Annual Omak Stampede

"Always the 2nd Weekend in August!"

We would like you to join us for a weekend of western entertainment that will be one of your fondest memories. From the Thursday morning ride-in to the Sunday running of the World Famous Suicide Race, you will enjoy an action packed weekend to include Davis Shows Carnival, Wrangler Kids Night, Indian Encampment & Pow Wow, Western & Native Art Show, Rodeo Dances and Vendor Row, Omak Stampede "Company Store". As well, Omak Stampede continues to support the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Campaign.


Omak Stampede Schedule & Events Calendar

STAMPEDE EVENTS Schedule

STAMPEDE EVENTS Schedule

STAMPEDE EVENTS CALENDAR

STAMPEDE EVENTS CALENDAR

ARENA CALENDAR

ARENA CALENDAR


Omak Stampede Week Events

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84th Annual Omak Stampede

Schedule 2017

Wednesday, August 9th 2017

5:00pm - 11:00pm    Davis Shows Carnival Opens

Thursday, August 10th 2017

8:00am    Ride-In Sponsored by the Okanogan Team Penner's Association
10:00am - 7:00pm    Western & Native Art Show - Novel Delights Building 19 N Main St.
4:00pm    Wrangler Kids Night
5:00pm - 11:00pm    Davis Shows Carnival
5:30pm - 8:00pm    Stampede Outreach
6:00pm    Omak Stampede Indian Encampment Official Opening Ceremonies
7:00pm    Omak Stampede PRCA Rodeo & World Famous Suicide Race

Friday, August 11th 2017

All Day!    Indian Encampment
9:00am    Slack - Timed Events
10:00am - 7:00pm    Western & Native Art Show - Novel Delights Building 19 N Main St.
4:00pm    Davis Shows Carnival (until midnight)
5:30pm - 10:00pm    Stampede Outreach
7:00pm    Omak Stampede PRCA Rodeo & World Famous Suicide Race
9:00pm    Followed by Dance at the Stampede Grounds (starts when Rodeo ends)

Saturday, August 12th 2017

All Day!    Indian Encampment
10:00am - 7:00pm    Western & Native Art Show; 2pm-5pm Reception & Live Auction - Novel Delights Building 19 N Main St.
11:00am    Davis Shows Carnival (until midnight)
4:00pm - 10:00pm    Stampede Outreach
7:00pm    Omak Stampede PRCA Rodeo & World Famous Suicide Race
9:00pm    Followed by Dance at the Stampede Grounds (starts when Rodeo ends)

Sunday, August 13th 2017

All Day!    Indian Encampment
9:00am    Western Church Service at the Stampede Outreach Stage
9:00am - 2:00pm    Western & Native Art Show - Novel Delights Building 19 N Main St.
10:00am    Stampede Grand Parade - Downtown Omak
11:00am    Davis Shows Carnival
2:00pm    Omak Stampede PRCA Rodeo & World Famous Suicide Race

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PRCA Rodeo

About the PRCA

PRCA Headquarters - Colorado Springs, CO

PRCA Headquarters - Colorado Springs, CO

"The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the largest and oldest professional rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in ProRodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards. The PRCA, a membership-based organization, sanctions approximately 600 rodeos annually, and there are more than 30 million fans in the U.S. Unlike most other professional sports, where contestants are paid salaries regardless of how well they do at a particular competition, cowboys generally pay to enter each rodeo. If they place high enough to win money, they probably make a profit, but if they don’t, they’ve actually lost their entry fee and any travel expenses, so every entry is a gamble pitting the chance for loss and physical injury against the chance for financial windfalls and athletic glory. Also unlike most sanctioned professional sports, the hundreds of “playing fields” – rodeo arenas – of PRCA-sanctioned rodeos vary widely by locale. The size, shape, perimeter and roof/open top of an arena, as well as the chute configuration, greatly affect times for timed events and, to a lesser extent, scores for roughstock events. The differences are so significant that some timed-event cowboys own different horses for different types of arenas. For that reason, the most fair way to measure cowboys’ success in competition across the varied settings is by earnings. The total payout at PRCA rodeos in 2010 was $39,870,303 – a $2 million increase from 2009." -PRCA Rodeo Website

