What is bareback bronc?

  • The bareback rider holds on to the leather handhold of a rigging—a pad wrapped around the horse's girth—as he extends his feet far forward, then rolls his spurs back up toward the rigging.
  • The higher the spurs, the higher the score.
  • The stress on the cowboy’s arm is intense as it absorbs most of the horse's power, but he needs to hold on for at least 8 seconds.
  • Watch Rodeo 101 – Bareback to find out more!

Where is the event held?

Dates and schedule


Event Dates:

July 6–15, 2018

Start Time:

1:15 p.m.


Guest information


Do I need a ticket to spectate?

Will there be a lineup?

  • Possibly. There may be a small line up to enter the Grandstand and/or to purchase food and drinks from one of the concession stands.

What time do I need to arrive?

  • We recommend arriving 30 minutes to one hour before the start of the rodeo. The Grandstand opens for entry at noon and doors remain open throughout the event for late entry.

Is accessible seating available?

  • Yes. To purchase accessible seating tickets please follow the link or above or call our Ticket Office at 1.800.661.1767
  • Accessible seating in the Grandstand is located in front of Section 114 and Section 105.
  • There is a ramp access to these seats.

Where is the closest accessible parking?

  • Erlton Gate is the closest to the Grandstand.
  • There is accessible parking available in Parking Lot 8 located south of the Erlton LRT Station.
Can I bring my stroller?
  • Yes.  The Grandstand has an unsupervised designated storage area for strollers located on the Main Floor.

Can I bring non-alcoholic beverages?

  • Yes. Non-alcoholic beverages are permitted on Stampede Park and in all our venues.

Can I purchase alcoholic beverages at the rodeo?

  • Yes.  Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Grandstand.

Can I bring my service animal?

  • Yes. Providing your service animal has the appropriate registration. Please see our service animal guidelines here.

Can I bring my camera?

  • Yes. Providing your camera is not considered a professional camera.