Showing posts from October, 2017

PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals qualifiers & Bullfighters announced

With only 492.5 points separating the top five riders, the 2017 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals are sure to be an intense and pressure-packed competition, with a number of riders eyeing the gold buckle and $1 million bonus at the at the T-Mobile Arena in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Nov. 1-5.

The qualifiers for this year’s iteration of the highest stakes bull riding competition in the world and competing for $2.3 million in prize money are:

Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla, Washington)
Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil)
Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas)
Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana)
Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil)
Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas)
Stormy Wing (Dalhart, Texas)
Joao Ricardo Vieira (Itatina, Brazil)
Dener Barbosa (Paulo Dr Faria, Brazil)
Fabiano Vieira (Perola, Brazil)
Cody Teel (Kountze, Texas)
Rubens Barbosa (Iaciara, Goias Brazil)
Claudio Montanha Jr. (Ribeirao dos Indios, Brazil)
J.B. Mauney (Statesville, North Carolina)
Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee)
Matt Triplett (Columbia Fall…

Reigning PRCA World Champion Sage Kimzey wins PBR Velocity Finals and Earns First-ever Invite to World Finals

Brazilian Alex Marcilio wins Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Title  As the dirt settled at South Point Arena Monday night, it was reigning PRCA champion bull rider Sage Kimzey (Weatherford, Oklahoma) who arose victorious as the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) Finals event winner.
Kimzey, who vowed he would not come to Las Vegas to finish in second place, claimed his win aboard Vegas Lights (A Bulls) for 88 points in the championship round, capping off a 4-for-4 weekend. His earnings for the event totaled $26,300, and he accumulated 340 world standings points. The three-time champion earned his ticket to the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals to join an already hotly contested world title race in which the top five riders are separated by a mere 492.5 points. With an impressive 2017 season behind him, Alex Marcilio (Macaubal, Brazil) won the Velocity Tour championship and a $50,000 bonus. Marcilio won the championship over Ramon de Lima (Sao …

World Title Contender Jess Lockwood Leads PBR’s Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Finals

Brazilian Luciano De Castro claims the Round 2 win 2016 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Rookie of the YearJess Lockwood(Volborg, Montana) took the event lead at the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) Finals at South Point Arena on Sunday night.  Sitting 2-for-2, Lockwood goes into the final round on Monday leading the event overall. The 20-year-old Montana man is ranked fifth in the world and is closing the gap between himself and PBR world leader Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla, Washington). Kolbaba failed to pick up any points in Round 2 after being bucked off by Budakon (OK Corralis/Gordon/Rike Ranch/D&H Cattle CO) and is just 597.5 points                                                                                      ahead of Lockwood. 
Lockwood rounded out the Top-5 in Round 2 with matching 86.5-point rides alongside reigning PRCA champion Sage Kimzey. Kimzey rode Sitting Bull (Sirridge/Donaho) followed by Lockwood ending the night on Blood Money (Halpain & Roth Buck…

10 Minutes with Tiany Schuster before 2017 NFR


10 Minutes with Tiany Schuster before 2017 NFR


PBR to provide fans free global digital streams of Velocity Tour Finals and inaugural PBR Global Cup

Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Finals offer significant World Championship implications
PBR (Professional Bull Riders) has announced plans for free live digital streams of two of the sport’s biggest events of the year – the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Finals (Oct. 28-30 at South Point Arena in Las Vegas) and the inaugural PBR Global Cup (Nov. 9-11 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada).
The high-quality production will feature full broadcast teams and multi-camera set-ups. To access the Velocity Tour Finals and PBR Global Cup digital broadcasts, fans are encouraged to download the free PBR app (for iOS and Android) or visit during the event days. “The production quality of these events demonstrates PBR’s commitment to providing a world-class digital experience to give fans the best live access to must-see PBR events,” said Sean Gleason, CEO, PBR. “If fans can’t make it to Las Vegas and Edmonton, this is the next best way to experience some of the biggest and most meaning…

North American ag officials set NAFTA priorities

The National Association of State Departments
of Agriculture note what's needed in a
 modernized agreement The North American Free Trade Agreement has been in the news a lot lately
with new negotiations underway with an eye toward tweaking the 23-year-old
program. Last week the National Association of State Departments of
Agriculture and counterparts from Mexico and Canada set down a list of
priorities needed for a renewed agreement.  The officials gathered in Denver, Colo.,
for the 26th annual Tri-National
Agricultural Accord, which has a history
 of bringing senior state and provincial
ag officials together from Canada, the
United States and Mexico to work
                                                together on trade and development
                                                issues. Included with the group was
                                                the North American State Departments of
Agriculture, representing U.S. ag commissioners, secretaries and …

ProRodeoTV to livestream Canadian Finals Rodeo

The PRCA is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and Northlands Coliseum to offer a livestream broadcast of the 44th Canadian Finals Rodeo on ProRodeoTV.

            The Nov. 8-12 CFR will be exclusively broadcasted from Edmonton, Alberta, on The broadcast will be available via home computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.             "We are extremely excited and honored to be the exclusive content provider of the great Canadian Finals Rodeo through our relationship with the CPRA," said PRCA Chief Operating Officer Aaron Enget. "This is a big opportunity for both of our associations."             There are six total performances of the CFR, with four night performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. (MT) on Nov. 8-11. There are also 1 p.m. performances on Nov. 11-12, with the latter being the final round of the rodeo.             Watching the CFR livestream is as easy as logging on to…

City of Dallas,Texas and Equest Welcomed Student Veterans of America

City of Dallas and Equest Welcomed Student Veterans of America 2017 Leadership Institute Cohort for an afternoon of Volunteerism and Partnership
 Shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, and saws were the tools used in the gloved hands of student veteran leaders to build comradery, leadership skills, and teamwork.
The City of Dallas and Equest hosted a select group from Student Veterans of America (SVA) on Oct. 19 for an afternoon of service work at the Texas Horse Park.
The one hundred student veterans from throughout the U.S., from as far away as Hawaii, Washington, and New Jersey, cleared trails, trimmed trees, installed a sensory riding course, and other additional activities. This work was designed to support Equest’s upcoming fundraiser for their horses, Ridefest, as well as its ongoing therapeutic horsemanship programming. 

Student Veterans of America’s 2017 Leadership Institute is the premier training for student veterans pursuing a degree in schools across the country. The training programs a…