Horse & Rider
Let ’er Buck
There’s no Western experience quite like the Pendleton RoundUp. What began in 1910 as “a frontier exhibition of picturesque pastimes, Native American and military spectacles, cowboy racing, and bronco busting for the championship of the Northwest” has turned into a weeklong celebration of Western heritage. The rodeo at the Round-Up is held on the grass infield of the Pendleton Round-Up Stadium with the best cowboys, cowgirls, horses, and livestock going headto-head.
The Pendleton Round-Up honors the tradition of the American West in its entirety—displaying the horses and cowboys that shaped the frontier while highlighting the Native American cultures of the Confederate Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation who live eight miles east of Pendleton. Parades, rodeo action, concerts, and shopping will keep you busy on the Round-Up grounds; the Round-Up has been named the PRCA’s Best Outdoor Rodeo seven times in its storied history. The entire town rolls out the red carpet for Round-Up week, welcoming visitors to enjoy a region teeming with cowboy heritage.