Become a PRCA cowboy
Official membership and contestant application
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or fax (719) 548-4868 to the PRCA office, do not send these forms electronically. E-mail attachments
are not be accepted.
2016 PRCA Membership
Application Form - Signature required
2016 PRCA Membership
Renewal Form - Annual membership renewal application for
PRCA members. Signature required.
2016 PRCA Permit application - First phase in becoming a member of the PRCA. Signature
and notarization required.
* Applicants must be 18, or the age
of majority in the state of which they are a citizen.
2016 PRCA Contract Personnel Application/Renewal Form-
Applicants must be at least 18 years old or older to qualify for membership. Application and dues must be received in the PRCA office
three days prior to entry opening of a specific rodeo.
For first-time applicants
Many young rodeo cowboys feel they aren’t quite ready for professional
competition, that they should compete only regionally until they know they
are good enough to “head down the road” with professionals.
Deciding to take the plunge is not an easy step. Perhaps you fall into this
category. If so, consider the fact that the first years of a professional
athlete’s career are usually the most important. That’s when
habits — good and bad — are formed.
When you begin your rodeo
career in the PRCA, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the
top contestants in the sport. Whether they make their living in the rodeo
arena or compete only on weekends at rodeos close to home, these cowboys
must make wise decisions about how they enter and compete if they are going
to be successful. ‘Permit’ members compete equally with other
Anyone of legal age in his home state can apply for a PRCA permit, which
allows him to enter many of the Association’s rodeos. Rodeos that
accept permit entries treat permit-holders just as they would any other
contestant. Because they draw so many full-time contestants, however, some
large rodeos cannot accept entries from permit holders. All PRCA cowboys,
including permit holders, enter rodeos through PROCOM, the Association’s
computerized central entry system in Colorado Springs, Colo.
for a particular rodeo have closed, the computer randomly forms a preference
list that ensures each contestant an equal chance of competing on his preferred
day. The computer also assigns roughstock, eliminating any chance of preferential
treatment. A cowboy can also enter as a “buddy” of up to three
other cowboys. Under the buddy system, as many as four cowboys may enter
as a group and request to compete on the same day, allowing them to share
rides and traveling expenses.
Another benefit of PRCA membership is the
Association’s comprehensive accident insurance coverage, included
in the annual permit and membership fees. Many cowboys injured in competition
have discovered the importance of the PRCA’s strong insurance program.
For more information or questions about joining the PRCA, please call Member Records at (719) 528-4747 or e-mail MemberRecords@prorodeo.com .