Why Choose Us?

Our award winning livestock are continuously selected by the top cowboys for the Super Bowl of Rodeo each December to compete in Las Vegas.  They are the heart and soul of Barnes PRCA Rodeo and continually are recognized for their athleticism. 

Since 1959 our bulls and horses have represented the Rafter B Bar brand all 57 National Finals Rodeos.  We are one of only two stock contracting companies out of hundreds with this prestigious accolade in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. 

Rodeo fans, committees and sanctioning bodies have complimented both our indoor and outdoor rodeo productions in small town arenas to the Minnesota State Fair.  We are humbled by the recognition and awards our company has received for producing top-notch professional rodeos since 1950.   Barnes PRCA Rodeo is located in Peterson and Cherokee Iowa situated in the heartland of the Great Lakes Circuit.   Annually the Great Lakes Circuit Finals honors rodeo committee with yearend awards.  This year two of our rodeo committee's were awarded the top honors in their respective categories.


Minnesota State Fair

"It was an extremely captivated crowd. We've had numerous positive comments already turned into the fair office, and Marty delivered yet another stellar event. We really value the long standing partnership we've had with the Barnes Rodeo Company for many decades," Mark Goodrich, Deputy General Manager of Competitive and Agricultural Events of the Minnesota State Fair

References

Don't just take our word...

The Heart of the North Rodeo at Spooner Wisconsin held its first Professional Rodeo in 1954. The Stock Contractor for that event and the next 62 years was the Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company. We look forward to continuing that relationship for years to come.  We have grown from one of the smallest rodeos in the Great Lakes Circuit to be one of the largest under the guidance and with the support of the Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company...you cannot go wrong if you hire the Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company. - Richard Fankhauser,chairman of Spooner Rodeo Committee, Inc and 2016 Great Lakes Large Rodeo of the Year

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Awards

2016 - Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year

(Red Horse Crossin') -  Great Lakes Circuit Finals

2016 - Large Rodeo of the Year

(Spooner, Wisconsin - Heart of the North Rodeo) - Great Lakes Circuit Finals

2016 - Medium Rodeo of the Year

(Merrill, Wisconsin - Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo ) - Great Lakes Circuit Finals

2016 - Iowa High School Rodeo Hall of Fame

Marty Barnes inductee.

2016 - Cherokee Iowa presents 50th anniversary buckle to Marty Barnes


Other Awards

Wrangler National Finals (WNFR) qualifying historical livestock include Saddle Bronc Horse, CAT Power making nine consecutive trips from 2005-2013; Saddle Bronc Horse, LV Lights with nine selections from 1995-2003; Saddle Bronc Horse, Skeeter's Skoal with eight selections from 1988-1995; The foundation sire Boy Ballou continues to influence the breeding program today.  He made five trips to the NFR in 1987, 1989-1993;  Saddle Bronc Horse - Crystal Springs was named the 1977 PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year.  She made 15 trips to the NFR from 1972-1986.  Bareback Horse - Lemon Drop appeared at the inaugural NFR in 1959. She made six trips from 1959-1964.
2016 Great Lakes Circuit Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year
2016 Great Lakes Medium Rodeo of the Year
Las Vegas Events - Stock Contractor Spurs
Cherokee 50th Anniversary Buckle
Iowa HS Rodeo Hall of Fame
Miss Rodeo America, Top Horse 2010