Steven Peebles | Bareback Rider
- Hometown: Redmond, Oregon
- Height: 5’11
- Weight: 178 lbs.
- Rookie Year: 2008
- World Titles: 1
- DOB: 5/2/89
Steven Peebles, Professional Bareback Rider, has competed professionally since 2008. We asked Peebles what excites him most about the sport of rodeo he said, “The love that we all have for the sport and how we all help one another. Each of us athletes work so hard and struggle at times, but we never give up. We keep going to the next one.” The passion for rodeo that these athletes have is truly inspiring.
Peebles was born and raised in Redmond, Oregon. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and golfing. He said, “I love how much of a mental game golf is and the amount of patience you have to have, which benefits me because I don’t have much patience.”
Growing up, Peebles admired 4-time World Champion Bareback Rider, Bobby Mote. He looked up to Mote as a mentor and role model. Peebles said, “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for how much he showed me and he provided me with good equipment. Growing up, I tried very hard to ride the same way he did.”
Steven Peebles Q&A
Q: How did you get your start?
A:My uncle, Bob Sailors, was a bareback rider and team roper for so many years. He had his PRCA gold card. I have always been around rodeo because of him. I wanted to start riding Bareback and he knew Bobby Mote who happened to live 15 minutes away. I started going to Bobby Mote’s with my uncle and he taught me everything I need and from there my success started to escalate quickly.
Q: What excites you most about the sport?
A:The love that we all have for the sport and how we all help one another so much. Each of us work so hard for it and struggle at times, but we never give up. We keep going to the next one.
Q: Who was your mentor or role model at the start of your career?
A:Bobby Mote. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for how much he showed me and he provided me with good equipment. Growing up, I tried very hard to ride the same way he did.
Q: What does practice look like to you?
A:It’s all in my head. I don’t do much physical practice like ropers do. Our bodies are so limited to so many rides, so I just work on everything mentally.