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             About the Rodeo Program . . .

Feather River College and the Equine Studies department is gearing up for their fourth year of competition in the West Coast Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). Students will be able to participate and compete in Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, and Goat Tying.


Feather River College will offer rodeo courses and a two year AS degree in Equine Studies with a Rodeo Skills Concentration. Our program is run by “Cowboys for Cowboys”, and we hope to attract students that are not only athletically inclined, but also academically motivated, who will take the challenge to develop this new rodeo program into one of the most dynamic regional and national teams.

Goals for FRC Rodeo Program:

  • To develop leadership, moral and ethical principles, and a work ethic that will enhance the students potential.
  • To establish a rodeo program that academically develops students for their futures with a 4-year university or other career endeavors, and that will positively influence the college and community.
  • To field a competitive team that will allow students the opportunity to compete in Regional and National team and individual championships.


What FRC Offers to Rodeo Team Members

  • Scholarships for eligible students who want to compete.
  • Paid expenses for traveling, lodging and meals at NIRA sanctioned events.
  • Rough-stock and timed-event cattle from top-notch PRCA contractors and competitors, who will also help assist with practices and coaching.
  • Weekly practices with a “team teaching approach” where students will have their individual needs met.
  • A complete college fitness center that includes swimming pool, weights, cardio machines, and an exercise physiologist.
  • Financial assistance and Scholarships available for various rodeo expenses such as: horse boarding, practice, and travel.


Rodeo Facilities

Our new rodeo facility is up and running.  The facility is located on the college FRC campus.  It is comprised of a new  140’ x 240’ WW arena, a  50’ x 200’calf roping lane, feedlot for stock, and 65 student horse stalls.

The Equine Studies program also has a new state of the art equine teaching facility on campus which includes: 150’ X 300’ outdoor arena, 72’ X 100” heated indoor arena, 150’ cutting pen, 50’ round pen, 40’ round pens, 32 student horse boarding stalls, and many more features.

The FRC rodeo program believes that practice is very important we have 60 steers, 60 calves at least 45 bucking horses,  and as many bulls that are needed.

Our stock comes from top notch contractors and will help develop the skills of any competitor, at any level.


 Rodeo Student Education Plan

Feather River College offers academic programs and degrees such as Agriculture, Business, Construction Technology, Environmental Studies, Biology, and Liberal Studies that prepares students for transfer to 4-year colleges and various careers. The Equine Studies degree offers concentrations in Horse Training Skills, Pack Skills, Ranch Skills, and Rodeo Skills. Transfer options prepare students to attend 4-year colleges such as UNLV, and Cal Poly SLO, and continue their academic studies and further develop their rodeo skills. Students will develop an educational plan with a faculty advisor to assist them in their individual goals.


FRC’s Rodeo Team wants you!

If you want to be part of a new, exciting, and winning rodeo program,

    ~develop your career and become academically successful

    ~be recognized for your citizenship and work ethic

   ~make a positive contribution to our small town community and our college,  

    ~make new friends and have great time, then:

FRC is your rodeo college!


                                    Feather River College Rodeo 2012 College National Finals Qualifiers