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RodeoHouston Barrel Race is Approved 12/24/11
News: RodeoHouston recently met with the WPRA
and expressed an interested in having an approved barrel
race. While your Board was very aware the time frame
for getting the approval finalized was very tight, every
effort was made to negotiate a successful approval.
Rodeos are facing challenging times and feel they need
to try different approaches in order to ensure a healthy
future. Houston is a long time, valued partner of the
WPRA and the board felt it was important to work with
them. As a result, the 2012 RodeoHouston Barrel Race
is WPRA approved. And in order to provide WPRA members
with notice, Houston has agreed to delayed closing of
their books for barrel racing by one week. The barrel
racing books will close on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.
Please note, there are some changes
in the qualifications this year. Houston will be limited
to 40 contestants instead of 50. Qualifications for
Houston will be as follows: 1) The top 5 in the 2012
WPRA Pro rodeo standings for Limited Entry Rodeos as
of December 1st, 2) The San Angelo 2012 champion will
qualify for Houston. (San Angelo is open to all WPRA
members and provides one more opportunity for one of
our members to qualify for the Houston Rodeo), 3) The
previous five Houston Series Champions, 4) The remainder
will come from the 2011 WPRA Pro rodeo standings. If
there are any overlaps, we will drop down one in the
2011 WPRA Pro rodeo standings. In order to compete at
Houston, you have to be a current WPRA card holder.
You have until noon on January 3, 2012 to be a member.
Houston and the WPRA have agreed that in 2012 negotiations
for an approval will begin immediately after the rodeo
and an announcement will be made early in the year.
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