Check here the for most up-to-date Standings: PRCA Standings

About the WPRA

WPRA Headquarters - Colorado Springs, CO

WPRA Headquarters - Colorado Springs, CO

"The Women's Professional Rodeo Association was formed in 1948 when thirty-eight cowgirls came together in San Angelo, Texas to create an organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of women in the sport of rodeo. The earliest pioneers of the Girl's Rodeo Association (GRA) were ropers, bronc riders, and barrel racers. They were fed up with a system which did not grant them competitive opportunities in the arena and, when it did, operated under unfair conditions.The GRA began with 74 original members with 60 approved contests and total payout of $29,000. In 1981 the GRA changed its name to the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. It is the oldest women’s sports association in the country and the only one governed entirely by women." - WPRA Rodeo Website

Check here for the most up-to-date Standings: WPRA Standings

Official Events 

Bull Riding In what is hoped to be an eight-second ride, the rider holds a flat-braided rope in his glove hand. As he settles onto his bull in the chute, he pulls the rope’s tail through a loop and wraps the rope around his riding hand, at times weaving it through his fingers for better grip. Each bull has a different style of bucking; some spin, others circle, others throw in jumps or kicks, and others move sideways in mid-air. As the cowboy waves his free hand to counter the bull’s gyration and maintain his balance, he must avoid touching the bull with his free hand or he is disqualified. The cowboy’s control and the bull’s bucking efforts each account for half of the score.

Bull Riding

In what is hoped to be an eight-second ride, the rider holds a flat-braided rope in his glove hand. As he settles onto his bull in the chute, he pulls the rope’s tail through a loop and wraps the rope around his riding hand, at times weaving it through his fingers for better grip. Each bull has a different style of bucking; some spin, others circle, others throw in jumps or kicks, and others move sideways in mid-air. As the cowboy waves his free hand to counter the bull’s gyration and maintain his balance, he must avoid touching the bull with his free hand or he is disqualified. The cowboy’s control and the bull’s bucking efforts each account for half of the score.

Saddle Bronc Riding Unlike bareback riding, where the cowboy grabs a rigging fastened to the horse’s back, a saddle bronc rider grips a thick rein attached to the horse’s halter. He must then mark out the horse as in bareback riding. As the horse bucks, the rider bends his knees to pull his heels back and then snaps his feet back to the horse’s shoulder as the animal’s front feet hit the ground, synchronizing spurring with the horse’s movements. The rider is judged on spurring action, body control and the degree to which he keeps his toes turned out. The horse’s bucking action contributes to the score, just as in bareback riding.

Saddle Bronc Riding

Unlike bareback riding, where the cowboy grabs a rigging fastened to the horse’s back, a saddle bronc rider grips a thick rein attached to the horse’s halter. He must then mark out the horse as in bareback riding. As the horse bucks, the rider bends his knees to pull his heels back and then snaps his feet back to the horse’s shoulder as the animal’s front feet hit the ground, synchronizing spurring with the horse’s movements. The rider is judged on spurring action, body control and the degree to which he keeps his toes turned out. The horse’s bucking action contributes to the score, just as in bareback riding.

Bull Dogging/Steer Wrestling Steer wrestlers, also known as bulldoggers, try to toss a steer onto its back after jumping off a quarter horse. Courage, timing and balance are essential. The objective: Get the steer on the ground the fastest using only strength and leverage. Done correctly, the event takes only three to five seconds. The cowboy starts his run behind a barrier with another cowboy called a hazer, who keeps the steer from turning away. The steer is then given a head start. When it reaches the “scoreline” and the rope barrier is released, the steer wrestler and the hazer chase the steer until the wrestler can make his jump. The wrestler then hooks his right arm around the steer’s right horn, grasps the left horn with his left hand and digs his heels into the dirt and uses leverage to bring down the animal.

