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MIDDLE TENNESSEE JUNIOR RODEO ASSOCIATION

Rules and Bylaws


ARTICLE I NAME OF ORGANIZATION

The name of the organization shall be “Middle Tennessee Junior Rodeo

Association, Inc.” Referred to as MTJRA.
ARTICLE II PURPOSE AND AIMS


  1. To maintain order and standards set by the MTJRA at their functions. The

MTJRA is organized exclusively for educational purposes.

  1. To promote Junior Rodeo and work toward this by bringing recognition to this

activity for the students who are entered into their class by their birthday. The cut off date is January 1st. The age divisions are as follows: 6 and under,

7 - 12, 13 – 18.



  1. To promote the highest type of conduct and sportsmanship at the rodeos by

Setting the standards to be met to reach this end.

  1. To keep the western heritage alive.

  2. To promote closer relationships among those interested in this activity and the organization it represents.

  3. To promote humane treatment of animals.

  4. To increase and maintain interest of the students in rodeo.

  5. It is the intent of the MTJRA for the students to continue to improve his or her

education.

  1. There shall be no discrimination due to race, color, sex, religion or national

origin.

  1. No part of the net earnings of the association shall be used to or for the benefit

of any member, board member, officer or any person.

  1. The purpose of the MTJRA is to help prepare the Contestants for the

Tennessee High School Rodeo Association.

  1. The aim is to promote the development of sportsmanship, horsemanship and

character in the youth of our country.
ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP

  1. Memberships shall be open to anyone that wishes to support and perpetuate

the sport of Rodeo.

  1. Any person becoming a member of the association shall comply with all the

rules and bylaws and decisions shall be bound by the same.

  1. Any person that is elected to represent the MTJRA as an officer or board

member shall be required to pay their membership dues.

  1. All Contestants must have a paid membership in order to participate in any

MTJRA activity.

  1. Suspension of any membership is at the discretion of the MTJRA officers and

board members.

  1. All Contestants must have paid membership to be eligible for year end awards.



ARTICLE IV DUES

1. Dues are as follows: $35.00 per Contestant

2. Dues are required to be paid before you can become a member of MTJRA,

dues are to be paid to the Treasurer.



  1. Memberships are non-transferable to any other organization or persons.

  2. Membership dues are required to be paid at the beginning of each Rodeo season. March 1st – February 28th /29th .


ARTICLE V OFFICERS

  1. The officers of the MTJRA are as follows: President, Vice President,

Secretary, Treasurer, and Show Secretary/Treasurer.

  1. Any new officer, by election may succeed him/her self in office.

  2. New officers may be created and filled at any meeting of the Board of

Directors.

  1. The officers will be elected prior to the beginning of the new rodeo season.

Terms of office will begin March 1st and end February 28th /29th . Term of Office is specified as a two year term, with rotation.

  1. When a vote is called for the Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are

allowed to vote. The President’s vote is used only in the event of a tie.
ARTICLE VI MEETINGS

  1. There will be an annual meeting of the association prior to the beginning of

the new Rodeo season to discuss any new properly submitted ideas for the new season.

    1. Only paid members are eligible to properly submit in writing any ideas

to the MTJRA Secretary seven days prior to the annual meeting.

    1. Only the Officers and Board of Directors are eligible to vote on any

new amendments.

  1. The Officers and the Board of Directors can only amend the rules and bylaws

at the start of the new season.

    1. The board will accept no proxy votes. You must be present to vote.

    2. All amendment adoptions require a majority vote.


ARTICLE VII BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. The Board of Directors shall consist of an even number of votes.

  2. The Board of Directors will be elected prior to the beginning of the new Rodeo season, which runs March 1st to February 28th /29th .

  3. The Board of Directors shall be nominated from and elected by the adult

Members and consist of 7 members including the President.

  1. The Officers shall call a meeting of the Board of Directors.

  2. Any board member missing two consecutive Board of Director meetings may

be removed from the board. Any board member missing four consecutive

meetings shall automatically be removed from office. Also, any board member may be removed from office upon missing two consecutive Rodeos. Any time a board member or officer is removed from their position they may be replaced in the middle of the Rodeo season.


GENERAL RULES

  1. Membership fees are as follows: $35.00 per Contestant.

If you do not wish to pay our membership you will be required to pay a

$15.00 permit fee per event per Rodeo. You will not be eligible for points if

you are not a paid member.


