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PRCA Patch Program FAQ

  • What is the Patch Program?
    • The patch program allows contestants to have companies sponsor them individually.  These agreements are reached between the company and the contestant.  To protect Exclusive and First-Right sponsors of the PRCA be sure to read through the Patch Programs Rules. Click here to read the rules now.
  • I’m a member of the WPRA, do I need to register a patch sponsorship with the PRCA?
    • Yes.  If a member of the WPRA is competing at a PRCA sanctioned event all patches must be registered and approved by the PRCA and in accordance with the Patch Program Rules.
  • Who needs to register a patch in the Patch Program?
    • All members.  If you are a member of the PRCA and will be in the competition arena you must register and have all patches approved.
  • What does it cost to participate in the Patch Program?
    • There is no cost to participate
  • Does the registration expire?
    • Yes, all registrations expire January 31st of the following year that they are registered and approved.  Example: If your application is approved in May of 2011, it will expire January 31, 2012.
  • What happens if I don’t register and have approval on a patch I’m wearing?
    • Per the Patch Rules you can be fined for each performance/rodeo that you are wearing an unregistered and unapproved patch.
  • How many patch sponsors can I have?
    • Members may have a maximum of 9 sponsors.
  • How many members can a sponsor have?
    • Sponsors may have a maximum of 12 contestants registered under their company.  National sponsors of the PRCA are exempt from this rule.
  • How will I know if my application has been approved?
    • Members and their sponsors will receive an approval letter or rejection letter within two weeks after your application has been submitted.
  • Does a member need to have anything special to show approval of patches?
    • Yes.  A registration card will be provided to members stating they have approval to wear a specific patch.  Members will receive a card for each patch approved.
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