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.

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Choteau is having 2 High School/Jr. High Rodeos on Thursday/Friday, May 21-22nd, starting at 9:00 am both days. If you called for stalls for the 1st rodeo, you will need to call back to reserve for the rescheduled rodeo.  You can set up your own pens.

Big Timber is having 2 High School Rodeos on Sunday/Monday, May 24-25th.  Sunday the rodeo will start at 10:00 am, and 9:00 am on Monday.  

High School State Finals:  Online entries are open until Monday, May 25th at midnight.  Phone entries are Tuesday, May 26th from noon until 2:00 pm.  THERE ARE NO CALL BACKS FOR STATE.

Bring a copy of spring semester's grades to Check In.  If you don't have final grades, you can bring in 4th quarter mid-term grades.

If you HAVE NOT turned in Raffle Tickets, you can do so at Check In.  You have to have sold 30 tickets to rodeo.

High School State Finals Schedule is posted on the website under "Forms" and then "State Finals".

Most of the High School National Final information can be found on the National website, for stalls/camping/etc.  They cut back on the information in the packets this year. 


The website and emails from the State Offices will be the OFFICIAL word only.    






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.



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 3:  Friday morning, May 22nd, at 8:00 am, before the Choteau rodeo.





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.

Chance Fields:  Looking for a team roping partner for Big Timber.  Can rope either end.  Call 366-3750 or 366-6952.

Grady Larson:  Looking for a heeler for Choteau and Big Timber.  Call 480-5139.





 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.

Mollie Ruth is looking for a Team Roping Partner for Great Falls and Choteau Rodeo.  Please call (406) 930-2520 or (406) 930-2258

Brooke Billingsley is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner for Choteau.  Please call 951-2426.