The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Las Vegas Events announced Wednesday night that the first performance of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo scheduled for Thursday, December 7 will be canceled after a deadly shooting took place on the University of Nevada-Las Vegas campus Wednesday killing three and critically injuring at least one.
It’s December, which means the most wonderful time of the year — the National Finals Rodeo, of course. Here’s everything you need to know about the WPRA top 15 barrel racers headed to the 2023 Wrangler NFR in December.
Go beyond the stats in our special Q&A spotlights on first-time NFR qualifiers in the barrel racing at the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
In this industry exclusive, Barrel Horse News brings you a never-before-seen breakdown using EquiStat records of the horses that carried the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association top 15 to their National Finals Rodeo qualifications.
In 1976, Marion Gramith and Cindy Smith became the first mother-daughter duo to qualify together for the National Finals Rodeo.
Two barrel horses trained by Janna Brown were voted No. 1 and No. 2 2023 WPRA/AQHA Horse of the Year — Fame Fire Rocks and Jets Top Gun, respectively.
The 2023 CINCH Playoffs Governor’s Cup kicked off Thursday, September 28, with fast action in the barrel racing. Boasting a lucrative $1.1 million total payout, the CINCH Playoffs has the capacity to alter the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s barrel racing world standings in the last week of the 2023 regular season. Follow along here for all the updates.