Walla Walla Frontier Days
WW County Fairgrounds Post Office Box “G”
Walla Walla, Wa. 99362
Walla Walla Rodeo won the Columbia River Circuit,
Justin Best Footing Award from the WPRA.
In Las Vegas to accept the plaque and $1,000 check were Rodeo Director, Pat Reay, past Rodeo Director, Dick Moeller and tractor driver Jim Vinti. Presenting the award for Justin is World Champion Barrel Racer,
This award is determined by votes from the WPRA Membership and Circuit Directors. The WPRA recognizes those committees in each of the 12 designated rodeo circuits that put forth extra effort to ensure their rodeo has the safest, most consistent ground conditions throughout the entire rodeo to ensure a safe and level playing field for the barrel racing competition. The award is a "thank you" for a job well done.
“PRCA” Approved Rodeo
Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
August 29 - September 1, 2013
Time: 7:00 P.M. Nightly.
Stock: Growney Brothers Rodeo Company, Red Bluff, California.
Announcer: Steve Kenyon, Pendleton, Oregon
Music: Jason Buchanan, Powel Butte, Oregon
Barrel Man: Punkintown "Frankie Smith"
Bullfighters: Rowdy Barry & Ryan Wilson, Kennewick, Washington
Events: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, WPRA Barrel Racing, Single Steer Roping.
Added Events: Mutton Busting Prior to Rodeo Each Night.
Special Attraction: Video Instant Replay Scoreboard
Purse Money: $50,000 Added Purse Money.
Big 4 RODEO:
The Big 4 Rodeos Association continues as one of the oldest such associations, producing 4 rodeos in three weeks, in close proximity with a total combined contestant pay-out of over $950,000. The Big 4 Rodeos also adds a $4,000 bonus to the “Best of the Northwest” cowboy that accumulates the most points while competing in all four rodeos. The Big 4 Rodeos, established in 1953, welcomes the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick Washington) as the longstanding association’s fourth member. Other rodeo partners include the Pendleton Round-Up, Lewiston Round-Up and Walla Walla Frontier Days.
Ticket Prices: Reserve Seating $12.00, Bleacher Seating $12.00.
Prices DO NOT include Gate Admission.
Special Rodeo Supporters
Wildhorse Resort & Casino
Coors / Odom Northwest
RAM / Gilbert Auto Group
Patton & Associates
Professional Bullfighter Rowdy Barry
To Rowdy bullfighting is a way of life. He is an American Professional Bullfighter member, a veteran of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and has been around rodeo all his life. Rowdy was the 1995 Canadian National Finals Wrangler Bullfighter, 1992 NFR Wrangler Bullfighter, 1993-94 Dodge National Circuit Finals Wrangler Bullfight Champion, 5 time National High School Rodeo Bullfighter and was voted 8 times Columbia River Circuit Finals Bullfighter. Rowdy and his wife, Laura Lee, live in Kennewick where they raise hay, cattle, bucking and fighting bulls.
Bullfighter Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson is a resident of Kennewick, Washington and makes his home at the Wild R Ranch. He travels rodeo to rodeo every weekend entertaining crowds and saving professional cowboys. Ryan has been fighting bulls for several years now and has an impressive resume with some of the top events in the P.B.R. and the P.R.C.A. Ryan has a life outside the arena as well, while he is not saving cowboys and dodging a 2000 pound bull he is participating in something else exciting whether it be riding young colts and roping cows or taking care of the ranch he calls home. And if all else fails you can find him hanging out with friends and a big smile on his face. Ryan is ready and can’t wait to see you at your rodeo this year.
FRANKIE "PUNKINTOWN" SMITH
PRCA RODEO CLOWN
Entertainment! It is not what I do. It is who I am. It is awesome to wake up every morning and love your job, or at least that’s what some people call it. I say it is great to get up every day and be myself. I don’t have to hide behind makeup and put on an act, I just get to be me. It’s an honor for me to entertain families; after all it seems in America we are losing sight of “Family.” That’s why I love the sport of Rodeo. It is a family sport.
Walla Walla Rodeo History: In 1913 the wild and wooly Frontier Days Rodeo came to town. It's been kickin' around ever since. In 1938 the rodeo made a dramatic appearance when the first complete lighted night rodeo was held. It's come a long way over the years…and it's ours.