  1. Voting and nominating privileges require a paid membership.

  2. Season runs from March 1st to February 28th /29th .

  3. Age Division are as follows: 6 and under, 7-12 and 13-18.

  4. Dress Code: western hat, long sleeve button or snap shirt with collar, jeans and western boots. Shirt must be tucked in. No sweatshirts, pullovers, T-shirts, and half shirts, work boots or tennis shoes allowed.

  5. A 5 point penalty will be issued if a contestant is out of dress code.

  6. Check in time for the rodeo will be enforced. This time will be 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. for day rodeos and 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. for night Rodeos.

  7. All contestants are required to call in on Tuesday before each rodeo. A $10.00 late fee will be added for contestants not calling in. Call in 931-738-8733 between 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Contestants can also e-mail entries to

middletnjrrodeo@yahoo.com.

Contestant must enter for the next months Rodeo at each rodeo. If a contestant is going to scratch, they must call in the Tuesday before each rodeo. Entry fees for no shows will be collected at the next Rodeo. Contestant will not ride until the back entry fees are paid in full.



  1. Stock used the day of the Rodeo will not be practiced on that day.

  2. Closing of the books will be enforced. The check in desk will close at 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. respectively. NO LATE CHECK INS.

  3. Negative coggins papers are required on all horses entering the rodeo grounds.

  4. All paid members will be eligible for finals after competing at four Rodeos.

To be eligible for ‘All Around’ contestants must compete in two or more events.

  1. Year End Tie Breaker Rule: The contestant with the most 1st place wins

throughout the season will win.

  1. Contestants must attend each contestant meeting prior to each rodeo.

  2. 80% payback in all events.

  3. Everyone pays a gate fee with the exception of the contestants.

  4. Eligibility for year end awards is as follows:

      1. Paid Membership

      2. Compete in 4 regular rodeos in two or more events

      3. Must compete in both rounds of Finals

  5. Magic Seat or any other Velcro device for the saddle will not be allowed.

NO EXCEPTIONS!!

  1. At parent’s discretion, contestants may bump up in an event. If they choose to move up they must stay there the remainder of the Rodeo season. Events are considered individually, contestants may move up in only one event, or all.

  2. Exhibitions will only be allowed in the 6 and under age division. All

Exhibitioners will pay regular entry fees. The person leading the exhibitor must be in dress code.
AWARDS

  1. Awards will be rewarded as follows:

      • First Place awarded for one or two Contestants.

      • Second Place awarded for a minimum of three Contestants.

      • Third Place awarded for six or more Contestants.

CONDUCT

1. Abusive or foul language, fighting, destruction to the Rodeo grounds by either

parent or contestant will result in the contestant being disqualified from the

Rodeo. This is before, during or after the Rodeo, while on the grounds.

2. Alcohol or drug use by any contestant or parent will result in a

disqualification of the contestant from the Rodeo.



  1. Questions concerning Judge’s calls or rules must be properly addressed.

      • A contestant must notify the Event Director before the event is over.

      • No contestant or parent may interfere with aJjudge’s call without first contacting the Event Director.

      • Any contestant or parent not following these instructions

forfeit the right to further discussion and automatically

disqualify the contestant.



  1. If a contestant is disqualified, it is for the remainder of that rodeo and that day’s points will be taken away.

  2. Abuse to any Rodeo animal will not be tolerated.

  3. There will be no smoking allowed by any contestant while on the Rodeo

grounds.

  1. There will be no smoking allowed by any adult in the arena.


QUEEN CONTEST

  1. Qualifications – the contest is open to girls in 6th grade at the beginning of the rodeo season, or age 13, with a paid membership and entered in one or more Rodeo events.

  2. Election – the Queen will be selected on the basis of 1/3 speech, 1/3

Horsemanship and 1/3 contestant vote. The speech and the horsemanship will

be judged by a panel of judges which include the outgoing Queen, two at large members (excluding board members) and two judges for that performance.



  1. The Queen’s reign is from March 1st to February 28th/29th.

  2. The Queen can miss no more than two rodeos in a season.

  3. Girls wanting to run for this position must let the Secretary know on the

announced date.

  1. The Queen is advised to uphold her position at any Rodeo functions she

attends, wearing the crown and sash. Crown and Sash must also be worn during Grand Entry but are not required during performance.
ENTRY FEES

  1. Entry fee for all events will be $10.00

  2. Stock charge is as follows:

    1. Goats - $3.00

    2. Sheep - $4.00

    3. Rough Stock - $10.00 (calves, steers, bucking horses and bulls)

    4. Roping Cattle - $8.00


INSURANCE FEES

  1. There will be a $6.00 fee each Rodeo for each Contestant.

(This fee will go towards the cost of insurance for each Rodeo.)
AWARDS FEE

  1. There will be an $8.00 Awards Fee for each rodeo for each Contestant.

(This fee will accumulate for year end awards.)

