Photos courtesy of WCRA.……

WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) and PBR (Professional Bull Riders) have announced a new, breakthrough event in women’s rodeo: the Women’s Rodeo World Championship, taking place in Texas this November with COWGIRL magazine as a proud headline event sponsor.

This first-of-its-kind world championship is open to any female athlete in the world competing in breakaway roping, barrel racing and team roping.

The $750,000 event paying equal money in all disciplines will be hosted November 8-12 (qualifying rounds) at the Will Rogers Memorial Center with the final six from each of the four disciplines competing at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas alongside the PBR World Finals in the Championship Round November 13-15. A new champion in the individual disciplines of barrel racing, breakaway roping, team roping as well as a Women’s Rodeo All-Around Champion will be named.

“Working with our partners at PBR to provide female rodeo athletes an opportunity like this is a game-changer,” said WCRA CEO, Gary McKinney. “This historic addition of the Women’s Rodeo World Championship to the WCRA 2020 tour will give female ropers and barrel racers more opportunities, including the ability to compete for big-money payouts.”

“Women in rodeo haven’t had the same opportunities as men, and they deserve this exciting national platform and world title competition,” said PBR CEO Sean Gleason. “We’re very proud of our partnership with WCRA which helps us celebrate and reward talented female athletes while inspiring the next generation of young women to pursue rodeo.”

The Women’s Rodeo World Championship will be carried on RIDE-TV and RidePass, the PBR’s western sport digital network.