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March 17, 2020 —– The coronavirus continues to shape the spring season for barrel racers, rodeo competitors and the Western industry as a whole.

As the coronavirus spreads, several of the Western performance horse industry’s major events are being postponed or canceled in an effort to contain the coronavirus in the United States and abroad.

An outbreak of COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2, began in Wuhan, China, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was declared a pandemic on March 11 by the World Health Organization.

The following Western performance industry events have announced cancellations or postponements. Click the links below for more information regarding each individual event.

Upcoming WPRA Events — as of March 17, 2020

Houston, TX, RODEOHOUSTON CANCELED
Austin, TX, Rodeo Austin, 3/14/2020, 3/28/2020 CANCELED
Mercedes, TX, Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo, 3/19/2020, 3/21/2020 CANCELED
Council Bluffs, IA, PRCA Championship Rodeo, 3/13/20, 3/14/20 CANCELED
Montgomery, AL, Southeastern Livestock Exposition & Rodeo, 3/19/2020, 3/21/2020 POSTPONED
Nacogdoches, TX, Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo & Steer Show, 3/19/2020, 3/21/2020 CANCELED
Fargo, ND, PRCA Championship Rodeo, 3/20/2020, 3/21/2020 CANCELED
Nashville, GA, Cotton Blossom Roundup, 3/20/2020, 3/21/2020 POSTPONED
Goliad, TX, Goliad County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, 3/20/2020, 3/22/2020 CANCELED
Redmond, OR, Redmond Breakaway Roping, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 POSTPONED
Redmond, OR, High Desert Stampede, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 POSTPONED
Tyler, TX, Tyler Rose City Roundup, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 POSTPONED
Ocala, FL, Southeastern Pro Rodeo, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/15-16/2020
Ocala, FL, Ocala Breakaway Roping, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/15-16/2020
Springfield, MO, Ozark Empire Pro Rodeo, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/29-30/2020
Tyler, TX, Tyler Rose City Roundup, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 POSTPONED
Waxahachie, TX, Ellis County Livestock Show & Rodeo, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/28-30/2020
Cave Creek, AZ, Cave Creek Rodeo Days, 3/27/2020, 3/29/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/22-24/2020
Kissimmee, FL, RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, 4/2/2020, 4/4/2020 POSTPONED
Levelland, TX, ABC Pro Rodeo, 4/2/2020, 4/4/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/28-31/2020
Lauderdale, MS, Semi-Annual Ralph Morgan Rodeo, 4/3/2020, 4/4/2020 CANCELED
Logandale, NV, Clark County Fair & Rodeo, 4/8/2020, 4/12/2020 CANCELED
Madison, WI, Midwest Horse Fair & Rodeo, 4/17/2020, 4/18/2020 CANCELED
Corpus Christi, TX, Rodeo Corpus Christi, 5/7/2020, 5/10/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 11/19-22/2020

For more updates from the WPRA, visit wpra.com

Barrel Races & Other Events — as of March 17, 2020

AQHA Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 13-16, 2020 – CANCELED

Road to the Horse, Lexington, Kentucky, March 19-22, 2020 – RESCHEDULED to June 18-21, 2020

Senior World Championships, Texarkana, Arkansas, March 26-28, 2020 – RESCHEDULED to May 28-31, 2020

14th Annual Sand Cup Futurity, Moses Lake, Washington, April 2-5, 2020 – POSTPONED

VGBRA Barrel Daze, Walla Walla, Washington, April 11-12, 2020 – POSTPONED

Better Barrel Races World Finals, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 22-26, 2020 – PLANNED

Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Kentucky, May 2, 2020 – POSTPONED

WCRA Segment 5 Semifinals, Guthrie, Oklahoma, May 12-16, 2020 – PLANNED

WCRA Segment 5 Major, Guthrie, Oklahoma, May 16, 2020 – PLANNED

WCRA Segment 5 Youth Major, Guthrie, Oklahoma, May 14-15, 2020 – PLANNED

NBHA Events — as of March 17, 2020

Shamrock Showdown Super Show, Jacksonville, Florida, March 27-29, 2020 – POSTPONED

For more updates from the NBHA, visit nbha.com.

Upcoming PRCA Events — as of 3/17/20 at 9:55 a.m.

Houston, TX, RODEOHOUSTON, 3/3-22/2020 CANCELED

Austin, TX, Rodeo Austin, 3/14/2020, 3/28/2020 CANCELED

Mercedes, TX, Rio Grande Valley Rodeo Xtreme Bulls, 3/18/2020, 3/18/2020 CANCELED

Mercedes, TX, Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo, 3/19/2020, 3/21/2020 CANCELED

Mercedes, TX, Mercedes Breakaway Roping, 3/19/2020, 3/21/2020 CANCELED

Montgomery, AL, Southeastern Livestock Exposition & Rodeo, 3/19/2020, 3/21/2020 POSTPONED

Nacogdoches, TX, Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo & Steer Show, 3/19/2020, 3/21/2020 CANCELED

Fargo, ND, PRCA Championship Rodeo, 3/20/2020, 3/21/2020 CANCELED

Nashville, GA, Cotton Blossom Roundup, 3/20/2020, 3/21/2020 POSTPONED

Winston Salem, NC, Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo, 3/20/2020, 3/21/2020 CANCELED

