Rodeo Board & About Us

Meet your 2024 Rodeo board & Learn more about Newport Rodeo!

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Meet Your 2023 Board

Ray Hanson


Dick Jackson

Vice President

Angie Saunders


Rob Regalia

Vendor Coordinator

Annmarie Stuart

Ticket Sales/Board

Ricki Worley

Board Member

Cheyne Anderson

Board Member

Mike Pilkington

Board Member

Ron Warner

Board Member
The Newport Rodeo finds its home in the Pend Oreille River Valley in scenic Pend Oreille County, Washington. It originated on the Cusick flats in 1935 with a group of local ranchers and farmers that called themselves the Hoot Owl Gang. In 1949 they formed the Pend Oreille County Rodeo Association and joined the Rodeo Cowboys Association.

The rodeo continued to be held in Cusick at The Pend Oreille County Fairgrounds until 1956 when it moved to the city of Newport and started being held at the McNeil Memorial Field. After 44 years as the Pend Oreille County Rodeo Association and a member of the now PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) there came another change.

In 1993 the association changed its name to the Newport Rodeo Association, moved the rodeo date from August to June and became affiliated with the Pro West (Professional Western Rodeo Association) for 27 years. During our time as a Pro West Rodeo, we accomplished many feats such as we hosted the Association Finals Rodeo to sellout crowds in 1996 & 1997.

We also were selected by the Contestants and The Board of Directors “Best Rodeo of the Year” many times, as a matter of fact 8 times between 2009 and 2018. In 2019 the association reached another bench mark with its 70th Anniversary Rodeo Performances and was once again named the Pro West Rodeo Associations “Contestants Choice” Rodeo of the Year.

It then became clear to our association that it was again time to make a change, we had set our sights on once again becoming a “PRCA” rodeo. In 2020 we were all set to have our first PRCA rodeo in 27 years when the Covid pandemic hit us and for the first time in the associations history we were forced to cancel our rodeo. Now onto 2021, we kicked open the bucking chutes to sold out crowds. In “2022” we also hosted sellout crowds and were honored with the award for “Second Best Small Rodeo of the Year” in the PRCA’s Columbia River Circuit of which contains 58 rodeos within the circuit in only our second year back! On to more changes in 2023, we installed new arena lights and added the use of a giant video board during our rodeo and were live streamed on the Cowboy Channel Plus App for the first time along with several other facility upgrades. 

As we approach our 75th anniversary in 2024 we hope you will consider joining us on our fantastic ride as we once again “Kick Open the Chutes” on the 4th weekend! June 20, 21 & 22, 2024! “NOW THREE DAYS”

Learn more about the parking, camping, and lodging options available near the rodeo area in Newport, WA.

Interested in volunteering with the Rodeo Association? Get out of the Grand Stands & into the dirt.

The Newport Rodeo is 75 years of riding, roping & memory-making. Families, friends, neighbors & out-of-towners gather to celebrate & cheer together for two nights. For generations it has been Newport’s biggest community event of summer. Be a part of the legacy.

Have additional questions? Want to get involved? Reach out and we can see how we can help!

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