Bobby Mote

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Bobby Mote | Bareback Rider

  • Hometown: Redmond, Oregon
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 1996
  • World Titles: 4
  • DOB: 6/3/76
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Bobby Mote, Four-time World Champion Bareback Rider, has competed professionally since 1996. Originally from Culver, Oregon Bobby now calls Stephenville, Texas home with his wife Kate and three kids.

When asked what he loves the most about the sport of rodeo he said, “A high level of competition excites me about the sport of rodeo. Extremely competitive situations where the best are competing against the best for the big prize money.” As a member of the ERA board of directors he has helped build the framework to bring exactly that scenario to each and every ERA event.

His hobbies include horse training, roping and fishing. Bobby is also an accomplished team roper and competes at many professional rodeos.

Mote tries annually to hold or participate in at least two bareback riding schools. Teaching future bareback riders the sport he loves, so they can be the future generation of the sport.

Bobby Mote Q&A

Q: What do you want the fans to know most about ERA?
A: The ERA will be an exciting, innovative way to watch the sport of rodeo.

Q:What do you hope is different about the ERA based on a fan’s perspective?
A: I think there will be more interaction and opportunities for the fans to meet with the athletes. The fans will be able to follow their favorite athlete throughout the year.

Q: What excites you most about the sport?
A: The level of competition excites me in the sport of rodeo. Extremely competitive situations such as the shootout formats where the best are competing against the best for the big prize money are my favorite rodeos.

Q: What does your family mean to your success?
A: Everything! They are my biggest fans and supporters. When I get down, I just think of them and they are what keep me going and help me keep things in perspective. If everyone in my family is doing well and is healthy then I really have nothing to complain about.