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  • February 23, 2017

    Moore Makes More Money in San Antonio

    Amberleigh Moore View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall By Jolee Jordan San Antonio, Texas—Coming into the second night of the first semifinals of the 2017 edition of the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo, Amberleigh Moore hadn’t shared much — actually, the reigning WPRA Reserve World Champ hadn’t shared…
  • Feb 21, 2017

    Field Set For Semifinals In San Antonio

    Kathy Grimes PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall By Jolee Jordan San Antonio, Texas—There is definitely something to be said for momentum in the world of professional rodeo. Kathy Grimes set out from her home…
  • Feb 14, 2017

    Moore Goes Three For Three in San Antonio Bracket #3

    Amberleigh Moore View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall By Jolee Jordan San Antonio, Texas—Oregon cowgirl Amberleigh Moore calls her great mare Paige a perfectionist. It’s hard to argue with her…
  • Feb 14, 2017

    Langdon Leads the Way in San Antonio

    Taylor Langdon PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall By Jolee Jordan San Antonio, Texas—Taylor Langdon has big dreams of making a trip to Las Vegas in December for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) and…
  • Feb 13, 2017

    Moore Sprints Into San Angelo Lead

    Amberleigh Moore View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Ric Andersen By Ted Harbin (courtesy San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo) SAN ANGELO, Texas—Amberleigh Moore has a lot of faith in her young partner, a 7-year-old…
  • Feb 08, 2017

    Don't Delay - Nominate Today

    ProRodeo Hall of Fame and the WPRAMake History Plans are well underway for the first ever induction of barrel racers into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on August 5, 2017. The only thing that's missing is…
  • Feb 03, 2017

    Taylor Takes Title in Fort Worth

    Fallon Taylor View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Kenneth Springer By Jolee Jordan Fort Worth, Texas—The legendary Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been a tradition in Texas for 120 years. With a huge committee…
  • Feb 03, 2017

    Taylor Turns Up the Heat in Second Round

    Fallon Taylor View Bio PHOTO CREDIT James Phifer By Jolee Jordan Fort Worth, Texas—Will Rogers Memorial Center has been kind to 2014 WPRA World Champion Fallon Taylor but she has never laid claim to…
  • Feb 02, 2017

    Schuster Sizzles at Wrangler Champions Challenge in Rapid City

    Tiany Schuster By Ann Bleiker Tiany Schuster continued her hot winter in frigid Rapid City, S.D., for the first 2017 Wrangler Champions Challenge, presented by Justin Boots. Schuster of Krum, Texas,…
  • Feb 01, 2017

    Hillman Takes Top Spot In First Round in Ft. Worth

    Stevi Hillman View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Kenneth Springer By Jolee Jordan Fort Worth, Texas—Monday may be a day of blah for most regular working folks but for the barrel racers at the 2017 Fort Worth…
  • Jan 30, 2017

    Small Turns In Big Run At Fort Worth

    Cayla Small View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Kenneth Springer By Jolee Jordan Fort Worth, Texas—Fort Worth, Texas—The slogan of the 121st edition of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (FWSSR) is “Welcome to…
  • Jan 25, 2017

    McLeod Making Plans for Second Round in Ft. Worth

    Michele McLeod View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Kenneth Springer By Jolee Jordan Fort Worth, Texas—The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (FWSSR) is a huge tradition, an event 121 years old and still running. The…
  • Jan 24, 2017

    Collier Collects Title Inside the Denver Coliseum

    Kellie Collier PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall By Jolee Jordan Denver, Colorado—Kellie Collier had never competed inside the historic Denver Coliseum prior to January 2017 but chances are she is already…
  • Jan 20, 2017

    Collier and Lolo Catch Another Gear in Colorado

    Kellie Collier PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall By Jolee Jordan Denver, Colorado—Lolo loves Denver. The nine year old daughter of PESI stallion A Streak of Fling carried her rider, college student Kellie…
  • Jan 16, 2017

    Parker and Small Making Plans for Finals in Denver

    Cayla Small View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall By Jolee Jordan Denver, Colorado—Winter hasn’t been kind thus far in 2017 with lots of snow, rain and cold temperatures plaguing much of the country.…
  • Jan 15, 2017

    Early Birthday Present for Wright

    Holly Wright PHOTO CREDIT Dudley Barker Odessa, Texas - Holly Wright received an early birthday present by capturing the barrel racing title at the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo in Odessa, Texas,…
  • Jan 13, 2017

