The Professional Cowboy Association provides rodeo’s premier showcase each year with its Professional Cowboy Finals Rodeo (PCFR) competition in January. Offering an alluring stage along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, cowboys and cowgirls display their talents and earn their share of the $ 140,000 + purse offered by the PCA.
These cowboys and cowgirls work all year to qualify for a place in the Professional Cowboy Finals Rodeo in one or several of eight events: bareback riding, saddle bronco riding, steer wrestling, team roping, calf roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing and bull riding.
Competing in PCA-sanctioned rodeos throughout the year, the PCFR finalists are determined by their year-end standings or cash winnings in their chosen events. The top 15 contestants from each event are then invited to participate in the Finals Rodeo, vying for their place in the PCA’s prestigious Arena of Champions for the upcoming year!
All qualifying contestants are presented with an official Professional Cowboy Finals Rodeo jacket for their accomplishments, determination and hard work. The winners from each event are given limited-edition PCFR handcrafted silver belt buckles and commemorative, personalized saddles.