Bull Dogging/Steer Wrestling

Steer wrestlers, also known as bulldoggers, try to toss a steer onto its back after jumping off a quarter horse. Courage, timing and balance are essential. The objective: Get the steer on the ground the fastest using only strength and leverage. Done correctly, the event takes only three to five seconds. The cowboy starts his run behind a barrier with another cowboy called a hazer, who keeps the steer from turning away. The steer is then given a head start. When it reaches the “scoreline” and the rope barrier is released, the steer wrestler and the hazer chase the steer until the wrestler can make his jump. The wrestler then hooks his right arm around the steer’s right horn, grasps the left horn with his left hand and digs his heels into the dirt and uses leverage to bring down the animal.

Tie-Down Roping After giving the calf a head start, the horse and rider begin their chase. As the cowboy throws his loop, the horse comes to a stop. With his horse still skidding to a stop, the cowboy dismounts, runs to the calf, throws it to the ground and ties any three legs together with a “pigging string.” The horse must keep slack out of the rope but not pull so tight that the calf is dragged. When the roper finishes tying, he throws his hands in the air to signal to the flag judge. Then, he gets back on his horse and rides toward the calf, putting slack back into the rope. The calf must remain tied for six seconds after the rope is slack or the cowboy will receive a “no time.”

Tie-Down Roping

After giving the calf a head start, the horse and rider begin their chase. As the cowboy throws his loop, the horse comes to a stop. With his horse still skidding to a stop, the cowboy dismounts, runs to the calf, throws it to the ground and ties any three legs together with a “pigging string.” The horse must keep slack out of the rope but not pull so tight that the calf is dragged. When the roper finishes tying, he throws his hands in the air to signal to the flag judge. Then, he gets back on his horse and rides toward the calf, putting slack back into the rope. The calf must remain tied for six seconds after the rope is slack or the cowboy will receive a “no time.”

Bareback Riding The most physically demanding event in a pro rodeo may be bareback riding. Cowboys use one hand to grasp a leather “rigging” to stay on the horse and are judged on their spurring technique and bucking action of the horse. To score higher points, riders must turn the toes of their boots outward and lean way back. No score will be given if the cowboy does not “mark out” the horse. Judges watch closely to ensure that as the horse comes out of the chute, the cowboy’s feet are above its shoulders. The feet must remain there until the horse’s front feet hit the ground. A bareback rider must remain on the animal for eight seconds.

Bareback Riding

The most physically demanding event in a pro rodeo may be bareback riding. Cowboys use one hand to grasp a leather “rigging” to stay on the horse and are judged on their spurring technique and bucking action of the horse. To score higher points, riders must turn the toes of their boots outward and lean way back. No score will be given if the cowboy does not “mark out” the horse. Judges watch closely to ensure that as the horse comes out of the chute, the cowboy’s feet are above its shoulders. The feet must remain there until the horse’s front feet hit the ground. A bareback rider must remain on the animal for eight seconds.

Barrel Racing The goal of barrel racing is to run a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels in the fastest time. The horses pivot on their haunches at high speeds and execute each turn with only inches to spare. Normally, quarter horses are used in barrel racing. A knocked-over barrel incurs a five-second penalty.

Barrel Racing

The goal of barrel racing is to run a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels in the fastest time. The horses pivot on their haunches at high speeds and execute each turn with only inches to spare. Normally, quarter horses are used in barrel racing. A knocked-over barrel incurs a five-second penalty.

Team Roping Team roping demands close cooperation between two cowboys (“header” and “heeler”) and their horses. The steer is given a head start as the header waits behind a rope barrier. If the header breaks the barrier, a 10-second penalty is assessed. The heeler follows. The header is the first one to rope and must catch the steer either around the horns, neck, or one horn and the head. As soon as the header secures the loop, he “dallies” the rope around the saddle horn and rides to the left, turning the steer away from a right-handed heeler. As the header rides away, the heeler tries to rope the steer’s hind feet. A five-second penalty is assessed if the heeler catches only one foot. The two riders then back their horses to take the slack out of their ropes. The clock stops when all the slack has been taken up and the ropers are facing one another.