    WPRA ProRodeo Hall of Fame Barrel Racing Nomination Form Now Available

    ProRodeo Hall of Fame and the WPRAMake History The announcement made at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo that the WPRA in partnership with the PRCA and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame will start…
  • Jan 09, 2017

    WPRA Loses a Loyal Friend — Bill Ransom

    Bill RansomFriend and supporter of the WPRA On January 5, 2017, the Women's Professional Rodeo Association lost a loyal supporter when William "Bill" Ransom, 70, of Paola, Kan., passed away at his…
  • Jan 04, 2017

    McDonald Says Sad Goodbye to Bling

    Sarah Rose McDonald View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Kenneth Springer By Jolee Jordan Colorado Springs, Colorado—For six years the team of Fame Fling N Bling and Sarah Rose McDonald wowed barrel racing fans…
  • Dec 10, 2016

    Burger Wins Second World Championship in Dramatic Fashion

    Mary Burger View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Eva Scofield Burger Wins Second World Championship in Dramatic Fashion By Amy Wilson She came into the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo ranked No. 1, and through 10…
  • Dec 09, 2016

    Moore Moves To No. 2 in WPRA World Standings

    Amberleigh Moore View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall Moore Moves To No. 2 in WPRA World Standings By Amy Wilson Although Amberleigh Moore came into her first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo ranked…
  • Dec 08, 2016

    Moore Tied Arena Record in Round 8

    Amberleigh Moore View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall Moore Tied Arena Record in Round 8 By Amy Wilson After Amberleigh Moore and CP Dark Moon “Paige” ran a 13.31 plus a five second penalty in Round 7…
  • Dec 07, 2016

    Burger Blasts To The Top of the Leaderboard in Rd. 7

    Mary Burger View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Eva Scofield Burger Blasts To The Top of the Leaderboard in Rd. 7 By Amy Wilson After setting a regular season earnings record, Mary Burger earned the No. 1…
  • Dec 06, 2016

    Wall Returns to Winner's Circle in Round 6

    Kimmie Wall View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall Wall Returns to Winner's Circle in Round 6 By Amy Wilson Not only does TKW Bullys Famous Fox “Foxy” have a long, thick, and gorgeous tail that is sure…
  • Dec 05, 2016

    Moore Makes Memorable Run to Win Her First Round at the NFR

    Amberleigh Moore View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall Moore Makes Memorable Run to Win Her First Round at the NFR By Amy Wilson After consistently placing fourth or fifth in the first four rounds,…
  • Dec 04, 2016

    McLeod Turns Up the Heat in Round 4

    Michele McLeod View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall McLeod Turns Up the Heat in Round 4 By Amy Wilson It was great timing for Michele McLeod to win Round 4 at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo…
  • Dec 03, 2016

    Lockhart Locks Up Round 3 Win at Wrangler NFR

    Lisa Lockhart View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Kenneth Springer Lockhart Locks Up Round 3 Win at Wrangler NFR By Amy Wilson The solid and spectacular team of Lisa Lockhart and Louie (An Oakie With Cash) edged a…
  • Dec 02, 2016

    Wall Wasted No Time in Round 2

    Kimmie Wall View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Kenneth Springer Wall Wasted No Time in Round 2 By Amy Wilson Only 11 hundredths of a second separated first through sixth in Round 2 of the WPRA Barrel Racing at…
  • Dec 01, 2016

    Capper Caps Off First Night of NFR With Big Win

    Pamela Capper View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Kenneth Springer Capper Caps Off First Night of NFR With Big Win By Amy Wilson The past four years Pamela Capper has finished in the top 25 of the WPRA Barrel…
  • Nov 30, 2016

    ProRodeo Hall of Fame to Induct WPRA Members

    ProRodeo Hall of Fame and the WPRAMake History COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - The Women's Professional Rodeo Association and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association are adding a new chapter in 2017 to…
  • Nov 29, 2016

    Wrangler NFR Contestants to Receive Montana Silversmiths Rings at Welcome Reception

    Montana Silversmiths By Jolee Jordan Las Vegas, Nevada—The ultimate goal of every professional barrel racer is to pull a horse trailer into the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas in early December,…
  • Nov 21, 2016

    Top 15 Gives Thanks

    I am most thankful that God has answered my prayers. Also for my family support, a nice horse and how everything has fallen together for me this year. It has been a special year for me and I am very…
  • Nov 18, 2016

