Sierra Stampede Rodeo
2017 Date TBD

The Dates

2017 dates TBD


Central Park Horse Arena
848 Elkhorn Blvd
Rio Linda, CA 95673

Upcoming Events

Apr 28-30, 2017
Rodeo in the Rock
Little Rock, AR

May 12-14, 2017
Hot Rodeo 2017
Palm Springs, CA

Contestant Information

The Sierra Stampede is an IGRA Sanctioned Rodeo and is subject to all IGRA Rodeo Rules as referenced on the IGRA website.

IGRA Rodeo Rules


Friday, September 16th, from 5PM to 8PM at the rodeo grounds, Central Park Horse Arena, 848 Elkhorn Blvd., Rio Linda, CA
NEW CONTESTANTS can register here

  • Registration form must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee deposit of $50.00 to avoid late fees.
  • Contestants with an assigned IGRA number must mail a completed IGRA Event Entry form with a postmark date on or before August 26, 2016.
  • Complete an online registration form with a date/time stamp no later than September 2, 2016.
  • A $50.00 USD late charge will be assessed for late registration or for entering or adding rough stock or roping events at registration (per IGRA rules). The $50.00 USD late charge will remain with the host association (SCCGRA).


No variances for this years rodeo.

Added Purse

The Sierra Stampede 2016 is excited to announce we have $2,550 in added purse for this year's rodeo:

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Total
Bulls-Mens $125 $75 $50 $250
Bulls-Women $125 $75 $50 $250
Team Roping $125 $75 $50 $250
Team Roping $125 $75 $50 $250
Barrels-Men $125 $75 $50 $250
Barrels-Women $125 $75 $50 $250
Wild Drag $125 $75 $50 $250
Wild Drag $125 $75 $50 $250
Wild Drag $125 $75 $50 $250
Contestant-Draw* $100 $100
Contestant-Draw* $100 $100
Contestant-Draw* $100 $100
$1,425 $675 $450 $2,550

Cash prizes are awarded for best weekend combined times.
Contestant-Draw * All Contestants will be entered ONCE into a drawing with three winners drawn at the Awards Ceremony.

Shared Horses/Equipment

You must state at contestant registration whether or not you are providing your own rigging/horse. If you are not, the rider and owner must sign a shared rigging/horse form showing the owner of the rigging/horse to be shared so that secretarial can make any necessary changes in the running order.

Day Money

"Day Money" Pay-out is according to the graph in your I.G.R.A. rodeo rule-book for 2016

Contestant Rules

The 2016 Sierra Stampede is an IGRA sanctioned event and is subject to 2016 IGRA rodeo rules.

  • All rodeo events are open to both men and women and the following rules apply:
  • Contestants must be a member of an IGRA Association and of legal age (18).
  • Entry fee is $25.00 USD per person/per day/per event.
  • Contestants must enter a minimum of either one (1) event each day or two (2) events if only competing on one day.

New Contestants

(not having an IGRA 4-digit contestant number)
Rules a new Contestant must know:

  • Contestants must be a member of an IGRA Association and of legal age (18).
  • New Contestants not having an IGRA contestant number do not need to pre-register, they may register and become a member of an IGRA Association Friday night at registration.
  • A SCCGRA membership will be available at registration.
  • New Contestants can register at Friday night's registration (5PM - 8PM) at the rodeo grounds (see above)
  • New contestants will receive an IGRA Rodeo Rulebook at registration. You can also download it from and click on Rodeo Rulebook.
  • Contestants must be familiar with the rules pertaining to their events.
  • A minimum registration fee of $50.00 USD is required to compete in the rodeo. Each event is $25.00 USD per event per day. All entry fees paid during registration must be paid in cash, certified Check (no personal checks), or money order.
  • New contestants are exempt from all late registration fees.
  • New Contestants MUST attend the "New Contestant Meeting" on Saturday morning at 09:30 am at the behind the chutes.
  • Failure to attend this meeting will result in disqualification. Please arrive on time...roll call will be conducted at this meeting.

All Contestants

  • All contestants are required to wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, western hat and western type boots that minimally cover the ankle and have a heel. Hats must be worn on the contestant's head when entering the arena. No rolled or pushed up sleeves will be allowed except on the riding arm and only during rough stock events. This dress code does not apply to any camp events; however closed toed shoes must be worn.
  • Each contestant will be issued a contestant number that must be worn on the contestant's back at all times during their specific events.
  • Only a contestant may scratch himself/herself from any or all events.
  • No alcohol may be consumed while competing or while wearing contestant number.
  • Contestants may not compete if under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Horse Stabling

  • The Sierra Stampede Rodeo will provide at no charge (one) horse stall per contestant pre-registered in any horse event.
  • Registration can be made online with the IGRA Registration form.
  • Contestants may reserve additional stalls at a rate of $25 USD. The fee will not be refunded. For late registrants, stalls are not guaranteed, but may be available at a rate of $50 USD.
  • All stalls will be available on a first come first served basis, with a limited number available.

