Rodeo Associations (International)
APRA is the national governing body for the sport of Professional Rodeo in Australia. Founded in 1944, by a meeting of rodeo contestants in a Sydney coffee shop, the APRA has been setting the standards in Australian rodeo for more than 50 years.
The PRCA is the largest American rodeo organization in the world. As of 2018, It sanctions rodeos in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Its championship event is the National Finals Rodeo. The PRCA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States.
The CPRA is a nonprofit organisation that functions as the official sanctioning authority for the sport of professional rodeo in Canada. Established in 1945, the CPRA's headquarters are located in Calgary, Alta.
The APRA is based in Pennsylvania and sanctions rodeos throughout the northeast. The purpose of the APRA is to promote rodeo as a sport and profession, striving at all times to ensure honesty, fairness and amicable relationships between all involved.
The CCA sanctions over 60 rodeos across Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Montana for over 700 rodeo members competing in roughstock and timed events. The CCA is the largest semi-professional rodeo association in Canada.
The toughest sport on dirt. The rules are simple. Place a wiry 150-pound cowboy on the back of a hulking, snorting temperamental 2,000 pound bull and see if he can ride the beast for an eternal eight seconds...with one hand strapped to the bull's massive backside.
The purpose of the NPRA to perpetuate the sport of rodeo through continued growth in rodeos and membership, providing humane and competitive entertainment for the Northwest and California.
The NHSR Association is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the development of sportsmanship, horsemanship and the character in the youth of our country through the sport of rodeo. Created by Texas educator and rodeo contestant Claude Mullins, the NHSRA held its first finals in Hallettsville, Texas, Aug. 25-27, 1949. The NHSRA membership consists of over 10,500 members from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia
In early 2007, Spire Capital Partners finalized a deal with the PBR Board of Directors to acquire the interests of many of the retired founding riders and invest in the growth of the organization.
The WPRA was formed in 1948 when thirty-eight cowgirls came together in San Angelo, Texas to create an organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of women in the sport of rodeo.