PAY SCALE

  1. Each Event is on the pay scale of 80/20.

  2. We will be paying one place for every three Contestants entered.


POINT SYSTEM

1st Place 10 Pts

2nd Place 9 Pts

3rd Place 8 Pts

4th Place 7 Pts

5th Place 6 Pts

6th Place 5 Pts

7th Place 4 Pts

8th Place 3 Pts

9th Place 2 Pts



10th Place 1 Pt
ROUGH STOCK EVENTS

All Rough Stock Events will be drawn.

All Rough Stock contestants will have a 3 call limit. Be in the chute and ready. The event director will call your name 3 times, at the end of the limit your animal will be turned out. You will not receive a re-ride or be bumped to the end.

**Rough Stock Riders** If you are fouled at the chute you must declare yourself (double hand, a slap, pull tail of rope, etc.) If you attempt to ride you cannot receive a re-ride.
BAREBACK RIDING

  1. Age Division: 7-14 Boys and 13-18 Boys.

  2. Time Limit: 7-14 will be 6 seconds, 15-18 will be 8 seconds.

  3. Equipment: Mouthpiece, Helmet, Vest and One-handed rigging are mandatory. Spurs and chaps are optional. No locking spurs.

  4. General Rules:

    1. Free Hand cannot touch the horse or rider at any time. If this happens it is an automatic disqualification.

    2. If you do not have the required equipment, it is an automatic

disqualification.

    1. Must be in dress code when the call is made for the stock.

    2. All contestants must mark out the stock.

    3. Time is to start when the animal’s inside front shoulder passes the plane of the chute.

    4. 2 minute time limit in the chute.

    5. If contestant has a complaint they must go to the event director. The

event director will then go to the judge if necessary. If the contestant or parent first goes to the judge without going to the event director, the contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.
JUNIOR BULL RIDING

  1. Age Division: 7-12 Boys.

  2. Equipment: The contestant must have the following mandatory equipment:

Bull rope with block and pad and bell, helmet, mouthpiece and protective vest. Chaps are optional.

  1. There is a 6 second time limit.

  2. General Rules:

    1. The animal must come out of the chute.

    2. The contestant holds onto a rope with one hand.

    3. Free hand cannot touch the calf or the rider at any time. If this happens, it is an automatic disqualification.

    4. If the contestant does not have the correct equipment, they will be disqualified.

    5. The time is started when the animals inside shoulder passes the plane of the chute.

    6. The rider must be in dress code when the call is made for stock.

    7. 2 minute time limit in the chute.

    8. If contestant has a complaint they must go to the event director. The event director will then go to the judge if necessary. If the Contestant or Parent first goes to the judge without going to the Event Director, the Contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.


CHUTE DOGGING

  1. Age Division: 7-12 Boys, 13-18 Boys.

  2. Equipment: Mouthpiece is mandatory, vest and helmet optional.

  3. There is a 60 second time limit for this event.

  4. General Rules:

    1. One Judge will start the time and another Judge will stop the time.

    2. All four legs must fall in the same direction.

    3. There will be no help to throw the calf until the 60 second time limit has passed. If help is given, there will be a no time.

    4. The contestant must have one hand on the horn and one hand around the neck until they cross the starting line. Failure to do so will result in a 10 second penalty.

    5. 7-12 age division calves will be tailed.

    6. No hot sticks allowed.

    7. The line for throwing the calf will be 6 feet from the chute.

    8. If Contestant has a complaint they must go to the Event Director. The event director will then go to the judge if necessary. If the Contestant or Parent first goes to the Judge without going to the Event Director, the contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.


MUTTON BUSTING

  1. Age Division: 6 & under (not gender specific).

  2. Equipment: Each Contestant must have the following mandatory equipment: A helmet, protective vest and mouthpiece. The vest and helmet will be provided if necessary.

  3. There is a 4 second time limit.

  4. General Rules:

    1. Rider may choose to ride with both hands.

    2. Two Judges will judge this event. One Judge will score the rider and the sheep for points 1-25. The rider can have a possible 100 points (50 from each judge).

