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2015 PRCA World Standings, Updated Weekly
Updated weekly! Find 2015 PRCA standings here for the top 15 in each event. Did your favorite cowboy or cowgirl make the cut this week?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barrel Racing Basics
Explains the basics of the rodeo event of barrel racing. Learn the rules and regulations of this exciting event.
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.
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.
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.
May 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
See a full list of the PRCA's rodeos for the month of May, 2015. Links to results are added as rodeos are completed.
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rodeo Circuits (PRCA)
An explanation and list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit system.
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.
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.
How the National Circuit Finals Rodeo Works
Learn more about how the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo works to offer PRCA professionals the chance to compete at the national level.
What PRCA Rodeo Events Are Scheduled for May?
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in May. Find exciting May rodeo action near you! The regular May rodeo season is now under way. Find out where the May rodeo action will be and enjoy the Great American Show!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
July Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in July. Find exciting July rodeo action near you! The July rodeo season features cowboy christmas and the hard and fast run to qualify for the NFR. Find where the July rodeo action will be and enjoy the show!
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.
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.
Tie-Down Roping Basics
Explains the basics, rules, and regulations of the professional rodeo event known as tie-down or calf roping.
How to Stay on a Bull
A detailed piece full of hints and tips outlining how to stay on a bull.
World Champion Heeler Rich Skelton Seriously...
8-time world champion heeler Rich Skelton was seriously injured in a highway tractor accident on May 15, 2015.
Discussions Open For PRCA to Sanction Rodeos in...
A delegation from the PRCA recently met with leadership of the Mexican Rodeo Federation to discuss possible PRCA-sanctioned rodeos in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
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.
Who is Charmayne James?
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around rodeo.
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.
Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
Who Is Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
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.
Rodeo Songs to Live By
Rodeo is full of thrills, chills and spills, making it the perfect subject for heart-felt music.
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.
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
2015 Redding Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Redding Rodeo, held May 13-15 in Redding, California: one of California's most prestigious events.
Rodeo Kids
Rodeo isn't an adults-only sport; children enjoy rodeo competitions just as much as adults.
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.
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.
Controversy Surrounds PRCA Rule Change in...
A controversial proposed rule change in tie-down roping has rodeo fans and contestants in outspoken opposition to the PRCA. Learn more about the issue here.
The Elite Rodeo Association: The Future of Rodeo?
The newly-formed Elite Rodeo Association marks a new chapter in the history of the sport of rodeo--could this be the future of the industry?
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.
rank
Definition of the term 'rank' as it applies to rodeo.
The Life of a Rodeo Cowboy
The life of a rodeo cowboy isn't all glitz and glamor.
Bull Riding Equipment
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
2015 Riverdale Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Riverdale Rodeo, held May 3 in Riverdale, California.
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!
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
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.
2015 Stonyford Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Stonyford Rodeo, held May 2-3 in Stonyford, California.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
The National Finals Rodeo is like the World Series of professional rodeo. This is a recap with complete results from the 2007 event sponsored by Wrangler.
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.
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
2015 Drayton Valley ProRodeo Results
See results from the first-ever Drayton Valley ProRodeo, held May 1-3, 2015 in Drayton Valley, Alberta.
Rodeo Events Explained
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
Rodeo - Timed Events
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
Rodeo - Rough Stock Events
An overview of rough stock events at a rodeo.
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to rodeo.
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
August Rodeo Schedule
Lists PRCA rodeos taking place in August. The summer rodeo season is under way, with exciting rodeo action happening everywhere. Find out where the rodeo action will be and plan a trip to support your local cowboys and cowgirls.
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
February 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find upcoming rodeos all across the country in February of 2015 as well as links to results as those rodeos are completed.
Monthly Rodeo Schedule
Monthly list of current PRCA rodeos going on across the country. Find where the rodeo action will take place during the current rodeo season with these rodeo schedules.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Check out the professional rodeo schedule for April 2015, listing locations, dates and results for each PRCA rodeo in the country.
2015 Helotes Festival Association Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Helotes Festival Association Rodeo, held April 30-May 2 in Helotes, Texas.
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!
Women in Rodeo
A history of women in the rodeo world and the development of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
What Is Tie-down Roping?
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all rodeo events.
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.
2015 Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days...
See results from the 2015 Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo, held May 1-2 in Bakersfield, California.
January 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find upcoming rodeos for the month of January 2015, including circuit finals and some of the nation's big winter shows.
Matt Austin
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bull rider Matt Austin. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
2014 PRCA Year-End Award Winners Named
The 2014 PRCA Year-End Award winners have been announced--see who captured this year's titles.
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.
More Rodeo Questions Answered
Answers to more of your important rodeo questions.
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
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...
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
A Day in the Life of a Working Cowboy
Cowboys play hard and work hard to achieve their dreams.
TURN AND BURN - Inside the World of Barrel...
TURN AND BURN: Inside the World of Barrel Racing brings the rodeo timed-event to life with this thrilling documentary from filmmaker David Wittkower. Read the review provided by About Guide to Rodeo, Ralph Clark.
March 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find PRCA rodeos all around the country for the month of March, 2015.
PRCA: Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
Learn the history, structure and how to get started with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, or PRCA.
A Rich History of Rodeo
Rodeo has a rich and varied history steeped in tradition. From its early beginnings to modern day competitions, cowboys and cowgirls give their all in the hopes of becoming World Champion.
Saddle Bronc Basics
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour
Learn about the Dodge Xtreme Bulls Tour, including what it is and how it works. Includes an event listing and results for the current tour season.
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
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!
