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

 NEEDED: 6 MHSRA members to help with cleaning approximately 25 stalls at the League of Legends Horse Sale in Livingston the evening of September 8th and the morning of the 9th. It's estimated for this to take about an hour to complete. For any of those that will be entered in the Whitehall rodeo that weekend, Jay Wagner is willing to drive them over and back both days. Jay would like to be on - site in Livingston between 5-6 PM on Friday and 6-7 AM on Saturday to be back to Whitehall by 10 AM. The Producer of the sale has graciously agreed to give 50% of the proceed from a selected horse that is being sold in the sale in trade for some help with the sale from MHSRA members. The 1st 6 members to contact Jay Wagner and sign up and volunteer to help both Friday night and Saturday morning will receive a $25.00 gas card for which the board of directors voted on to help with some of the fuel cost involved to help with the sale.  Please contact Jay at 406-490-9104 to sign up. Thank you.





ATTENTION MEMBERSHIP:  At the Lewistown Board meeting on Aug. 20th, the Board of Directors voted that the point system will remain as it has been, with the understanding that a different point system needs to be decided upon for the 2018-2019 season in order to be in compliance with the NHSRA Rule Book.  A committee of 1 State Director from every district, along with Jay Wagner, National Director, has been formed to come up with a proposal. If anyone has any ideas, please submit a written and signed proposal to your State Directors for them to consider.



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.



2017-2018 Memberships: Membership Applications and information for the 2017-2018 season are up under "Forms" and then "Rodeo".


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.

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



The Official Fall 2017 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.







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

Dawson Klobucar: Looking for a header Call 490-6138

McKenzy Hazen: Looking for a TR partner for East side rodeos. Call 480-0626

Gage Murrey: Looking for a Heeler for east side rodeos, and Havre.  Call 852-0196.

Brieze Shepard: looking for a Header call 595-0918.

Garret Yeager: looking for a Header for mostly northern rodeos, Call 466-2931

Jaycie Rau:  looking for a heeler for the Circle Rodeo and other rodeos in the east.  Call (701) 744-5860

Britney Cox: looking for a Heeler for Wibaux, Call 357-8181


 JR. High:

Shanae Johnson - Looking for a Ribbon Roping partner for fall 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.

Taten Erickson - Looking for a header for Dillon #1.  Call 366-3273.

Payton Gaskins - Looking for a Ribbon Roping partner.  Call (605) 210-0582

Carsyn Hibbs - Looking for a Ribbon Roping partner.  Call 672-5213

Jerron Rau - Looking for a Ribbon Roping partner and a heeler for Circle and other rodeos in the east.  Call (701) 744-5860

Grady Larson - Looking for a Ribbon Roping partner for Sidney/Wibaux.  Call 480-5139.

Jayson Carl - Looking for a heeler for Miles City and Broadus.  Call (701) 770-7401.

Birch Obrigewitch - Looking for a header for Sidney/Wibaux and rodeos in the east.  Call (701) 260-2108.