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Bringing Pro Rodeo’s Best to You Since 1950

Established in 1950 Barnes PRCA Rodeo from Peterson, Iowa continues to be a premier livestock contracting company and member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association.  The longevity of Barnes PRCA Rodeo is captured in the marketplace where community celebrations have been continuous partners dating back 40, 50 and 60 years. The late founder, Bob Barnes, once told a newspaper reporter years ago, "We are to rodeo - what Cadillac is to cars."

Today Marty Barnes owns and manages all aspects of the livestock, rodeo production and breeding program with his eldest son, Westin.  Barnes PRCA Rodeo will produce nearly 30 events across the country in 2017. Visit their schedule page for a complete listing. 

The athletic talent of Barnes’ bucking horses, bulls and saddle horses is award winning.  This year marks the 40th anniversary of Crystal Springs being named the 1977 Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year.   Red Horse Crossin' was recently honored as the 2016 Great Lakes Circuit Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year.  This December,  she made her fourth consecutive trip to the Wrangler National Finals (WNFR) in Las Vegas for the Super Bowl of Pro Rodeo.  During the 2015 WNFR, she bucked off her riders and was judged the Best Bucking Horse of the performance in Rounds 3 and 8.  The Barnes’ bay mare CAT Power was selected nine consecutive times between 2005-2013 to the WNFR.  The foundation sire Boy Ballou continues to influence the breeding program.  He made five trips to the National Finals Rodeo.

Barnes PRCA Rodeo is in an elite class of PRCA Stock Contractors.  They are one of only two firms across North America selected to provide livestock for every National Finals Rodeo, since its inception in 1959.

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Oct 12
Barnes PRCA Rodeo welcomes Hutch Leather Works as a new sponsor

Corporate Partner for Barnes PRCA Rodeo makes personalized leather products, Hutch Leather Works based in Mason City, Iowa

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Sep 14
Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale selects eight Barnes' animal athletes
September 14, 2017 (Omaha, Neb.) - Animal athletes from Barnes PRCA Rodeo are in high demand between September 28 - October 1, 2017. Marty Barnes and...
Sep 06
Labor Day Bull Riding draws big crowds at the Minnesota State Fair

The Bulls and Barrels Championship doubled the excitement for attendees at the Minnesota State Fair with two performances on Labor Day.  Marty...

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Upcoming Rodeo Schedule

We invite you to join us at our 2017 events, be sure to buy your tickets early… you don’t want to be left out!
Barnes Bull Riding Challenge
Jan 13, 2018 - Jan 14, 2018
Sioux City, IA
Barnes Bull Riding Challenge

28th Georgia National Livestock Show and Rodeo
Feb 22, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018
Perry, GA
28th Georgia National Livestock Show and Rodeo

Barnes Bull Riding Challenge
Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 3, 2018
Ames, IA
Barnes Bull Riding Challenge

Midwest Horse Fair & PRCA Rodeo
Apr 20, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018
Madison, WI
Midwest Horse Fair & PRCA Rodeo

52nd Cherokee PRCA Rodeo
May 31, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018
Cherokee, IA
52nd Cherokee PRCA Rodeo

Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo
Jun 8, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Merrill, WI
Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo

64th Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo
Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Buffalo, MN
64th Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo

65th Heart of the North Rodeo
Jul 5, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018
Spooner, WI
65th Heart of the North Rodeo

PRCA
Jul 13, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018
Wapello, IA
PRCA

29th Georgia National Livestock Show and Rodeo
Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019
Perry, GA
29th Georgia National Livestock Show and Rodeo