    3. If an adult assists the rider, they will receive a no score.

    4. If Contestant has a complaint they must go to the Event Director. The Event Director will then go to the judge if necessary. If the contestant or parent first goes to the judge without going to the Event Director, the Contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.


STEER RIDING/BULL RIDING

  1. Age Division: 7-12 Boys and 13-18 Boys.

  2. Equipment: The Contestant must have the following mandatory equipment: bull rope with bell, helmet, dulled spurs, mouthpiece and protective vest. Chaps are optional.

  3. There is a 6 second time limit for 7-12 steer riding.

  4. There is an 8 second time limit for 13-18 bull riding.

  5. General Rules:

    1. The Contestant can only use one hand while riding.

    2. Free hand cannot touch the animal or the rider at any time. If this happens, it is an automatic disqualification.

    3. Time is started when the animals inside shoulder passes the plane of the chute.

    4. There will be no wraps above the thumb and no finger tucks.

    5. The rider must be in dress code when the call is made for stock.

    6. 2 minute limit in the chute.

    7. Contestants name will be called 3 times, if Contestant is not in the chute ready to go after name is called 3 times the animal will be turned out and no re-ride will be allowed.

    8. If Contestant has a complaint they must go to the event director. The event director will then go to the judge if necessary. If the Contestant or parent first goes to the Judge without going to the Event Director, the Contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.


BARRELS

  1. Age Division: 6 & under (not gender specific), 7-12 Girls, 13-18 Girls.

  2. There is a 60 second time limit for age groups 7-12 and 13-18.

  3. Equipment: western type equipment must be used. No magic seat or any other velcro device for the saddle is allowed! No exceptions!

  4. General rules:

    1. Electronic timer will be the primary source used. However, a back up

Timer may also be used.

    1. Back up timer will be started & stopped by the judge as the horse’s

Nose crosses the start line.

    1. The cloverleaf pattern goes to either the left or the right at the start.

    2. A broken pattern is crossing the starting line or breaking the cloverleaf pattern resulting in a disqualification and no time. (In the 6 & under age division the rider will not be penalized for crossing back over the starting line).

    3. A 5 second penalty will be added for each barrel knocked over during the pattern.

    4. A Contestant’s hat must be on their head when they enter the arena. The hat must stay on the head until the rider is through the gate. If the hat falls off before the gate is crossed a 5 second penalty will be added.

    5. The arena size will determine the distance between the barrels.

    6. Contestants can run in but not out of the arena. The gate will be closed behind the horse when they enter the arena.

    7. If Contestant has a complaint they must go to the event director. The event director will then go to the judge if necessary. If the Contestant or Parent first goes to the judge without going to the Event Director, the contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.


POLE BENDING

  1. Age Division: 6 & under (not gender specific), 7-12 Girls, 13-18 Girls.

2. There is a 60 second time limit for age groups 7-12 and 13-18.

3. Equipment: western type equipment must be used. No Magic Seat or any



other Velcro device for the saddle is allowed! No Exceptions!

  1. General Rules:

    1. The starting line will be subject to the ground rules.

    2. Electronic timer will be the primary source used. However, a back up timer may also be used.

    3. Judge will start and stop for a back up timer.

    4. Judge will start and stop the timer when the horse’s nose crosses the starting line.

    5. A horse may start to either the right or the left side of the poles.

    6. A contestant’s hat must be on their head when they enter the arena. The hat must stay on the head until the rider is through the gate. If the hat falls off before the gate is crossed a 5 second penalty will be added.

    7. There is a 5 second penalty for each pole knocked over.

    8. If the pattern is broken, it is an automatic disqualification resulting in a no time.

    9. Breaking the plane of the starting line will result in a no time (arena conditions permitting).

    10. The pattern is a serpentine pattern. The horse’s head must always face the pattern. The horse cannot turn away from the poles. The rider must weave each pole even if a pole is knocked down.

    11. Contestants can run in but not out of the arena. The gate will be closed behind the horse when they enter the arena.

    12. If contestant has a complaint they must go to the Event Director. The Event Director will then go to the Judge if necessary. If the Contestant or Parent first goes to the Judge without going to the Event Director, the Contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.


GOAT TYING

  1. Age Division: 6 & under (not gender specific).

  2. There is a 60 second time limit

  3. General Rules:

    1. The distance from the starting line to the goat will be the discretion of the Judge/Official of the day. The judge will start the clock. The contestant will run to the bound goat. Girls must make a legal “girl” tie, boys must make a legal “boy” tie.