    Longford Rodeo Honored With WPRA Award

    Jayce Crowther PHOTO CREDIT Kent Kerschner By Kristen M. White Who knew some plastic could win awards? Turns out, black plastic tarps did precisely that for the Longford, Kan., Rodeo committee. The…
  • Nov 15, 2016

    Csabay Repeats as Canadian Champion

    Nancy Csabay PHOTO CREDIT Mike Copeman By Jolee Jordan Edmonton, Alberta Canada—Just two months ago, reigning Canadian champion barrel racer Nancy Csabay had no expectation of defending her title. In…
  • Nov 10, 2016

    Pinkston Playing the Game of Life

    Liz Pinkston PHOTO CREDIT Mike Copeman By Laura Lambert This fun loving, athletic, energetic mom from Alice, Texas qualified for the Wrangler National Finals in 2004 and 2005 atop her great horse…
  • Nov 08, 2016

    WPRA Rookie of the Year-Cayla Melby Makes Dream Come True

    Cayla Melby View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Greg Westfall By Kristen M. White, Appeared in the November Women's Pro Rodeo News There aren’t too many 3-year-olds who set lofty yet realistic goals for their…
  • Nov 04, 2016

    Burger Becomes Just Third Barrel Racer to Wear NFR Back No. 1

    Mary Burger View Bio PHOTO CREDIT Kenneth Springer By Ann Bleiker It’s a special honor and privilege for any contestant to pin on the No. 1 back number at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. For only…
  • Oct 31, 2016

    Circuit Finals Rodeo Season in Full Swing

    2016 Circuit Champions PHOTO CREDITRic Andersen By Ann Bleiker Waco, Texas—The Ram Circuit Finals Rodeo season is in full swing with five out of 12 circuits complete and 10 contestants have punched…
  • Oct 23, 2016

    WPRA World Finals Comes to a Close

    2016 WPRA World Champions PHOTO CREDITDudley Barker By Ann Bleiker Waco, Texas—The WPRA World Finals at the Extraco Event Center in Waco, Texas, came to a close Sunday afternoon, October 23, 2016…
  • Oct 23, 2016

    Crawford Captures Three Titles at WPRA World Finals

    Scooter Winners PHOTO CREDITDudley Barker By Ann Bleiker Waco, Texas—When Jackie Crawford competes at the WPRA World Finals, she needs an extra rig just to carry home all the amazing awards. The ones…
  • Oct 21, 2016

    Crawford Secures Breakaway Roping World Title, Remsburg Wins Team Roping Heeling Title

    Jackie Crawford PHOTO CREDITdudleydoright.com By Ann Bleiker Waco, Texas—Following two rounds of roping at the WPRA World Finals in Waco, Texas, Jackie Crawford has secured her 15th world title with…
  • Oct 18, 2016

    Holeman Bids a Sad Goodbye to Sparky

    June Holeman and Sparky PHOTO CREDITKenneth Springer By Jolee Lautaret Corrected 10/20/16 COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO — For more than a century, the Raymond Sutton Ranch has been raising quality…
  • Oct 16, 2016

    Hillman Has Big Payday at All American Finals

    Stevi Hillman View Bio PHOTO CREDITJames Phifer By Jolee Jordan Waco, Texas—Very few professional rodeo athletes get to take the summer off. With so many lucrative rodeos on the schedule, the three…
  • Oct 14, 2016

    Flynn Finishes Atop Leaderboard in Bracket B

    Ari-Anna Flynn PHOTO CREDITJames Phifer By Jolee Jordan Waco, Texas—Ari-Anna Flynn has big goals in the ranks of professional rodeo: she wants to equal or improve her family’s record for trips to the…
  • Oct 11, 2016

    McLeod Jockeys Slick To The Bracket A Victory At The All American Finals

    Michele McLeod View Bio PHOTO CREDITKenneth Springer By Jolee Jordan Waco, Texas—Very few professional rodeo athletes get to take the summer off. With so many lucrative rodeos on the schedule, the…
  • Oct 06, 2016

    Conrado's Tibbie Named 2016 AQHA/WPRA Barrel Horse of The Year

    Ivy Conrado View Bio PHOTO CREDITGreg Westfall By WPRA Office COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. —The AQHA and the WPRA annually honors the top equine partners that carry WPRA members to the winners circle. In…
  • Oct 04, 2016

    Moore To Make 1st Trip To Wrangler NFR

    Amberleigh Moore PHOTO CREDITRic Andersen By Jolee Jordan Rodeo veterans will tell you that there are only two days in a season when pro rodeo standings really matter. The first is following the 10th…
  • Oct 03, 2016

