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Reata Collins Receives WRCA Foundation Scholarship

Reata Collins: WRCA Foundation Scholarship Recipient – Pampa, Texas

Foundation scholarship recipient Reata Collins shares her thoughts on what WRCA and ranching have meant in her life. … Read More

Cowboys Never Change | The WRCA Blog

Around 1825, a French missionary named Abbe Domenech visited present-day Texas. In 1858, his narrative of the trip, Missionary Adventures in Texas and Mexico was published. His work is quoted in a 1904 book called Prose and Poetry of the Live Stock Industry, a comprehensive work on all the ranch-related doins of the ... … Read More

Reata Collins Receives WRCA Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Time!

Early in the history of the Working Ranch Cowboys Association, providing opportunities for ranching’s next generation was a priority. As such, the WRCA Foundation (WRCF) annually awards scholarships for young ranch kids and non-traditional students to pursue their dreams in agriculture and beyond. In 2017, 42 scholars ... … Read More

Enter up!

As 2018 dawned, I checked my email to find the WRCA had sent out the 2018 Ranch Team Packets. It includes information on team qualification standards, defining what it means to be a “working ranch,” who among partners, employees and day workers are eligible to compete on a team, and regulations and expectations of team ... … Read More

History Lesson

The cowboys on the Burns Ranch know something about history. In fact, the ranch can trace its history in Henrietta, Texas, back more than 125 years to 1890, when Aldolphus Raht first put the acreage together. The Burns/Johnson family has owned the ranch since 1928. Now, Graham Johnson represents the fourth generation of ... … Read More

Top Horse

Despite his registered name, John C. Brian isn’t exactly sure what Razzle Dazzle Rey did to catch the attention of the judges who selected him as the Top Horse at the 22nd Annual World Championship Ranch Rodeo in Amarillo last November. “I don’t know what made him stand out,” Brian said. “All those cowboys ... … Read More

WRCA Foundation Year End Wrap-Up

As most folks in the ranching world know, 2017 was a year of tragedy for a huge swath of the Great Plains cow country. Devastating fires raged in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Montana, and Nevada. Somewhere near 2 million acres were burned and untold cattle were lost. While the record wildfires laid waste to prime ... … Read More

WCRR Top Hand Connor Grokett

Connor Grokett had cows to feed. After being at the World Championship Ranch Rodeo for five days, he and his wife, Kalyn, had a list of chores piling up back at the JLB Ranch in Fall River, Kansas, where he is the division manager. After rodeoing all week with the Robbins Ranch and Keith Cattle team (he day works for ... … Read More

WRCA Foundation #GivingTuesday

Most cowboys aren’t into Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday. Those days pass as most others in the fall: feeding cows or straightening out weanlings. Oh sure, if they get to the house before the evening news is over, they’ll see the crazed hoards trampling each other for the latest video game and ... … Read More

Regan Wheatley

2017 WRCA Youth Cow Horse Championship Results

Thank you Western Horseman and AQHA for your sponsorship of this event. Senior Division First Place: Regan Wheatley Riding Bug Lights (featured image) Calhan, Colorado Second Place: Jake Baca Riding Meradas Twisted Bee Vega, Texas Third Place: Trey Mitchell Riding SCR Crackin One Time Lamy, New Mexico Fourth ... … Read More

Burns Ranch returns to Henrietta, Texas, as reserve world champions

The Amarillo, Texas-based Working Ranch Cowboys Association has held its World Championship Ranch Rodeo in Amarillo for 22 years, drawing ranches from across the country. This year, 23 ranch teams qualified for the pinnacle event held Nov. 9-12, and they came from Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Texas, Wyoming, Nebraska and ... … Read More