Team Roping

Team roping demands close cooperation between two cowboys (“header” and “heeler”) and their horses. The steer is given a head start as the header waits behind a rope barrier. If the header breaks the barrier, a 10-second penalty is assessed. The heeler follows. The header is the first one to rope and must catch the steer either around the horns, neck, or one horn and the head. As soon as the header secures the loop, he “dallies” the rope around the saddle horn and rides to the left, turning the steer away from a right-handed heeler. As the header rides away, the heeler tries to rope the steer’s hind feet. A five-second penalty is assessed if the heeler catches only one foot. The two riders then back their horses to take the slack out of their ropes. The clock stops when all the slack has been taken up and the ropers are facing one another.

World Famous Suicide Race

In the old days, local Indians gathered at prime fishing sites during the salmon runs to harvest and dry a winter's supply of fish. A favorite gathering place at the junction of the Sanpoil and Columbia rivers, eventually became the site of Old Keller. The people camped there in late May to fish and prepare for the festivities that always followed the completion of the salmon harvest. The celebration of the salmon is an ancient custom among the tribes of the Columbia Plateau that for centuries depended on the fish for sustenance. It was a time of work, but when the work was through and every person had a supply of dried salmon; it was a time of celebration and ceremony. It was a time of visiting with family and friends, feasting, dancing, and performing the traditional ceremonies that sustained the spiritual life of the people.

Horse racing was sure to be a component of any gathering of Native Americans. A festive parade displaying the horses flamboyantly decorated and in their finest trappings, preceded the races. During this display there was intense speculation and betting on the outcome of the race, with each tribe or band remaining loyal to their own horses. Erskine Wood, adjutant to General O. O. Howard, Colville Reservation. He recalled, "It did not take long for the excitement to grow and soon the bets were showering down and the pile swelling visibly with such great rapidity that is was marvelous how account could be kept. Blankets, furs, saddles, knives, traps, tobacco, beads, whips and a hundred other things were staked." Though Wood's visit was part of extensive government negotiations, the Indians still manages to run an average of one horse race per hour during the course of the meeting.

When the necessity of storing up dried salmon for winter was just a memory, the tradition of meeting to celebrate, renew friendships and race horses continued. In the 1920s Hugh McShane, a white man married to a Colville Indian woman named Sadie Nee, began promoting Salmon Days as the Keller Rodeo. In addition to roping and bronc and bull riding, McShane encouraged the continuation of a thrilling and dangerous race called the mountain race.

The mountain race was a holdover from the days when Indian men proved their skill and courage on horseback by competing in daring contests. The race was a half mile, pell-mell down a nearly vertical, boulder-strewn chasm in the face of a mountain. From there the riders raced across a dry channel of the Sanpoil River and charged into the rodeo arena. It soon became the crowd's favorite event. Long-time Keller resident Henry Kuehne recalled that his parent's horse, Diamond, a percheron-Hambletonian cross, won the race twice under the ridership of Tex Martin, a San Poil Indian who was a professional bronc rider of local notoriety. Kuehne further noted that original race was far more treacherous than anything seen in modern times, saying, "That old race could really be a horse killer. Compared to it, the race they have now is pretty tame."

The riders would start the tortuous climb up the mountain early in the day so they could rest their horses when they got to the top. Many a rider who climbed to the starting line failed to run in the race, losing nerve after a look down the steep mountainside. When the riders were given the go-ahead by the starter, veritable chaos ensued. The outcome of the race was often decided by who made it first to a narrow split in the fence of a rock ledge about halfway down the mountain. In the dash to get there first, there were terrible pileups. Kuehne remembered, "Sometimes you'd just see a huge cloud of dust when they got to that gap, and then would come some riders, and after that the guys who fell off would come rolling down the hill." It was hard to tell if the many bandages and bruises seen around town at rodeo time were from the mountain race, rough stock events or the many brawls that erupted during the course of the rodeo.

 

OWNERS & JOCKEYS COMMITTEE
Pete Palmer
Ernie Williams
Raynee St. Pierre
LuWanda Floyd
Brian Phillips
George Marchand
Kerry Carden

 

Indian Encampment & Pow Wow

Sponsored by the Colville Confederated Tribes, the annual Indian Encampment and Pow Wow held at the Omak Stampede Grounds is a traditional gathering.

The Indian Encampment features an authentic teepee village, dancing, drumming and singing competitions and stick games - a Native American game of chance.

