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

NILE High School Rodeo Showcase:  October 17th, 2019 at the Billings Metra Park Arena.  The top 2 High School contestants in points in bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, tie down, team roping and barrels as of October 5th will compete at the completion of each of the respective PRCA events.  High marked ride or fast time will each be given a $50.00 Western Ranch Certificate.  Points from Havre and Silesia WILL NOT count towards this.

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".


Student Mentorship Program:  Check out the Mentorship Program under "Forms" and then "Mentorship Program".  It is a chance for a Mentor and Mentoree to get their membership dues refunded.  A copy of this will be mailed out in membership packets.  For more questions, contact the State Offices.


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.





Fall Tobacco Free Rodeos are:  Glendive, Broadus, Havre, Bozeman, and Hamilton.



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

October 11-13th:  Badlands NHSRA Challenge in Bowman, North Dakota.  HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.

November 8-10th:  Fall Bash at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK.  Entries close Oct. 25th. 

November 8-10th:  Southeastern Showdown Challenge in Perry, Georgia. 

March 6-8, 2020:  Ice Breaker Challenge in Ogden, Utah.



November 23-24th:  Judges Clinic at the Butte Saddle Club in Butte.  Call Travis Sigman at 925-0832 for questions or to register. No Charge to attend.  Host Hotel is Red Lion Inn at Rocker. Call 782-5678 for a room.


February 21-23:  CSI Champions Rodeo School for Bareback, Saddle Bronc, and Bull Riding in Twin Falls, Idaho.  More info up under "Forms" and then "Rodeo Schools".




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


November 16-17, 2019:  Ken Smith Pole Bending Clinic at the VL Arena in Belgrade.  


















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 Fall and Spring rodeos.  Please call 406-230-6818

Mary Gibson:  Looking for a header for the Birch Creek and Glasgow Rodeos and Spring rodeos in the west.  Call 945-1328.

Colton Turbiville:  Looking for a header for both the Silesia Rodeos.  Call (701) 440-0207.

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

Gracie Orem:  Looking for a header for Hamilton.  Call 214-5047.

Georgia Orahood:  Looking for a header for Hamilton.  Call 390-0813.


 Jr. High:

 Carter Howell:  Looking for a heeler for fall rodeos.  Call 690-5380.

 Sally Robb is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner, please call 580-2119.

Drew Ellingson is looking for a heeler for East rodeos, please call 489-3463

Cassie Gibson is looking for Ribbon Roping Partner, please call 945-1328

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

Sally Robb is looking for a Heeler.  Please call 580-2119

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

Garrett Larson is looking for Team Roping Partner for Havre. Can rope either end, but prefers to heel.  Please call 406-480-5139

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

Sally Robb is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner and a Heeler for the Silesia Rodeo (being held at the Horse Palace in Laurel).  Please call 580-2119