Issuing commemorative belt buckles started in 1987 by that year’s Reno Rodeo President Bob Beach. Since its inception, there has an ongoing numbered series of 500. The current sitting president come up with a theme or design and then decides the shape, size, colors and other details that will represent for their year of service.
Each year the buckles are pre-sold to those who have previously become collectors. All the buckles are committed to these collectors until the first Saturday’s performance of the rodeo when the assigned buckles that haven’t been purchased for that year become open to the public for sale. This first goes to a current waiting list, to confirm if they still want a buckle. Any leftover at that point it is on a first come first serve. A credit card over the phone will also hold it.
Upon occasion, buckle collectors decide to sell those. If you are interested in selling one or all of your Reno Rodeo Limited Edition Belt Buckle, please contact Karen Riley, Buckle Chairman. E-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2020 – Buckle will be available to collector’s in December 2019.