La Chapelle-la-Reine, MAY 27—The highlight of the second day of competition at the $344,514-Added NRHA European Futurity was the $103,354-Added BO Ranch NRHA European Non Pro Futurity qualifier where 35 horse-rider combinations performed to earn a ticket to the finals which will be held on Sunday, May 28.

La Chapelle-la-Reine, May 26—The first day of competition at the 2022 edition of the $344,514-Added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity at BO Ranch saw Europe’s best horses and riders perform for a spot in the AMBTP Open Futurity Finals scheduled on Saturday, May 28.

Following this week’s electric Women’s Rodeo World Championship (WRWC) event inside the historic Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, not only are there new event champions crowned, but the event reached a new level of dominant competition.
 
The ferociously contested Breakaway Roping Event Championship race capped off a slug-fest between Martha Angelone (Stephenville, Texas), and barrel racer/breakaway roper Britta Strain (Bryan, TX).
Backed by a strong showing, including tying for the fastest time of the week, Angelone surged to the top of the breakaway roping leaderboard after a 2.05-second time to win the showdown round, besting Strain’s 2.29-second run. The 3x WRWC qualifier entered the Triple Crown of Rodeo Round alongside Strain and Jenna Dallyn (Nanton, AB).

FORT WORTH, Texas – For the second time, Hope Thompson has claimed a Women’s Rodeo World Champion title. The Stephenville, TX cowgirl claimed the WRWC All-Around Buckle to take home a $20,000 bonus on top of a $5,000 heeler challenger world champion bonus. In 2020, Hope Thompson earned the only qualified time in team roping with Rylie Smith at the heels, to take home a near $100,000 cash prize. Thompson is the richest athlete within the WCRA, with over $200,000 in earnings.

FORT WORTH, Texas – As the action got underway for the first-ever Women’s Rodeo World Championship (WRWC) in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday evening at Cowtown Coliseum, heated races for the world championship titles began to unfurl.
Jimmi Jo Montera (Greely, Colorado) currently leads the World All-Around standings with 8,755 points, edging Hope Thompson’s (Abilene, Texas) 8,715 points.

FORT WORTH – The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) announces the next NCHA Vice President will be Mark Senn from Augusta, Georgia. Senn will take on his new position as Vice President starting on June 5, 2022.
Senn received 2,130 votes to win the election with a 68.2 percent majority.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –In front of an electric crowd inside the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, rodeo athletes from across the globe were crowned champions and walked away with upwards of $553,000. The Triple Crown of Rodeo Round saw three TCR eligible athletes enter the TCR Round, where all of the eligible athletes for the $1 million bonus were eliminated.
 
The Triple Crown of Rodeo is an annual bonus that pays a $1 Million cash award to any one athlete or collection of athletes who win first place in any three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos.

Helen Kleberg Groves passed away peacefully at home in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, May 6, 2022. She was born 94 years prior in the same city on October 20, 1927, the only child of Robert Justus Kleberg, Jr. and Helen Campbell Kleberg.

Raised on the King Ranch, “Helenita” went on to graduate from Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia and attended Vassar College. From there she began her long, fascinating, and varied life. She had many passions in life, but ranching, fine horses, and family were central. Her abiding love of the Ranch, its land, livestock, and the people who worked there, formed the foundation for all she did. She was a crack shot with her Colt pistol, often bettering the men around her and continued to be a keen and accurate dove and quail hunter into her nineties.


Dustin Martinez won Round 1 of the 2022 PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals, presented by Coastal Bend Chevy Dealers, courtesy of a monstrous 90-point ride

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – As action got underway for the first-ever PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals, presented by Coastal Bend Chevy Dealers, in Corpus Christi, Texas, the fearless riders of the organization left it all on the dirt as they continued to battle for crucial world points and a berth to the 2022 PBR World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas.
Brandon Davis (Cabot, Arkansas) was runner-up in the opening round of competition at American Bank Center Arena to overtake the No. 1 rank in the race for the 2022 PBR Velocity Tour Championship and accompanying $50,000 bonus. Meanwhile, Dustin Martinez (Canjilon, New Mexico) delivered a monstrous 90-point ride to surge to an early lead in the fierce battle to win the event title.

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