The encampment grounds are open to the public throughout the weekend. Stroll on through and enjoy the beauty, grace and sacred traditions of our Native American culture.

 

Encampment Committee
Theresa Best
Lottie Atkins
Catherine Hanway
Priscilla Condon
Leslie McCraigie
Bernardine Phillips
Ronald Friedlander Sr.
Larsky Edwards

 

Specialty Acts

Tomas Garilazo

Performance

Internationally acclaimed horseman and trick roping artist, Tomas Garcilazo, has performed throughout the world. He has been featured on Broadway stage, theatre, European entertainment tours, international galas and guest performances for Presidents of the United States and Mexico. Tomas, a native of Mexico City, was introduced at an early age to his family heritage and tradition of “La Charreria” a skill performed through the generations only by the Mexican Charro. Charros take extreme pride in their highly developed horsemanship and roping abilities. He has many awards, including the PRCA Specialty Act of the Year.


JJ Harrison

RODEO CLOWN

JJ Grew up in the small town of Okanogan, Washington near the Canadian Border. He found an interest in rodeo in high school, which led to his being on the Washington State University Rodeo team. "Go Cougs".............
I tried all events but Bull riding was what I really loved... but due to the fact I'm a big sissy... I stuck with Roping" He found success roping but laughs off his career to a really fun road trip.
JJ has taught middle school for 8 years and enjoys every second he spends with kids. "I never want to grow up and the best way to do that is hang with kids." JJ has been to over 120 rodeos performances in only 3 years time.
He has become one of the most sought after rodeo clowns in the Northwest and shows no signs of stopping. If you want high energy and constant entertainment in your arena...this is the guy. "I always worry that people will someday realize...it's not an act....it's just who I am...."


Rowdy Barry

Bullfighter

Rowdy Barry loves his jobs. All of them.
Rowdy Barry is one of the most well recognized bullfighters in professional rodeo. He's been selected to keep bull riders safe at the most prestigious rodeos in the United States and Canada. He's also a well-respected cowboy artist, a family man and the owner of Wild R Ranch.
"I tried riding bulls for a while, really tried a lot more than I actually rode. I started fighting bulls in the practice pens and one thing led to another and it evolved into a great career." That career has lasted for 20 years, and isn't over yet. Barry has been a consistent fixture at some of the best rodeos in the country. He appears annually at well known rodeos like the Reno Rodeo in Reno, Nevada, the El Paso Rodeo in Texas, the Sisters Rodeo in Oregon, and the Horse Heaven Round Up in his hometown of Kennewick, Washington.
"We are athletes," Barry says of the rodeo profession he has loved since 1986. "I enjoy what I do and I do it with a smile. I hope that's contagious. I do what I do because I love it, and I've always taken loving what I do to heart and have tried to live my life that way."
He lives with his wife Laura Lee who works as Lady Wrangler and two children, daughter Clay Noel and son Miles Rowdy in Kennewick, Washington. You can learn more about Rowdy Barry by logging on to his website, www.rowdybarry.com.


Erick Schwindt

Bullfighter

Wrangler's Kid Night

Prior to Thursday Night's Performance - 4:00pm

Thursday afternoon celebrates the annual Wrangler Kid's Night. This event is dedicated to kids 12 and under who join us at 4:00pm for fun and games on the floor of the rodeo arena. As the kids come through the gates they are met with a goodie bag filled with treasures, next into the arena to participate in a variety of activities.
The next hour is all about the kids. Games are played in four age groups to give everyone plenty of space. Games include the famous stick horse race, the hay scramble, the boot race and others.
There is also a best dressed cowboy and cowgirl contest. Our rodeo bullfighters, barrel man and royalty are also there to help out. There are prizes for everyone. On Thursday, Family Night, each adult can take two children 12 and younger to the rodeo for free with the purchase of an adult ticket in the family section of the arena.
We would like to thank our long time sponsor, Wrangler, for their continued support. We also would like to thank Pepsi for beverages and prizes, Okanogan-Omak Rotary for sponsorship and Concrete Creations for the Best-Dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl awards.