2015 Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo Results continued
See results from the 2015 Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, held May 1-3 in Guymon, Oklahoma.
Calgary Stampede Results
Get Calgary Stampede results for the first ever tournament-style Calgary Stampede. It's big money up for grabs to the best cowboys and cowgirls in the world.
WPRA Lawsuit Against PRCA Dropped
After much speculation and a contentious battle of words between the PRCA and WPRA, it has been announced that the Women's Professional Rodeo Association has dropped it's lawsuit against the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. At stake was the sanctioning of the barrel racing event at PRCA rodeos.
Is there a difference in bareback and saddle...
Get the answer to this frequently asked rodeo question in the bareback riding event.
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.
Patrick Smith
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Patrick Smith. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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!
Will Lowe
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bareback rider Will Lowe. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Bull Riding's Safety Revolution
Bull riding is experiencing a safety revolution with the introduction of protective vests and helmets. Learn more about bull riding safety equipment.
NFR 2014: Average and World Titles
Find full average placings and the final 2014 world rankings at the National Finals Rodeo.
May Bull Riding Schedule
Listing of PBR bull riding events taking place in May. This schedule contains May information from all four of the PBR event tours. Find out where the bull riding action is and enjoy the show!
2015 Mother Lode Round-Up Results
See results from the 2015 Mother Lode Round-Up held May 9-10 in Sonora, California.
cowboy
Definition of the term cowboy. Rodeo.
PRCA ProRodeo Tour
Learn about the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour, the top rodeo series of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The ProRodeo Tour features the best cowboy and cowgirls competing for the ultimate prize in rodeo. Get schedule and result information on the ProRodeo Tour from About Rodeo.
box or roping chute
Definitions of the rodeo term, box or roping chute.
Rodeo Cowboy
Definition of rodeo cowboy. From the About Rodeo glossary of rodeo terms and definitions.
2015 Chisholm Trail Stampede Results
See results from the 2015 Chisholm Trail Stampede held May 1-2 in Duncan, Oklahoma.
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.
Doc Bar - Built for Rodeo
Doc Bar is a household name in the horse industry, and rodeo competitors across the country strive to add his bloodlines to their string of horses.
Superstitious Cowboys
Cowboys are a superstitious bunch, and decoding their strange ways may help unravel their mystery.
2015 Jasper Lions Benefit Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Jasper Lions Benefit Rodeo, held May 6-9 in Jasper, Texas.
Wilderness Circuit Finals Results
Get the results of the Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo held in Ogden, Utah (December 29-31). Find out who won the finals rodeo and who came out on top of the year end standings.
The NFR is Over…Now What?
Sure, the National Finals Rodeo might be over, but there's plenty of rodeo action yet to come this winter! Don't hang up your spurs until next year--get ready to rodeo.
TRY: A Novel by Lily Burana
Read a book review of a book by Lily Burana entitled TRY: A Novel. Reviewed by the About Guide to Rodeo, Ralph Clark.
Why aren't some rodeo dates listed on your...
Rodeo dates are listed on the schedule as soon they become available from the official sanctioning body.
Adrenaline Cowboys- 8 Seconds to Glory Review
Professional Bull Riders action at its greatest and most honest. Adrenaline Cowboys- 8 Seconds to Glory is a high-energy, action packed documentary from Ardustry Home Entertainment. Read the review of this documentary film from the About Guide to Rodeo, Ralph Clark.
Clay Tryan
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Clay Tryan. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
RANK - Documentary Film Review
RANK is a first rate film from IFC. This movie has perhaps the best behind-the-scenes action of any bull riding doc that I've seen recently, giving us an interesting look into bull ridings biggest stars. RANK is a must see.
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.
National High School Finals Rodeo Results
Get results from the National High School Finals Rodeo of the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA). The future rodeo stars compete in the NHSRA.
Manifest Destiny
Definition of the term Manifest Destiny as it applies to the history of rodeo.
Turquoise Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals Results
Results are ready for the Dodge Turquoise Circuit Pro Rodeo Finals taking place in Lake Havasu City, Arizona (January 20-22). Find out who were the best cowboys and cowgirls from New Mexico and Arizona.
2015 Hamilton County Riding Club Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Hamilton County Riding Club Rodeo, held May 8 & 9 in Jasper, Florida.
July Bull Riding Schedule
Listing of PBR bull riding events taking place in July. This schedule contains July information from all four of the PBR event tours. Find out where the bull riding action is and enjoy the show
bucking chute
Definition of the rodeo term, bucking chute.
pick up men
Definition of the rodeo term pick up man or men.
2015 Crockett Lions Club PRCA Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Crockett Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, held May 7-9 in Crockett, Texas.
Playing Fantasy Rodeo or Bull Riding
Playing fantasy rodeo is great way to add an extra level of excitement to your regular rodeo or bull riding experience. Learn what it is, how to play, where to play, and get hints, tips and advice from the About.com guide to rodeo.
Rodeo Rough Stock
Cowboys aren't the only important part of a rodeo.
NHSRA: National High School Rodeo Association
The National High School Rodeo Association provides competitive opportunities on the national scale for high school and junior high students.
2015 PRCA Stampede Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 PRCA Stampede Rodeo, held April 24-25 in Athens, Texas.
2015 Camrose Spring Classic Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Camrose Spring Classic Rodeo, held on April 24-26 in Camrose, Alberta.
2015 Woodlake Lions Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Woodlake Lions Rodeo, held May 9-10 in Woodlake, California.
2015 Stavely Pro Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Stavely Pro Rodeo, held May 7-9 in Stavely, Alberta.

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