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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 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find upcoming rodeos and recent results for PRCA rodeos in the month of July, 2015.
2015 Cheyenne Frontier Days: Daily Results
See daily updates in the standings from the 2015 Cheyenne Frontier Days, held July 18-26.
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.
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.
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!
Barrel Racing Basics
Explains the basics of the rodeo event of barrel racing. Learn the rules and regulations of this exciting event.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Rodeo Weekend Round-Up: July 10-12, 2015
Catch up on the rodeo weekend from July 10-12, 2015 including highlights and results from every professional rodeo.
Rodeo Circuits (PRCA)
An explanation and list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit system.
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.
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around rodeo.
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
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.
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.
Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
How to Stay on a Bull
A detailed piece full of hints and tips outlining how to stay on a bull.
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?
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
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.
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.
August 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find all of the PRCA rodeos for August of 2015, with dates and locations. Links to results will be posted as they become available!
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.
Cheyenne Frontier Days: The Daddy of 'Em All
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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!
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 California Rodeo Salinas Results
See results from the 2015 California Rodeo Salinas, held July 16-19 in Salinas, California.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tie-Down Roping Basics
Explains the basics, rules, and regulations of the professional rodeo event known as tie-down or calf roping.
Rodeo - Rough Stock Events
An overview of rough stock events at a rodeo.
2015 Daily and Final Calgary Stampede Results
See full daily and final results from the world-famous Calgary Stampede, held July 3-12, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta.
Rodeo Events Explained
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
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.
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!
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
Rodeo Weekend Round-Up: July 17-19, 2015
What happened over the July 17-19, 2015 rodeo weekend? See highlights and headlines from PRCA rodeo action here.
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
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.
Who Is Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
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!
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to rodeo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bull Riding Equipment
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
2014 PRCA Year-End Award Winners Named
The 2014 PRCA Year-End Award winners have been announced--see who captured this year's titles.
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.
Rodeo - Timed Events
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
Who is Charmayne James?
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
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.
2015 Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo, held July 17-18 in Iron River, Michigan.
2015 Ponoka Stampede Results
See results from the 2015 Ponoka Stampede, held June 25-July 1 in Ponoka, Alberta.
National Day of the Cowboy
Learn more about this day set aside to honor the history, lifestyle, traditions and contributions of the American cowboy.
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
Rodeo Event Basics: What is the saddle bronc?
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
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.
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...
Will Lowe
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bareback rider Will Lowe. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
Prepping for Rodeo Season
Rodeo contestants have to stay in shape just like other professional athletes.
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 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
The Life of a Rodeo Cowboy
The life of a rodeo cowboy isn't all glitz and glamor.
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.
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.
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo - Bareback...
An overview of the 2013 Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo bareback and saddle bronc results.
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.
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.
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
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.
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.
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?
Rodeo Songs to Live By
Rodeo is full of thrills, chills and spills, making it the perfect subject for heart-felt music.
June 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
See upcoming PRCA rodeos for the month of June.
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!
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.
Is there a difference in bareback and saddle...
Get the answer to this frequently asked rodeo question in the bareback riding event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2015 Snake River Stampede Results
See results from the 2015 Snake River Stampede, taking place July 14-18 on Nampa, Idaho.
Rodeo Austin 2013
Complete results from Rodeo Austin 2013.
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
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.
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.
PRCA: Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
Learn the history, structure and how to get started with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, or PRCA.
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.
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.
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.
mark out rule
Definition of the mark out rule in professional rodeo.
A Profile of Rodeo Star Clint Robinson
A Profile of Rodeo Star Clint Robinson
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.
Matt Austin
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bull rider Matt Austin. 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.
October Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in October. Just two more months until the National Finals Rodeo. Rodeo is still going strong across the country and the world. Find out where the rodeo action will be and enjoy the show!
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.
Rodeo Rough Stock
Cowboys aren't the only important part of a rodeo.
hazer
Definition of the rodeo term, hazer.
2015 Laramie Jubilee Days Results
See results from the 2015 Laramie Jubilee Days rodeo, held July 10-12 in Laramie, Wyoming.
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?
2015 Greeley Stampede Results
See results from the 2015 Greeley Stampede, held June 28-July 4 in Greeley, Colorado.
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.
2015 Cody Stampede Results
See results from the 2015 Cody Stampede from July 1-4 in Cody, Wyoming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2015 World's Oldest Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 World's Oldest Rodeo at Prescott Frontier Days, held June 29-July 5 in Prescott, Arizona.
2015 National Western Rodeo Results
The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo took place in Denver, Colorado on January 16-25. Find full results here.
The NFR Experience
Planning a trip to the National Finals Rodeo? Don't head out without reading this guide.
Ryan Jarrett
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy Ryan Jarrett. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Inside the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals
Clueless about the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals? Take a peek at our comprehensive guide and get informed.
rank
Definition of the term 'rank' as it applies to rodeo.
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!
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.
A Day in the Life of a Working Cowboy
Cowboys play hard and work hard to achieve their dreams.
Who is Luke Branquinho?
A profile of World Champion cowboy Luke Branquinho.
March Rodeo Results - Georgia
Rodeo results from the state of Georgia for the month of March 2013.
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 Rooftop Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Rooftop Rodeo, held in Estes Park, Colorado on July 6-12.
Does rodeo harm the animals involved?
Rodeo frequently asked questions. Does rodeo harm the animals involved? Reliable and honest answer from the About Guide to Rodeo.
April 2013 Texas Rodeo Results
An overview of rodeo results from Longview and Bryan, Texas rodeos.
cowboy
Definition of the term cowboy. Rodeo.
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.
NFR 2014: Average and World Titles
Find full average placings and the final 2014 world rankings at the National Finals Rodeo.

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