Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company
K BAR R Ranch & Arena chose our rodeo contractor, Barnes PRCA Rodeo, because they are an elite and award-winning contractor. They are committed to high end Rodeo production whether performing in small towns or state fairs. Their trophy livestock is the heart and soul of their company. Bringing bucking horses, bulls and saddle horses recognized for their athleticism translates in to a great show for our rodeo fans. Top cowboys continually select their livestock when competing in the Super Bowl of Rodeo’s each year at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. We are proud to bring a taste of that Rodeo to Medford, Wisconsin.
Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company has been bringing Pro Rodeos to the public since 1950. Founded and still headquartered out of Peterson, Iowa, they are a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Visit their complete schedule here.
Davie Kimm Announcer
Davie Kimm is the “2016 W.P.R.A. Announcer of the Year.” His fresh voice and enthusiasm make him a rodeo fan favorite. Davie Kimm tells spectators: “My goal as a rodeo announcer is to entertain and educate rodeo fans, while creating an environment of infectious excitement!”
Davie Kimm is a Gold Card member of the professional rodeo cowboys association and has insight as a former contestant. He qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo and later on the PRCA Great Lakes Circuit Finals 4 times in saddle bronc riding in 1987, ’88, ’89 and ’92. He loved being a contestant and successfully transitioned into an announcer. Davie worked his way up for announcing starting at high school rodeos, then college rodeos, & finally professional rodeos throughout the United States and Canada. Davie’s wife Nicky handles the rodeo music and sound production, which elevates the full announcer package. You may have even heard him on ESPN and ESPN2.
Clown: (Hippie) Dave Engelkes
(Hippie) Dave Engelkes is our extremely talented PRCA Rodeo clown. He started his rodeo career as a bull rider and is from Steamboat Rock, Iowa. He will entertain the crowd and keep them laughing throughout the PRCA performance.
Specialty Act: Dusta Kimzey (trick rider)
Dusta Lee Kimzey grew up as a cowgirl. As the 6th generation on their family ranch in Oklahoma, she’s a hand with a horse and got started in the movie business thanks to her skills as a trickrider in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. She also competes at professional rodeos as a barrel racer. Her fearless nature runs in the family as her dad, Ted Kimzey is a many time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Bullfight Barrelman, middle brother Sage is a World Champion Bullrider, and littlest brother, Trey, does both the trickriding and bullriding. Dusta spent her young life in the rodeo arena and it landed her a scholarship to Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she obtained a Doctorate in Pharmacy while rodeoing full time. Her passion for the sport of rodeo and dare-devil stunts please crowds nationwide as she performs coast to coast at rodeos and wild west shows.
Miss Rodeo WI – Amanda Chmielewski 2018
Say howdy to your 2018 Miss Rodeo Wisconsin, Amanda Chmielewski. She is a graduate of UW-River Falls where she has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science-Equine Management. Amanda received her first horse when she was four years old and has been in love ever since. When she is not on the back of a horse she can be found in the woods hunting or working on trucks with friends.
From Jan. 1st through Dec. 31st of 2018, Amanda will travel thousands of miles volunteering her time and representing WI and PRCA rodeos not only in WI but across the nation. When it comes to carrying flags, shagging cattle, or entertaining the youth, Amanda is there with a welcoming smile. Not only can Amanda be found in the rodeo arena but she also enjoys visiting schools to educate the future rodeo contestants in the sport of rodeo. In December Amanda will travel to Las Vegas to compete for the Miss Rodeo America crown.
Branded – Band Performance
We invite you to an exceptional musical experience with the band Branded. They take the stage after the last event of PRCA each Performance. “Have you been Branded yet?”
Wisconsin’s hottest new country band, Branded, has broken into the music scene with a purpose! Providing you with mind numbing harmonies, killer guitar licks, and a highly energetic, professional country music experience. Packed with decorated and experienced musicians, Branded was named Wisconsin State Band Champs 2016 in their first year together. Experience the hype behind this great group of musicians.
Meet the Band:
Dawn Marie – Vocals
Chris Okkerse – Bass/Vocals
Aaron Glendenning – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Keys
Richard Haning – Lead Guitar
Karl Mueller – Drums/Vocals
Billy Yoder Horsemanship Clinic
Billy Yoder left the Amish community in 2003. He started training horses and ponies shortly after that on a part-time basis. By 2006, he had decided that training horses was his passion and started a journey to improve his horsemanship skills. He learned from trainers on RFD-TV, attended the Road to the Horse in 2008 to further his learning, and then attended a Clinton Anderson Wahl Walkabout Tour in Milwaukee. He found Clinton’s training method to be what he had been looking for.
In 2010, Billy left for Texas to start his apprenticeship training with Clinton Anderson. He learned the Fundamentals, Intermediate, and Advanced training methods. He came back to Wisconsin and started his own horse training business full time at Little Piney Ranch in Black River Falls. Billy has found that Clinton’s step by step training method makes it safer and easier for both horses and people to learn. His passion is not only to train horses but also help people to communicate better with their own horse.
In 2013, Billy also started showing horses at the Wisconsin Foundation Quarter Horse Association (WiFQHA). Showing in classes such as: Ranch Pleasure, Ranch Riding, Ranch Reining, Handy Ranch Horse (Trail), Cutting, Herd Work, Ranch Cutting, Herd Roping, and Working Cowhorse. He also started showing in the Northern Stock Horse Organization (NSHO) in classes such as: AQHA Reining, Ranch Riding, Trail, Ranch Pleasure, Herd Work, LTD Working Cowhorse, Ranch Cutting, and Ranch Roping. In 2017, Billy started showing in the North Central Reined Cow Horse Association.
In 2015, Billy moved to his ranch, Changing Winds Ranch, near Withee, Wisconsin. Here he has worked hard to establish himself in a new area, putting up a 100’x150’ outdoor arena, an 80’x150’ indoor arena with 10 stalls, and an obstacle course with both permanent obstacles and moveable obstacles. He also maintains a small herd of cattle for training, lessons, and clinics. At his facility, Billy provides training for both colt starting and show horses, he gives lessons by appointment, and he holds clinics spring through fall on various things. Billy also is available for clinics at other facilities depending on his schedule and availability.
Some of Billy’s accomplishments:
- 2014 NSHO Open High Point Champion
- 2014 WiFQHA Open High Point Reserve Champion
- 2015 WiFQHA Open High Point Champion
- 2015 NSHO Open High Point Champion
- 2015 NSHO Ride for the Brand Challenge Team Champions
- 2016 NSHO Open High Point Champion
- 2016 WiFQHA Open High Point Champion
- 2016 FQHR World Open High Point Cowhorse Champion
- 2016 AQHA World Show Qualifier with 2 horses in Ranch Riding
- 2017 Midwest Horse Fair Ranch Horse Competition Reserve Champ
ProVision Partners Equine Nutritionist Taylor Asplin
Hello! My name is Taylor Asplin. I am a Farm Production Consultant for Purina Animal Nutrition at Provision Partners Cooperative, here in Central Wisconsin. I am here to provide you and your hobby or business with expert nutrition advice for a range of species!
My background, and passion is for the equine industry where I actively ride and show in the regional ApHC circuits. I resided in Marshfield before attending the University of Wisconsin River Falls to obtain my degree in Equine Science leading me to on farm sales, which I’ve done for the past 3 years. Apart from horses, I also have a great deal of training and resources in the grass cattle business, livestock show animals, pet, backyard flock, and exotics. I look forward to being your go to nutrition resource in Central Wisconsin!