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7/29/14 Spearfish, SD 8/8-8/10 barrel races, WPRA Only Sponsor Futurity sidepot added.
7/24/14
Warner, OK 7/27 & 8/24 ropings, co-approved Texas circuit.
7/23/14
Newtown, ND 8/9 rodeo, approved.
7/22/14
Temecula, CA 8/2 barrel races, date changed to 8/3.
7/11/14
Salinas, CA 8/12 barrel races, cancelled.


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2014 WPRA World Finals, Waco, TX Information

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
& WPRA World Finals

Pro Elite Sire Incentive (PESI) Program

Futurity/Derby Program

Junior Division News


Pro rodeo Monthly Schedule - January 2015
Updated 7/11/14

Every effort is made to list the most current entry opening/closing information on the WPRA web site. Check periodically, in case a change has been made. Information in WPRN reflects the best information at the time of publication. The PRCA's ProRodeo Sports News is another source for information, it is printed on a bi-monthly basis.

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January 2015

HARRISBURG, PA 01/15/2015 - 01/17/2015
PRCA Rodeo
First Frontier Circuit Finals
Arena: Pa Farm Show Complex
Location: 2300 N. Cameron St.
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Perfs/Time:Three: Jan 15 7:00pm; Jan 16 7:00pm; Jan 17 5:00pm
Slack: No Slack
Stalls: Yes
Event / Entry Fee / Added Money:
- Barrels / $0.00 / $10786.00
Eligibility: Top 12 WPRA/PRCA First Frontier Circuit Standings
EOO: Dec 29 11:00am
EC: Dec 30 11:00am
Stock Contractor: Various
Member Dues: Dec 22 5:00pm
Ground Rules: Total money includes the estimated committee purse of $5,500, estimated sponsor money of $2,286, WPRA matching funds of $3,000, estimated $3 amount TBD. Entry fees will be paid by the First Frontier Circuit. All Go-rounds and average will pay four places. Qualifications For 2014 the WPRA Board refers to WPRA rule 8.4, 8.5 and PRCA rule B14.3 â€" B14.3.1: A WPRA member who is a non-US citizen will be eligible to participate in the PRCA/WPRA circuit finals rodeo of her Circuit designation for the 2014 dues paying year providing such member meets the Required Participation Rodeo Rule as outlined in WPRA Rule 8.8.2. Hardship provision to the Required Participation Rodeo Rule A contestant, who had not competed at the required number of Circuit rodeos because of a hardship, must apply in writing to the Circuit Board of Directors for exemption, that application must be submitted for consideration prior to the Circuit cut-off date. Contestant(s) receiving a hardship must enter the Circuit Finals Rodeo during the entry period. Contestants who enter a circuit finals rodeo and who have met the required participation count will be taken first to fill all positions. Should there be any positions still available, those contestants receiving a hardship will then be used to fill remaining positions. If, after taking all qualified contestants and those receiving hardships, there are still positions open WPRA rule 8.8.3.1 may come into effect. Entries Entries will close approximately twenty (20) days prior to the first performance and will be listed in at least two (2) issues of the WPRN or listed on the WPRA website. Exceptions are those Circuit Finals Rodeos held prior to the WPRA rodeo year cut-off date (September 30, 2014); these Circuit Finals Rodeos will close approximately fourteen (14) days prior to the first performance. All contestants must make an official entry through Central Entry Office (PROCOM) prior to entry closing time. For those Circuit Finals Rodeos held in January, Circuit Finals Rodeo contestants will be accepted for a Circuit Finals Rodeo on last year€™s card. Contestants who have not bought current year membership card must purchase WPRA insurance prior to first performance of the Circuit Finals Rodeo. Contestants, who have not bought current year membership card, must purchase daily rodeo insurance policy prior to first Circuit Finals Rodeo performance. Should a contestant qualify for the RNCFR, contestant must renew their current year membership by the RNCFR member dues deadline as listed in WPRN or listed on the WPRA web site. Qualification cut-off will be regular WPRA year-end (September 30, 2014) unless Circuit Finals Rodeo is scheduled within thirty (30) days of this cut-off date. In this case (or any time a Circuit Finals Rodeo is held prior to year-end cut-off) cut-off date will be thirty (30) days prior to the first performance of the Circuit Finals Rodeo. Any rodeo which has its last performance after the cut-off date will be recorded for the following year. Rodeo in question must end on or prior to cut-off date to count for current year. Any variation of cut-off dates must be approved by the WPRA and published on the WPRA web site. Entry to Fill Open Positions Entries to fill open positions after the books have closed will be made in accordance with WPRA rule 8.8.3.1. Positions will be filled in the following order from among those contestants who entered the circuit finals rodeo: 1) Non-qualifiers who have selected the circuit as their designated circuit, who are financially eligible and competition eligible, and who have satisfied the requirements of the 40%/15 rule shall be accepted as circuit finals rodeo contestants, in order of their ranking in the circuit standings until all the available positions have been filled. 