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

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL AND JR. HIGH MEMBERS:  Everyone who has not turned in Fall Semester's grades, or sent in Med Releases or Turn Outs, will be marked as ineligible on Monday, February 19th.  As soon as I receive grades, Med Releases and Turn Outs, you will be eligible.  Kalispell High School Rodeo, online entries will open on Tuesday, February 20th.  If you have any questions, call me at 464-2686 or email me at mhsra@mhsra.com.


RAFFLE TICKETS:  Please make sure to mail tickets in a manila envelope, enclose the filled out Ticket Count Form, AND make sure there is proper postage on the package. This helps ensure the tickets get to Nancy in a more timely manner, and in better condition. REMEMBER THAT IN ORDER TO ENTER STATE FINALS, YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOLD 30 TICKETS AND HAVE THEM IN (POSTMARKED) BY APRIL 30TH, 2018.


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.


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.




The Spring Rodeo Schedule is up under "Forms" and then "Approved Spring Rodeos" for the rodeos that have turned in their contracts.  


Tobacco Free Rodeos will be Cut Bank, Glasgow, Miles City, Polson, and Boulder. Make sure to sign a pledge!!


The High School State Finals is open for bids for the 2019, 2020, with the option for 2021.  Please submit bids to the High School State Office at mhsra@mhsra.com.  The Board would like anyone interested to present their bid at High School State Finals in Baker, June 6th, 2018.



March 17 - 18th in Laurel at the Locomotive Inn.  Rescheduled from February 17 -18th.

March 24 - 25th in Butte at the La Quinta Inn.  Room rates are $79.

Call Clancy Sivertsen at (406) 738-4444 for more information.


Clinic Approvals - see all the information under "Forms" and then "Clinics"

February 24-25, 2018 - Montana State Rough Stock Clinic

March 3-4, 2018 - Kevin Vesey Horsemanship for Performance Sports Clinic

March 3-4, 2018 - Pole Bending & Goat Tying Clinic

March 9-11, 2018 - Golliher Hollers 2018 Breakaway Roping Clinic

March 16-18, 2018 - Lynn Smith Better Basics Goat Tying Clinic

March 23, 2018 - Lari Dee Guy Advanced Breakaway Clinic

March 24-25, 2018 - Lari Dee Guy Breakaway Clinic

April 14-15, 2018 - Rickey Green Team Roping Clinic

May 31-June 1, 2018 - Judy Myllymaki Barrel Racing Clinic









Looking for someone

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

High School

Wyatt Schearer - Looking for a heeler for spring rodeos.  Call (406) 799-7984

Arena Plenty - Looking for a heeler for spring rodeos.  Call (406) 665-7142



 JR. High:

Shanae Johnson - Looking for a Ribbon Roping partner for spring 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.  Call 360-9304.