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Ladies Night Out Tues. June 21 – Tickets on Sale, shopping, fashion show, whisky and wine

Omaha, Neb. May 8, 2022 – GM Western Enterprises and Kirchmann Media Group are producing a new event in Buffalo, Minn. during the annual rodeo that will feature Rodeo & Rhinestones, a Ladies Night Out, and five days of western shopping. The western marketplace will be held in the Buffalo Civic Center Wed. June 22…

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Rodeo & Rhinestones debuts June 21-25, 2022 in Buffalo, MN

 Seeking participants and vendors now through April 30, 2022. The vision is for the indoor Buffalo Civic Center (adjacent to the Buffalo Rodeo Grounds) to become destination shopping as a rodeo marketplace from Tuesday June 21 – Saturday June 25, 2022 in Buffalo, Minnesota.  We are seeking retail vendors, chic boutique participants, western tradeshow booths,…

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Downtown Las Vegas Events Center throws ultimate viewing party, WNFR

By: Gretchen Kirchmann The Downtown Las Vegas Event Center transforms into an ultimate viewing party during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR).  The outdoor venue located across the street from The D Las Vegas (S. 3rd Street and E. Carson Avenue) is on the edge of Fremont Street.  The venue organizers including Truman Talley, added…

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Jess Pope repeats with WNFR Bareback Average Title

By Gretchen Kirchmann Las Vegas, Nevada was a gold mine for Jess Pope in 2021.  He hit a jackpot by winning $230, 475; his second straight Wrangler National Finals Bareback Riding average title.  Pope, can be dubbed Mr. Consistent over the 10-day run with the most points on 10-head of horses.  The field of 15…

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Great Lakes Circuit sends seven to the 2021 WNFR

By:  Gretchen Kirchmann The Great Lakes Circuit is being represented by seven cowboys including three bareback riders, two saddle bronc riders and a pair of team ropers. Leading the pack is 2018 World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Wade Sundell with his ninth qualification, and nearly two million dollars in career earnings. Wade enters the Wrangler…

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Bull Jumping coming to the Buffalo ProRodeo in Minn. June 23-25, 2022

The Bull Jumping Pro is coming to Buffalo, Minn.  June 23-25, 2022 during the ProRodeo. Emmanuel “Manu” Lataste from France is a skillful bull jumper who performs all over the world.  “He will do several acrobatic flips over a MEXICAN FIGHTING BULL without any contact with the Bull and without help but the strength of…

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Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo planning for 2022, save the dates June 23-25

The Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo wrapped up last month crowning event champions from across the United States.  Three performances allowed a post-covid event to fill the grandstands and parking lots.  The Montrose Fire Department reached the parking lot capacity on Friday night.  The rodeo committee lead by Executive Director Greg McDonald is already planning for…

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Free Pony Rides, Free Kids Tickets, Free Petting Zoo

Thursday June 24 all children get free admission to the rodeo June 15, 2021 (Buffalo, MN) –   Next week the Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo is coming to town Thurs. June 24, Fri. June 25 and Sat. June 26.  All three rodeo performances begin at 7 p.m. Each night free pony rides will be offered to…

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Q&A with Chute Tunes “Wild & Western” Rodeo Music Productions

Nicky Kimm, co-owner and operator of Chute Tunes “Wild & Western” Rodeo Music Productions has a long history of involvement with the western industry. Since 2012, Nicky and her husband Davie have worked the Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo. Nicky Kimm was selected as the Music Director for the 2019 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping. She…

Wyatt Bloom on Hawley Falls at the 2017 RAM National Circuit Finals in Kississmee, Florida. Photo by Ric Andersen and PRCA

Bucking horse named after Hawley, Minnesota travels the country

While the winter winds howl during February in Hawley, Minn. and residents shovel snow; the bucking horse named Hawley Falls is enjoying southern temperatures.  The past five years Hawley Falls has competed near Atlanta, Georgia. Barnes PRCA Rodeo named a gelding Hawley Falls after Hawley, Minn.  Marty Barnes the stock contractor recalls naming the bucking horse. …