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The Pope finds heaven in Round 7 of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Great Lakes Circuit zip codes winning in Las Vegas                                                   LAS VEGAS, Nevada (December 7, 2022) –  Bareback Rider Jess Pope won Round 7 with a score of 89 points. His bucking horse…

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Duces Wild for Tanner Aus in Bareback Riding, Las Vegas

Cowboys compete for $10 million dollar jackpot in Las Vegas Dec. 1-10 Duces Wild for Tanner Aus in Bareback Riding, Las Vegas                                                   LAS VEGAS, Nevada (December 2, 2022) –   Three Minnesota…

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Minnesotan, Reid Oftedahl qualifies for first WNFR

Buffalo’s 2022 Champion Bull Rider qualifies for Las Vegas Omaha, Neb. (October 26, 2022) – Reid Oftedahl from Raymond, Minn. is heading to his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) in Las Vegas, Dec. 1-10, 2022.  This past June he earned the bull riding championship at the 68th Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo.  He won $3,062…

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Three more weeks of Big Timber Weekly Pro Rodeo

Big Timber, Mont. (Aug. 23, 2022) –   The Big Timber Weekly ProRodeo series continues with three more weeks of rodeo action on Wednesday night.  The final three rodeos in the series are August 24 and 31 along with the military appreciation performance on September 7, 2022. “Our bareback horses and Mardi’s sale barn bucking bull…

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Alberta Miniature Chuckwagon Races, featured entertainment at Big Timber, Mont. Aug. 3rd

Big Timber, Mont. (July 26, 2022) The western town of Big Timber, Montana welcomes the PRCA series beginning Wednesday August 3, 2022 at 7 p.m., gates open at 5 p.m. The rodeo is produced by JS ProRodeo Company, owned by John ES Smith and his wife, Mardi. The miniature chuckwagons are one quarter the size…

Josh Frost on JS ProRodeo bull Collateral Damage wins Red Lodge Xtreme Bulls. Image by photographer Laura Wright Story

JS ProRodeo horses and bulls selected for NFR Open

July 12, 2022 (Big Timber, Mont.) –  JS ProRodeo stock is heading to Colorado Springs, Colo., to compete in the inaugural NFR Open July 13 – 16, 2022.  The bucking horses C11 Silk &  Dynomite, V60 Walking Boss, X28 Wild Eyes, 541 Open Market and R4 Ryan’s Hope will match up in the draw with top…

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Big Timber Weekly Pro Rodeo Aug. 3rd – Sept. 7th

Tickets on sale, Big Timber Weekly Pro Rodeo Pro Rodeo each Wednesday August 3rd – September 7th July 7, 2022 (Big Timber, Montana) –  Tickets on sale now at www.jsrodeocompany.com for the Big Timber Weekly Pro Rodeo kicking off the month of August and continuing until after Labor Day.  ProRodeo tickets in advance are just $15…

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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…

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. …