WRCA was originally the dream of several men and women across the United States. Many of these were either currently active in a ranching environment or had a ranching background. They saw where other professions had some type of support group, and desired something similar for the ranching cowboy. The WRCA is not a union, but a spokesperson and defender of this dying breed of men and women.
In March of 1995, many of these individuals met in Amarillo, TX and created the WRCA. Initially there were 200 Founding members. Although many were ranch owners, foremen, and actual ranch cowboys, there were men and women across the United States who believed in the WRCA. Since 1995, our membership has continued to grow
All of our members have one thing in common, we believe in the ideals and work ethic of the working ranch cowboy, and desire to keep our western heritage alive in our fast changing world. Many of us grew up with cowboys as role models, and the WRCA wants to insure that future generations will have the opportunity to look-up-to these REAL people and the ideals that keep them strong.
It is the desire of the WRCA to see the organization grow through out the world, supporting the ranch cowboy in every country. It is our belief we all share the same needs, ideals, and work ethics, regardless of the language we speak or the nation we call home.