Veterinarian / Farrier

  • The Sierra Stampede Rodeo will NOT have a farrier on-site.
  • A list of on-call Farriers will be provided in the contestant bags.

Non-Smoking Rule

The 2016 Sierra Stampede is a non-smoking rodeo during the rodeo events in the arena and secured working areas. This includes in the Arena and the area behind the bucking chutes, including the Contestant refreshment area.

Buddy Passes

Buddy passes are only available for purchase at registration, Friday evening between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Passes can be purchased by any contestant registered. The cost is $50.00.

Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony location - Faces Nightclub, Sacramento, CA

Staying Over at the Rodeo Grounds

This IGRA Rodeo year is ending with a bang with GSGRA's Rodeo on the River, September 9-11, and SCCGRA's Sierra Stampede the following weekend, September 16-18. Read below for stay-over options for contestants.

I am excited to announce that SCCGRA has secured our Rodeo Grounds in Sacramento for rodeo "stay-over" contestants, their spouses, and/or assistants for FREE.

If you are interested in staying-over at the Sacramento Rodeo Grounds, carefully read details below:

  • Send E-Mail to, indicating arrival date, number of people, and number of horses that will be staying over.
  • Applies to any guests staying-overnight, Monday, 9/12, through Thursday, 9/15.
  • You must check-in with the Barn Manager when arriving.
  • A liability release waiver must be signed by all guests staying over when arriving.
  • There are no services except for water, porta-pots, and stalls. Otherwise, you must be fully self-sufficient.
  • The rodeo grounds is a public park and is open during daylight hours to the public without any security on site. Secure any valuable equipment and be aware of any strangers in the stay-over area.
  • Must get along with other park users from the public, including bicycle BMX track users close by.
  • There is a Tack and Feed Store close by for shavings/hay. See the Barn Manger for details.
  • The park gate is closed at night, we are looking to get a key for in/out after dark, but entry/exit must be coordinated with the Barn Manager after hours.
  • Must abide by appropriate code of conduct at all times.
    • No excessively loud music, screaming, yelling.
    • No excessive drinking.
    • No illegal drug use.
    • No generators 10pm - 8am.
    • No open fires.
  • Must abide by directions given by the Rodeo Director and/or Barn Manager.
  • Failure to abide by rules or directions given may subject contestants to ejection from the park and disqualification from the Sierra Stampede Rodeo.
  • Sorry for all the legalese... Just behave and we'll all have a good time.

In addition to the option to stay-over in Sacramento, there are a number of camping facilities, including those that allow horses close by. See links below for horse camping and we hope to see you for a great rodeo vacation week.

Places to Stay – Horse Contestants:

Central Horse Park Arena & Rodeo Grounds – SCCGRA has secured the rodeo grounds for dry camping from Monday, September 12th – Monday, September 19th. Check in starts at noon on Monday, September 12th. For additional information contact Jeff Barr at, or our Barn Manager, Merlin Jackson for more information at

Ranchotel - Located between Duncan Mills, CA (Bay Area Rodeo location) and Sacramento is a great motel for you and your horse with great riding trails in beautiful scenic area called Lagoon Valley. Ranchotel Horse Center is located between Vacaville and Fairfield just off of Interstate 80 and is nestled in the beautiful rural area of Lagoon Valley. With 3 barns, 3 riding arenas, 49 stalls, a tack shop and much more. For more information and availability check out their website at:

Horse Camping – Just north of Sacramento one hour is Loafer Creek Horse Campground in the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. Each camping spot has two corrals/stalls, and the campground has a round pen a washing station. The campground links to an extensive trail riding system around beautiful Lake Oroville. More information and reservations can be made at: Horse Camping Reservations

Skillman Horse Campground – Located in the Tahoe National Forest just a little over an hour northeast of Sacramento is great equestrian camping with horse corrals, water troughs and hitching racks in the campground. Each single site can accommodate up to six people, four horses and two vehicles. Great trails go out in three directions from the campground. Skillman Campground caters to campers with horses, but is available to groups and individuals without horses as well. It is located in the Tahoe National Forest near Nevada City and three historic mining towns. The campground is situated in a forest of cedar and Douglas fir trees, at an elevation of 3,700 feet. The Pioneer Trail stretches 25 miles through the Tahoe National Forest and can be accessed from the campground. The popular path was designated a National Recreation Trail in 2003. Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing are favorite activities on this popular trail. For more information & reservations: Skillman Horse Campground Reservations

Fun Things to Do:

We will be posting additional information regarding attractions and things to do in a separate post. For now, you can think about going to the following mid-week concert 35 miles from the rodeo grounds in Sacramento.

Luke Bryan: Kill The Lights Tour 2016
Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch
Sep 15, 2016 Thu 7:00 PM PDT
Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, California

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