Attention Ropers-Important Message

By WPRA Office


 

As previously reported, the WPRA Board is very excited about this historic opportunity to include breakaway roping as a 2nd WPRA event that we sanction at PRCA rodeos.

In a recent meeting the Board finalized the following points in order to clarify how one can obtain their Pro Rodeo Breakaway membership card and to offer a special one-time opportunity:

  1. Historically, the WPRA permit system is the foundation to achieving full card membership status and to enter rodeos that accept permits.  Through the permit system, one must earn $1,000 from either WPRA approved barrel races at rodeos or WPRA co-approved jack pots; then they can purchase their WPRA card.
  2. Starting on 1/1/2020, the WPRA permit system will apply to breakaway roping as well as barrel racing. The WPRA will have one permit system and it works in the following manner:  a permit member can meet their $1,000 requirement with earnings from both barrel racing AND breakaway roping won at both rodeos AND jackpots. There is one system, one $1,000 requirement and earnings from both barrel racing and breakaway roping events can be used to fill it.

Now to the one-time opportunity which is effective between now and 5 PM MT on 2/1/2020 (applicable to those 18 years of age and older):

  1. If you have already purchased your 2020 Roping membership at $190.00 (which only allows participation in WPRA approved Divisional Circuit jack pots), you may upgrade to a Pro Rodeo Breakaway Roping card. You must pay an upgrade charge of $205.00 in order to meet the $395.00 Pro Rodeo Breakaway membership card price.  You will not be going through the permit system as long as you purchase before 5 PM MT on 2/1/2020. Please contact the WPRA office and we will be happy to assist you.
  2. If you were a 2018 or 2019 Roping membership and have not purchased your 2020, you may purchase a Pro Rodeo Breakaway Roping membership card at $395.00. You will not be going through the permit system as long as you purchase before 5 PM MT on 2/1/2020.  Please see the new membership form HERE.
  3. If you are a 2019 or 2020 permit holder, who has points listed in the breakaway world standings for those years, you may purchase a Pro Rodeo Breakaway membership card. For a 2020 permit holder (when applicable), you may upgrade by paying $70.00. Please contact the WPRA office and we will be happy to assist you. For a 2019 permit holder (when applicable), you may purchase the Pro Rodeo Breakaway membership card for $395.00. You will not be going through the permit system as long as you purchase before 5 PM MT on 2/1/2020. Please see the new membership form HERE.

NOTE: This one time opportunity applies only to the groups identified above and only in the time frame outlined. There are no exceptions.

 

If you are a 2020 Barrel Racing Card Holder — No additional action is required.

Other Notes:

  • Be sure to purchase/upgrade  TODAY (12/30/2019) your membership in time for Fort Worth, TX
  • EOO: January 3 1:00pm MT. Through NextGenRodeo.
  • EC: January 7 1:00pm MT. Through NextGenRodeo.
  • Member Dues: December 30 5:00pm MT
  • As rodeos decide to accept breakaway as another event to offer, we will keep you informed.

 

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