68th Annual Miles City Bucking Horse Sale


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There are rodeos and then there are rodeos. The World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale is in a category by itself. In fact, many rodeos have their roots in Miles City, as the Bucking Horse Sale annually debuts some of the finest bucking stock seen on the continent. Held the third full weekend in May each year, the BHS offers a special brand of rodeo action born in S.E. Montana.

The Bucking Horse Sale celebrated its 50th anniversary in May 2000. Some of the best bucking stock in the nation have been showcased in Miles City since 1914, when the Miles City Roundup began. Today, top rodeo contractors come to buy the stock they will use to entertain millions of Americans in years to come. The classic confrontations between cowboy and bronc start Friday evening and by the time Sunday afternoon draws to a close, several hundred ornery critters have given their first indications of whether or not they will join the bronc hall of fame with the likes of SkyRocket, High Roll, Big John, Dark Journey and Jake.

Still, there is much more to this annual extravaganza which celebrates the spring and escorts in the summer. Besides excellent bronc and bareback riding, the Bucking Horse Sale also offers a Thursday night concert, Friday night bull riding, pari-mutuel horse racing on Saturday and Sunday, the BHS Trade Exposition, a street dance on Friday and Saturday nights with 3 different bands playing all at once, a Saturday morning parade, lots of area entertainment and a Match Bronc Ride on Sunday that features some of the top saddle bronc riders in the world!

Miles Citians pride themselves on being “The Friendliest Town in the West.” Attend this year's BHS and find out why.

For more information click here.


2018 Tentative Schedule / Subject to Change

Sunday, May 13th
1:00 PM Mothers Day Horse Races
Wednesday, May 16th
7:00 PM Match Bronc Ride Calcutta – Bison Bar
Thursday, May 17th
6:30 PM Concert: Ned LeDoux and Corb Lund
Friday May 18th
3:00 PM Trade Show Opens at Fairgrounds
5:30 PM Rodeo Grand Entry
5:45 PM Wild Horse Race
6:00 PM Bucking Bull Sale
6:30 PM Mutton Bustin' –Click here for entry information
7:00 PM Wild Horse Race
7:30 PM Ranch Bronc Ride
8:30 PM Street Dance (Downtown – Main St.)
Saturday, May 19th
6:00 AM Range Riders Museum Breakfast
9:00 AM BHS Parade – Main St.
10:30 AM Quick Draw Art Show – Riverfront Park
11:00 AM Trade Show Opens – Fairgrounds
12:45 PM Grand Entry
1:00 PM Wild Horse Race
1:15 PM Miles City Bucking Horse Sale feat. the World Class Bucking Futurity
1:30 PM Horse Races – First Race
2:00 PM Open Bucking Horses & Sale
3:30 PM Open Bucking Horses & Sale
4:45 PM Preakness Post Time (Pari-mutuel betting Race 4)
6:30 PM Wild Horse Race
9:00 PM Street Dance (Downtown – Main St.)
Sunday, May 20th
9:30 AM Custer County Art Center Sunday Brunch/Artist Reception
10:00 AM Cowboy Church – Fairgrounds
11:00 AM Trade Show Opens – Farigrounds
12:00 PM Horse Races – First Race
12:30 PM Grand Entry
1:00 PM Ranch Bronc Ride
1:10 PM Match Bronc Ride Grand Entry
1:30 PM Match Bronc Ride Calcutta
3:00 PM Match Bronc Ride
6:00 PM Wild Horse Race

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