The Baker City Bronc & Bull Riding committee originated its event in 1995 to produce a one-day bull riding to raise funds for charity.  The bronc and bull riding event is Baker City’s largest annual event. 

The bull riding consists of 40 entrants in the first go-around.  Of these 40, the top 10 riders by qualified ride and score advance to the final championship go-around.

The one-day saddle bronc riding competition was added in 1997.  The bronc riding consists of 35 entrants in the first go-around. 

The top 10 qualifiers in the first go-around advance to a second go-around, and then, the top 5 of the second go-around advance to the winner-take-all championship go-round.  In 2015, contestants in each event will be competing for $25,000 in total prize money. 

The events have attracted cowboys from throughout the United States, Canada and Australia.  The quality of the cowboys, and livestock, provided by Sonny Riley and Don Hutsell of Big Bend & Flying Five Rodeo Companies, has been outstanding.

 

Seating has been added numerous times throughout the years to accommodate the growing fan base.  The arena layout and seating setup pattern truly make a viewer’s paradise.  With Pro West Productions 18' digital screen the spectators are able to watch the cowboys get set and relive the ride during the instant replay. There is reserved seating in the grandstands and the first right of refusal is given to the historic ticket buyers; a waiting list has existed for any reserved seating vacancies since the first year of the bull riding.

Bleacher seating is provided for general admission.  Total seating capacity is 5,000 per event.  Get your tickets early as the bull and bronc riding events are a sellout each year. Tickets are available at D&B Supply, Les Schwab Tires, in Baker City and through the Baker Elks Lodge.

In 2010, we became Baker City Bronc and Bull Riding Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization. From 1995 through 2015, the committee has raised in excess of $375,000 for various local charitable activities.

Bronc Riding – (1st Year 1997)

1997 – Brian Billings
1998 – Ira Wines
1999 – Craig Wentz
2000 – Rod Hay
2001 – Rod Hay
2002 – Joe Slagowski
2003 – Cody Wright
2004 – Josh Reynolds
2005 – Gary Alger
2006 – Ryan MacKenzie
2007 – Josh MacKenzie
2008 – Jesse Wright
2009 – Bold Butler & Delano Kjos
2010 – Ryan Mackenzie
2011 – Clem Lowry
2012 – Jake Wright
2013 – Jake Wright
2014 - Spencer Wright
2015 - Ryan McKenzie

 

Bull Riding – (1st Year 1995)

1995 – Bryan Barker
1996 – Vince Stanton
1997 – Shawn Waite
1998 – Hank Reece
1999 – Vic Dubray
2000 – Ty Joslin
2001 – Zach Oakes
2002 – Sonny Munns
2003 – Tom Clark
2004 – Shawn Waite
2005 – Brian Marshall
2006 – Mason Michaelis
2007 – Brady Sullivan & Lee Woolsey
2008 – Garrett S. Wolfe
2009 – Colby Reilly
2010 – Garrett Faulhaber
2011 – Cody Campbell
2012 – R.J. Kriege
2013 – Brady Portnier
2014 - Mike Sparks
2015 - Brady Sullivan