'I Still Feel Like I Am In A Dream' -- Catching Up With Madison Outhier

It was a battle, but young Madison Outhier was up for the challenge.

Not only did she have runs in the breakaway roping slack, but she also doubled her chances by qualifying for The Junior American—making many runs to make the finals there as well. We followed her journey from that junior finals to the semifinals and all the way through the extremes pressures of AT&T Stadium, and she didn’t falter once.

Outhier's Runs At The American

“I still feel like I am in a dream, honestly,” Outhier said almost 10 days after her big win. “I have never experienced so much support and love from so many people around the countr,y and I just feel so blessed and honored to represent the amazing sport of breakaway.” 

Represent she did. Outhier was the epitome of confidence and focus as she competed against the likes of world champion ropers Lari Dee Guy, Jackie Crawford and the reigning world champion Kelcie Chace. 

“This really has been a dream come true to even compete alongside my idols,” said Outhier. “The more it sets in the more I hope others get inspired by this great rodeo and work hard to strive for their dreams because I believe I just showed that if you work hard for your goals, anything is possible!” 

As for the money? That whopping $110,000 check is going to be set aside into a savings account to keep for the future.

Lookout Rookie: Meet Haven Meged & 18 Other PRCA Rookies To Watch Out For

Haven Meged: 7.98 At The American

Eighteen PRCA rookies and one rookie barrel racer in the WPRA are holding onto spots within the top 50 in the world standings as of April 18, 2019. One of those rookies, in particular, has risen above the rest. 

Binge Watch The 2019 Denver Rodeo All-Star

Watch Over 150 Events On FloRodeo

Binge watch semifinals one and two, plus the finals of the 2019 Denver Rodeo All-Star at the National Western in Denver, Colorado. If you're in the mood for a top-end invitational rodeo, we have nearly 10 hours of binge-worthy rodeo action right here:

Days Of '47 Adds Breakaway Roping To High-Paying Roster Of Events

The World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) and Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo announced yesterday that they will be adding breakaway roping to the rodeo’s high-paying roster of events this July. The five-day Olympics-style rodeo pays $50,000 to the winners and boast a $125,000 purse overall, and one breakaway roper will now have that very same opportunity to earn the big cash prize and gold medal alongside the seven other official rodeo events.

VOTE: What Is Your Favorite Rodeo Road Snack?

Are you a junk food road warrior, scarfing down countless calories in the form of chips, candy, and chocolate bars? Or are you that person that digs through the basket of bananas at the gas station, searching for one that isn't bruised just so you can “stay healthy” while you’re on the rodeo trail?

Barrel Racing Shirts: High-Speed Fashion In The Rodeo Arena

Roughies have chaps, timeys have sponsor shirts, but the self-expression made possible through custom barrel racing shirts is a fashion world all its own. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite barrel racing shirts & shirt makers for the arena fashionista in us all.

Rising Star: Kagan Davis, 15-Year-Old Barrel Racer And Pole Bender

Like many rodeo competitors, it all started with that one special horse. It may not have been the first one they got on, but it was the first one that took them to the winner's circle and let them have a taste of what it’s like to be a champion. 

CPRA & Agribition Announce Creation Of Maple Leaf Circuit Finals

The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association has announced that the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Saskatchewan, will be the home for the first-ever Maple Leaf Circuit Finals. In a press release yesterday, the association shared details of the event that was formerly the early kickoff to the CPRA season, but will now be an exciting final that will send two competitors to Kissimmee, Florida, for the Ram National Circuit Finals each year.

VOTE: Who Is Your Favorite Set Of Rodeo Siblings?

It's National Siblings Day! 

Watch Guide: Denver All-Star, PBR Billings & Wichita

Watch Over 150 Events On FloRodeo

Watch the Denver All-Star Rodeo, PBR Unleash The Beast's Billings Invitational, and the Velocity Tour's championship in Wichita, Kansas, this weekend on FloRodeo.

WCRA: A Look At How This Revolutionary Rodeo Entity Works

The World Champions Rodeo Alliance burst onto the scene last year with a brand-new concept that brought all rodeos into the “virtual” world. With the mantra to “develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition” this professional sport and entertainment entity not only creates new events, but hopes to bring the entirety of rodeo together with its qualifier system.