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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, and their families.  Barnes PRCA Rodeo will produce over 30 events across the country in 2022. Visit our schedule page for a complete listing. 

The athletic talent of Barnes’ bucking horses, bulls and saddle horses is award-winning. This past December their bucking bulls were selected for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo along with saddle horses.  In November 2021 several bucking horses, saddle horses and bulls were hand picked for the Great Lakes Circuit Finals.  

The 40th anniversary of Crystal Springs being named the 1977 Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year is a celebrated event.  Red Horse Crossin' was honored as the 2016 Great Lakes Circuit Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year.  Last year she became a new mother and in December 2017, she made her fifth 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 provided livestock at the very first National Finals Rodeo in 1959.

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Nov 15
2021 High Marked Bull at GLCF
It was a great weekend at Great Lakes Circuit Finals in Louisville, Kentucky. 23F Slobber Knocker was the High Marked Bull and Top Bull of Round 1....
Nov 01
Great Lakes Circuit Finals selects top bareback, saddle bronc and bulls
Barnes PRCA Rodeo bucking stock were once again selected for the Great Lakes Circuit Finals in Louisville, Kentucky in November 2021.  For...
May 25
Bucking horse named after Hawley, Minnesota travels the country

by: Gretchen Kirchmann/Kirchmann Media Group

While the winter winds howl during February in Hawley, Minn. and residents shovel snow; the bucking...

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Upcoming Rodeo Schedule




68th Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo
Jun 23, 2022 - Jun 25, 2022
Buffalo, MN
68th Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo

Days of 56 Rodeo
Jun 24, 2022 - Jun 25, 2022
Ponca, NE
Days of 56 Rodeo

Phillips PRCA Rodeo
Jul 2, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022
Phillips, WI
Phillips PRCA Rodeo

68th Heart of the North Rodeo
Jul 7, 2022 - Jul 9, 2022
Spooner, WI
68th Heart of the North Rodeo

Winneshiek County Fair
Jul 13, 2022
Decorah, IA
Winneshiek County Fair

Barnes Bull Riding Challenge
Jul 13, 2022 - Jul 13, 2022
Sioux Center, IA
Barnes Bull Riding Challenge

Wapello FFA Pro Rodeo
Jul 15, 2022 - Jul 16, 2022
Wapello, IA
Wapello FFA Pro Rodeo

Rice County Fair
Jul 22, 2022
Faribault, MN
Rice County Fair

Barnes Bull Riding Challenge
Jul 23, 2022 - Jul 23, 2022
Ida Grove, IA
Barnes Bull Riding Challenge

Sac County Fair
Jul 27, 2022
Sac City, IA
Sac County Fair