The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the largest and oldest rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in professional rodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards in the industry in every area, from improving working conditions for contestants and monitoring livestock welfare to boosting entertainment value and promoting sponsors. The PRCA also proudly supports youth rodeo with educational camps and financial assistance to young standouts preparing to enter the professional ranks, as well as supporting allied organizations such as Tough Enough to Wear Pink, Miss Rodeo America, the American Quarter Horse Association and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Annually, the PRCA sanctions or co-sanctions about 600 top-of-the-line multiple-event rodeos on the continent, in nearly all U.S. states and three other countries: Canada, Mexico and Brazil. As a membership-driven organization, the PRCA works to ensure that every event it sanctions is managed with fairness and competence and that the livestock used is healthy and cared for to the highest standards.
The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) is the oldest women’s sports organization in the country. The Association started in 1948 with a group of Texas ranch women who wanted to add a little color and femininity to the rough-and-tumble sport of rodeo. A major move at the time, 38 women met in a hotel in San Angelo, Texas, on February 28, 1948, to change the way they were being treated in the male-dominated world of rodeo. These women banded together to create the very first professional sports association created solely for women by women – the Girls Rodeo Association (GRA).
The GRA began with 74 original members with 60 approved contests with a total payout of $29,000. In 1981, the GRA changed its name to the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). Today, the association boasts more than 3,000 members, over 1,500 events and payouts totaling over $5 million.
The WPRA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., provides opportunities for women across the United States and Canada to compete in the timed events of barrel racing, team roping, breakaway roping, and tie-down roping.
The Rose City Round Up is the only PRCA Rodeo in Tyler, Texas. The rodeo will feature all of your standard rodeo events that include:
But lets not forget the cowboys and cowgirls of Professional Rodeo.
In order to have a great rodeo, you have to bring award winning livestock. The Rose City Round Up will feature the amazing bucking stock from United Pro Rodeo Company.
From the Tyler, Texas to the Wrangle National Finals Rodeo, United Pro Rodeo has shown the rodeo industry what bucking horses and bucking bulls should do.
Some of their highlighted stocks includes bucking horses like Pow Wow Nights, Happy Trails, and Raise your Glass. Their bull pen includes bulls like Diamond Cutter, Wipe Out, and the memorable bucking bull, Mr. Nice Guy.
United Pro Rodeo Company comes as a combined effort of two families. Danny Reagan and Carlton Partin set out to bring entertainment back to pro rodeo.