The Santiam Canyon Stampede was established in 1997 as a PRCA sanctioned rodeo. Following the 1999 season the rodeo was purchased by the community and re-organized as a nonprofit corporation. The reorganization produced the Stayton/Sublimity Rodeo Association, Inc. as the new owner of the Santiam Canyon Stampede.
The end of the 2010 season saw another change for the Stampede. The Stampede made the move to become an NPRA sanctioned rodeo starting in 2011 rodeo season.
Most cowboys agree that bareback riding is the most physically demanding event in rodeo, taking an immense toll on the cowboy's body. Read More
Barrel racing has no judges, which means the event has no subjective points of view. Time is the determining factor. Read More
What do you get when you cross a funny guy with a painted face, spandex shorts, and oversized pants classed against a rank bull? Read More
Bull riding, which is intentionally climbing on the back of a 2,000-pound bull, emerged from the fearless and possibly foolhardy nature of the cowboy. Read More
Breakaway roping is a variation of calf roping where a calf is roped, but not thrown and tied. It is a rodeo event that features a calf and one mounted rider. Read More
Speed and strength are the name of the game in steer wrestling. In fact, with a world record sitting at 2.4 seconds, steer wrestling is the quickest event in rodeo. Read More
Team roping, the only true team event in Pro Rodeo, requires close cooperation and timing between two highly skilled ropers, a header and a heeler. Read More