FORT WORTH – During the 2023 PBR World Finals from May 12-21, Fort Worth, Texas will welcome the inaugural Women’s Rodeo World Championship Week, marking the richest women’s-only week of competition in Western sports.
The week-long schedule of events is slated to pay out $1.145 million in prize money, affording more than 800 women’s competitors the chance to compete for life-changing payouts.
The Women’s Rodeo World Championship Week will feature three marquee events, including the 2023 Women’s Rodeo World Championship (WRWC) along with a NBHA (National Barrel Horse) one-day event and The Cowgirl Gathering. All events will be held at Cowtown Coliseum, with select events held at the APHA (American Paint Horse Association) Headquarters, RFD-TV Studios and Mule Alley.
The WRWC is the largest event purse in the history of women’s rodeo and will pay out $750,000 in 2023 while crowning World Champions in both the Pro and Challenger classifications in the following disciplines: Team Roping (Heading and Heeling), Breakaway Roping, and Barrel Racing. In 2022, Texas native Hope Thompson captured her second consecutive Women’s Rodeo World Championship, making the 37-year-old the richest female athlete in the WCRA.