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Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Live from Round 10. Get Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Round 10 Results and Highlights. The last round of the toughest ten days of rodeo and where we crown the champions of rodeo! Get results from the National Finals Rodeo round by round. The National Finals Rodeo is the World Series of professional rodeo. Page 5.
2014 NFR Real-time World Standings
Real-time world standings, updated nightly after each round of the 2014 NFR. Don't miss a single change in the rankings!
Check Out These Amazing Rodeo World Records
Rodeo keeps its own set of world records and statistics just like other sports. Find out who set the standing world records in rodeo. Learn the fastest times and highest scores in each of the seven major events. Each event has their own times and scores that stand as testaments to the skills and competitiveness of the modern cowboy and cowgirl.
The Average at the National Finals Rodeo
The aggregate or average is just what it sounds like, an average of all the rides or runs made in the 10 days of the National Finals Rodeo. The placing winners get a substantial bonus (1st, 2nd, and so on...) that is added to their year-end totals which determine the world champions in each event.
Who Is Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
How do You Get a Rodeo Bull to Buck and Kick?
How do they make the rodeo bulls buck? Find the answer to this frequently asked question of rodeos bull riding event. All your rodeo questions reliably and honestly answered.
Television Broadcast Listing
Knowing the RFD TV schedule will help you keep up with the latest in rodeo and bull riding, sports that can be difficult to find on the air.
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
What Are the PBR's 10 Hardest Bulls to Ride?
While bull riders may be a tough crowd, the bulls are even tougher. Take a peek at the top 10 bulls on the Professional Bull Rider's circuit, and see exactly why they leave even the bravest cowboys quaking in their boots.
Your Guide to the 2014 National Finals Rodeo
Use this page as your launch point to discover everything you need to know about the National Finals Rodeo, or NFR.
2014 NFR Saddle Broncs
Which of the country's best saddle broncs will face off against the top 15 cowboys at the 2014 National Finals Rodeo?
2014 National Finals Rodeo Contestants Announced
The PRCA has released the names of the qualified contestants who will be competing at the National Finals Rodeo in December of 2014.
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
What are the measurements between barrels in a...
Learn the answer to frequently asked questions about rodeo. Find out the standard pattern distances between barrels in the exciting rodeo event of barrel racing.
December Rodeo Schedule
Lists PRCA rodeos taking place in December. It's time for the National Finals Rodeo from Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out the biggest rodeo event in the world and support the champion cowboys and cowgirls.
2014 NFR Team Ropers: Pairings, Profiles and...
Read each contestant's biography and accomplishments and check out predictions about who will win the titles in team roping at the 2014 NFR.
Tie-Down Roping Basics
Explains the basics, rules, and regulations of the professional rodeo event known as tie-down or calf roping.
Barrel Racing Basics
Explains the basics of the rodeo event of barrel racing. Learn the rules and regulations of this exciting event.
The Road to the 2014 NFR
The NFR marks the crowning achievement on a long rodeo season. Learn how cowboys and cowgirls qualify for the world's premier rodeo.
9 Movies About the Rodeo
Rodeo movies are few and far between, so check out this viewing list of the rodeo movies available. See if your favorite rodeo movie is listed. From the About guide to rodeo.
The NFR Experience
Planning a trip to the National Finals Rodeo? Don't head out without reading this guide.
How do they make bareback horses buck?
How do they make the bareback horses buck? Find the answer to this frequently asked question of rodeos bareback riding event. All your rodeo questions reliably and honestly answered.
Will Lowe
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bareback rider Will Lowe. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
NFR 2014: Round 3
Check out complete roughtstock draws and full results of Round 3 of the 2014 National Finals Rodeo.
2014 NFR Barrel Racers: Profiles and Predictions
Read each contestant's biography and accomplishments and check out predictions about who will win the title in barrel racing at the 2014 NFR.
Who is Luke Branquinho?
A profile of World Champion cowboy Luke Branquinho.
Top 12 Rodeos Every Fan Should See
If you’re looking for a fantastic rodeo experience you have come to the right place. This is a list of top 12 rodeos that every serious rodeo fan should see. Saddle up and take a whirlwind tour through the most exciting and action packed top 12 rodeos on the planet.
