What is a KPRA rodeo? The Kansas Rodeo Association is a sanctioning organization in Kansas that has a mission to promote the sport of rodeo, provide entertainment in a family-friendly way, bring community spirit and togetherness to their local towns, and embrace rodeo heritage while advancing into the future, all while setting the standard in rodeo.
About the Kansa Pro Rodeo Association
The KPRA works throughout Kansas and the midwest to host and provide rodeo personnel to committees. For those of you just tuning into our association articles, rodeo associations are typically made up of a board and directors that help keep the standard of rodeo alive and well through rodeos across the nation. In this example, the association is the name of the state they are based out of, but for example, in Arizona, there is an association called the Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association rather than the state name. Associations sanction rodeos that want to partner with them, it’s not uncommon for a couple of associations to co-sanction events together. Then any contestants in that association can earn points towards their year-end finals.
The KPRA sanctions events with nine events rather than the standard eight. So in addition to saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, tie-down roping, team roping, breakaway, steer wrestling, and barrel racing, they also have ranch bronc riding which is pretty cool to see. Their finals take place at the end of September every year in Dodge City, Kansas.
KPRA Rodeo Schedule
Update to come! Please check out their website for the KPRA rodeo schedule details.