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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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May 26
Cowboys climb PRCA standings ladder on Barnes' livestock

This season Barnes PRCA Rodeo bucking stock are helping several cowboys climb the ladder into the top 15. Several variables play into the success of...

Mar 28
2017 American flags at Barnes PRCA Rodeos
Patriotism is at the core of each Barnes PRCA Rodeo production. The Iowa-based stock contracting company is known for paying respect to the United...
Jan 20
Meet Sniper the newest animal athlete
Sniper a black Braham-Cross bred bull was recently purchased by Barnes PRCA Rodeo this past December.   The bull was named in honor of...

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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!
2016 National Finals Rodeo
Dec 1 - Dec 10
Las Vegas, NV
2016 National Finals Rodeo

Rawhide Bull Riding Challenge
Jan 20 - Jan 21
Sioux City, IA
Rawhide Bull Riding Challenge

Georgia National Livestock Show and Rodeo
Feb 23 - Feb 25
Perry, GA
Georgia National Livestock Show and Rodeo

RAM National Circuit Finals
Apr 6 - Apr 9
Kissimmee, FL
RAM National Circuit Finals

Midwest Horse Fair & PRCA Rodeo
Apr 21
Madison, WI
Midwest Horse Fair & PRCA Rodeo

Minnesota Horse Expo
Apr 28 - Apr 30
St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Horse Expo

Iowa HS Rodeo
May 6 - May 7
Estherville, IA
Iowa HS Rodeo

Minnesota HS Rodeo
May 26 - May 29
Fergus Falls, MN
Minnesota HS Rodeo

Cherokee PRCA Rodeo
Jun 1 - Jun 3
Cherokee, IA
Cherokee PRCA Rodeo

American Heroes PRCA Rodeo
Jun 9 - Jun 10
Hawley, MN
American Heroes PRCA Rodeo