Double MuggingBull RidingMutton Busting
  • Double Mugging

    Double Mugging is an event where one cowboy ropes a steer and another cowboy on the ground attempts to bull dog the animal to the ground. The cowboy on the horse dismounts and helps the other cowboy. The object is to get the steer to the ground and tied as fast as possible. Many rodeo fans come just to watch the Double Mugging.

  • Bull Riding

    Bull riding is a well known wild and exciting event. This rodeo sports involves a rider getting on a large bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal attempts to buck off the rider.

  • Mutton Busting

    In this event, a sheep is held still, either in a small chute or by an adult handler while a child is placed on top in a riding position. Once the child is seated atop the sheep, the sheep is released and usually starts to run in an attempt to get the child off.

Welcome to the Panaewa Stampede Rodeo Website

It’s a Horse, it’s a Clown.  No it’s a Rodeo!  The 25th Annual Panaewa Stampede Rodeo will be held on Saturday,Sunday, and Monday February 18,19, & 20, 2017 at the Panaewa Equestrian Center, just outside of Hilo, by the Zoo.  The rodeo is sponsored by Hawaii Horse Owners, Inc. and is always held over President’s Day Weekend so you can plan in advance for next year and the years to come!

This large and diverse rodeo includes Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Bronc Riding and Bull Riding.  In addition there are special events done only in Hawaii.  Cowboys and Cowgirls will compete in Double Mugging and Pu’u Wai U just like our forefathers did in the early ‘Paniolo’ days of old Hawaii.

Our Youth as Keiki will compete with their other family members on sheep in Mutton Bust ‘in, Roping, Barrel Racing and Jr. Bull Riding.  Young cowgirls will compete to be the Rodeo Queen.

More than a Rodeo, the Panaewa Stampede Rodeo is a Show with award winning Rodeo Clown, JJ Harrison and professional announcer, Buster Barton from the Pacific Northwest.  Entertaining skits and laughter keep the keiki (children) amused throughout the three-day event. This Rodeo has become well known for its spectator and bull events. This year our novelty events may include Knockerball, Soccer Bulls, Chute Dogging, Wild Cow Racing, and Ranch Mugging (no horses).

The Rodeo starts at 12 Noon on Saturday, February 18th, 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 19th, and at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 20th.  Pre-Sale Tikets are available at Coldwell Banker Day-Lum Properties (located at 2 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, HI 96720) for $6.00 and at the gate on the day of rodeo for $8.00.  For more information, contact Hawaii Horse Owners Rodeo Secretary, Nancy Cabral at (808) 937-1004.