A Fascinating History of Rodeo from the 1700s...
Covering the early years of rodeo history. Rodeo occupies a unique position in modern sports. Rodeo is a window into the past while at the same time offers a unique and fuly modern sport unlike any other. Read about the exciting development of rodeo throughout history.
Clay Tryan
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Clay Tryan. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Bull Riding Basics
Bull riding is a wild and exciting event and among the most popular at any rodeo. This is an explanation of the basics of the sport, including rules and regulations.
The NEW Professional Bull Riders World Cup
Discussing the New PBR World Cup which will pit the the best bull riders from around the world in a team style competition. About.com's Rodeo website offers the latest news, information, results and a great community for fans of all things rodeo!
How the National Finals Rodeo Works
With over $6 million available in prize money, world standings at the NFR can change in an instant--learn how the NFR works in this article.
How to be a Rodeo Cowboy or Cowgirl
Ready to join the ranks of rodeo cowboys and cowgirls? This article will tell you how. Filled with helpful and practical information and everything you need to know.
How to Select a Barrel Racing Horse
Picking the right barrel racing horse can mean the difference between standing in the winner's circle and going home empty-handed.
Why ride for only 8 seconds?
Frequently asked questions of rodeo. Why ride for only 8 seconds? Reliable and honest answer from the About Guide to Rodeo.
Average or Aggregate
Get the definition of the rodeo term, average, from About Rodeo.
2014 NFR Bareback Riders: Profiles and...
Read each contestant's biography and accomplishments and check out predictions about who will win the title in bareback riding at the 2014 NFR.
Glossary of Rodeo Terms
Find the definitions to rodeo terms and vocabulary in this comprehensive list, and use this list as a starting point to learn more about the sport.
Who is Charmayne James?
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
Team Roping Basics
Team roping is the only team competition you'll find in professional rodeo. This is an explanation of the rules and regulations governing the event.
2014 NFR Bull Roster
Which of the country's best bulls will face off against the top 15 cowboys at the 2014 National Finals Rodeo?
Ryan Jarrett
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy Ryan Jarrett. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
NFR 2014: Round 8
See news, updates, stock draws and full results from Round 8 of the 2014 National Finals Rodeo (NFR.)
2014 NFR Steer Wrestlers: Profiles and...
Read each contestant's biography and accomplishments and check out predictions about who will win the title in steer wrestling at the 2014 NFR.
2014 NFR TV Broadcast & Social Media
No tickets to the 2014 NFR? Here's how you can keep up at home on television and through social media.
2014 NFR Tie-Down Ropers: Profiles and...
Read each contestant's biography and accomplishments and check out predictions about who will win the title in tie-down roping at the 2014 NFR.
January Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in January. It's time for many of the Circuit Finals Rodeos to take place. The regular season begins again! Find out where the rodeo action will be and enjoy the Great American Show!
Rodeo Circuits (PRCA)
An explanation and list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit system.
Saddle Bronc Basics
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
World Champion Bull Riders
List of the Professional Bull Riders World Champions. About.com's Rodeo website offers the latest news, information, results and a great community for fans of all things rodeo!
Basic Guide to Rodeo Events
This guide to rodeo events provides a working knowledge of what to expect in each event, as well as which associations offer competition.
NFR 2014: Round 9
Find news and updates, stock draws and full results from Round 9 at the 2014 National Finals Rodeo (NFR.)
The NFR Live Experience 2014
The NFR is more than just a rodeo: here are the special events going on during the ten-day rodeo that you shouldn't miss in Las Vegas!
Introduction to Rodeo
A beginners guide to rodeo. A lively introduction to the sport of rodeo. Includes information on rodeos basic rules and regulations. Profiles each of rodeos seven events and scoring procedures. Learn about rodeo and how it has developed into the sport it is today.
Matt Austin
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bull rider Matt Austin. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
NFR 2014: Round 10
See news, updates, stock draws and full results of Round 10 at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR,) the last round of competition.
