9/2/14 Can you believe fall
is right around the corner? September is here and there
are so many great rodeos left to go to before the Sept.
30 cut off. We will all be watching the results closely
as in the next month we could see some changes in the Wrangler
NFR Top 15. There is still a lot of money to be won, and
positions could change. One of the game changers could be
Pendleton, as this rodeo has played an important role in
Wrangler NFR qualifiers the past few years. The WPRA will
have a General Membership Meeting after slack in Pendleton
on September 8, and there is a National Finals Rodeo Committee
meeting there as well. Lots of meetings scheduled at possibly
the most exciting barrel race MORE
Development of a Ground Improvement Plan
9/2/14 The WPRA Board of
Directors is pleased to announce that for 2015 they are
developing a multi faceted plan to promote improved ground
conditions. The goal is to create a range of educational
tools that we can offer to rodeo committees, judges, and
contractors. Ideas going into the plan include:
· A DVD/ Video with suggestions from equine industry
· A brochure outlining ground preparation tips.
· Increased communications about SAF (Safe Arena
· Circuit Director out reach to rodeo committees
prior to rodeo.
Other options might include: suggesting the use of different
ground implements, considering a tractor drag in the middle
of a section under certain situations, hand rakes, etc.
More details will become available as plans develop.
Your Calendars! WPRA World Finals October 23-26, 2014
3/24/14 The WPRA Board of Directors has approved the dates of
October 23-26, 2014 for the WPRA World Finals in Waco, Texas.
There will be over $90,000 in added money and PESI bonus money.
Details and ground rules will be available on or before June 11,
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