The three-week run of rodeos in the Prairie Circuit is at its midway point with events scheduled this week.
It began last week in Woodward, Okla., and Pretty Prairie, Kan. This week there are rodeos in Burwell, Neb.; Wahoo, Neb.; Manhattan, Kan; Hardtner, Kan.; and Mitchell, Neb. The big run of high-dollar rodeos closes out next week at events in Dodge City, Kan.; Hill City, Kan.; Phillipsburg, Kan.; and Abilene, Kan.
It’s an important run for contestants vying to qualify or the Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, which will take place Oct. 18-20 at the Stephens County Expo Center in Duncan, Okla. More importantly, next week’s run is a major player for those cowboys and cowgirls hoping to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December.
Dodge City Roundup Rodeo is the only event on the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour scheduled for next week, so it’s an important place for ProRodeo’s elite to be. That means the other events in the region will benefit. That’s good for all those events, from the Jayhawker Roundup in Hill City to Sidney (Iowa) Championship Rodeo.
It’s good for the cowboys, too.