Everything You Need To Know About The Cowboy Christmas Summer Run


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Rodeo athletes across the country are hitting the road for the 4th of July weekend, affectionately known as “Cowboy Christmas.” It’s one of the busiest and most profitable weekends in the rodeo season and is a major game-changer in the World Standings race.

While it would take hours to list out every single rodeo going on over the next few days, we’ve highlighted the highest-paying rodeos that will make the biggest difference when the dust settles.

While it’s not over the 4th, the Reno Rodeo is considered to be the start of Cowboy Christmas. The rodeo ran June 16-24 and had a total payout of $500,000. The Greeley Stampede is also a defining rodeo for the standings, with a total payout of $267,220.

Keep your eyes on these rodeos, they’re some of the biggest payouts during Cowboy Christmas:

World’s Oldest Rodeo
Prescott, AZ
June 28-July 4

Oakley Independence Day Rodeo
Oakley, UT
June 30-July 4

Cody Stampede
Cody, WY
July 1-July 4

St. Paul Rodeo
St. Paul, OR
June 30-July 4

Livingston Roundup Rodeo
Livingston, MT
July 2-July 4

Ponoka Stampede
Ponoka, Alberta
June 26-July 2

Visit prorodeo.com for the full list of rodeos!

A look at the World Standings:

Barrel Racing Top 30

Last updated 6/27:

RankNameHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Jordon BriggsTolar, TX$87,509.0711
2Kassie MowryDublin, TX$67,629.8011
3Brittany Pozzi TonozziLampasas, TX$61,411.7625
4Hailey KinselCotulla, TX$60,796.8526
5Sissy WinnChapman, TX$52,408.2329
6Jackie GanterAbilene, TX$52,038.9437
7Wenda JohnsonPawhuska, OK$50,626.2821
8Kelly AllenStephenville, TX$49,334.6357
9Ilyssa RileyHico, TX$43,914.9735
10Summer KoselGlenham, SD$42,119.6420
11Jimmie SmithMcDade, TX$41,622.0138
12Dona Kay RuleMinco, OK$41,264.0925
13Molly OttoGrand Forks, ND$41,106.0717
14Lisa Lockhart (G)Oelrichs, SD$40,606.1020
15Emily BeiselWeatherford, OK$40,452.5341
16Margo CrowtherNorth Fort Myers, FL$39,089.1323
17Sue Smith (G)Blackfoot, ID$36,907.1528
18Taycie MatthewsWynne, AR$36,859.8732
19Sara WinkelmanBig Lake, MN$36,352.9951
20Jessica RoutierBuffalo, SD$36,097.8518
21Paige JonesWayne, OK$35,600.9622
22Bayleigh ChoateFort Worth, TX$34,685.1935
23Ivy HurstSpringer, OK$33,317.1338
24Shelley MorganEustace, TX$33,036.5321
25Amanda WelshStephenville, TX$28,136.9224
26Sharin HallPilot Point, TX$26,900.2112
27Abby PursifullArthur City, TX$25,898.7945
28Keyla CostaTolar, TX$25,524.7342
29Erin WetzelPlant City, FL$25,378.9751
30Nicole DriggersStephenville, TX$24,600.4724

Breakaway Roping Top 30

Last updated 6/29:

RankNameHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Hali WilliamsComanche, TX$104,450.4247
2Shelby BoisjoliStephenville, TX$53,640.1337
3Martha AngeloneStephenville, TX$53,449.2650
4Cheyanne GuilloryKingston, OK$53,262.0042
5Sarah AngeloneLipan, TX$50,885.1521
6Joey WilliamsVolborg, MT$45,340.9914
7Tiffany SchieckFloresville, TX$43,780.8041
8Jackie CrawfordStephenville, TX$39,997.8245
9Erin JohnsonFowler, CO$38,774.8919
10Danielle LowmanGilbert, AZ$37,951.1045
11Kelsie DomerDublin, TX$37,008.3934
12Josie ConnerIowa, LA$36,067.7149
13Taylor MunsellAlva, OK$32,068.5346
14Nicole BaggarleyLas Cruces, NM$30,592.1037
15Madison OuthierFulshear, TX$30,432.3544
16Samantha FultonMiller, SD$29,482.5737
17Jordan Jo HollabaughSpringtown, TX$27,790.7544
18Taylor HancheyCarmine, TX$24,560.7350
19Bradi GoodAbilene, TX$24,506.0541
20J J HamptonStephenville, TX$24,475.9338
21Beau PetersonCouncil Grove, KS$24,125.6850
22Kendal PiersonWardlow, AB$23,845.4037
23Sawyer GilbertBuffalo, SD$23,413.7723
24Hope ThompsonAbilene, TX$22,710.9948
25Aspen MillerSanta Fe, TX$22,459.2832
26Rickie EngesserSpearfish, SD$21,767.0723
27Ashley GoforthAzle, TX$21,430.4138
28McKenna HicksonLipan, TX$20,749.9239
29Josey MurphyKeachi, LA$19,568.4355
30Tacy WebbMidway, TX$19,210.3235

Visit wpra.com to see the current standings report, and stay tuned for more COWGIRL updates as the week progresses!

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