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How To Get A Start In Rodeo

So you want to be a rodeo cowboy...

There are many different associations, schools and rodeos to attend throughout North America every year, however it can be frustrating trying to find out where to start. One of the first things that you should investigate, if your intent is to get involved with rodeo, is the availability of a quality rodeo school. These schools are taught by highly decorated rodeo cowboys who have enjoyed various levels of success in the sport already. These schools can help give you the advantage you need to become competitive in rodeo.

It will then become important to research various associations and rodeos in your area where you may be able to participate. There is a complete list of Rawhide Rodeos on our tour schedule pages, and more can be accessed by following the association links located in our Contestant section. These links will inform you on how to become a member of a recognized rodeo association along with some general information about the sport.

If you are still a high school student, one of the best ways to get involved in rodeo (and to make great friends!), is to join a high school rodeo association. The National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) is made up of individual state and province high school rodeo associations. The NHSRA also has a Wrangler Junior Division for students in grades 6, 7 & 8. There is also a Little Britches Rodeo Association for youths aged 5 to 18. These associations allow you to compete for points and scholarship money and are a great way to gain experience before joining a professional association.

Good luck and we hope to see you down the rodeo trail!

 

 

2014 School Listings

If you have a school or clinic that you would like to list, please send an email to us with your complete event information.

 

Ross Coleman Bull Riding School plus Rob Smets and Miles Hare Bullfighting School

Featured Events: Bull Riding & Bullfighting
Dates: April 11-12-13, 2014
Location: Shale Knoll Arena, Grantville, PA USA
Tuition: $500 Bull Riding
For more information: Greg Simas at (570) 204-5563
Entry Form: View clinic advertisment here.

 

14th Annual St-Tite Rough Stock Rodeo School - Bull Riding / Steer Riding / Bullfighting Clinic

Featured Events: Bull Riding, Steer Riding & Bullfighting
Dates: May 2-3-4, 2014
Location: St-Tite Stadium, St-Tite, Quebec Canada
Tuition: $350 Bull Riding / $150 Junior Bull Riding (15 years old and under)
Bull Riding Instructor: Sylvain Champagne
Junior Bull Riding Instructor: TBD
Bullfighter Instructors: Dominic Roy and Claude Binette
For more information: Sylvain Bourgeois at (418) 365-2007 / (514) 865-2493 or BJ Prince (705) 641-8617
Entry Form: Click here to download the inscription form

 

Bulls 'n Barrels Clinic

Featured Events: Bull Riding / Steer Riding / Barrel Racing / Jr. Barrel Racing
Dates: May 3-4, 2014
Location: Starview Stables, Kapuskasing, Ontario Canada
Tuition: $300 for both clinics or $200 per clinic; Youth 12 and under, $250 for both clinics or $150 per clinic; Family discounts available
Bull Riding Instructor: Brandon Moore
Bull Riding Instructor: Luke McCoag
Barrel Racing Instructor: Estelle Bérubé
For more information: Estelle at (705) 332-1172 or email to starview@ntl.sympatico.ca
Poster: Click here to view poster.

 

14th Annual St-Tite Rough Stock Rodeo School - Bareback Bronc Riding / Saddle Bronc Riding Clinic

Featured Events: Bareback Bronc Riding & Saddle Bronc Riding
Dates: May 9-10-11, 2014
Location: St-Tite Stadium, St-Tite, Quebec Canada
Tuition: $350
Bareback Bronc Riding Instructor: Roger Lacasse, 2009 and 2008 St-Tite Champion; 2007 IPRA Champion; 1998 Calgary Stampede Champion
Saddle Bronc Riding Instructor: Dan Mortensen, 7 times PRCA World Champion
For more information: Sylvain Bourgeois at (418) 365-2007 / (514) 865-2493 or BJ Prince (705) 641-8617
Entry Form: Click here to download the inscription form

 

Blair Burk Tie-down and Breakaway Roping Clinic

Featured Events: Tie-down Roping / Breakaway Roping
Date: May 10-11, 2014
Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Grass Lake Arena, Grass Lake, MI USA
Tuition: $400 for Tie-down Roping; $350 for Breakaway Roping
Instructor: Blair Burk - 14 Time NFR Qualifier with over $2.5 million in earnings
Notes: 2 days of hands-on horsemanship and ground work; stalls available; hotels near location.
For more information: Please contact Steve Roehm at (734) 320-2099 or Jason Young at (734) 216-4343
Poster: Click here to view poster.

 

Charmayne James Barrel Racing Clinic

Featured Events: Barrel Racing
Date: August 14-15-16-17, 2014
Times: Thursday from 1:00am - 5:00pm; Friday & Saturday from 8:00am - 5:30pm; Sunday from 8:00am - 11:00am; Jackpot at 2:00pm on Sunday
Location: The Huron REACH Centre, Clinton, Ontario Canada
Tuition: $$950 plus GST = $997.50 per horse - 32 spots available; $450 deposit required with remaining due 90 days prior
Notes: Tickets for spectating Friday - Sunday are $100. Presented by Canadian Barrel Racing.
Registration Form: Please visit www.scottphayes.ca.

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