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
Fred Whitfield
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of tie-down roper Fed Whitfield. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Bareback Riding Basics
Provides information on bareback riding basics in professional rodeo. The rules and regulations of bareback riding are explained with links to rodeo sites, events, personalities, and equipment.
2014 NFR Saddle Bronc Riders: Profiles and...
Read each contestant's biography and accomplishments and check out predictions about who will win the title in saddle bronc riding at the 2014 NFR.
How does the scoring system work in rodeo?
How does the scoring system work in rodeo? Get honest and reliable answers from the About Rodeo Guide.
Steer Wrestling
Explains the basic rules and regulations of the rodeo event, steer wrestling. Also known as bull dogging. Steer Wrestling takes strength and agility, not to mention the courage to jump off of a perfectly good horse.
10 Rodeo Superstitions
Cowboys and Cowgirls are an interesting bunch. Their superstitions are no exception. Read about 10 rodeo superstitions that are meant to help cowboys and cowgirls with that one uncontrollable aspect, luck. From your Guide to Rodeo, Ralph A. Clark.
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
What Is Tie-down Roping?
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all rodeo events.
What is Cowboy Christmas?
Find the answer to this frequently asked question about Cowboy Christmas. Cowboy Christmas is a loose term that describes the time that begins (unofficially) after the Reno Rodeo in Nevada...
A Profile of Rodeo Star Clint Robinson
A Profile of Rodeo Star Clint Robinson
NFR 2014: Round 4
See NFR news, stock draws and full results updated after every event of Round 4 at the National Finals Rodeo.
Breaking in a New Rope
Roping events take a steady hand and a keen eye, and having a properly conditioned rope if essential to success. Break in a new rope prior to competition to eliminate embarrassing, and costly, mistakes.
NFR 2014: Round 1
Round 1 of the 2014 National Finals Rodeo kicked off on Thursday, December 4. Find stock draws and full results updated event by event.
Top 10 PBR Bull Riders
Discover who the top 10 bull riders are in the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) during the 2007 PBR World Standings.
NFR 2014: Round 7
Find complete results from Round 7 including the stock draw from the 2014 National Finals Rodeo (NFR.)
2014 NFR Bull Riders: Profiles and Predictions
Read each contestant's biography and accomplishments and check out predictions about who will win the title in bull riding at the 2014 NFR.
Rodeo Film List
Search a chronological rodeo film list and find the rodeo movie you are looking for. This list is arranged by decade from the 1950's to the present. From your Guide to Rodeo, Ralph A. Clark.
Patrick Smith
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Patrick Smith. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
2014 NFR Bareback Broncs
Which of the country's best bareback broncs will face off against the top 15 cowboys at the 2014 National Finals Rodeo?
NFR 2014: Round 6
Find the stock draw and full results from Round 6 of the 2014 National Finals Rodeo (NFR.)
More Rodeo Questions Answered
Answers to more of your important rodeo questions.
2014 PRCA Year-End Award Winners Named
The 2014 PRCA Year-End Award winners have been announced--see who captured this year's titles.
NFR 2014: Round 5
See stock draws and full results from Round 5 at the 2014 National Finals Rodeo (NFR.)
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to rodeo.
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
Tie-down Roping: Event Details
This classic rodeo event evolved naturally out of ranch chores and requires a cowboy to be fast, accurate and well-mounted. Learn more about tie-down roping.
How to Stay on a Bull
A detailed piece full of hints and tips outlining how to stay on a bull.
March Rodeo Schedule
A listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in March. Find exciting March rodeo action near you! The regular March rodeo season is now under way. Find out where the March rodeo action will be and enjoy the Great American Show!
Rodeo Christmas Gift Guide
Here are some suggestions for holiday gifts for your cowboy or cowgirl. Have a rodeo Christmas with About Rodeo!
Women in Rodeo
A history of women in the rodeo world and the development of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
Where does the word 'rodeo' come from?
Learn the origin of the word rodeo. Where does it come from? What does it mean? Find out from your guide to rodeo, Ralph A. Clark.