    WPRA Honors Those Who Work Behind the Scenes in Rodeo

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - As the 2016 regular season comes to a close and we celebrate those WPRA members who have qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the WPRA honors those in the…
  • Sep 26, 2016

    WPRA World Finals Provides Something For Everyone

    By Ann Bleiker The 2016 WPRA World Finals offers opportunities for all levels of membership from those searching for a world title, to those looking to get a head start on the 2017 rodeo season, to…
  • Sep 14, 2016

    Hillman Adds Pendleton Title to 2016 Resume

    Stevi Hillman View Bio PHOTO CREDITDan Hubbell By Jolee Jordan Pendleton, Oregon—The long course at the Pendleton Round-Up can challenge the nerves of even the most seasoned of riders—WPRA barrel…
  • Sep 14, 2016

    Hillman Holds Top Spot in Pendleton

    Stevi Hillman View Bio PHOTO CREDITBob Click By Jolee Jordan Pendleton, Oregon—Barrel racers are most assuredly some of the biggest adrenaline junkies in the equestrian world, always looking to run…
  • Sep 14, 2016

    Hillman Remains Atop Leaderboard in Pendleton

    Stevi Hillman View Bio PHOTO CREDITBob Click By Jolee Jordan Pendleton, Oregon—The world famous Pendleton Round-Up arena is playing host to some of the season’s most pressure packed runs as the 106th…
  • Sep 07, 2016

    Nellie Miller Wins Ellensburg, Inches Closer to Top 15

    Nellie Miller View Bio PHOTO CREDITBob Click By Kristen M. White Nellie Miller certainly never planned to be in the northwest during late summer, or to be making a run at all the major fall rodeos…
  • Sep 06, 2016

    Walker Winds Down 2016 Season With More Wins

    Mary Walker View Bio PHOTO CREDITRic Andersen By Jolee Jordan Pueblo, Colorado—The temperatures in North Texas have been typically hot this summer but that doesn’t worry 2012 WPRA World Champion Mary…
  • Aug 24, 2016

    10-Time WPRA World Champion Dedee Crawford Injured

    Dedee Crawford By WPRA Office Dedee Crawford, a 10-time WPRA World Champion of Ben Wheeler, Texas, was seriously injured on Saturday, August 20 when a bull stepped on her face at a bull riding. She…
  • Aug 24, 2016

    Sad News From Team Hunter

    Nancy Hunter View Bio PHOTO CREDITKenneth Springer By Team Hunter We lost Fuzz this morning due to colic. Despite our hardest efforts and prayers we humanely sent him to Heaven. Our hearts are…
  • Aug 22, 2016

    Cervi Chasing a 19th Wrangler NFR Berth, Wins Caldwell Title

    Sherry Cervi View Bio PHOTO CREDITKirt Steinke By Jolee Jordan Caldwell, Idaho—Rodeo fans are amongst the most loyal and dedicated in the entire sports world but there’s one place where the fans are…
  • Aug 17, 2016

    Moore Has Memorable Run To Win Sikeston

    Jordan Moore PHOTO CREDITPhillip Kitts By Jolee Jordan Sikeston, Missouri—The Sikeston Jaycees Bootheel Rodeo has been on Jordan Moore’s radar since long before the cowgirl joined the WPRA three…
  • Aug 10, 2016

    Melbys Go 1-2 in Abilene, Kansas

    Jane Melby View Bio PHOTO CREDITFly Thomas By Jolee Jordan Abilene, Kansas—There is absolutely no doubt that Jane Melby is very, very proud of her daughter Cayla. But when she comes running down the…
  • Aug 09, 2016

    Burger Breaks WPRA Regular Season Earnings Record

    Mary Burger View Bio PHOTO CREDITKenneth Springer By Ann Bleiker While Team USA is setting records and winning medals in Rio at the Olympic Games, 2006 WPRA Barrel Racer Mary Burger is rewriting the…
  • Aug 08, 2016

    Rose Johnson Webb Passes Away

    Rose Johnson Webb By Ann Bleiker Rose Johnson Webb, a six-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier (1968, 1985-88, 1990), passed away on her 81st birthday on July 31 from liver cancer. Webb, of Perris,…
  • Aug 01, 2016