2) If positions are still available, contestants who have not met the requirements of the 40%/15 rule may fill the remaining positions in order of their ranking in the circuit standings. Non-qualifiers will be eligible for the Circuit Finals Rodeo awards only and will not be eligible for Circuit year-end awards, titles, or advancement to the National Circuit Finals Rodeo. Substitutions Prior to the first go round, a substitute entry will be allowed. Substitutes will be the highest ranked eligible contestants available who have made an official entry through PROCOM. Circuit President will contact highest ranked eligible contestant who entered. If not enough eligible contestants enter, then Circuit President will contact highest ranked eligible contestant according to Circuit standings. PROCOM WILL ONLY RECOGNIZE CIRCUIT PRESIDENT MAKING SUBSTITUTE ENTRY. Penalties and Exceptions Contestants who enter Circuit Finals Rodeo and fail to compete may be fined $250, payable to the WPRA. Fine may be waived only if contestant notifies Circuit President seventy-two (72) hours prior to the first performance and a substitute entry is found. Turn Outs A contestant turning out in any go-round will be fined $50 per go-round turned out, payable to the WPRA. In addition, WPRA rule 8.10.1 will apply: All circuit year-end awards or titles or advancement to the National Circuit Finals Rodeo will be forfeited by a CFR contestant who fails to enter and compete in all go rounds at the Circuit Finals Rodeo unless such CFR contestant has entered and follows release procedures as outlined in the Official Circuit Finals rules. Championship title, recognition and awards will go to the next highest ranked CFR contestant who competed in all go-rounds at the Circuit Finals Rodeo. Additionally, only qualifiers, as described in Section 8.5 will be eligible for Circuit Year End awards or titles. Releases Contestants who have entered the CFR and make a valid release or visible injury due to an injury sustained at the CFR are still eligible for year-end awards, titles and advancement to the NCFR. Contestants must follow WPRA release procedures as outlined in rule 10.7 and visible injury procedures as outlined in rule 10.7.2. If valid release or visible injury is granted, contestant may not compete at any other rodeo during the duration of the circuit finals rodeo. Entry Fees Entry fees are a minimum of $75 per go-round. Pay Off The payoff for the WPRA Barrel Race will follow the same payoff schedule as PRCA events. 6% of the purse will be withheld and payable to the WPRA. No circuit finals rodeo will be allowed a short go-round. All contestants will compete in the same number of go rounds. PRCA rule 14.4.1.1: The $3 fee charged each contestant per rodeo designated as a “circuit fee€ (per Bylaw B15.9.3.2) shall be distributed as follows: 1) the first $1 will go to the Circuit Finals rodeo prize money; 2) the remaining $2 shall be divided at 40% for the circuit finals rodeo prize money, 10% to the circuit finals rodeo contract personnel, 20% to the circuit finals rodeo stock contractors, and 30% to the circuit board of Directors for circuit expenses. Tie Breakers In case of tie for year-end champion, winner will be the contestant finishing highest in the average at the Circuit Finals Rodeo. If still tied, go to tie breakers. The same tie breaking procedures will be used in determining the Circuit Finals Rodeo average winner or for any continued qualifications including the National Circuit Finals Rodeo. In the event that there is a tie in the average, and one of the contestants is also the year-end champion, that contestant will advance as the year-end champion. The remaining contestant that tied for the average title will advance as the average champion. 1. First tie breaker will be single fastest time in any go round at the finals. 2. Second tie breaker will be the second single fastest time in any other go round at the finals. 3. Third tie breaker will be the qualifier€™s standings prior to the Finals competition. 4. Non-qualifiers will be eligible for average awards only. No year-end awards or advancement to the NCFR. Competition Positions Two go round circuit finals rodeos: First go round positions will be according to the qualifiers€™ standings from top to bottom. The second go round positions will be reversed. Three go round circuit finals rodeos: Position for the first go round will be according to the qualifiers€™ standings from top to bottom. The second go round positions will be reversed. Third go round positions will be a random draw at the rodeo by the secretary. Four go round circuit finals rodeos: First go round positions will be according to the qualifiers€™ standings from top to bottom. The second go round positions will be reversed. Third go round positions well be a random draw at the rodeo by the secretary and fourth go round positions will be reversed. Tie Breaker Determining position order where times are identical will be the same as the tiebreaker procedures listed within these ground rules.

