We welcome you to this year’s edition of the legendary Spooner Rodeo. It’s our 61st year! Spooner Rodeo fans deserve the best, and as always, they will see professional rodeo’s top competitors here at Spooner, continuing that grand tradition. Determined pro rodeo contestants from around the country will be at Spooner to vie for the points and prize money they all seek. How well they compete here at Spooner may ultimately affect their ability to qualify for circuit finals, other rodeo competitions, and at year’s end the National Finals itself held annually in Las Vegas each December.
Cowboys and women barrel racers from around the Midwest and beyond eagerly travel to Spooner Rodeo each year. They know that Spooner Rodeo is a good place to compete. Here they will find the promise of fun and excitement all around, stiff but fair competition, great crowds of enthusiastic fans, camaraderie, and a fine purse to contest for.
For the fans there are the thrills, the spills, the overall excitement – to watch, to take part in, to enjoy – great fun, great food, and great memories to take home from each performance of Spooner Rodeo. Extras include shopping at the vendors’ booths all three days, special happenings at each show, prizes to win, great music after each rodeo performance, and old friends to visit and party with. And on Rodeo Saturday afternoon uptown, the huge Spooner Rodeo Parade with more than 100 units, bands, floats, horses galore, fire trucks, politicians, prizes, kids and more.
Join our Celebration of 61 Years of Tradition, Fun, Thrills and Excitement! Welcome to Spooner Rodeo!
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Barnes Rodeo and Spooner Rodeo have partnered to bring you the best in professional rodeo now for 61 years at Spooner’s Heart of the North Rodeo – that is since it began in 1954. Bob Barnes was one of Professional Rodeo’s most highly regarded and most enduring legends.
Each year Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company participates in rodeos across the United States. In 2014 that schedule includes performances from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Las Vegas, Nevada, with many others in between – in the states of Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska, on the professional level. Encouraging rodeo’s future, they also do high school rodeos in Minnesota and Iowa, including the one at the Minnesota State Fair. Wrapping up the season, Barnes’ stock takes part in the Great Lakes Circuit Finals in Louisville, KY; and in Las Vegas, NV, both the Benny Binion World Famous Bucking Horse and Bull Sale and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company is the longest running rodeo company in the United States. Bob Barnes was named Stock Contractor of the Year in 1984. He was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1994. Every year Barnes stock performs at the highest level at professional rodeos across the country.
Barnes Rodeo has thrived and is going where PRCA rodeo has never been before because they have been successful in four important ways: