long after you receive my application can I enter a WPRA rodeo?
Does the money I win at WPRA events count towards filling my permit?
What number do I call to enter a WPRA rodeo?
What's the difference between a Card and a Permit?
Does the WPRA still offer a temporary permit good for five rodeos?
I can't find my birth certificate. Can I send some other form of ID?
How long is my membership good for?
What else comes with my membership?
What's a circuit?
If permits can't go to circuit finals why do I have to designate a circuit?
Do I have to designate the circuit I live in as my circuit?
Can I change my circuit in the middle of the year?
What's a "buddy"?
Can I buddy with anyone I want?
Why does the application ask for my name twice?
long after you receive my application can I enter a
In order to enter a WPRA barrel race at a PRCA rodeo,
application and payment must be received by the "Member
Dues" date listed in the approval for each particular
rodeo, usually about three days prior to the entry opening
date for that rodeo.
For non-PRCA rodeo events, application and payment must
be received on the last business day before the entries
open if the rodeo is taking entries by phone and the
day prior to the event if entries are taken at the event.
the money I win at WPRA events count towards filling
Yes, it will count towards the $1,000 you need to be eligible for card membership. Only money won in the 1D at co-approved divisional races will count for standings and for filling your permit. The following link to WPRA 101 is a great resource for prospective permit holders. It will answer many of your questions. WPRA 101.
number do I call to enter a WPRA rodeo?
For WPRA barrel races at PRCA rodeos, members must call PROCOM to enter, the PRCA's entry system. The number is 800-234-PRCA (7722). Be prepared with WPRA card or permit number as well as the numbers of any buddies. Member will also be asked to give a preference for when she will compete at the rodeo.
For non-PRCA rodeo events, depending on the type, each
listing in the listing of approved events will list
a specific phone number to call. The entry information
begins with the line EO: and will state when the entries
open and the phone number to call. EC: designates the
entry closing time.
the difference between a Card and a Permit?
Full Card membership is reserved for members who have
won $1000 on their National Permit. Card holders can
enter any WPRA rodeo while some rodeos will not accept
permits or may only except permits from within their
circuit. Permit holders are also after card members
on the priority list for drawing positions at rodeos.
Only card holders are eligible to qualify for a Circuit
Finals rodeo and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Permit holders are not eligible to vote in general elections
and cannot hold an elected office in the WPRA.
the WPRA still offer a temporary permit good for five
No, the temporary permit was discontinued in 2004. In
order to run at a WPRA sanctioned event and count points,
you must have either your National Permit or Card membership.
can't find my birth certificate. Can I send some other
form of ID?
No, we need your birth certificate to verify your sex at the time of birth. Only persons born female are eligible to be members of the WPRA. If you were born in a hospital chances are you can obtain a copy of your birth certificate either from the hospital or from the County Registrar's Office for a nominal fee. Not sure which circuit you're in? Have a look at the map below.
long is my membership good for?
All memberships for the year expire on December 31 of
that year no matter when you join. We begin accepting
applications for the next year on October 1. Card members
must renew before December 31 in order to retain any
points they may have earned for the current season during
the fall and winter.
else comes with my membership?
Along with your membership you will receive a subscription
to the Women's Pro Rodeo News which is published once
a month. You will also receive a WPRA decal and copy
of the current WPRA Rule Book. All active members are
covered under the Health Special Risk, Inc. insurance
plan which provides limited coverage against accidents
at the rodeo and while traveling to and from the rodeo.
Note: this insurance is for you only and will not protect
The WPRA and PRCA established the circuit system to showcase the talents of regional cowboys and cowgirls. The nation is divided into 12 geographical regions called circuits (see the circuit map above for a graphic representation). At the end of the rodeo season each circuit has a circuit finals rodeo where top circuit cowboys and cowgirls are invited to compete. Permit holders are not eligible to compete at circuit finals rodeos.
permits can't go to circuit finals why do I have to
designate a circuit?
Some rodeos will only accept permits that designate
the circuit the rodeo is in. Also, some circuits have
permit circuit finals at the end of the year where permit
holders may compete.
I have to designate the circuit I live in as my circuit?
No, you can choose the circuit where you think you will
go to the most rodeos. Be aware that non-residents of
a circuit will have to compete in a greater number of
rodeos in order to qualify for the circuit finals rodeo
under the Required Participation rules.
I change my circuit in the middle of the year?
Yes, but only if you have not competed in any WPRA approved
events for the season. If you have competed in any event,
you may not change your circuit designation until you
renew for the next season.
A buddy is someone with whom you enter a rodeo. When
you buddy you are guaranteed to get up in the same performance
or slack as the person with whom you buddied. The buddy
system is helpful for people who are traveling together
to share expenses.
I buddy with anyone I want?
WPRA members can buddy with other WPRA members as long
as there are not more than four people in the buddy
group. WPRA members can also buddy with PRCA members
but you must either be married to the PRCA member with
a marriage certificate on file at the WPRA office or
that person has to be a member of your immediate family,
i.e. brother, father. Also, when you buddy with a PRCA
member you can only buddy with another WPRA member if
she is either married or related to another PRCA member
in the buddy group or is a member of your immediate
does the application ask for my name twice?
When the application asks for your name the first
time we need your legal name. Then we it asks for your
name as you want it announced at rodeos.