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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.
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.
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.
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!
June 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
See upcoming PRCA rodeos for the month of June.
July 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find upcoming rodeos and recent results for PRCA rodeos in the month of July, 2015.
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.
Barrel Racing Basics
Explains the basics of the rodeo event of barrel racing. Learn the rules and regulations of this exciting event.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
Rodeo Circuits (PRCA)
An explanation and list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit system.
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 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.
The Fallon Taylor Media Machine
Love her or hate her, NFR world champion barrel racer Fallon Taylor is a household name -- which means that she's definitely doing something right.
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.
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.
How to Stay on a Bull
A detailed piece full of hints and tips outlining how to stay on a bull.
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 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.
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?
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around rodeo.
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!
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.
Cowboy Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time of...
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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.
Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
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.
55th Belt PRCA Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Belt PRCA Rodeo, held June 20-21 in Belt, Montana.
Rodeo Weekend Round-Up: June 19-21, 2015
See the major headlines from the June 19-21, 2015 rodeo weekend with links to full results.
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to rodeo.
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
Tie-Down Roping Basics
Explains the basics, rules, and regulations of the professional rodeo event known as tie-down or calf roping.
Rodeo Event Basics: What is the saddle bronc?
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
What exactly is team roping in rodeo?
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.
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.
2015 Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Roping Results
See results from the 2015 Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Roping, held June 20 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
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.
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 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
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!
2015 West of the Pecos Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 West of the Pecos Rodeo, held June 24-27 in Pecos, Texas.
2015 Reno Rodeo Results
See results from the prestigious 2015 Reno Rodeo, held June 19-27 in Reno, Nevada.
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.
2015 Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Earl Anderson Memorial rodeo, held June 20-21 in Grover, Colorado.
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.
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.
Rodeo Events Explained
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
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!
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
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.
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.
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Rodeo Kids
Rodeo isn't an adults-only sport; children enjoy rodeo competitions just as much as adults.
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
2015 Pioneer Days Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Pioneer Days Rodeo, held June 4-6 in Clovis, New Mexico.
Who is Charmayne James?
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
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.
Will Lowe
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bareback rider Will Lowe. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
2015 Wainwright Stampede Results
See results from the 2015 Wainwright Stampede, held June 18-21 in Wainwright, Alberta.
Rodeo - Rough Stock Events
An overview of rough stock events at a 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.
Bull Riding Equipment
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
Who Is Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
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!
Rodeo Weekend Round-Up: June 26-28, 2015
See highlights from the June 26-28, 2015 rodeo weekend with results and stories from all across the country.
2015 Crystal Springs Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Crystal Springs Rodeo, held in Clear Lake, South Dakota on June 25-27.
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.
2014 PRCA Year-End Award Winners Named
The 2014 PRCA Year-End Award winners have been announced--see who captured this year's titles.
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!
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
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.
2015 Strawberry Days Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Strawberry Days Rodeo, held June 17-21 in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
rank
Definition of the term 'rank' as it applies to rodeo.
Women in Rodeo
A history of women in the rodeo world and the development of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
2015 Lehi Roundup Results
See results from the 2015 Lehi Roundup rodeo, held June 25-27 in Lehi, Utah.
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.
Rodeo History
Covering the early organizations 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.
What Is Tie-down Roping?
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all rodeo events.
More Rodeo Questions Answered
Answers to more of your important rodeo questions.
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.
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!
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
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.
Rodeo Songs to Live By
Rodeo is full of thrills, chills and spills, making it the perfect subject for heart-felt music.
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 North Star Pro Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 North Star Pro Rodeo, held June 27 in Marshfield, Massachusetts.
Developing Future Bullriders
Becoming a competitive bull rider takes a lifetime of hard work, dedication and experience. Learn how the modern rodeo nurtures the aspiring rider.
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.
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.
Rodeo - Timed Events
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
2015 Evergreen Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Evergreen Rodeo, held June 20-21 in Evergreen, Colorado.
Is there a difference in bareback and saddle...
Get the answer to this frequently asked rodeo question in the bareback riding event.
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.
2013 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo
An overview of the 2013 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.
Steer Wrestling: Event Details
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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.
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.
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.
mark out rule
Definition of the mark out rule in professional rodeo.
2015 Flagstaff Pro Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Flagstaff Pro Rodeo, held June 25-27 in Flagstaff, Arizona.
2015 Buffalo Bill Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Buffalo Bill Rodeo, held June 17-20 in North Platte, Nebraska.
Reno Rodeo
Where?: Reno, Nevada the " Biggest Little City in the World " On the web at www.renorodeo.com . Reno
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.
5 Reasons Why Rodeo Is Our Most American Sport
Able to weather changes in society, economic climate and lifestyle, rodeo remains a uniquely American sport, embodying our highest cultural standards and ideals as part of its everyday code.
2015 Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous PRCA Rodeo...
See results from the 2015 Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous PRCA Rodeo, held June 26-27 in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
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.
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.
2015 Reno Rodeo Xtreme Bulls Results
See results from the 2015 Reno Rodeo Xtreme Bulls tour stop, held on June 18 in Reno, Nevada.
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.
The Life of a Rodeo Cowboy
The life of a rodeo cowboy isn't all glitz and glamor.
A Day in the Life of a Working Cowboy
Cowboys play hard and work hard to achieve their dreams.
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.
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.
What are some of the common injuries of a...
What are some of the common injuries of a bareback rider? Find the answer to this frequently asked question of rodeos bareback riding event. All your rodeo questions reliably and honestly answered.
Quarter Horses – Versatility on the Hoof
The Quarter horse is the most popular breed of rodeo horse, and is the most versatile breed in the world.
PRCA: Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
Learn the history, structure and how to get started with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, or PRCA.
Clay Tryan
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Clay Tryan. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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?
205 PRCA Championship Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 PRCA Championship Rodeo, held May 15-16 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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.
cowboy
Definition of the term cowboy. Rodeo.
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.
2015 Western Fest Stampede Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Western Fest Stampede Rodeo, held June 25-27 in Granite Falls, Minnesota.
Bareback 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.
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 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Results
See results from June 19-20 rodeo from the 2015 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
2015 Rodeo de Santa Fe Results
See results from the 2015 Rodeo de Santa Fe, held June 24-27 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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.
Steer Roping: Event Details
Learn about the controversial rodeo event of steer roping and discover why it's not a celebrated part of the National Finals Rodeo.
2015 Coleman PRCA Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Coleman PRCA Rodeo, held June 11-13 in Coleman, Texas.
2015 Buffalo Championship PRCA Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Buffalo Championship PRCA Rodeo, held June 26-27 in Buffalo, Minnesota.
College National Finals Rodeo Results
Rodeo results from the College National Finals Rodeo. The season ending rodeo where the champions of college-level rodeo are crowned.
2015 Crazy Horse Stampede Results
See results from the 2015 Crazy Horse Stampede, held June 20-21 in Crazy Horse, South Dakota.
Inside the World Professional Bull Riding with...
Go inside the world of Professional Bull Riding with the new movie RANK. It's now on DVD and is a great movie for all fans of bull riding and rodeo.
2015 Big Horn Stampede Results
See results from the 2015 Big Horn Stampede, held June 26-27 in Hardin, Montana.
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.
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.

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