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


The Great Falls Rodeos/Cutting/Cow Horse and Baker Cutting/Cow Horse scheduled for this weekend, April 4-5th, have been cancelled. 

Great Falls is trying to reschedule their rodeos for May.

Glendive Rodeos scheduled for April 10-11th have been postponed.

Laurel Cuttings scheduled for April 16th have been postponed.

Helena Rodeos scheduled for April 18-19th have been canceled.  

Conrad Rodeos scheduled for April 18th have been postponed.  Will be rescheduled.

Heart Butte Rodeos scheduled for April 19th have been cancelled.  

Three Forks Rodeos scheduled for April 25-26th have been canceled.  

Butte Rodeos scheduled for May 2-3rd have been cancelled.  

Billings Rodeos have been rescheduled for Thursday/Friday, May 14-15th, before Forsyth.  High School will run first on Friday so Cutting/Cow Horse contestants can make the Forsyth Cutting/Cow Horse.

If a rodeo is rescheduled, entries will be reopened.  Contestants WILL NOT be rolled over from the original rodeo.  

Rodeos will be on a week to week basis until things settle down.  The Board and Committees will be talking every Monday to see which rodeo will be able to go.  The website and emails from the State Offices will be the OFFICIAL word only.  Entries will continue as usual.  

PLEASE BE PATIENT and follow the health ordinates!


Registration for High School State Finals has been postponed until May 1st.



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.


There will be a Craft Show at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds during the Hamilton High School/Jr. High Rodeos on May 16 -17th. 10 - 3 on Saturday and 9 - 12:00 on Sunday.


FOR SALE:  Link Weaver Bucking Machine for $8,000.  Call 366-5212.


Cow Horse Contestants:  There are 3 reining patterns in the NHSRA Rule Book, but they have added 2 more.  You can find pattern 4 and 5 under "Forms" and then "Cow Horse".


MEMBERSHIPS FOR 2019-2020 ARE NOW OPEN THROUGH THE NHSRA MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: The tutorial on how to do this is on the website under "Forms" and then "Membership".  You still will need all the notarized signatures on the forms.  NO MAILING MEMBERSHIPS, BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND GRADES.  They need to be uploaded through the MMS.  Membership payments still have to be a cashier's -check or money order and mailed to the State Offices.  You can call the High School State Office to put your membership on the credit card, but it will cost an extra $6 for a HIgh School membership and $5 for a Jr. High. Call the State Offices if you have any questions.


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:  Glendive, Forsyth, Choteau, Helena, and Deer Lodge.



District 1:  Saturday in Jordan, May 2nd, after the performance

District 3:  Sunday in Shelby, May 10th, 10:00 am before the rodeo

District 2:  Saturday in Forsyth, May 16th, after the performance


SPRING FEVER SERIES:  The 3 weekends of rodeos in Great Falls are a series and they will award buckles and prizes after the final performance for the contestants that have been to all three rodeos.  They will also have 2 Qualifying Cuttings/Cow Horses  after the Rodeos.  These last 2 Cuttings/Cow Horses will also be a series.


WESTERN LEGACY SERIES: All NHSRA Contestants can compete.  More information, and entry forms on nhsra.com, click on "Programs", and then "Western Legacy Series".




April 11 - 12:  Sanky Rough stock and bull fighting school at the University of Tennessee in Martin.  For more info and to register, go to www.sankeyrodeo.com.



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

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


May 21 - 23:  Big Sky Steer Wrestling School put on by Ty Erickson, Bridger Chambers and Timmy Sparing at Hoovestal Arena in Helena.  

















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

Blayne Hubbing:  Looking for a heeler for this season for eastern rodeos.  Call 974-2464. 

Jack Cornwell:  Looking for a Heeler for Spring rodeos.  Please call 406-230-6818

Mary Gibson:  Looking for a header for Spring rodeos in the west.  Call 945-1328.

Ghunner Arneson:  Looking for a heeler.  Call 581-3104. 

Sterling Herzog:  Looking for a heeler for Spring Rodeos.  Call 781-6099.

McKenzy Averett:  Looking for a team roping partner for Spring.  Can rope either end.  Call 480-0626.




 Jr. High:

Kamryn Jones is looking for Ribbon Roping Partner, please call 241-1401

Sally Robb is looking for Ribbon Roping partner for Spring Rodeos.  Please call 580-2119

Hailey Wold is looking for a heeler for rodeos in the East.  Please call 579-9423

Cassie Gibson is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner and and a Header for Spring rodeos, please call 406-945-1328

Kate Wiening is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner for Great Falls Rodeo.  Please call (406) 600-2018.

Jerrron Rau is looking for a Heeler for Friday at Glendive.  Please call or text 406-489-2234