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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High School Contestants: If you are NOT on the eligible members list, it is because the State Office still needs fall semester grades and/or Turn Outs/Med Outs.


The 1st Great Falls Rodeos will be March 27-28th.  Online entries will open on February 23rd!


THE HIGH SCHOOL AND JR. HIGH STATE FINALS ARE OPEN FOR BIDS FOR 2022-2023, WITH A 3RD YEAR OPTION.  Please contact the State Offices for more information!  High School: 464-2686/mhsra@mhsra.com and Jr. High: 421-5658/mtjhra@mhsra.com


The Approved Spring Calendar is up under "Forms" and then "Approved Spring Rodeos".  This is subject to change.


If anyone is interested in getting started, or getting help, for the Reined Cow Horse, contact Margaret Ore, MRCHF, at (406)227-7019 or more@mt.net.  She can help you find a horse or get some practice.  The practice schedule will be listed under "Events".


The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame awarded their 2020 collegiate scholarships to twelve deserving high school seniors at the Montana High School Rodeo State Finals in Baker, Montana.  These scholarships are awarded based on academics, rodeo participation, community service and need.

This year marks the sixteenth year that these scholarships have been awarded to deserving Montana high school rodeo athletes.  This year's recipients are Blayne Hubing - Circle, Nathan Ruth - Big Timber, Bode Spring - Bozeman, Rachael Stevenson - Hobson, Sadie Johnson - Lewistown, Cheyanne Carl - Ballantine, Teanna Layne - Valier, Tori Yeager - Choteau, Kaylee Hughes - Butte, Ellie Meeks - Geraldine, Ethan Frasier - Ashland, and Laney Johnson - Havre (Miss Montana High School Rodeo Queen 2020).

The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame is the largest provider of scholarships to high school rodeo participants in the nation.  In sixteen years, $570,000.00 has been awarded to 190 students.  The MPRHWF is a non-profit organization dedicated to preservng the western and rodeo heritage of Montana, as well as providing Montana high school students the opportunity to continue their education.  For more information about our organization, please visit our website at www.montanaprorodeo.org. 




HIGH SCHOOL AND JR. HIGH MEMBERSHIPS FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON WILL OPEN ON JULY 1ST, THROUGH THE NHSRA MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.  The tutorial on how to do this is on the website under "Forms" and then "Membership".  You still need all the notarized signatures on the forms.  IMPORTANT - You will need BOTH parent's notarized signatures on the forms.  If only one is signing, it needs to be specified "deceased", or "sole custody", or the membership will not be accepted. Once forms are signed and notarized, you will upload them back into the contestant profile.  Membership payment has to be done by credit card through the MMS before you will be able to print out the forms.  High School memberships are $154 and Jr. High $110, plus credit card fees.  If you have any questions, please call Laurie at the High School State Office or Billie at the Jr. High State Office.


MENTORSHIP PROGRAM:  Some changes were made to the Mentorship Program.  It is on the website under "Forms" and then "Mentorship Program".  It's a chance to get a waiver for your next year's membership.





 We are using "REMIND" to send important updates and information for the Membership.  Please click on the link below to join.  Our class code is @8hd624.










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.





Spring Tobacco Free Rodeos are:



MRCHF Practices:

May 14, 2021 - 406 Arena in Vaughn

July 16, 2021 - Twin Bridges Fairgrounds



March 3-6, 2021:  Intermountain Ice Breaker at the Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden, Utah.  Info at www.intermountainicebreaker.com.


March 20-21, 2021:  Bareback & Saddle Bronc Clinic at the Pendleton Round-Up Pavilion.  See information and registration form up under "Forms" and then "Rodeo Schools".


April 10-11, 2021:  Rough Stock and Bull Fighting School at the University of Tennessee. For info call (731) 881-7426 or www.sankeyrodeo.com.



March 26-27, 2021:  JUDGES AND TIMERS CLINIC in Billings.  More info up under "Forms" and then "Clinics".




CLINIC APPROVALS: (Can use $100 Clinic Scholarship for these)

See all the information under "Forms" and then "Clinics" 


March 9-11, 2021:  Lari Dee Guy Breakaway Clinic.  Hanson Arena in Helena.  Call 202-3775 or kellyhranch@gmail.com


March 12-14, 2021:  J bar J and MCC Pioneer Rodeo World Class Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding School.  Contact Sparky at 939-3313 or sparky.jbarj@outlook.com


March 22-25, 2021:  Haven Meged & Shelby Boisjoli Tie Down and Breakaway Clinic at the Rockin' B Arena in Stevensville.  More info up under "Forms" and then "Clinics".


April 2-3, 2021:  Tiffany Ogren Breakaway School at the Cottonwood Equestrian in Joliet.  Call (406) 794-2086 or feelinropey@gmail.com


April 3-4, 2021:  Shelley Murphy Barrel Racing Clinic at the R-B Arena in Helena.  Call (406) 439-7808 or twistthreecans@netscape.com.


April 17-18, 2021:  Travis Tryan Team Roping Clinic at Hanson Arena in Helena.  Call (406) 202-3775 or kellyhranch@gmail.com.


June 2-3, 4, 5-6, 2021:  Ken Smith Pole Bending Clinic at the Silver Spur Ranch in Powell, WY.

















Looking for someone

If you are needing a Team Roping or Ribbon Roping Partner, call Laurie at 464-2686, or Billie at 421-5658.  Give us your information (name, number, and whether you head or heel), and we will put you on the website.

High School

Jerron Rau:  Looking for a team roping partner for the east rodeos.  Prefers to head but can rope either end.  Call 489-3015.

Payton Levine:  Looking for a heeler for 2020-2021 season.  Call 799-1451.

McKenzy Averett:  Looking for a header for eastern rodeos.  Call 480-0626.



 Jr. High:

Emily Sonsalla is looking for a Ribbon Roping partner.  Please call (701) 425-6969

Aspen Swenson is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner.  Please call 303-710-9254

Jocie Roen is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner.  Please call (406) 200-1510 

Kenzie Griffin is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner.  She can rope  (406) 698-2827

Odessa Glade is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner.  Please  call 406-951-0695

Tylee Grantham is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner.  Please call 928-231-4565

Ryle Lytle is looking for a team roping partner for 2020-21 season.  Please call 406-270-5540.

Shaylee Berg is looking for a Ribbon Roping partner.  Please call 406-366-6275

Scarlett Garrison is looking for a Ribbon Roping partner.  Please call 406-925-1939

Sally Robb is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner.  Please call 406-580-2119

Reece Connor is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner.  Please call 406-360-5296

Tucker Turbiville is looking for a Header for the Great Falls Rodeos.  Please call 701-440-0207