A Day in the Life of a Working Cowboy
Cowboys play hard and work hard to achieve their dreams.
Origins of the Cowboy
The cowboy is undeniably American and simultaneously borrowed from the early Spanish riding traditions. Learn about the evolution of this American symbol.
Why do rodeo cowboys use spurs and do they hurt...
Cowboy spurs are a common sight at rodeos, where most cowboys use them. But why do competitors use them, and do they hurt the animals?
mark out rule
Definition of the mark out rule in professional rodeo.
NFR 2014: Average and World Titles
Find full average placings and the final 2014 world rankings at the National Finals Rodeo.
Rodeo History
Covering the modern era of rodeo history. Rodeo occupies a unique position in modern sports. Rodeo is a window into the past while at the same time offers a unique and fully modern sport unlike any other. Read about the exciting development of rodeo throughout history.
NFR 2014: Round 2
Find complete Round 2 draws and results from the 2014 National Finals Rodeo.
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
Introduction to Rodeo Continued
A beginners guide to rodeo continued. A lively introduction to the sport of rodeo. Includes information on rodeos basic rules and regulations. Profiles each of rodeos seven events and scoring procedures. Learn about rodeo and how it has developed into the sport it is today. Page 2.
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around rodeo.
Rodeo in the Modern World
Forming a link to the future with a strong bond to the past, rodeo has evolved into a major modern sporting event. Learn more about the history of this transition.
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
Do I pronounce it 'ro-day-oh' or 'ro-dee-oh'?...
How do I pronounce the word 'rodeo'? Which way is correct? Learn to pronounce it like a pro.
Rodeo 101
Discover what About Rodeo is all about and what it offers for those interested in rodeo and the rodeo experience. Rodeo explained for beginners and discussed in depth for experts. About Rodeo covers professional rodeo and touches on rodeo of all levels.
Team Roping: Event Details
Team roping involves two mounted ropers and a steer, making up one of rodeo's most exciting timed events. Learn more about this popular rodeo event.
Experience the National Finals Rodeo
The National Finals Rodeo is an experience that must be seen to be believed.
I want to rodeo! Where can I go to find a good...
Ready to rodeo? Want to learn how to be a rodeo cowboy? Find where rodeo schools are located and where you can fill your desire to become a rodeo cowboy.
End of an Era
Bull riding phenom Chris Shivers retired at the end of the 2012 season, but he did not go quietly.
Rodeo Events Explained
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
Why Do Bulls Buck?
Discover the truth at the heart of the myth about why rodeo bulls buck--there's both fact and fiction surrounding this controversial event.
The Life of a Rodeo Cowboy
The life of a rodeo cowboy isn't all glitz and glamor.
Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo - Team Roping...
A listing of the team roping results from the 2013 Ram National Circuit Finals rodeo.
Rodeo - Rough Stock Events
An overview of rough stock events at a rodeo.
How to be Rodeo Cowboy or Cowgirl- page 2
Advice on becoming a rodeo cowboy or cowgirl. Recommends getting insurance, and finding an association that meets your needs. From About Guide to Rodeo. Page 2.
Top 10 Rodeo Holiday Gift Guide
Wondering what to get your favorite rodeo cowboy or cowgirl this holiday season? Get some ideas for great gifts from the About Rodeo holiday gift guide.
December Bull Riding Schedule
Listing of PBR bull riding events taking place in December. This schedule contains December information from all four of the PBR event tours. Find out where the bull riding action is and enjoy the show!
Barrel Racing Battle Gets Messier
In another controversial move, the venerable PRCA seems to be ready to give the WPRA the boot and start its own barrel racing subsidiary. Get the Rodeo Guide's opinion on this development.
Bull Riding Equipment
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
Bull Riding: Event Details
Bull riding is arguably the most thrilling event of the rodeo with the widest fan base and the most media attention. Explore the event and details.
Rodeo Rough Stock
Cowboys aren't the only important part of a rodeo.
Bareback Bronc Riding: Event Details
Said to be the hardest rodeo event on cowboys, bareback bronc riding is an exciting roughstock event. Learn more about the event details, including strategy.
