Binion Bucking Horse & Bull Sale adds to its prestige
Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse & Bull Sale is already one of the premier events during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas each December, and it’s making some changes to lift its profile even more.
The sale will happen over two days, Dec. 4 and 6, at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, which includes a special sale set for Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. which will feature 2- and 3-year-old colts and yearlings and 2-year-old bulls.
“To be realistic, we were a good bucking horse and bull sale, but we weren’t where we wanted to be,” said Hal Burns, a PRCA director and member of the association’s stock contractor executive council. “We wanted to turn it into an elite sale. We wanted to see if we could sell the top stock in the country.”
Oct 20, 2014, 19:16
PRCA to sponsor competition, which adds timed events
When rodeo’s biggest stars take center stage during the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev., PRCA permit holders will be competing across town in their own marquee event.
The 2014 PRCA Permit Holders of the Year Challenge is Dec. 4 from noon-2 p.m. at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. For the last five years, the PRCA Roughstock Permit Holders of the Year Challenge was in Vegas, but that only included bareback riders, saddle bronc riders and bull riders. Now the event has added steer wrestling, tie-down roping and team roping to the schedule.
Oct 20, 2014, 19:14
International Show Jumping Comes To Vegas - Three Thrilling Evenings and So Much More
Las Vegas, NV - October 20, 2014 - Less than a month away, the Las Vegas National Horse Show buzz is building. With three thrilling evenings of world-class show jumping guaranteed to pack the house, the South Point Hotel and Casino is the spot to be from November 13th through 15th, 2014.
Equestrians Coming to Vegas
Oct 20, 2014, 19:11
Hunter Jumper Las Vegas Nationals
South Point Casino Hotel & Spa
Venue: South Point Equestrian Center
9777 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: November 11, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Show Times: 8am
Oct 20, 2014, 19:09
2014 Indian National Finals at South Point in Las Vegas
Where: South Point Equestrian Center, Las Vegas Nevada
When: November 4 - 8, 2014
Monday, November 3rd
Back Number Ceremony – Fremont Street
Stage 3 – 8:00 p.m.
Oct 20, 2014, 19:07
Class of 2012 Back Seat Buckers Bull Shaft Selected for PBR World Finals
PUEBLO, COLO. (October 6, 2014)-American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) and Professional Bull Riders Inc. (PBR) are proud to announce that the first bull from their turnkey bull ownership program, Back Seat Buckers, has qualified for the 2014 PBR Built Ford Tough Series World Finals.
Shaft (E-J/ Mike White Bucking Bulls) was part of the inaugural class of Back Seat Buckers bulls in 2012 and will be headed to Las Vegas in two weeks to go head-to-head against the world's best bull riders.
Oct 20, 2014, 19:05
WPRA President's Column
October's here, and that starts FINALS RODEOS for 2014! With the year-end cut off already past, everyone who has hauled so hard all year, can take a deep breath and celebrate their year or some can wish for just a few more to go to. Congratulations to all who achieved their goal, and also to all those who tried. Whether you qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the Ram Circuit Finals, or the All American, there is still another great finals you can go to. Everyone is welcomed and invited to come to the WPRA World Finals in Waco, Texas, at the Extraco Center, October 23-26.
Oct 20, 2014, 18:57
Last Minute Scramble for Wrangler NFR Qualifications
Omaha, Nebraska--There were a lot of eyes on the San Bernardino Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo on Sunday night, September 28, 2014.
Though not the largest purse of the final weekend of the 2014 regular season--that distinction went to the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Round-Up, host of the Justin Boots Championships and Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale in Omaha, Neb.--the third and final performance in the Southern California town of San Bernardino was actually the final run for contestants looking to make a last ditch attempt at a berth into the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Oct 20, 2014, 18:55
News and notes from the rodeo trail, Oct.20
Dudley Barker, who earned the 2009 PRCA Media Award for Excellence in Rodeo Photography, has produced a coffee table book titled 5 Decades of Rodeo, which features 256 pages and more than 700 images of everything rodeo. The book will be ready for delivery on Dec. 10, and can be ordered at www.dudleydoright.com.
Oct 20, 2014, 18:53
Swisher joins talented WNFR contract personnel group
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The past few years, bullfighter Chuck Swisher has had to hear from his friends how amazing the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo experience is. Now, he’ll get to live it for himself.
The 24-year-old from Dover, Okla., will be working his first WNFR with fellow bullfighters Dusty Tuckness and Cody Webster Dec. 4-13 in Las Vegas. He is very familiar with his co-workers.
Oct 20, 2014, 18:52
PRCA Bucking Stock of the Year announced
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In 2014, there was no bareback horse better than Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket.
