The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) in conjunction with Applebox Pictures of West Monroe, La., is pleased to have of Women’s Pro Rodeo Today on RFD-TV. Women’s Pro Rodeo Today is a weekly TV magazine show featuring WPRA events, tips from the pros, member profiles and the latest WPRA news.
“We are thrilled to partner with Applebox Pictures on this one-of-a-kind show to help spread the word about the WPRA and all the new exciting opportunities for our members,” said Jymmy Kay Davis, past President of the WPRA. “We believe that the Women’s Pro Rodeo Today show will allow us to build our fan base, and let women in rodeo and those interested in rodeo know about all the new and exciting opportunities our association has to offer.”
Each week Women’s Pro Rodeo Today will feature a WPRA event, highlighting the competition and the local committee that makes it all possible. Fans will also be kept up-to-date on the latest in the WPRA World and NFR standings, giving them an inside look on who has the best chance at capturing a world title. There will also be a segment titled “Tips from the Pros” giving viewers advice from what type equipment works best, to the care of the animal to how to improve your time and much, much more. Each episode will also feature a WPRA member, an opportunity for fans to learn about their competition record and what they enjoy doing outside the rodeo arena.
“Fans are able to discover what makes these women truly special,” said Roy Davenport, Senior Producer of Applebox Pictures. “Not only as pro athletes at the very pinnacle of their sport, but also as great examples of why the western lifestyle is so appealing.”
The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, which started in 1948 as a group of Texas ranch women who wanted to add a little color and femininity to the rough-and-tumble spot of rodeo, is now a computerized association with more than 2,000 members.
In 1948, the group organized and called itself the Girl’s Rodeo Association (GRA). It began with 74 original members with 60 approved contests with a total payout of $29,000. In 1981, the GRA changed its name to the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). The WPRA provides opportunities for women across the United States and Canada a chance to compete in the timed events of barrel racing, team roping, breakaway roping, tie-down roping and the roughstock events of bareback and bull riding. For more information on the WPRA visit www.wpra.com.
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