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2017 RNCFR

New national champions crowned in Kissimmee at the RAM National Circuit Finals

Whoa, Kissimmee! Wasn’t it a whirlwind of a week? From kicking off the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo with the annual Cattle Drive in Downtown Kissimmee, to the first performance of the RNCFR, our contestants visiting places around our community, hosting the Women in Rodeo Conference for the first time, the Boots and Tees annual golf tournament benefiting Snip-It, the Skirts and Spurs annual luncheon benefiting JCCF, a Tailgate Experience, Showdown Sunday, and more… We hope our fans had a blast! We realize many folks traveled a great distance to come and experience Kissimmee. We hope that no matter how…

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Meet Ryder Wright: Blazing a trail all the way to Kissimmee

He hails from the Wilderness Circuit in Utah and from a champion bloodline of rodeo competitors… Meet Ryder Wright, son of the world champion saddle bronc rider Cody Wright, brother to the reigning 2016 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo saddle bronc champion Rusty Wright, and nephew of two-time RNCFR saddle bronc champion Jesse Wright and professional rodeo competitors Jake Wright and Alex Wright. Just looking at this family’s rodeo pedigree, you can tell that it’s pretty unique. Riding saddle bronc at the age of 19, Ryder Wright is blazing a trail, making a standalone name for himself and making rodeo…

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Meet your 2017 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo contestants

Whether they are full-time cowboys and cowgirls or weekend warriors, it takes a lot of time, energy, and effort to qualify for the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo. These contestants spend the entire year traveling the lonesome highways of the United States and Mexico, away from family and friends, to make it from one rodeo to the next. They have to pay fees to enter each rodeo, show up on time (assuming they can make it from whatever destination they were previously competing at), give each competition their best effort, and win so many local rodeos to qualify for their…

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The nation’s best livestock heads to Kissimmee for RNCFR

At the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, you can expect to see only the baddest bulls, the best high-flying bucking horses, and the quickest Corriente steers!  Many don’t know it, but in any rodeo performance, the livestock is just as important as the contestants who are competing. Heck, in the rough stock events, they make up half of the rider’s score, so it’s critical that they, too, are talented animal athletes. In rough stock events, the animal receives a score up to 50 points, and the rider gets a score of up to 50 points, which is how they get…

2017 RNCFR

A bull rider’s journey to win his first national champion title in Kissimmee

We had the privilege to watch Luke Gee compete at the Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo back in January as he earned the champion bull riding title. He has punched his ticket for a chance to ride in Kissimmee at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo! WANT TO WATCH LUKE RIDE? CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! Speaking of watching Luke earn his title, he most definitely did just that – earned it! Night one of competition, he drew the bull Blueberry Smoke of New West Pro Rodeo and did not ride and had no score. Night two of competition, he drew Short…

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8 roles that are crucial to hosting a national championship rodeo

It takes a village of hard-working folks to put on a national championship rodeo! We want to share with you a few of the important roles that are necessary to help put on the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee. Here are 8 roles that are crucial to hosting a national championship rodeo! Meet your 2017 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo Contracted Personnel Rodeo Announcers – Bob Tallman & Roger Mooney Secretary –  Jackie Higlin Assistant Secretary – Rebecca Martindale Timers – Kim Sutton & Jennie Murray Barrelman – JJ Harrison Bullfighters – Kenny Bergeron & Scotty Spencer Pickup…

2017 RNCFR

A guide to improving your horse’s performance with a little TLC

Just like humans needing a little TLC from time to time, professional horses do as well! That’s right – horse therapy! Who knew? We wanted to share with our fans and contestants traveling to Kissimmee this spring for the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo some things they can do to care for their animals. These are tips any horse owner will love. SPLIT SECONDS COUNT and in the rodeo competition to get and to maintain that performance edge, Lattner Equine Performance will be set up to provide Equine Equisport massages and revolutionary THEraPLATE treatments for both the horse and rider….

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What is the real value of a RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo ticket?

When you attend our national championship rodeo in Kissimmee, what exactly is the real value of the ticket you are purchasing? It is not just the price of the ticket, and we’d love to share the hidden perks that come along with your purchase! Kissimmee, Florida is one of the top travel destinations in the world as we are home to several thrilling theme parks, beautiful coastlines, great golf courses, yummy restaurants, and we come packing lots of great heritage and history. We know when you’re vacationing here the choices are endless! At our national championship rodeo in Kissimmee, we…

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That’s a wrap for the PRCA circuit rodeo finals… What happens next?

January concludes all twelve of the PRCA circuit rodeo finals! So what happens next for these circuit champion contestants? Find out more! That’s a wrap for the 2016 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) circuit finals season! It all kicked off in late September 2016 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and just rounded out with the last two circuit finals rodeos in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Great Falls, Montana. Twelve circuits, hundreds of competitors, and some of the best rodeo action you can witness from coast to coast! So what happens next? Your champions from each of the twelve circuits will make…

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5 things to cross off your bucket list in Kissimmee this spring

What’s on your bucket list? Some might say seeing the Grand Canyon in Arizona, walking across the border from New York into Canada, taking an exotic international vacation, riding a roller coaster for the first time… or, perhaps, heading south to the sunshine state! Here in Central Florida, we have so many wonderful adventures you can add to your bucket list (if they haven’t already made the cut). Want to know our top five? Keep reading! Attend a national championship rodeo It’s not every day that you get the chance to watch a national championship rodeo! In fact, you can…

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