to the official home page for the American Professional Rodeo Association (APRA). The APRA is based in Pennsylvania and sanctions rodeos throughout the northeast.Our cowboys and cowgirls compete in bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, team roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, and breakaway roping.
The purpose of the association shall be to promote rodeo as a sport and profession, striving at all times to insure honesty and fairness to both the contestant and the producers; to create an amicable relationship among stock contractors, producers, and contestants; to organize, sanction, and advertise rodeo being sponsored within the association standards and to the prevention of cruelty to animals..
Sonny Shegan, 75, died Friday, April 26, after a 10-year battle with cancer. Sonny was instrumental in organizing the Delmarva Rodeo Association (mother association of the APRA) and was its first president. He competed in calf roping and team roping, and judged several Finals rodeos in the late 1970