Barnes PRCA Rodeo

Nebraska cowboys from Kearney and Norfolk win bareback riding and tie-down roping at the inaugural Tangier Shrine PRCA Rodeo over Mother’s Day Weekend

Springfield, Neb. welcomed nearly 200 contestants competing for $36,162 in prize money with Barnes PRCA Rodeo stock contractor by: Gretchen Kirchmann  Omaha, Neb. (May 22, 2024) – The popular country song Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson could be the anthem for the Mother’s Day…

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Ice arena transforms into western shopping market

Rodeo & Rhinestones transforms Buffalo, Minn. ice arena into western market Free admission to shop before the ProRodeo, June 22-24 2023 Tickets on sale for VIP Cocktail Party with live music, fashion show and whisky Buffalo, Minn. (May 27, 2023) – The 69th Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo in Buffalo, Minn. will feature Rodeo & Rhinestones…

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Westin Barnes, third generation stock contractor

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Dec. 3, 2022) –  The signature yellow bucking chutes at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas are iconic.  The Rafter B Bar brand represented in Las Vegas with the third generation Westin and Katelyn Barnes and second-generation Marty Barnes. Westin Barnes flanked his ranch raised horse, 5H2, at the Wrangler National…

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Buffalo Rodeo Champions qualify for GLCF

Nov. 2, 2021 (Omaha, Neb.) –   Eighteen contestants winning prize money at the 66th Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo are heading to Louisville, Kentucky to compete Nov. 11 thru 13. Prize money won is the single determining factor for the circuit rankings. The top 12 qualify in each event; the year-end and circuit average winners then…

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ProRodeo Clown – Allan Dessel

In his own words: My name is Allan Dessel.  I grew up in rural Cherokee County in Iowa.  My family and I live six miles from the Barnes PRCA Rodeo ranch, so I have known the Barnes family my whole life.  I started helping the Barnes family at their rough stock schools when I was about…

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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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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. …

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Buffalo Rodeo under new leadership with Greg McDonald

The Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo is under new leadership with Executive Director Greg McDonald at the helm. McDonald, a resident of Buffalo is a former rodeo contestant, past president of Minnesota High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA) and a seasoned rodeo producer. “Greg with his passion and knowledge of rodeo brings the production of events to the…

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Giving Back, Moving Forward – Minnesota’s Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo

Giving Back, Moving Forward on June 24-26, 2021 Thursday June 24 all children get free admission to the rodeo May 7, 2021 (Buffalo, MN) –   The Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo will continue giving back to the Buffalo community in 2021.  For over six decades civic organizations, nonprofits and youth have benefitted financially from the rodeo. …

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Utah’s Bar T Rodeo Company at the NFR since 1959 – Round 6 WNFR

The very first National Finals Rodeo (NFR) was held in Texas, 1959.  The Bar T Rodeo Company was there, and seven decades later they continue to be selected.  They are among an elite class of stock contractors like Iowa based Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company and Colorado’s Harry Vold Company.   Today the Bar T Rodeo Company…

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