High Desert Stampede: Preview, Format, And How to Watch

Redmond’s High Desert Stampede kicks off a string of West Coast rodeos with an X Bulls on April 3 and rodeo on April 4

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The High Desert Stampede is a fairly young rodeo that adds more to it’s roster every year and they are back to do it again in 2024.

The event crowned its first queen in 2023 and in 2024, they bring in a new announcer, Garrett Yerigan, and start it all with their inaugural Xtreme Bulls.


The High Desert Stampede is a PRCA Playoff Series Rodeo and unlike the rodeos in the Texas Swing, High Desert Stampede champions will be crowned on just one head. There are slack rounds for the timed events while every roughstock ride will be included in the evening performances.

The High Desert Stampede paid out almost $180,000 in 2023 and can expected to surpass that this season.


Xtreme Bulls

Night No. 1 in Redmond is their first ever Xtreme Bulls to pay out $20,000. You can look for World No. 2 Clayton Sellars along with Jeter Lawrence who is leading the Resistol Rookie Race.

Performance 1

Jackie Crawford is one of the greatest breakaway ropers of all time and she is fresh off of a RodeoHouston title. She is up against the likes of Lari Dee Guy and Hope Thompson meaning the first performance of breakaway roping should be tough.

Damian Brennan’s hotstreak just might continue in Redmond. The No. 1 saddle bronc rider in the World is headed west.

Performance 2

Steer wrestler Dalton Massey and tie-down roper Bo Pickett each found themselves just in the money in 2023 and this time, they are looking for the win. They will know the times to beat from the first performance and a one header means there is no room to safety up.

A string of top-notch bull riders are out in Performance 2. Sellars will return to the arena alongside NFR qualifiers Chase Dougherty, Jordan Spears, Parker Breding and Chance Schott.

Performance 3

Defending bareback riding champion Taylor Broussard is matched up with Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Ted to possibly earn back-to-back titles in Redmond.

Hometown barrel racer Lexie Goss will be the first cowgirl out during the final performance and she is followed by ladies that are no strangers to winning including Jessie Telford, Maggie Poloncic and Cheyenne Allen.


You can watch every performance except Friday (delayed one hour) live on The Cowboy Channel. Meanwhile, every performance will be carried live on The Cowboy Channel+ App. For a full broadcast schedule click HERE.

Xtreme BullsWednesday, April 310:00 PM
Performance 1Thursday, April 410:00 PM
Performance 2Friday, April 511:00 PM
Performance 3Saturday, April 611:00 PM