Brandy Sams’ IFR Hope turns into IFR Goal

By:  Tammie Hiatt “Qualifying for the IFR was a hope at the beginning of the year,” said Brandy Sams.  “As the year went on, it then became my goal.  I also wanted to make the IFR by staying close to … Continue reading

Wendy Chestnut Puts Vermont on the IPRA Rodeo Map

By:  Tammie Hiatt If you think you have to live in Texas or Oklahoma to be a top contender in the world of rodeo, you need to think again.  Granted, when you think of rodeo states, Vermont is usually not … Continue reading

Barrel Racer Profile – Kara Kreder: “Stay Positive & Humble”

Kara Kreder “Stay Positive & Humble” By:  Tammie Hiatt It’s been a whirlwind rodeo season for Kara Kreder of Collinsville, OK.  “I started the season at Memphis and was riding a completely different set of horses than I am now.  … Continue reading

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Renews Support of International Finals Rodeo

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 8, 2017) – Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, a national travel-stop company headquartered in Oklahoma City, has renewed its longtime commitment to support the International Professional Rodeo Association’s 48th annual International Finals Rodeo to be held … Continue reading

2017 IFYR Barrel Racing Champion: Elizabeth Broussard

2017 IFYR Barrel Racing Champion:  Elizabeth Broussard, Estherwood, LA  Story by Tammie Hiatt The 2017 International Finals Youth Rodeo was bittersweet for Louisiana cowgirl Elizabeth Broussard.  Her family has been making the annual trek to Shawnee, Oklahoma for the past 15 … Continue reading

Andee Jo Haden Turns Project Horses into Winners

By:  Tammie Hiatt “I just like project horses,” said Andee Jo Haden.  “If I can see their potential, I’ll buy them and fix them.  I love a challenge.” The Bentonville, Arkansas cowgirl is currently 8th in the IPRA world standings … Continue reading

Proposed New Rules and Rule Changes

All proposed new rules and rule changes must be received in written form by the IPRA headquarters office by 5:00 pm, July 31, 2017. Any proposed changes received after this date will not be considered – no exceptions. The IPRA … Continue reading

CES Now Offering Online Entries

***UPDATE*** Internet Entries: CES is now offering internet entries at all rodeos. We will be adding the online entry info to multiple performance rodeos ASAP. You can enter online at www.rodeosportsnetwork.com <http://www.rodeosportsnetwork.com/> the day the books open 8 a.m. to 3p.m. … Continue reading

Cumper says, “I Do” to IFR48 Dream

By:  Tammie Hiatt When it’s time to chase your dream, you just know it, or at least your husband knows it and puts the wheels in motion. “It’s always been my dream to make the IFR, but it’s been something … Continue reading

IFR 48 Personnel Applications Now Open

IFR 48 Will Be Here Before You Know It! And we couldn’t do it without an awesome team of personnel! Apply to join us!  IFR48 Personnel Application   IFR48 Personnel Application Online Form