Lee Graves
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy Lee Graves. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
How a Rodeo Works
To the uninitiated, the rodeo can be a confusing mishmash of spectacles that don't make a lot of sense to a casual observer. What's going on behind the scenes?
Are women allowed to compete in events other...
Are women allowed to compete in events other than barrel racing? Answers to this and other questions from the about guide to rodeo.
Early Forms of Rodeo
Discover the evolution of the sport of rodeo from its origins as part Wild West show, part cowboy competition, and a reflection of the changing times.
cowboy
Definition of the term cowboy. Rodeo.
Is there a difference in bareback and saddle...
Get the answer to this frequently asked rodeo question in the bareback riding event.
Prepping for Rodeo Season
Rodeo contestants have to stay in shape just like other professional athletes.
Rodeo Songs to Live By
Rodeo is full of thrills, chills and spills, making it the perfect subject for heart-felt music.
June Rodeo Schedule
Rodeo schedule of PRCA rodeos taking place in June. Find exciting June rodeo action near you! The June rodeo season is an exciting run up to cowboy christmas. Find out where the June rodeo action will be and enjoy the show!
Saddle Bronc Riding: Event Details
Saddle bronc riding is an exciting rodeo event with its own traditions of technique and style. Learn more about the event details and current trends.
A Cowboy Christmas
A snapshot of Christmas for rodeo enthusiasts.
box or roping chute
Definitions of the rodeo term, box or roping chute.
January Bull Riding Schedule
Listing of PBR bull riding events taking place in January. This schedule contains January information from all four of the PBR event tours. Find out where the bull riding action will be and enjoy the show!
September Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in September. Fall is fast arriving and the road to the NFR is in sight. Rodeo is still going strong across the country and the world. Find out where the rodeo action will be and enjoy the show!
Barrel Racing: Event Details
Barrel racing is a wildly-popular rodeo event that draws both spectators and competitors alike. Learn more about the origins and procedure of this event.
Rodeo Kids
Rodeo isn't an adults-only sport; children enjoy rodeo competitions just as much as adults.
The Calgary Stampede: Rodeo of the Future
The Calgary Stampede will become an invitation-only, stand-alone rodeo. The Calgary Stampede has become an innovative model for future rodeo events. Discussion of the changes happening to the Calgary Stampede
Where do the animals used in rodeo come from?
Find an answer to the frequently asked rodeo question, Where do the animals used in rodeo come from? Get honest and reliable answers from the About Guide to Rodeo.
hazer
Definition of the rodeo term, hazer.
Brazile Sets More Rodeo Records at 2014...
Cowboy superstar Trevor Brazile set a new list of records at the 2014 National Finals Steer Roping, November 7-8 in Mulvane, Kansas.
SHARK Comments on About Rodeo
The Rodeo Guide responds to a person claiming to be Steve Hindi, president of SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness). In 2003 the PRCA was awarded the Lavin Cup which is given by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) for contributions to the health and welfare of the horse. 2004 out of 60,971 exposures at 62 rodeos there were 27 injuries. That’s an injury rate of .0004.
PRCA: Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
Learn the history, structure and how to get started with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, or PRCA.
Ready to Race
Barrel racing is one of the fastest sports on the planet, but you need the proper equipment to run with the winners.
pick up men
Definition of the rodeo term pick up man or men.
February Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in February. Find exciting rodeo action near you! The Circuit Finals are over and the Dodge National Circuit Finals bucks out next month. The regular season is now under way. Find out where the rodeo action will be and enjoy the Great American Show!
What has changed on the new ProRodeo Tour?
Learn about the changes occurring in 2009 with the wrangler prorodeo tour. How will they effect the sport of professional rodeo.
Kelly Kaminski
Professional Rodeo Cowgirl. Read a profile of barrel racer Kelly Kaminski. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Rodeo Dogs
Cowboys and dogs go together like apple pie and ice cream, and the two are never far apart. A cowboy's trusty dog is as much a welcome sight at the rodeo arena as he is at home on the ranch.
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