New Inductees

Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Inductees

Note: Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Round-Up & Happy Canyon events, inductees selected in 2020 will instead be inducted in 2021.

Round-Up contestant category: Butch Knowles

Butch Knowles was the 1986 Saddle Bronc Champion at the Round-Up and shared the title again in 1991. He is a four time NFR Saddle Bronc Qualifier (1981, 83, 86-87) 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 rodeoing, 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.

Volunteer category: Jack Shaw

Jack Shaw has over seventy 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.

Native American category: Mary Hines

Mary 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.

Animal category: Badger

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 try-outs. Badger has proven to be a reliable athlete, steadfast in his job, all while having a great personality. 


About the Hall of Fame:

Due to COVID-19, the Hall of Fame & Museum is currently CLOSED to the public. We look forward to welcoming you back when it’s safe to do so.

Admission: FREE!

The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame was founded in 1969. Exhibits range from a full-sized Teepee to delicate beadwork, the exhibits in the Hall of Fame cover a wide range of subjects and span the over 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 across from the Round-up grounds.

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