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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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Feb 21
Barnes Bull Riding Challenge is coming to Ames, March 2-3

Proceeds benefit the Iowa State Rodeo Team, tickets $15
The 2018 Barnes Bull Riding Challenge tour is heading to Ames, Iowa on March 2-3, 2018....

Jan 19
Iowa cowboys shine in Sioux City, sweep Saturday

Bull Riders descended on Sioux City Jan 13-14 competing in the first tour stop of the 2018 Barnes Bull Riding Challenge.  Iowan cowboys swept...

Nov 14
Sioux City - Early Bird Tickets On Sale Friday
The Barnes Bull Riding Challenge returns to the Tyson Events Center on Saturday January 13 and Sunday January 14, 2018. Two performances of bull...

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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!
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

Minnesota Horse Expo
Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Horse Expo

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

29th Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo
Jun 8, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Merrill, WI
29th Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo

59th annual American Heroes PRCA Rodeo
Jun 8, 2018 - Jun 9, 2018
Hawley, MN
59th annual American Heroes PRCA Rodeo

St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo
Jun 15, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018
Glenwood City, WI
St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo

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

50th Anniversary - Days of 56 Rodeo
Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Ponca, NE
50th Anniversary - Days of 56 Rodeo