Tough Enough To Wear Pink

Friday Night's Performance

Join in! Friday night we're partnering with Wrangler and the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Campaign to prove we're tough enough! For every ticket we sell for the Friday night rodeo performance, the Omak Stampede will donate $1.00 to the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
For more information go to: http://www.toughenoughtowearpink.com/

 

So put on that pink! If you don't have pink in your closet, Official Tough Enough To Wear Pink apparel will be available at the Company Store at the Rodeo and online!

All the proceeds from TETWP t-shirt sales go to local Mammogram programs!

 

 

Parade of Flags

Parade of Flags: Business


Dear Business Flag Sponsor,

The growth of our sponsor flag program the past several years has been phenomenal. The beauty and pageantry of all the flags flowing in the wind and winding throughout the arena has gotten us a very high number of favorable comments from fans. It is our belief that it is also of value to the flag sponsors, particularly considering that all flag sponsors get mentioned on a special page in the program; and also get mentioned several times on the electronic scoreboard during each rodeo performance. This year will be our 81st Anniversary and we are gearing up for a great year!

This year the program deadline will be June 2, 2014. Businesses and riders need to get their information in for the program page for the Parade of Flags. We have many businesses without riders and riders without businesses to ride for. Please contact George, Dan or Amanda as soon as possible, to give them your rider's name or let them know if you need someone to carry your flag.

The success of the flag program has been great and we are still asking for your help. Many of the riders carrying flags come from as far away as Loomis, Brewster, Winthrop, Wenatchee & Western Washington. In order for this ceremony to be carefully choreographed it requires practices in advance of the rodeo. Most sponsors have helped their rider by giving them some money for gas and practice expenses and many have also helped purchase the outfits that the riders are wearing during the rodeo. In order for these volunteer riders to be fairly compensated for transportation costs and outfits, we are proposing that each sponsor pay a fee, suggested amount is at least $150.00, per year to help the riders defray their costs.

In addition, due to corrections made from a recent audit, all businesses will be required to pay their riders directly. These funds can no longer be processed through our office.

Please direct your reply as soon as possible to: 421 Stampede Dr E, Omak WA 98841 or contact George Dunckel, (509) 826-1829 or (509) 322-3238; Dan Salkawske, (509) 886-3033 or (509) 679-2000; or Amanda Emerson, (509) 857-2081.

Thank you again for your help in making the Omak Stampede one of the top family entertainment rodeos in the United States.


 

Sincerely,

George Dunckel

Dan Salkawske

Amanda Emerson

Grand Entry Directors

 


Parade of Flags: Reference Sheet

  • Stampede Directors and Coordinators:

    • Dan Salkawske 509- 679-2000
    • Amanda Knowles 509-429-5677
    • Omak Stampede Office, 826-1983
  • Flag Designers:

    • ProStitch Embroidery, 826-6858
    • Go USA, 662-3387 or 800-274-6872
  • Flag Requirements:

    • Flag Size:  3 ft x 5 ft
    • Flag Design:  Your business logo, design & color
    • Flag Pole:  1-1/8 in dowel, 8 ft long, painted white
    • Flag to be completed by July 25th
  • If you do not have a rider to carry your flag, please let us know so we can help.  Please get a name, telephone number and address from your rider for reference purposes.
  • While riding in the arena the PRCA requires the attire to be a long-sleeved western shirt, western jeans, western hat or helmet and western boots.

Parade of Flags: Rider Letter 2017

Hello Riders!

In 2017, Omak Stampede will be celebrating its 84th Anniversary!  It is time again to prepare for the Omak Stampede and Suicide Race and the great “Parade of Flags Grand Entry”.  We are hoping you will ride this year.

It is your responsibility to contact the business that you have worked with in the past to make arrangements for this year.  We need to know if the business you rode for last year helped you with the expenses such as your attire and gas.  If they did not, please let us know.  We will contact them so they will support the rider this year!  We suggest to them that they pay you at least $150.00.  In addition, all businesses will be required to pay their riders directly.  These funds cannot be processed through our office.

If you know of anyone who would like to participate in the Parade of Flags program, please have them call us.  We feel this is a great honor for all horsewomen & horsemen.