Goliad, TX, Goliad County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, 3/20/2020, 3/22/2020 CANCELED

Beaumont, TX, YMBL Championship Rodeo, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 POSTPONED

Lincoln, NE, Xtreme Bulls Challenge, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 CANCELED

Ocala, FL, Southeastern Pro Rodeo, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/15-16/2020

Ocala, FL, Ocala Breakaway Roping, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/15-16/2020

Redmond, OR, Redmond Breakaway Roping, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 POSTPONED

Redmond, OR, High Desert Stampede, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 POSTPONED

Springfield, MO, Ozark Empire Pro Rodeo, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/29-30/2020

Tyler, TX, Tyler Rose City Roundup, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 POSTPONED

Waxahachie, TX, Ellis County Livestock Show & Rodeo, 3/27/2020, 3/28/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/28-30/2020

Cave Creek, AZ, Cave Creek Rodeo Days, 3/27/2020, 3/29/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/22-24/2020

Cave Creek, AZ, Cave Creek Legacy Steer Roping, 3/28/2020, 3/28/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/22-24/2020

Enid, OK, Enid Ultimate Challenge Xtreme Bulls, 3/28/2020, 3/28/2020 POSTPONED

Chihuahua, CH, Rodeo De Primavera, 3/29/2020, 3/29/2020 PLANNED

Raleigh, NC, Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo, 3/29/2020, 3/29/2020 POSTPONED

Kissimmee, FL, RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, 4/2/2020, 4/4/2020 POSTPONEDLevelland, TX, ABC Pro Rodeo, 4/2/2020, 4/4/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/28-31/2020

Lauderdale, MS, Semi-Annual Ralph Morgan Rodeo, 4/3/2020, 4/4/2020 CANCELED

Lawton, OK, Liberty National Xtreme Bulls, 4/3/2020, 4/4/2020 POSTPONED

Levelland, TX, Levelland Legacy Steer Roping, 4/5/2020, 4/5/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/31/2020

Logandale, NV, Clark County Fair & Rodeo, 4/8/2020, 4/12/2020 CANCELED

El Paso, AR, Central Ark PRCA Rodeo, 4/10/2020, 4/11/2020 PLANNED

Havre, MT, MSU-Northern PRCA Extreme Bares & Broncs Challenge, 4/10/2020, 4/11/2020 PLANNED

Huntsville, TX, Walker County Fair & Rodeo, 4/10/2020, 4/11/2020 PLANNED

Oakdale, CA, Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo, 4/11/2020, 4/12/2020 PLANNED

Douglas, WY, Forever West Roughstock Classic, 4/17/2020, 4/18/2020 PLANNED

Longview, TX, Longview PRCA Rodeo, 4/17/2020, 4/18/2020 PLANNED

Madison, WI, Midwest Horse Fair & Rodeo, 4/17/2020, 4/18/2020 CANCELED

Roswell, NM, Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial, 4/17/2020, 4/18/2020 PLANNED

Roswell, NM, Roswell Breakaway Roping, 4/17/2020, 4/18/2020 PLANNED

Wichita Falls PRCA Rodeo, Wichita Falls, TX, 4/17/2020, 4/18/2020 PLANNED

Medicine Hat, AB, Broncs and Honky Tonks Spring Indoor Rodeo, 4/17/2020, 4/19/2020 PLANNED

Red Bluff, CA, Red Bluff Breakaway Roping, 4/17/2020, 4/19/2020 PLANNED

Red Bluff, CA, Red Bluff Round-Up, 4/17/2020, 4/19/2020 PLANNED

Liberty Hill, TX, Ron Ross Memorial Steer Roping, 4/18/2020, 4/19/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/16-17/2020

Liberty Hill, TX, Liberty Hill Legacy Steer Roping, 4/18/2020, 4/19/2020 RESCHEDULED TO 5/16-17/2020

Wharton, TX, Wharton County Youth Fair & Exposition Xtreme Bulls, 4/22/2020, 4/23/2020 PLANNED

Lufkin, TX, Angelina Benefit Rodeo, 4/22/2020, 4/25/2020 PLANNED

Athens, TX, Henderson County First Responders PRCA Rodeo, 4/24/2020, 4/25/2020 PLANNED

Del Rio, TX, 43rd George Paul Memorial Xtreme Bull Riding, 4/24/2020, 4/25/2020 PLANNED

Crowsnest Pass, AB, Crowsnest Pass, 4/24/2020, 4/26/2020 PLANNED

Lakeside, CA, Lakeside Rodeo, 4/24/2020, 4/26/2020 PLANNED

St. Paul, MN, Minnesota Horse Exposition PRCA Rodeo, 4/24/2020, 4/26/2020 PLANNED

Auburn, CA, Gold County Pro Rodeo, 4/25/2020, 4/26/2020 PLANNED

Springville, CA, Springville Sierra Rodeo, 4/25/2020, 4/26/2020 PLANNED

Torrington, WY, National Circuit Finals Steer Roping, 4/25/2020, 4/26/2020 PLANNED

Helotes, TX, Helotes Festival Association Rodeo, 4/30/2020, 5/2/2020 PLANNED

For more information, visit prorodeo.com

Upcoming Horse Sales – as of March 17, 2020

Billings Spring Sale, Billings, Montana, March 27-29, 2020 POSTPONED

*This developing story and will be updated as more information is available.

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