.”

In 2016, the High Desert Stampede presented the highest paying two-day rodeo ever held in the Northwest. The rodeo athletes in attendance raved about the community support, the facility, the accommodations, the livestock and professionalism of the local committee and volunteers.

We hope to see you at the rodeo this Spring Break! For additional information regarding tickets, vendor application, sponsorship or volunteering, please visit