FORT WORTH, TX 01/23/2015 - 02/07/2015
PRCA Rodeo
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show
Arena: Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum
Location: 3301 West Lancaster Ave
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Perfs/Time:Twenty eight + Finals: January 23, Friday 7:30 PM January 24, Saturday 10:00 AM January 24, Saturday 2:00 PM January 24, Saturday 7:30 PM January 25, Sunday 2:00 PM January 25, Sunday 7:30 PM January 26, Monday 7:30 PM January 27, Tuesday 7:30 PM January 28, Wednesday 7:30PM January 29, Thursday 7:30 PM January 30, Friday 2:00 PM January 30, Friday 7:30 PM January 31, Saturday 10:00 AM January 31, Saturday 2:00 PM January 31, Saturday 7:30 PM February 1, Sunday 2:00 PM February 1, Sunday 7:30 PM February 2, Monday 2:00 PM February 2, Monday 7:30 PM February 3, Tuesday 2:00 PM February 3, Tuesday 7:30 PM February 4, Wednesday 2:00 PM February 4, Wednesday 7:30 PM February 5, Thursday 2:00 PM February 5, Thursday 7:30 PM February 6, Friday 2:00 PM February 6, Friday 7:30 PM February 7, Saturday 2:00 PM February 7, Saturday 7:30 PM Finals
Slack: No Slack
Stalls: Yes 817-877-2400
Event / Entry Fee / Added Money:
- Barrels / $316.00 / $35000.00
Eligibility: Cards Only Limited to 210
EOO: TBA
EC: TBA
Stock Contractor: Rafter G/Neal Gay and Jim Gay
Member Dues: TBA
Ground Rules: Trade deadline-TBA 5:00pm. Extended grace period TBA. Limited to 210 Contestants. Qualifications will be as follow 17 will be selected from the 2015 pro rodeo qualification standings based on winnings seven days prior to entry closing. 151 will be selected from the 2014 pro rodeo qualification standings. 4 will be selected from the 2015 WPRA/PRCA Texas Circuit Standings based on winnings seven days prior to entry closing. 38 will be selected from the 2014 WPRA/PRCA Texas Circuit Standings. 30 hour replacement policy will be effect. Format: If 210 entries there will be one run with a progressive second run or the top 70 contestants and a short go of the top ten. Example: There are 28 performances plus the finals performance. There will be 10 contestants per performance. If there are 210 entered, the first go will be run in the first 21 performances and the top 70 fastest times from the first go will get a second run in performances 22-28. The top 10 in the average on the first two runs will run in the short go. Second Round Trades: Preference for the second go will be accepted by the Rodeo Secretary at anytime. All preferences and changes to preferences must be turned into the Rodeo Secretary prior to the end of the long go on Tuesday, February 3. If your preference is not in the office by the deadline you will be given a no-preference draw. Priority for progressive go round will be fastest time to slowest time with fastest time having top priority. If less than 210 entries, there will be an option to drop to 140 entries and there will be two go's back to back and a short go, maximum of 10 in the short go. The ten in the short go will be determined by the total times from the two runs. Short go will be run slowest to fastest. The ground will be hand raked after each run. WPRA dress code will apply. The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show requests you provide rodeo patrons with a good show and a lot of "bling"! All contestants enter the grounds via intersection of Trail Drive and W.R. Watt Drive at Gate 35, then proceed to Burnett Tandy Drive. Further directions on parking will be provided at this time. Unload horses and tack in stalls provided. 10x10 stalls will be provided at "no charge" for a 24 hour period around that contestant's performance time. Horses must be stalled in designated stalls. Trailers must be moved immediately to the remote trailer parking lot. Remote trailer parking lot is secured 24 hours a day. Any trailer unhooked from vehicle within the show grounds will be towed at owners expense. Vehicles will park in designated lot on coliseum grounds. Contestant Hospitality transportation on the grounds will be provided. All contestants must sign a release or liability and any other forms provided by the Rodeo Secretary before competing. Only actual contestant and one companion allowed gate access. Must have Certificate or Veterinary Inspection issued within forty-five days and Negative Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test, also know as a "Coggins" Test, within the past twelve (12) months. Test date, accession number and name of laboratory must be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Exemption: Equine may enter shows, fairs, exhibitions or assemblies without a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection when accompanied by a valid equine interstate passport or equine identification card and a completed VS Form 10-11 showing negative results to an official EIA test within the previous six (6) months. All contestants entered will be given a back number. Any misuse of back number will be cause for disqualification. Contestant will have access to one rodeo ticket for the performance in which they are competing. Companion passes are not allowed to enter the Coliseum without a ticket. WPRA members not entered in the rodeo will not be permitted to enter the Coliseum with a WPRA card. Contestants must ride in the Grand Entry at the rodeo performance in which they are competing. No overnight camping on Stock Show Grounds. Overnight parking of horse trailers must be in designated Stock Show trailer parking area. Truck and trailers rigs left on Stock Show grounds overnight will be towed at owner's expense. No dogs, with exception of specialty acts and sheep dog trials, will be allowed on grounds including Stock Show parking lots. No one other than judges and show officials will be allowed in alleyways and arena during the barrel race event.



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