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:  Due to flooding, the Conrad Rodeo has been moved to the Choteau Rodeo Grounds.


RAFFLE TICKETS: Nancy Everson will be in Helena, Butte and Three Forks.  She will be in the Rodeo Office in Helena.  Find her in Butte and Three Forks if you want to turn in 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.


QUEEN CONTEST: If anyone is interested in the Queen Contest at State Finals, please contact Bernette Wagner at 498-2053 for more information.


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.




APRIL 21st - The Conrad Rodeo will be held in Choteau due to flooding.

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 for spring will be Kalispell, Vaughn, Three Forks, Jordan and Forsyth. 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.


The Copper King Inn & Convention Center will have rodeo rates for anyone needing rooms for the Butte HS/JH Rodeo on April 21-22nd.  Mention the Butte Vigilante Saddle Club to get the rate.  Call 565-5001.



District 1 - In Jordan, May 5th, after Rodeo #1.

District 5 - In Deer Lodge, May 12th, after Rodeo #1.

District 2 - In Forsyth, May 19th, after Rodeo #1



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

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

June 2 - 3, 2018 - Bolich/Currey Breakaway Clinic

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









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

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

Cheyanne Carl - Looking for a heeler for spring rodeos; mainly in the east.  Call (701) 770-7402

Riley Buffington - Looking for a heeler for Jordan, Cohagen, and Forsyth.  Call (406) 951-0304.

Danica Hoppman - Looking for a header for spring rodeos.  Call (406) 690-3852.

Rilyn Pino - Looking for a Team Roping partner for spring.  Call (406) 220-2322.

Jackson Stephens - Looking for a Team Roping partner for Choteau.  Call (406) 369-1321.

Cole Trexler - Looking for a Team Roping partner for both Ennis Rodeos.  Call (406) 546-8446.




 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.

Sam Petersen - Looking for a Header. Call 437-8224.

Briley Anderson - Looking for a Ribbon Roping partner for rodeos in the west.  Call 580-8926.

Gunner Plenty - Looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner for Forsyth, Jordan and Cohagen.  Please call 406-665-7142.

Chalee Harms - Looking for a team roping partner for Cohagen.  Call 406-223-5473.

Jerron Rau - Looking for a heeler for Jordan, Cohagen and Forsyth.  Call (701) 744-5860.