This time of year is an incredible time for professional rodeo athletes. There are an abundance of rodeos, and a ton of money to be won! The July 4th week is often called Cowboy Christmas. There are more high paying rodeos on the PRCA circuit than you could get to by truck/trailer – so athletes are putting their GPS’s to work, and trying to figure out the most efficient way to get from place to place, and make sure their equine partners are there as well. Until a couple of years ago — I didn’t realize that some cowboys have two rigs traveling with their horses — and they fly between them in order to go to more rodeos! Can you imagine?
You’ll want to keep an eye on the Wrangler Network as well as ProRodeo Live over the next month. I believe I read that there would also be a broadcast of the Calgary Stampede every day (also on the Wrangler Network). Until I get to go there and see the Calgary Stampede live (and check that item off my bucket list) — the broadcast lets me watch the rodeo (and the chuckwagon races at night) without leaving home! You can find the schedule of broadcasts on the Wrangler Network here — I just added them to my calendar so I wouldn’t miss a broadcast! The Reno Rodeo has been on for the past couple of weeks, which was really good for TV addicts like me — who aren’t thriving on the summer replacement shows. We just turn on a rodeo instead!
If you’re headed to the NFR — it’s time to get your tickets and room reservations if you haven’t done that yet! I made room reservations a few months ago — and I’m still working on my tickets! More next week, from this rodeo fan!
John Moore says
NFR reservation made 12/31/16
3 rodeos seen this year with 4 more scheduled to go to before Sept.