    2. Girls must use a goat string. Boys must use a pigging string.

    3. Time will stop when the Contestant signals the completion of the tie By putting their hands up.


GOAT TYING

  1. Age Division: 6-10 Girls, 11-14 Girls, 15-18 Girls

  2. There is a 60 second time limit.

  3. Equipment: girls must use a goat tying string, leather or rope may be used.

  4. General Rules:

    1. The starting line in this event will be subject to ground rules.

    2. One judge starts the time – the other Judge makes sure the goat stays tied for 6 seconds.

    3. The goat is staked at the far end of the arena.

    4. The horse’s nose will be timed as it crosses the start line.

    5. The Contestant must be mounted on a horse and ride from the start line to the goat, dismount and throw the goat and tie by hand.

    6. All goats must have been thrown and tied at least 3 times before the MTJRA Rodeo, stock cannot be practiced on the day of the rodeo.

    7. Three legs must be tied.

    8. The goat must be tied for 6 seconds.

    9. A Contestant’s hat must be on their head when they enter the arena. The hat must stay on their head until the gate is crossed. If the hat falls off before the time line is crossed, a 5 second penalty will be added.

    10. Time will stop when the Contestant signals the completion of the tie by putting her hands up.

    11. The Contestant will receive a no time for touching the goat or tie string after signaling they are finished with the tie.

    12. If the Contestant runs over the rope or goat while mounted they will receive a 5 second penalty.

    13. The Event Director holds the goat until the starting flag is dropped.

    14. The Contestant must back up 6 feet from the goat after signaling the completion of the tie.

    15. If Contestant has a complaint they must go to the Event Director. The Event Director will then go to the Judge if necessary. If the Contestant or Parent first goes to the judge without going to the Event Director, the Contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.



GOAT TYING

  1. Age Division: 7-12 Boys

  2. Equipment: nylon pigging string (mandatory)

  3. There will be a 50 second time limit.

  4. General Rules:

    1. The starting line in this event will be subject to ground rules.

    2. One Judge will start the time, the other will make sure the goat stays tied for 6 seconds.

    3. The horse’s nose will be timed as it crosses the start line.

    4. The Contestant must be mounted on a horse and ride from the start line to the goat, dismount and throw the goat and tie by hand.

    5. All goats must have been thrown and tied at least 3 times before the MTJRA Rodeo, stock cannot be practiced on the day of the Rodeo.

    6. Three legs must be tied and stay tied for 6 seconds.

    7. A contestant’s hat must stay on their head until the gate is crossed. If the hat comes off before gate is crossed the contestant will receive a 5 second penalty.

    8. Time will stop when contestant signals the completion of the tie by putting his hands up.

    9. The Contestant will receive a no time for touching the goat or tie string after signaling they are finished with the tie.

    10. If the Contestant runs over the rope or goat while mounted they will receive a 5 second penalty.

    11. The Event Director holds the goat until the starting flag is dropped.

    12. The Contestant must back up 6 feet from the goat after signaling the completion of the tie.

    13. If Contestant has a complaint they must go to the Event Director. The Event Director will then go to the Judge if necessary. If the Contestant or Parent first goes to the Judge without going to the Event Director, the Contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.



DUMMY ROPING

  1. Age Division: 6 & under (not gender specific) and 7-12 (not gender specific)

  2. Equipment: western type equipment

  3. This event will take place outside the main arena.

  4. General Rules:

    1. Each Contestant will throw 5 loops. 1 point will be given per catch.

    2. Event director will decide the distance for each age division.

    3. If Contestant has a complaint they must go to the Event Director. The Event Director will then go to the Judge if necessary. If the Contestant or Parent first goes to the Judge without going to the Event Director, the Contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.

    4. Breakaway Ropers are ineligible for Dummy Roping.


ALL CONTESTANTS COMPETING IN ROPING EVENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ROPE BEHIND A BARRIER AT THE EVENT DIRECTOR’S DISCRETION. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
BREAKAWAY ROPING

1. Age Division: 7-12 (not gender specific) 13-18(Girls)

2. There is a 60 second time limit.

3. Equipment: western type equipment must be used and cotton string will be

used. No rubber bands allowed.


  1. General Rules:

a. Ropers can only throw two loops in the 60 second time limit. You have

the option to rebuild or carry two ropes.



    1. The rope must be pulled free from the saddle by the calf only after the

Loop has been thrown.

c. For the loop to be legal, the rope must first pass over the calf’s head.