    Cheyenne 2016-Murray Makes Her Mark in Cheyenne

    Tillar Murray PHOTO CREDITDan Hubbell Jolee Jordan Cheyenne, Wyoming—Just qualifying to the short round of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo is actually a pretty big deal. Competitors don’t just show…
  • Jul 29, 2016

    Cheyenne 2016-Barrel Racers Inch Closer to Sunday's Final in Cheyenne

    Jana Bean View Bio PHOTO CREDITJackie Jensen Jolee Jordan Cheyenne, Wyoming—The 120th anniversary of the only rodeo dubbed “The Daddy of them All” is rolling through the final week of July with…
  • Jul 26, 2016

    Cheyenne 2016-Lockhart Leads Average in Cheyenne

    Lisa Lockhart View Bio PHOTO CREDITJackie Jensen Jolee Jordan Cheyenne, Wyoming—There are just a handful of rodeos on the pro rodeo schedule every year that take competitors back in time with their…
  • Jul 24, 2016

    Breakaway Members Update — Western Horseman’s Invitational Women’s Breakaway Roping

    Doreen WintermuteWPRA PRESIDENT 2016 By Doreen Wintermute The Women's Professional Rodeo Association is once again partnering with the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo for the Western Horseman…
  • Jul 22, 2016

    Cheyenne 2016-Blanchard Dominates Cheyenne Frontier Days Barrel Racing

    Sydni Blanchard View Bio PHOTO CREDITJackie Jensen Courtesy Susan Kanode, Cheyenne Frontier Days Cheyenne, Wyo., July 19, 2016 --- In an event that is timed in hundredths of a second, beating nearly…
  • Jul 20, 2016

    Walker Crosses $1 Million in Career Earnings

    Mary Walker View Bio PHOTO CREDITKenneth Springer By Jolee Jordan In 1983 the idea of a WPRA barrel racer winning $1 million was merely a dream. Most of the biggest rodeos of the day did not give…
  • Jul 18, 2016

    Calgary 2016-Burger Banks $122,000 at Calgary Stampede

    Mary Burger View Bio PHOTO CREDITMike Copeman By Jolee Jordan Calgary, Alberta Canada — There’s just something about Mary. That’s surely the story from the 2016 edition of the $2 million Calgary…
  • Jul 16, 2016

    Calgary 2016-Lockhart Looking To Repeat As Calgary Champ

    Lisa Lockhart View Bio PHOTO CREDITMike Copeman By Jolee Jordan Calgary, Alberta Canada — As the final day of preliminary competition dawned at the 2016 Calgary Stampede, it was looking like you…
  • Jul 14, 2016

    Telford Takes Top Honors in Vernal

    Jessie Telford PHOTO CREDITJames Fain By Amy Wilson Vernal, UT — She grew up on a cattle ranch in Oregon, and was only 13 years old when she first got her WPRA card; but Jessie Telford, 36, put her…
  • Jul 12, 2016

    Calgary 2016-Burger Picture Perfect in Calgary, Sweeps Pool A Competition

    Mary Burger View Bio PHOTO CREDITMike Copeman By Jolee Jordan Calgary, Alberta Canada — There’s a common saying, “age is just a number.” Oklahoma cowgirl Mary Burger seems to prove the truth of that…
  • Jul 06, 2016

    Jacob Tops WPRA Leaderboard for July 4th

    Taylor Jacob View Bio PHOTO CREDITMike Copeman By Ann Bleiker For WPRA barrel racer Taylor Jacob it has been a goal to win the most money over the Fourth of July week (June 27-July 4, 2016) known in…
  • Jun 29, 2016

    Steffes, Williams Take Home CNFR Titles

    Kristi Steffes PHOTO CREDITDan Hubbell By Amy Wilson Winning a championship at the College National Finals Rodeo isn’t the only thing Kristi Steffes and Danyelle Williams have in common - they both…
  • Jun 26, 2016

    Reno 2016-Hillman Has Biggest Career Win in Reno

    Stevi Hillman PHOTO CREDITKirt Steinke By Jolee Jordan Reno, Nevada — Weatherford, Texas cowgirl Stevi Hillman has been on a roll lately, claiming the win at three pro rodeos since mid-May, earning…
  • Jun 24, 2016

    Reno 2016-Laughlin Looking For Her Second Set of Reno Spurs

    Christine Laughlin View Bio PHOTO CREDITPhil Doyle By Jolee Jordan Reno, Nevada — Two years ago, Christine Laughlin came to the Reno Rodeo for the first time in her career ranked just inside the top…

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