PRESIDENT’S CORNER I t was so great to see the California rodeos back on

will July 16 at 10 a.m. MT at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

the schedule this year as they are important to the entire industry but especially to our members. We were also excited about all the ones that added breakaway roping for the first time this year and those like Red Bluff that were among the first group of PRCA Rodeos to feature the event prior to COVID. The finals in the barrel race at Clovis, CA this year was one of the fastest that I can remember anywhere. The top 4 places in the finals were all 16 second runs. Hats off to the committee for having tremendous ground and dragging at halfway. It was exciting to see some of our members going to the California rodeos for the first time like 15-time Wrangler NFR qualifier Lisa Lockhart, who won Oakdale. Congratulations to all. What an exceptional Class of 2022 for the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame that was announced on April 12. I am especially excited about two ladies, Ardith Bruce (1964 WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer) and Cindy Rosser (WPRAnotable) that will represent the WPRA for enshrinement this summer. Both have dedicated their lives to the betterment of our association and the sport of professional rodeo in various capacities and are very deserving of this great honor. If you are able to join us in Colorado Springs to honor these ladies and the PRCA inductees, please do. The event

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame induction will happen in conjunction with the NFR Open, formerly known as the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. We hope those who have qualified for this prestigious event will plan to bring your families and enjoy all the Pikes Peak region has to offer. This month, we get to celebrate all our mothers in a special way on Mother’s Day whether they are still with us here on earth or watching from above. We have many mothers and daughters that have been and are currently members of the WPRA. We highlighted one duo this month with two-time world champion barrel racer Kelly Kaminski and her daughter Kenna. We hope you enjoy this special story. Enjoy this last month before the busy and hectic summer run and cherish the time with family and friends. Travel safe and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!


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