    1. Contestants cannot pull the rope from the saddle horn. If this happens, it is a disqualification resulting in a no time.

    2. After the loop passes over the calf’s head, it is considered legal with any part of the body as long as it is taut and pulls slack enough to break free from the saddle horn.

    3. Barrier distance will be determined by officials.

    4. The rope must be attached to the saddle horn with breakaway material and have a visible flag attached.

    5. There will be a 10 second penalty assessed for breaking the barrier.

    6. The breakaway string will be provided by MTJRA for each Contestant. The Event Director will hand out string and watch as each Contestant ties on rope.

    7. 7-12 contestants competing in breakaway will not be allowed to compete in dummy roping.

    8. If Contestant has a complaint they must go to the Event Director. The Event Director will then go to the judge if necessary. If the Contestant or Parent first goes to the Judge without going to the Event Director, the Contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.


TIE DOWN CALF ROPING

  1. Age Division: 13-18 Boys

  2. There is a 60 second time limit.

  3. Equipment: western type equipment must be used.

  4. General Rules:

    1. Two loops may be carried – no rebuilding allowed.

    2. After a legal catch has been made, the contestant must dismount, flank the calf (must be daylight) and tie 3 legs. The time will stop when the Contestant signals the completion of the time by putting his hands up.

    3. Any catch is legal for throw and tie.

    4. If the Contestant touches the calf after he signals for a time, it will result in a no time.

    5. Contestants may use a front leg to tie down the calf.

    6. After the tie is complete, the Contestant must remount and ride forward to allow slack in the rope.

    7. The calf must stay tied for 6 seconds.

    8. Barrier distance will be determined by officials.

    9. If Contestant has a complaint they must go to the Event Director. The Event Director will then go to the Judge if necessary. If the Contestant or Parent first goes to the Judge without going to the Event Director, the Contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.



RIBBON ROPING

  1. All Ages, All Genders. Either gender may rope, or run.

  2. There is a 30 second time limit. Time to be taken between two flags. The

Finish line will be 30 feet in front of the roping box, Flag Judge will stand

On this line. Barrier distance will be determined by officials.



  1. General Rule:

    1. A neck rope must be used. Contestants must adjust rope and reins in

A manner that will prevent the horse from dragging the calf.

b. Calves may be pushed out by Contestants assistant providing they are

ready.


    1. Catch as catch can. Any catch that holds the calf is legal.

    2. Rope must be tied on.

    3. Runner can stand anywhere they choose in the arena.

    4. Roper must rope calf, dismount and be in contact with the calf when

The runner removes the ribbon or the team ill receive a no time.

Calf does not need to be flanked.



    1. Runner must cross finish line to get a time.

    2. Flag Judge will flag time when runner crosses finish line with ribbon

In hand and give to Judge or team will receive a no time.

    1. Ribbon-flagging tape shall be approximately ½ inch in width and 12

Inches long.

    1. The ribbon itself must be fastened to the top of the tail with a rubber

Band.

    1. The runner removes the ribbon and runs across the finish line in either

Direction for time.

    1. Ribbon must be removed by runner.

    2. Any part of the ribbon is legal.

    3. Rope must hold calf until roper touches calf.

    4. If Contestant has a complaint they must go to the Event Director. The

Event Director will then go to the Judge if necessary. If the Contestant

Or Parent first goes to the Judge without going to the Event Director, the Contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.



TEAM ROPING

  1. All Ages, All Genders

  2. There is a 60 second time limit.

  3. Contestant may enter twice, must change partners or ends. Event fee will be paid for each entry by Contestant.

  4. Equipment: western type equipment must be used.

  5. General Rules:

    1. Points are accumulated on an individual basis.

    2. If Contestant does not have a partner one will be drawn.

    3. One run will count for both header and heeler points.

    4. Only 3 loops are allowed between the team.

    5. Both back legs are necessary for a legal heel catch. If only 1 leg is caught, a 5 second penalty will be added to the time.

    6. If the loop crosses itself in the head catch it is legal. This does not include heel catches.

    7. Ropes must dally.

    8. Barrier distance will be determined by officials.

    9. Girls allowed to tie on.

    10. If Contestant has a complaint they must go to the Event Director. The Event Director will then go to the Judge if necessary. If the Contestant or Parent first goes to the Judge without going to the Event Director, the Contestant will be disqualified for the remainder of the Rodeo and will forfeit all points for that Rodeo.


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