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

State Finals Contestants: After phone entries for State Finals, the season points (best 7 rodeos) are moved into the State Finals Rodeo. We have to change the rodeo count to 8 to include the State Finals, so the points under the regular "Standings" will change.  To find the Season Points (best 7 rodeos), click on the "Finals" button (located by the "online signup" button", then click on the "Event Leaders" button.  For Jr. High members, slide the button from "Senior" to "Jr. High".

High School State finals contestants: You must bring your 2nd semester grades or 3rd quarter or 4th quarter mid term grades if semester grades are not out yet.  with you to hand in during check in. No expections. No grades no rodeo. please do not fax, or email your grades in. If you are home schooled please print off the Letter Nick Knerr sends to you stating you are eligible.


Attention Members: If your name is not showing on the elibible list this means you either did not turn in raffle tickets on time or not at all. If you entered rodeos the next two weekends your entry is still good. your name will show on the day sheets once they are posted on the forms page. If you turned in tickets on time and your name is not showing you have a turn out fine due or a medical release is needed. All releases and fines have to be taken care of before you can enter the state finals rodeo. Any questions please call the state office.


Attention Seniors: Dont forget to send in your scholarship application. All applications have to be postmarked by May 22th, 2017. Don't miss out. Any questions please call the state office. 925-2252


8th Graders qualifying for the National Jr. High Finals:  The Cinch Scholarship Form and information about the Form, are up under "Forms", and then "Scholarship".  They are a fillable form, and have to be computer generated, and then printed off, or they will not be accepted.


High School Seniors: Dead line for your MHSRA, Hall and Wall Scholarship application is May 22nd, 2017. Applications must be mailed to the MHSRA office and or post marked by May 22nd to be accepted. No late applications will be taken. All applications can be found on the forms page under scholarships.

Pre Registration is now open for the High school state finals Rodeo in Baker MT. Everyone is required to pre-register even if you are not camping or stalling horses there. Website to sign up on is mtrodeofinals.com

If anyone is interested in sponsoring the Jr. High State Finals Rodeo, in Townsend, please contact the Jr. High State Office at 464-2686, or mtjhra@midrivers.com.

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.

Call in and call back entry phone high school: 406-276-3782 Jr High 406-464-2686.



The Official Spring Rodeo Schedule, with the dates/times/entry info/stalls info, is up under "FORMS" and then "RODEO", for the rodeos that have sent in their contracts.


Lynn Smith Goat Tying Clinic:


Breakaway Clinic: June 3rd-4th Bolich Arena, Belgrade MT


Clinic information can be found on the forms page.

District 3 meeting:  Shelby, May 14th at 9:30 am at the rodeo grounds.

District 2 meeting:  Forsyth, May 20th, 1/2 hour after the rodeo.


Jr. High State Finals will be in Townsend, Sunday/Monday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-29, 2017.  In 2018, it will move back to the weekend after Memorial Day.

High School State finals: Dates are June 6th through June 10th. online entries will close May 29th, 2017 information can be found on the forms page under the Rodeo catagory.



Looking for someone

If you are needing a Team Roping or Ribbon Roping Partner, call Lisa at 925-2252, or Laurie at 464-2686.  Give us your information (name, number, and whether you head or heel), and we will put you on the website.

High School

Manchi Nace: looking for a header for Forsyth rodeo.

Maci Myers: looking for a Heeler for Spring rodeos.

Micah Frasier: looking for a header for spring rodeos. 406-740-1594

Kobe Whitford: looking for a header for Choteau and Shelby rodeos. 450-3629

Blayne Hubing:  looking for a heeler for State Finals.  974-2464


JR. High:

Kenzie Hereim: Looking for a ribbon roping partner for the spring Rodeos.  Call 580-7315.