Montana High School Rodeo Association


The Montana High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA) is one of the 41 states, 5 Canadian provinces, and Australia that is involved in the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA)

Founded in 1947 by Claude Mullins, there are currently 12,500 students in the NHSRA competing in over 1,100 sanctioned rodeos every year. MHSRA members compete at the state level for local recognition and the top four contestants in each event then qualify to compete in the National High School Finals Rodeo held in July. At the NHSFR over 1,500 contestants compete for national titles, awards and scholarships. By being a student member of the MHSRA, contestants also have an opportunity to be awarded college scholarships and scholarship assistance for continuing their educational careers. The NHSRA is an independent student athletic association that relies on the financial assistance of sponsors. For more information about the MHSRA, follow the links on the left and contact any of the directors or secretary.

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REMINDER:  Fall semester grades, along with any Medical Outs/Turn Outs, are due into the High School and Jr. High State Offices before you can enter rodeos this Spring.  Members will be made ineligible on February 13th.  If your name has disappeared off the website, you are ineligible.


Attention 2016 Seniors: Seniors that were awarded MHSRA scholarships at the 2016 state finals rodeo, please turn in your enrollment and fall grades to claim your scholarships. This is for the MHSRA scholarships only. Hall and Wall scholarships are claimed through their office and the NHSRA scholarship are claimed through the NHSRA foundation. forms the the foundation are located on the forms page under scholarships.  Scholarship money will be sent to the college you are inrolled in. Please contact the MHSRA office if you have any questions.


If anyone is interested in sponsoring the Jr. High State Finals Rodeo, in Townsend, please contact the Jr. High State Office at 464-2686, or mtjhra@midrivers.com.


Kalispell Spring rodeo will be awarding prizes to the all around and event winners. Enter up.


Day Sheets for the rodeos:  Will be posted under "Forms", and then "Day Sheets".  REMINDER:  The Order of Events are SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  It is the responsibility of the contestants to be there on time.


The new 2016-2017 Membership Applications are now up under "Forms", and then "Membership".  For the 2016-2017 Season ONLY, the $30 State Dues on High School and Jr. High memberships will be waived.  High School memberships will be $124, and Jr. High memberships will be $80. Memberships will start being processed beginning August 1, 2016.



For online entering information go to the Forms page under Entry information.

Call in and call back entry phone high school: 406-276-3782 Jr High 406-464-2686.



The Official Spring Rodeo Schedule, with the dates/times/entry info/stalls info, is up under "FORMS" and then "RODEO", for the rodeos that have sent in their contracts.


NRA Judging clinic: March 11-12-2017, Clinic will be held at the Yogo inn in Lewistown. Class will start at 9:00 am each day. Contact Mark Salmond or Clancy Severtson for more information.


Secretary/Timers Clinic:  March 11th, 1:00 PM in Roy.  Cost for the clinic will be $25.00.  Please call or email the MHSRA or Jr. High Office to sign up.


Timers/Secretary clinic: April 1st 1:00 PM at the Helena Fairgrounds in the Trail Riders building. Cost for the clinic will be $25.00. please call or email the MHSRA or Jr High office to sign up.


Up coming spring clinic:

MSU Roughstock Clinic Bozeman: February 18-19-2017

March 4 & 5 2017 Lari Dee Guy Breakaway clinic: Cottonwood Equistrian center.

March 4 & 5 Ricky Green Clinic: Hanson Arena in Helena

Rough stock Clinic Glendive: March 10-12-2017

March 11-13 Lari Dee Guy: Advanced and Horsemanship, Hanson Arena in Helena

Tie Down Clinic Helena: March 25-26-2017

more clinic information can be found on the forms page.

District 5 meeting: Deer Lodge rodeo after 1st performance May 13th 2017.


Jr. High State Finals will be in Townsend, Sunday/Monday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-29, 2017.  In 2018, it will move back to the weekend after Memorial Day.



Looking for someone

If you are needing a Team Roping or Ribbon Roping Partner, call Lisa at 925-2252, or Laurie at 464-2686.  Give us your information (name, number, and whether you head or heel), and we will put you on the website.

High School

Garrett Duncan: Needing a heeler for the spring rodeos.

Dawson Klobucar: Needing a Header for the spring rodeos. 496-6510

Shelby Rasmussen: Looking for a Heeler for the spring rodeos. 836-2649


JR. High:

Harley Meged:  (Jr. High) is looking for a heeler for fall and spring rodeos.  Call 951-3005. 

Kortny Cathey:  (Jr. High) is looking for a header for fall rodeos.  Call 828-4434.

Knute Hereim:  (Jr. High) is looking for a team roping partner.  Can head or heel.  Call 547-3495.

Lacey Lawrence:  (Jr. High) is looking for a ribbon roping partner.  Call 672-4218.

Lindsay Lawrence:  (Jr. High) is looking for a ribbon roping partner.  Call -672-4218.

Dillon Johnson:  (Jr. High) is looking for a team roping partner for Bozeman and spring rodeos.  Call 788-9286.