Rafter-B-Bar Information Center

Welcome! Our website is a great resource of information so please look around. Kirchmann Media Group handles our media inquiries and schedules interviews for Barnes PRCA Rodeo. We place our current press releases below for quick access with links to coverage for our rodeo committees, fans and corporate partners to view, share and utilize for public relations. Please reach out to Gretchen Kirchmann at 406-396-7316 or gretchen@kirchmannmediagroup.com for additional information.
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...

Apr 18
Barnes' #128 Tallahassee Red awarded Top Bull of RNCFR, 2019
The Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company's bull #128 Tallahassee Red received the 2019 Top Bull of the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo (RNCFR) .  The...
Mar 07
Barnes PRCA Rodeo adds Sangamon County Fair, June 13

June rodeo run, nine events across five states
The Sangamon County Fair held in New Berlin, Ill. will host for the first time Barnes PRCA Rodeo on...

Mar 02
Iowa State alum give back to Iowa State Rodeo Team

Iowa State University will host the second stop of the 2018 Barnes Bull Riding Challenge tour at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center...

Feb 26
Kirchmann Media Group brings GoCoastGuard.com onboard as the newest sponsor

GoCoastGuard.com officially joins the 2018 Barnes Bull Riding Challenge tour as the newest sponsor.  Kirchmann Media Group (KMG) and The U.S....

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...
Nov 06
Barnes' animal athletes selected for 2017 Great Lakes Circuit Finals
Representing the Rafter B Bar Ranch from Peterson, Iowa are bucking horses, bulls and saddle horses selected for the Great Lakes Circuit Finals...
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

Barnes PRCA Rodeo...

Sep 14
Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale selects eight Barnes' animal athletes
Animal athletes from Barnes PRCA Rodeo are in high demand between September 28 - October 1, 2017. Marty Barnes and his son Westin Barnes will take...
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...

Aug 31
Champion Bull Riders heading to the Minnesota State Fair on Monday, Sept. 4
The 2017 Minnesota State Fair will feature the Bulls and Barrels Championship with numerous regional champions competing on Monday September 4....
Aug 09
Miles Jones, bullfighter ranked nationally

Pro Rodeo Bullfighter Miles Jones added two consecutive wins to his rodeo resume' in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Freestyle...

Jun 16
Whitaker wins all-around titles in Hawley and Merrill

Kyle Whitaker, 8x PRCA Linderman Award winner, won the 2017 all-around titles at both Barnes PRCA Rodeos during the second weekend of June. ...

Jun 07
CNFR qualifer wins on 4x WNFR bronc at Cherokee, Iowa
Red Horse Crossin, the 2016 Great Lakes Circuit Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year, took cowboy Nick Shenold from Weatherfod, Okla. to the pay window....
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...

Apr 19
New Zealand cowboy ties 88-point arena record on Red Horse Crossin'

Barnes PRCA Rodeo animal athletes continue to help contestants climb the standings this Spring.  The rank caliber of bucking horses at the...

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...
Nov 21
Barnes receives a hat-trick from the Great Lakes Circuit

The Barnes PRCA Rodeo's mare Red Horse Crossin' received the 2016 Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year award from the Great Lakes Circuit. ...

Nov 03
Peterson ranch headed for National Finals Rodeo
The top ranked rough stock cowboys in Pro Rodeo selected Barnes PRCA Rodeo livestock for both the 2016 RAM Great Lakes Circuit Finals (GLCF) in...
Sep 16
Marty Barnes inducted into Hall of Fame
Marty Barnes, a native of Peterson, Iowa was inducted into the Iowa High School Rodeo Association (IHSRA) Hall of Fame last month. Barnes was...

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