The Aileron Rodeo was reformed in 2005 from which Brett was involved with as a competitor. He rode in 3 rough stock events which were the Bull Ride, Bullock Ride and Bareback Ride. He continued competing in these events every year until he tragically lost his life in January 2009. He also rode in the Harts Range and Alice Springs Bushmans Rodeos.
The Schmidt Family wanted Brett to be remembered for his participation at the Aileron Rodeo and decided to sponsor The Brett Schmidt Memorial Feature Bull Ride in his honour.
A plaque has been erected by the Aileron Bush Club on a gate in the cowboy's yard at the Aileron Rodeo Grounds to remember him each year.