2018 Justin 1st Place
Best Footing Award Recipient
The Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) has recently released the names of the 2018 Justin Best Footing Awards® recipients.
Since the 1990’s the WPRA and Justin Brands have honored rodeo committees in the 12 regional rodeo circuits who went above and beyond to ensure safe ground for the animal athletes, more specifically, barrel racing horses.
The Justin Best Footing Awards® program was created when Tom Feller, director of event marketing for Justin Brands, approached the WPRA about partnering on a program that would focus on the health and well being of the animal athlete. Not only does the program keep animal athletes performing at the top level, but it also recognizes the hard work and time rodeo committees put into making their ground as safe as possible for the barrel horse and all rodeo livestock.
Each year the WPRA membership recognizes the top three rodeo committees in all 12 circuits as well as the most improved ground committee in each circuit, which puts forth the extra effort to ensure their rodeo has the safest most consistent ground possible for barrel racing.
The 2018 Justin Best Footing Awards® for 1st place in the Prairie Circuit was awarded to the Kaw Valley Rodeo. This is a great honor, our volunteers put in countless hours to ensure a safe and fun event for all.