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


World Standings after Short Go:

Bull Riding: 3rd Caden Fitzpatrick, Polson, MT 212 pts on 3

Boys Breakaway: 5th Andrew Witter, Helena, MT 10.21 on 3

Team Roping: 12th Jayson Carl, Ballantine, MT & Gunner Plenty, Garryowen, MT 17.91 on 2

Girls Goat Tying: 12th Carter Howell, Huntley, MT 27.28 on 3

Bareback Steer Riding:  17th Cord Hahnkamp, Melrose, MT 146 points on 3


All Around Rookie Cowgirl: 9th Carter Howell, Huntley, MT 240 points


Our Montana Jr. High Team took 19th place at Nationals!!  Congrats everyone!  You should all be very proud of how well you all did!  Montana has some pretty awesome kids!





Jr. High State Finals bids are open for 2019, 2020 and optional 2021.  Please e-mail bids to the Jr. High State office at mtjhra@mhsra.com by August 1st.  Presentations will be given at the State Board meeting in Lewistown on August 18, 2018.  If you have questions you may call the Jr. High State office at (406) 464-2002.  Thank you!


NEW STARTING THIS FALL:  All Jackpot is Mandatory and will be paid

per rodeo, not on the Average.  High School contestants will pay $10

per event, per rodeo, and Jr. High contestants will pay $5 per event,

per rodeo.  Jr. High State Jackpot is now Mandatory, not optional.


2018-2019 MEMBERSHIPS!!  You will be able to find applications under Forms.  Please note that there are 3 papers to print off for Jr. High and High School each.  Those forms are:  Information on Membership Application, Membership Application, and Minor Release.  Packets will be mailed out as soon as possible once we receive your membership and all requirements are met.  There may be a small delay on packets as we are waiting for Rule Books and Membership cards.  Thank you for your patience!




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.  


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.




Saturday, August 11, 2018 - Free PRCA Roughstock Camp in Cascade, MT.  Ages 8+ and all abilities welcome.  For more information, go to "Forms", and then "Notices to the Membership".


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

June - August:  M-F except 4th of July weekend - Hunter Herrin 2018 Rope to Win Clinic

July 30 - August 1, 2018 - Daniel Green Team Roping/Breakaway/Goat Tying/Tie Down Clinic

August 6 - 7, 2018 - Grimsmon & Sperry Team Roping School, Beach, ND









Looking for someone

If you are needing a Team Roping or Ribbon Roping Partner, call Laurie at 464-2686, or Ragan at 464-2002.  Give us your information (name, number, and whether you head or heel), and we will put you on the website.

High School

Harley Meged - Looking for a heeler for 2018-2019 rodeos in the east.  Call 421-5377.

Dawson Klobucar - Looking for a header for 2018 - 2019 season.  Call Dawson at 498-1117 or Henry at 490-6138.





 JR. High:

Carter Howell looking for a Heeler for the 2018-2019 season. Please call Robert Howell at 406-690-5380.