Tips to help
with the entry process:
have a mail-in entry. The forms will be mailed to you or you can
get them from this page of the website. The forms will be mailed
to you from the State Secretary (Renee Cox), and must be mailed back to
the Rodeo Secretary (Laurie Staley). If you have not received
entry forms, be sure to contact Renee.
Please pay attention to the deadline for entries to a rodeo. The
deadline in clearly indicated on the entry form (usually 2 weeks prior
to a rodeo), and is always a "postmark" deadline. Entries will
not be accepted past the postmark deadline. If you send them
Express or Overnight, be sure to waive the signature requirement.
There is also a "draw-out" date on the entry form.
Please complete the form carefully. Make sure the entry fee
calculation is correct, the check is for the correct amount, and the
check is signed. Make sure both parents have signed the Medical
Release and initialed next to each event you enter.
rodeos will have stalls and camping (electric) available. Usually
district rodeos will have you send a separate check to the district
secretary/treasurer. These forms and checks must be sent
separately from your rodeo entry. Pay close attention to the
deadlines on both forms, sometimes they are different.'
day is a separate rodeo. There is a random draw (which is done by
computer) for each day. The first 10 in the draw are run during
Performance and the remainder in Slack. Slack is usually held
mid-morning, and the Performance is usually in the evening. It is
your responsibility to know when you are up. The draw is usually
posted on this website by Tuesday or Wednesday before the rodeo.
only circumstances you can request Performance or Slack are:
Graduation or SAT/ACT exams. If the rodeo is held near your
hometown area, you can indicate such on your entry form, and if
possible, every effort will be made to schedule you for at least some
events in one of the Performances. This is not guaranteed as the
draw is random, but every effort will be made.
the position draw is done, and the "draw-out" date is passed, the only
way you will be refunded your entry fee is if you have a letter from a
physician or veterinarian.
rodeo has a schedule. Usually check-in is around 8:00 or 9:00 am.
You must check-in with the rodeo secretary or have someone check-in for
you. You do not have to be dressed in western attire for check-in.
Once you are checked-in, you must wear your back number at all times,
and be dressed in full western attire when you are in or around the
arena. Not following this rule could get you disqualified from
the rodeo. Make sure you attend the Grounds Meeting.
Important information is usually announced at this meeting.
but not least, you and your parents should read the NHSRA Rule book.