Ten cowgirls advance to the semifinals in Barrel Racing and one Bull Rider advances directly to THE AMERICAN
Despite the fact that she is a California native, barrel horse trainer Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, had never earned a check at a California Circuit WPRA/PRCA Rodeo. That all changed when she bested the field at the Ramona Rodeo, held May 17-19 in Ramona, Calif. aboard Charlie Cole and Jason Martin’s Mossmemoe.
The California Circuit of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association had an outstanding year for 2012, and committee members are already making plans for another great year in 2013. Thanks to many generous sponsors, the California Circuit had over $42,000 in donated money and products to give to award its members in 2012. With 250 California Circuit members, the circuit proudly met the needs of its varied membership.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former PRCA bareback rider William “Buck” Uptmor was among the 14 people who were killed – most of them first responders – in the explosion that destroyed a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, late on April 17.
Charlie Battles, who qualified for the 1974 National Finals Rodeo as a steer wrestler and was later a successful PRCA stock contractor, died at his home in Sulphur, La., April 21 after a lengthy illness. He was 68.
Are rodeo horses really that different from jackpot horses? We’ve heard many barrel racers ask the question, so BHN caught up with three pros to shed some light on the subject.
Flick fires up
Shelley Murphy sneaks into the Caldwell finals to win the first Ariat playoff event in sudden death.