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The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame was founded in 1969. Ten men and five horses were the first honorees. Each year the Hall of Fame Board of Directors and its Members select other men, women and sometimes livestock as honorees. An honoree must have a long association with Round-Up and Happy Canyon. A special section of the Hall of Fame is devoted to our honorees. Each year, a special display case is set up for the current inductees. These cases include pictures, clothing and other memorabilia that showcase the contributions of the honoree.

Exhibits in the Hall of Fame cover a wide range of subjects and span more than 100 years of Round-Up history. Saddles, clothing, Indian costumes, photographs, firearms, trophies, wagons…hundreds of items are displayed for your enjoyment.

You can become a member of the Hall of Fame, and help to ensure the history and artifacts of the Round-Up and Happy Canyon we enjoy today will still be here tomorrow.

For more information call 541-278-0815. The Hall of Fame building is located at 1114 SW Court Ave, across from the Round-Up grounds.


  • The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation/Jordan Schnitzer
  • CHI St. Anthony Hospital


  • Elkhorn Media Group


  • Dr. Robert Pratt, DMD
  • Swire Coca-Cola
  • Rogers Toyota of Hermiston
  • Grocery Outlet - Pendleton
  • Oregon Grain Growers Brand Distillery
  • Eastern Oregon Cancer Center


  • Altrusa International of Pendleton
  • East Oregonian
  • Wheatland Insurance
  • Columbia State Bank
  • Montana Silversmiths
  • Pendleton Hat Company


  • Prodigal Son Pub & Brewery

2020-21 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame introduce new inductees for 2020-21! The Hall of Fame Banquet honoring our newest inductees will be Sunday preceding Round-Up week, at the Pendleton Convention Center.

Tickets are on sale at the store or call 541.276.2553 or 1.800.457.6336 (1.800.45RODEO).

$40.00 in advance includes dinner and hosted bar ($45.00 at the door if available).

The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame announced their 2020-21 inductees at their annual membership meeting.

This year’s inductees include;
  • Native American Category, Mary Hines
  • Native American Category, Mary Hines
  • Volunteer Category, Jack Shaw
  • Contestant Category, Butch Knowles
  • Animal Category, Badger

Mary Hines

Hines attended every Round-Up from birth in 1911 until her death in 1989. She was a volunteer for both Round-Up and Happy Canyon. She pulled a travois in the Westward Ho! Parade for many years. Hines was a chaperone for the Happy Canyon Royalty in the 1970s, and frequently loaned her regalia to Happy Canyon Princesses and members of the all-Indian Round-Up Court of the 1950s. She assisted with the Junior American Indian Beauty Pageant and will long be remembered for her traditional Friday Round-Up dinner in the Indian Village.

Jack Shaw

Shaw has over 70 years of volunteer service with the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon, including eight years on the Round-Up Board as Competitive Events Director. During this time, he was instrumental in bringing barrel racing back to the Round-Up after a long absence and designing the famous “green mile” barrel pattern. Shaw continues as a member of the barrier crew. He has served on numerous committees for the Columbia River Circuit and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Shaw was also a member of the Happy Canyon cast for many years.

Butch Knowles

Knowles was the 1986 Saddle Bronc Champion at the Round-Up and shared the title again in 1991. He is a four-time National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Saddle Bronc qualifier (1981, 1983, 1986-87), winning the average title at the NFR in 1987. After winning the National High School All-Around title in 1973, Knowles competed at Walla Walla Community College, winning Northwest Regional titles in Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding, and All-Around. After his retirement from full-time rodeo, he became a commentator, most notably for the NFR telecasts from 1989-2019. Knowles has also been part of the live broadcast team of the Round-Up for the past 34 years.


Badger, a Quarter Horse gelding owned by Cydney Curtis and the late Heather Corey, has an extensive background in carrying Round-Up Queens, Princesses, Presidents, Directors, and Hall of Fame inductees. He has been their mount for run-ins, parades, honorary laps, reunion parades, and Queen and Court tryouts. Badger has made 31 Round-Up Grand Entry appearances — likely the most of any horse to date. Badger was ridden by a 2019 Princess at the Rose Festival, Lilac Festival and other parades, and used in the 2020 Queen and Court tryouts. Badger has proven to be a reliable athlete, steadfast in his job, all while having a great personality.
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