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.
ATTENTION MEMBERSHIP: At the Lewistown Board meeting on Aug. 20th, the Board of Directors voted that the point system will remain as it has been, with the understanding that a different point system needs to be decided upon for the 2018-2019 season in order to be in compliance with the NHSRA Rule Book. A committee of 1 State Director from every district, along with Jay Wagner, National Director, has been formed to come up with a proposal. If anyone has any ideas, please submit a written and signed proposal to your State Directors for them to consider.
Tie Down Ropers and Ribbon Ropers: From the National Office and
effective immediately - NO JERK DOWN. In the Tie-Down and Ribbon Roping events, a contestant will receive a no-time for that run if he brings the animal over backwards (between 10 and 2 on a standard clock) with the animal landing on his back or head with all four feet in the air.
2017-2018 Memberships: Membership Applications and information for the 2017-2018 season are up under "Forms" and then "Rodeo".
Vet Release Rule Change: Any member wanting to vet release out of a rodeo will pay a $30.00 per event per rodeo fee, with $20.00 going to the rodeo committee and $10.00 going to the MHSRA. If fees are paid for both rodeos and a contestant needs to vet out for the next day, said contestant has the option to have fees returned tothem but will still pay the $30.00 per event vet out fee. This was voted on and passed at the June 7th 2017 board of directors meeting.
Entry Fee Rule Change - Jr. High only: Jr. High entry fees have been changed to $15 for Timed Event and $25 for Rough Stock. This was voted on and passed at the June 7th, 2017 Board of Director's meeting.
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.
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 UnOfficial Spring Rodeo Calendar is posted on the forms page. This is a tentative schedule until all contracts have been received and approved at the BOD meeting in January.
Tobacco Free Rodeos will be Cut Bank, Glasgow, Miles City, Polson, and Boulder. Make sure to sign a pledge!!
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.
If you will be needing a partner for the Spring rodeos please contact the state office to have your name put on the website. Thanks and see you in the spring.
Shanae Johnson - Looking for a Ribbon Roping partner for fall rodeos. Call (406) 590-3691.
Colton Turbiville - Looking for a Team Roping and Ribbon Roping partner for the rodeos on the east. Can head but prefers to heel. Call (701) 440-0207.
Holden Meged - Looking for a Team Roping and Ribbon Roping partner. Can head or heel. Call 421-5377.
Carter Howell - Looking for a heeler for mostly rodeos in the east. Call 690-5380.
Payton Gaskins - Looking for a Ribbon Roping partner. Call (605) 210-0582
Carsyn Hibbs - Looking for a Ribbon Roping partner. Call 672-5213
Mollie Ruth - Looking for a Ribbon Roping partner. Call 930-2258.
Shyla Benzing - Looking for a Ribbon Roping partner for the Billings Rodeo. Call 360-9304.