Bobby Mote

Bobby Mote, Smarty Pro Team Professional

About Bobby Mote |  Pro Team Professional

HOMETOWN: Redmond, Oregon
WEIGHT: 175 lbs.
DOB- 6/3/76

Bobby Mote, Four-time World Champion Bareback Rider, has competed professionally since 1996. Mote is the all-time high money winner in bareback riding history.  Originally from Redmond, Oregon Bobby now calls Llano, Texas home with his wife Kate and three kids. Mote is also an accomplished team roper and trains performance horses for Reliance Ranches.  He is known for his intense work ethic and champions mindset. 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.”  His hobbies include horse training, horse shoeing, roping, fishing and spending time with his family going to sporting events and junior 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. For more on Bobby Mote follow him on social media where he interacts with fans, posts about his family, rodeo and what motivates him. 


FACEBOOK: @Bobby Mote
TWITTER: @BobbyMote

Career Stats:

  • 15 consecutive NFR qualifications
  • 4 world titles
  • 2 reserve world titles
  • 2 national titles
  • Career high score 93 points
  • 25 NFR go round wins

Recent Titles Include:

  • All-time high money winner in bareback riding history 

Q & A:

Q: What is the one piece of advice that you would give rodeo athletes that aspire to be a World Champion?

A: Set goals! Don't be afraid to send an ultimate goal and then stair step goals to where you are today. I believe it is of the upmost importance to write your goals down. I am a living testament to the power of setting goals and writing them down.

Q: What was your most memorable bareback ride?

A: 2002 and the 10th round. I had to win the 10th round to win my first world championship. I had the bareback horse of the year, Alley Ways, of Kessler Pro Rodeo and I was 88 1/2 points and won my first world title.

Q: How has your professional bareback riding career benefited you as a performance horse trainer and team roper? 

A: The whole time I was traveling while riding bareback horses I would go and stay with the best team ropers or horse trainers in the industry on my days off. So for the past 15 years I have had the opportunity to learn from the best in the business and take the things that work for me from each one. 

I also think that the competitive experience that I have built up over the years also benefits me when I compete in various team roping events.

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. 

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