The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association was organized May of 1979 and was originally called the National Old Timers Rodeo Association. The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association’s (NSPRA) corporate headquarters is in Wickenburg, AZ, along with the NSPRA Hall of Fame Museum. The NSPRA is an Assocation of members age 40 and over. The purpose of the NSPRA is for the pleasure, recreation and other similar non-profit activities of its members, including the promotion of SENIOR PRO RODEOS throughout the Northern Hemisphere for the participation of its members, guests, and entrants, who must be forty years of age during the calendar year to be a member. The NSPRA sanctions, or co-sanctions, approximately 60 rodeos within the US and Canada.
The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association’s (NSPRA) corporate headquarters is in Wickenburg, AZ, along with the NSPRA Hall of Fame Museum.
Competition, Travel, Camaraderie, Recreation, Fun: With multiple age divisions and events, NSPRA offers members an opportunity to enjoy all the aspects they love about Rodeo.
We have 10 sanctioned events: Bareback, Bull Riding, Tie Down Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing, Ladies Breakaway Roping, Men’s Breakaway Roping, Ribbon Roping, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, and Team Roping. Our events are broken into separate age groups (except for Ladies Breakaway which is 40+ and Men’s Breakaway which is 65+). We even offer a 68+ age group for Calf Roping.
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Our members say it best:
Jerre & Todd Danley
Why do we compete at the National Senior Pro? Todd and I still love horses and rodeo and competition and travel. The National Senior Pro gives us a place where we can continue to follow our dreams. We love the people the best! We have made new lifelong friends, and reconnected with some old friends from the past as well. We love the opportunity to get to compete with people our age where we can still feel competitive regardless of the date on our birth certificate.
Travelling to different towns and arenas all over the United States is great as well. We get to experience Arizona in the dead of winter, and Colorado in August when the heat takes over Texas. We love the variety of arenas and setups. It is great to see the crowds at Wickenburg, AZ and enjoy the family backyard BBQ in Oklahoma.
Todd says his mission is to inspire and encourage others to get up, get moving, and follow your dreams. We hope we are setting an example for others that age is indeed just a number. We are full of gratitude to the NSPRA and feel blessed every day to get to do what we love.