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.

Montana Musings

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:  Jordan, Jordan Cutting/Cow Horse, Forsyth, Forsyth Cutting/Cow Horse, 3rd Great Falls, Three Forks, Hamilton, Hamilton Cutting/Cow Horse.



MRCHF Practices:

May 14, 2021 - 406 Arena in Vaughn

July 16, 2021 - Twin Bridges Fairgrounds




June 15 - 18th:  2nd Annual Kickin' Corona Rodeo!  Entries are now open.  Visit the website at www.kickincoronarodeo.com.



District 2:  April 24th in Roundup, after the Rodeo

District 4:  May 8th in Butte, 1 hour after the Rodeo

District 1:  May 8th in Jordan, after the Rodeo

District 3:  May 9th in Choteau, before the Rodeo

District 5:  May 15th in Deer Lodge, after the Rodeo



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

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


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


April 23-25, 2021:  Ken Smith Pole Bending Clinic at R Bar B Arena in Helena.  See flyer under "Forms" and then "Clinics".


April 30-May 2, 2021:  Ken Smith Pole Bending Clinic at R Bar B Arena in Helena.  See flyer under "Forms" and then "Clinics".


May 21-23, 2021:  Joe Beaver - Building Champions One Swing At A Time at the Majestic Valley Arena.  Call Ray of Jimi at (406) 925-1761 or email xcrossbrand@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.

Mary Gibson:  Looking for a header for Conrad rodeos.  Call 344-3857.




 Jr. High:


Dylan Burger is looking for a heeler for Spring Rodeos in the West.  Please call 406-459-3033

Cassie Gibson is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner for Three Forks.  Please call 406-394-2264 or 406-945-1328

Ryle Lytle is looking for a heeler for Three Forks rodeo.  Please call 406-270-5540


Looking for Ribbon Roping Partners:

Emily Sonsalla -  (701) 425-6969

Aspen Swenson  -  (303)-710-9254

Jocie Roen  -  (406) 200-1510 

Kenzie Griffin -   She can rope  (406) 698-2827

Odessa Glade -   406-951-0695

Tylee Grantham -  928-231-4565

Shaylee Berg -  406-366-6275

Scarlett Garrison - 406-925-1939

Sally Robb -  406-580-2119

Reece Connor -  406-360-5296