Darby Rodeo Association Chip N Buck Event - June 2 - 3

10:00am - Team Roping

  4:00pm - Ranch Rodeo

more details to come

In September two of Rodeo's most recognizable events will be rolling into Darby to showcase their timeless appeal.  A futurity Saddle Bronc Bronc Bustin and Barrel Racing so fast it will get the Barrels Burnin.

 The Darby Rodeo Association in cooperation with The World Class Bucking Horse Association are proud to present the 2017 Bronc Bustin in Darby Montana.  The World Class Bucking Horse Association is committed to assisting the people dedicated to the Professional Bucking Horse Futurities and set the utmost standards to propel these events to the highest level, increasing the value of quality bucking horses and improving the bucking horse industry.  Furthermore, we are determined to give the public the opportunity to watch the most elite 4 and 5 year old saddle broncs in North America do what they do best....BUCK!!  Action is slated to started at 6pm.  

Then here come the barrel racers!!  The greatest competitors from around the country are coming to this event and every competitor trying to shave that 100th of a second off their best time.  This event is not judged by anyone's point of view, but the clock!!

Bronc Bustin and Barrel Burnin - September 16

The Elite Bull Connection pits some of the best bovine athletes against the best bull riders in the Northwest and Canada.  The 2017 competition will include 30 of the Elite Professional Bullrider's most determined competitors!

Along with the event itself is the Pink Bull Explosion.  It is a bull that is actually pink and represents a ride of special note for the Tough Enough to Wear Pink organization.  The Darby Rodeo Association along with the stock contractors and bull riders donate generously.  They make this happen with the Pink Bull Explosion.  In 2014 $10,400 was the money awarded to the Tough Enough to Wear Pink organization through this very special "Pink" ride.  

Tickets will be available soon for the 2017 event. For the Elite Bull Connection gates open at 4PM and the nighttime action starts at 6PM.  Tickets are for sale at the following:  Murdochs Ranch Supply in Hamilton Montana, Darby Wine and Spirits (reserve tickets), Marleys Bar and Casino or countryroots.org.  Costs will be listed at a later time.

You can now pre-purchase tickets online - visit our Ticketspage for complete details. 

​Elite Bull Connection - July 8

The National Senior Pro Rodeo Tour comes to Montana in late June every year.  The rodeo swing includes Augusta, Hamilton, and Darby.  Contestants from the United States and Canada travel to Montana to compete in all standard rodeo events.  Their goal is to earn points for qualification to the Senior Pro Rodeo Finals held in Las Vegas each October.

Slack starts at 10am on the 20th - 22nd - free admission

Performances start at 6pm on the 20th & 21st -- admission is $10

NSPRA (Senior Pro Rodeo) June 20 - 22

2017 Darby Rodeo Association Events

Darby Rodeo Association is pleased to announce this very special new addition to our program!  Visit  Darby Rodeo Assoc. Royalty page on facebook for updates.

Click Here for Pageant Registration  click here for Lil Miss Horsemanship Pattern.  

click here for Queen & Princess Horsemanship Pattern

​Team Roping and Ranch Rodeo - August 5

At the Darby Rodeo Grounds Quonset Hut

  • 6:00 pm - Dinner
  • 7:00 pm - Concert by Cowboy Singer Dave Stamey
  • Custom 50% Beaver Hat by Double H Custom Hat will be raffled via dinner tickets -
  • need not be present to win
  • Only 200 tickets available

Arena Fundraiser - Concert & Dinner - August 17

Darby Rodeo Royalty Pageant June 2 - 3

​Golf & rough stock - what could be more fun?!  This new event to the Darby Rodeo Association's summer schedule is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Red Eye Rodeo Company will be bucking 90 head of their best stock pitted against some of the toughest cowboys in the northwest!

Gates open at 4pm

Golf at 5pm

Bucking at 7pm

Food & Drinks available onsite


Bronc Riders enter Mon May 22 - call 406-560-0933

Bullriders enter Tues May 23 - call 888-776-5609