The Big 4 Rodeos Association was established in 1948 and is one of the oldest such organizations. It is comprised of four rodeos (in order of occurrence), the Horse Heaven Round Up Rodeo. Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days. the Lewiston Roundup and the Pendleton Round-Up. For the contestant accumulating the most points while competing in all four rodeos, the Big 4 presents a cash award and Stoney Saddlery saddle with the Big 4 Rodeos design work.
Saddle Bronc Riding
Tie Down Roping
WPRA Barrel Racing
Steer Roping (during slack only)
Instant re-play video scoreboard
In 1913, the management of the Fair decided to inaugurate a new order of business, and as a result the “Frontier Days Rodeo” came into existence, with its spectacular display of bull dogging, relay races, bronc riding, stagecoach races, cowboys, and cowgirls.
In 1938 there was a dramatic change to the rodeo, when the first completely lighted night rodeo was held and coined the “Greatest Night Rodeo on Earth.”
This award began in 2008 to honor the Cowboys and Cowgirls of our valley who have participated as a contestant in the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days arena, exemplified the "cowboy way of life" and had the courage and stamina to blaze a trail for future generations.
Joe Talbot, Sr.
C.R. "Bud" Schubert
Pam Talbot Thompson