Friday is “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night so please wear a pink shirt.  This night is representative of breast cancer awareness and Omak Stampede, Inc. donates $1.00 per ticket sold to the cancer society.

Please call Amanda at (509) 429-5677 or Dan at (509) 679-2000, or the Stampede Office at (509) 826-1983.

Practices are scheduled on:  Thurs., July 27 at 7:00pm;   Sunday, July 30th at 11:00am; Thursday, August 3 at 7:00pm; and Sunday, August 6 at 11:00am.

In Western Friendship,

Dan Salkawske

Amanda Knowles

Grand Entry Directors


 

 For more information, please call The Stampede Office at (509) 826-1983.

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Ride-In

On Thursday morning, B & D Ranch cordially invites you and your horse to participate in the Omak Stampede Ride In. The Ride In begins at the Okanogan county Fairgrounds at 8:30 a.m. The ride is from the fairgrounds south to Highway 20, across the bridge, north through Okanogan to Omak and across the bridge in Omak to the Stampede arena. There will be a rest stop at the Eagles in Okanogan for complimentary refreshments for both riders and horses.
Registration for the Ride In will be from 6 to 8 a.m. the morning of the ride at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds main gate. Souvenir T-shirts will be available.

Ride-In schedule:

  • 6 - 8 a.m. - Register for Ride In
  • 8:30 a.m. - Commence Ride In
  • 10:00 a.m. - Refreshment break
  • 11:30 a.m. Arrive at Stampede grounds

Safety and Etiquette:

  • All riders must register prior to the ride
  • One rider per horse
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • No dogs or stallions allowed in Ride In
  • All horses known to be kickers must have red ribbon tied on tail
  • Please try to keep one horse length space between you and the horse in front
  • For safety reasons, do not cross over the center line during ride
  • Unless directed otherwise all riders should walk their horses during the Ride In, including the dike and the arena. If you must pass another rider, let the other rider know you are passing and pass on their LEFT side.
  • When arriving at the Stampede grounds, keep your horse at a walk on the dike and into the Stampede arena. Make one (1) lap at a walk around the arena and then exit, also at a walk
  • Have a safe and enjoyable ride

 For more information, please call The Stampede Office at (509) 826-1983.

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Grand Parade

The 84th Annual Omak Stampede will be held August 10-13, 2017. The Omak Stampede was born in 1933 and since that time, the Omak Stampede, with the promotion of the Suicide Race, has generated world-wide attention and acclaim.
We are pleased to announce that the Omak Chamber of Commerce will once again be heading up the Grand Parade. Omak Stampede will continue to mail and receive applications. The Grand Parade will continue with its' annual Sunday morning schedule. You are also welcome to join us for the 2017 Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race. We have four performances of PRCA Rodeo followed by the running of the Suicide Race.
Saturday, August 12, at 12:00 p.m., there will be a Queen's Luncheon. All royalty, Queen's and Princesses, (floats, cars, and horseback) are invited to attend. Please fill out both pages of this form if you are royalty.
So whether you are in a float, with a band, riding, or marching or would just like to dress up and participate, please complete the enclosed application forms and return them to the Omak Stampede Office, 421 Stampede Dr E, Omak, WA 98841, NO LATER THAN JULY 26, 2017. Upon receipt of your application you will receive all necessary information (ie: parade rules and map).
This year's celebration promises to be a super spectacular show - One you shouldn't miss!!! We look forward to seeing you in August!
Omak Chamber of Commerce

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Davis Shows Carnival

60 Years of Quality Family Entertainment

Owned and operated by Pat and Geraldine Davis, Davis Shows NW, Inc., is a family oriented traveling carnival.  Pat’s parents, Mannie & Melba Davis opened Davis Amusement Company back in 1950 and passed on the family tradition of providing quality rides and games in a carnival atmosphere to their children. 

At Davis Shows NW, we take great pride in providing safe family oriented rides, games, and quality food concessions throughout the season.  As a traveling amusement company, we are able to offer our family friendly carnival experience at fair grounds, shopping centers, and other prime locations in the Pacific Northwest.   

Every year from March through September we bring our show to multiple destinations all over Washington and Oregon. We also service some locations in Nevada and Idaho. 

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