2010 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Finals Rodeo moves to Lincoln October 13-17
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – This year the sign above the 2010 WPRA World Finals Rodeo door reads “Welcome All WPRA Members.” That change, along with other exciting changes are described in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s Greener Pastures ad campaign, launched July 1.
The Finals event has been redesigned on just about every level from the date (Oct. 13-17), to its location – the premier Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, NE, known for its central location and phenomenal facility, to creating an atmosphere that is clearly inclusive and contestant friendly.
“We intend to mobilize our nationwide membership, and other barrel racing and roping enthusiasts, with $80,000 Added Money, a new roster of WPRA events, and by opening the WPRA competition up to all current members. We are very excited about this event and its future,” said Kathi Myers, WPRA President.
Rodeo barrel racers will have a unique opportunity to run in specified classes, one for Card Holders that offers a Gold Card members Sidepot, and one for Permit Only members. The standard WPRA Roping events (Team Roping, Breakaway, and Tie Down) will all be included, as will the WPRA Junior barrel race, the WPRA Futurity (for horses 5-years-old and younger) and the WPRA Derby (for horses 7-years-old and younger).
The WPRA is also cultivating co-approval alliances which were made with other barrel racing associations through out the 2010 season. This means the co-approved classes, such as the 4D Jackpot Barrels, will be open and through co-approval arrangements with BBR, Pac West and NABRC their members can include the rich event in their point standings.
Another new aspect to the 2010 World Finals will be the 1st Annual Pro Elite Horse Sale. The WPRA is excited to announce it has contracted with Going Big Time Sale Company, Ada, OK, to produce the horse sale. The sale will offer 75 to 100 head of horses carrying barrel racing and timed event bloodlines, from breeding stock to prospects to seasoned and mature age horses. In addition a WPRA Pro Elite Sire Incentive Select Session will also be featured and horses will only be accepted in the Select Session if they are by a PESI enrolled stallion or in foal to an enrolled stallion.
The WPRA would like to thank the following major sponsors for their continued partnership and support: Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau; Stallion Oil; Circle Y of Yoakum; Wrangler; Dodge Rodeo and Montana Silversmiths.
Any associations interested in co-approving the WPRA Finals jackpot classes or if you have any questions please contact Robin Hofmann at 405-615-4998 or call the WPRA office at 719-447-4627. Anyone with a sponsorship inquiry please contact Katie Hollingsworth a 405-707-7072.
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