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Trick Riding is coming back to the Hawley Rodeo, June 7-8, 2019

Dusta Lee Kimzey thrills audiences with gymnastics on horseback by Gretchen Kirchmann, Kirchmann Media Group Omaha, Neb. (April 20, 2019) –  This rodeo season Barnes PRCA Rodeo  continues to hire the very best specialty acts for the 60th American Heroes PRCA Rodeo in Hawley, Minn.  Those acts feature Tricked Out Trick Riding by Dusta Lee…

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Meet 2018 Bullfighter – Jacob Welker

Chasing dreams and making them come true has been Jacob Welker’s passion for bullfighting and life. Welker, a native of Pretty Prairie, Kansas now in his early twenties is a PRCA card holder.   His career highlights include working the Cody Nite Rodeo in Cody, Wyoming, both the Kansas Junior High and High School State Finals.…

Michael Early protecting a bullrider.

2019 Bullfighter – Michael “Mighty Mike” Early

Michael “Mighty Mike” Early is a 6′ 4″ bullfighter. The 21-year-old hails from Auxvasse, Missouri.  For the past nine years he has been fighting bulls and protecting cowboys. Currently is working on his PRCA permit. Education – Missouri Welding Institute graduate, June 2017; Attended NE Oklahoma A&M Junior College on a bullfighting scholarship for 18…

Silver Anniversary Hawley Rodeo

25th Anniversary Hawley Rodeo, 1985

Former Hawley Rodeo Chairmen

Past Hawley Rodeo Chairman

RCA Official Program - August 4, 5 and 6 1961

2nd Annual Hawley Rodeo, 1961

Kirby Brothers Win Top Honors

Kirby Brothers win top Honors

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How Hawley Got Rodeo Contract, 1960

from Hawley Herald newspaper article, 1960 Why was Hawley, a village with a 1960 population of 1,264 persons, selected as the site of the RCA rodeo for northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota? This question has been asked by many inquisitive individuals during the past few months. There are two reasons: first, that Hawley is…

Hawley Herald newspaper ad in 1960 featuring the first Hawley Rodeo with Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company.

1st Annual Hawley Rodeo, 1960

Westin Barnes Family

Barnes PRCA Rodeo, third and fourth generation

Westin and his wife Katelyn will again travel with their young children Elsie and Martin to Hawley Minnesota to produce the rodeo in 2018. Three-year-old Elsie and her younger brother Martin are now the fourth generation of the Barnes PRCA Rodeo family business. Elsie is a mini-me of her mother Katelyn helping out with washing…

Scott Cameron and his show chickens perform doing a rodeo_photo by Gretchen Kirchmann

World Traveling Rodeo Clown, Scott Cameron returns 2018

Rodeo Clown and Bullfighter Scott Cameron believes “Every day is an adventure.” He certainly has the passport for that statement. He has performed as far away as Mount Aso, Japan; Helsinki, Finland; Lima, Peru; and Paris, France. In 2009 he performed with the Rodeo Europe Tour in Spain, including Madrid, Valincia, Porta Santa Maria, Marabella,…

Photo Credit: J2 Frankie Scott at the 2017 RNCFR copyright PRCA/Ric Andersen

Barnes’ animal athletes selected for 2017 Great Lakes Circuit Finals

J2 Frankie Scott, leads the herd to Louisville, Kentucky Representing the Rafter B Bar Ranch from Peterson, Iowa are bucking horses, bulls and saddle horses selected for the Great Lakes Circuit Finals (GLCF) November 9-11 in Louisville, Kentucky. Among the Barnes PRCA Rodeo livestock selection is bareback horse J2 Frankie Scott, saddle bronc 3I9 Barry…