The acclaimed 10-year-old bay gelding won the Pendleton Whisky Let’er Buck PRCA Bucking Stock of the Year honor after finishing second a year ago to Frontier Rodeo’s Full Baggage.
Oct 20, 2014, 18:51
Athan crosses circuit title off bucket list
LANCASTER, Calif. – In June, bareback rider Teddy Athan won his hometown Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo for the first time.
On Oct. 18, Athan crossed another thing off his bucket list by winning the average title at the RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo with a score of 243 points on three head.
“I drew really good all three rounds,” said the 28-year-old Athan, who also was the year-end RAM California Circuit bareback champion in 2009. “It worked good and felt good all three rounds and it feels great to win the average. This is definitely something I’ve been wanting to do.”
Oct 20, 2014, 09:45
CALIFORNIA-BRED RED OUTLAW ULTRA IMPRESSIVE IN WINNING $75,000 UNIFORMITY STAKES
WINS BY 2 ½ LENGTHS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF; TRIBAL RULE GELDING WINS SIXTH IN-A-ROW TO REMAIN UNDEFEATED
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2014)–In one of the most impressive efforts of the current Autumn Meet, California-bred Red Outlaw ran his unbeaten streak to six in taking Sunday’s $75,000 Uniformity Stakes geared down by 2 ½ lengths under Edwin Maldonado, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:11.92.
Oct 20, 2014, 09:41
"Ship And Win" In Place Once More For Del Mar November Meet
“Ship and Win,” Del Mar’s simple, yet very effective, program to attract out-of-state horses to run at the shore oval will be in place for the track’s first November race meet which kicks off on Friday, November 7.
The policy – initiated by Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in partnership with Thoroughbred Owners of California in 2011 – has drawn nearly 600 out-of-state runners to Del Mar over the past four summers, most of whom remained on the California circuit.
Oct 20, 2014, 09:40
Im Beau Brown Takes Zoetis Starter Allowance
Missouri-bred pulls off a 26-1 upset at Prairie Meadows.
The Bank of America Challenge Championships on Saturday at Prairie Meadows came to a close with a big upset in the $75,000 Zoetis Starter Allowance Challenge Championship as Desiderio Nava’s Im Beau Brown prevailed at odds of 26-1. Ridden by Cesar Gomez and trained by Gustavo Rios, the 4-year-old gelding by PYC Paint Your Wagon traveled 350 yards in :17.630.
Oct 20, 2014, 09:38
AQHA Selects Witt/Kieffer for EVP Search
AQHA will be using executive search firm Witt/Kieffer to lead the search for the new AQHA executive vice president.
The American Quarter Horse Association has selected executive search firm Witt/Kieffer to lead the search for the successor to AQHA Executive Vice President Don Treadway Jr., who this summer announced his intention to retire in 2015. The seven-member selection committee reviewed the credentials of several highly qualified recruiting organizations before selecting Witt/Kieffer.
Oct 20, 2014, 09:36
Federal Agencies Offer Vision to Ensure Future Generations Can Enjoy Wilderness
Washington, D.C. - The Federal land management agencies that make up the National Wilderness Preservation System signed an agreement that will guide interagency collaboration and vision to ensure the continued preservation of nearly 110 million acres of the most primitive of public lands.
The 2020 Vision: Interagency stewardship priorities for America’s National Wilderness Preservation System will guide the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Geological Survey, all under the U.S. Department of Interior; and the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Oct 19, 2014, 09:54
AQHA’s Statement on NCAA Women’s Equestrian Sport
The American Quarter Horse Association and its alliance and industry partners are aware of and are watching closely the developments regarding the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s Committee on Women’s Athletics recommendation to remove equestrian from the list of emerging sports, as well as Kansas State University Athletics’ decision this week to drop its sponsorship of equestrian.
Oct 19, 2014, 09:51
Hutchins With a Win in the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West
San Juan Capistrano, CA - The 2014 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West came to a thrilling close with the show jumping phase and the challenging Final Four test.
|Sydney Hutchins, winner of the 2014 Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search Finals West|
Phase III: Show Jumping
After the challenging Flatwork and Gymnastics Phases on Saturday, twenty-six riders returned for Show Jumping, Phase III, in the hopes of advancing to the Final Four. Course designer Anthony D'Ambrosio set a technical track with 16 efforts in a time allowed of 88 seconds.
Oct 19, 2014, 09:20
2015 San Diego Fair Dates Announced
Fair Opens On FRIDAY, JUNE 5 at 4 p.m. and runs through SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015.
The dates for 2015 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on were approved today at the monthly 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors meeting held, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Oct 19, 2014, 09:15