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In the Southeastern area of the United States, the Professional Cowboy Association (PCA) is the premier and predominant producer of action-packed, exciting, thrilling rodeos. Drawing more than 5000 people to a Friday or Saturday night rodeo, each PCA-sanctioned rodeo is a major event.

Created in 1994, the Professional Cowboy Association has grown each year, and now sanctions more than 100 rodeos in their 10-month season. In eight states throughout the Southeast. And the PCA is pleased to call more than 700 cowboys and cowgirls its members.

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The Professional Cowboy Association provides rodeo’s premier showcase each year with its Professional Cowboy Finals Rodeo (PCFR) competition in January. Offering an alluring stage along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, cowboys and cowgirls display their talents and earn their share of the $150,000 + purse offered by the PCA.

These cowboys and cowgirls work all year to qualify for a place in the Professional Cowboy Finals Rodeo in one or several of eight events: bareback riding, saddle bronco riding, steer wrestling, team roping, calf roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

Competing in PCA-sanctioned rodeos throughout the year, the PCFR finalists are determined by their year-end standings or cash winnings in their chosen events. The top 15 contestants from each event are then invited to participate in the Finals Rodeo, for their place in the PCA’s prestigious Arena of Champions for the upcoming year!

All qualifying contestants are presented with an official Professional Cowboy Finals Rodeo jacket for their accomplishments, determination and hard work. The winners from each event are given limited-edition PCFR handcrafted silver belt buckles and commemorative, personalized saddles.