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Youth Rodeo Association

The Youth Rodeo Association (YRA) was organized to promote the sport of rodeo among young Americans and to improve the image of rodeo through improved cooperation of youth rodeo contestants, parents, and adults interested in the youth rodeo movement. The YRA is a nonprofit organization managed by a Board of Directors who is elected by the General Membership. 

 

2021-2022

It's not too late to join the 2021-2022 YRA Rodeo season. The Board of Directors are excited about celebrating the 50th year of YRA.  The rodeo year begins in August and finishes in June with the Finals.  Mark your calendars and COME RODEO WITH THE YRA!!!

2021-2022

Rodeo Schedule

Results are updated immediately after rodeo.

Membership Application, Entry Forms, Scholarship and Sponsorship Forms.

2021-2022

Finals Information

*Will be updated March 1, 2022

Vegas Tuffest Qualifier

Hooey Junior Patriot Qualifier

WCRA Qualifier

YRA Rule Book and Ground Rules Addendum

A contestant’s age is determined as of September 1.   If an event is not offered in a contestant’s age group, they may compete in the event in the next age group and any points won will be awarded towards the All-Around in the contestant’s original age group. To receive the year-end awards, contestants must enter and compete at the YRA Finals. To qualify for the YRA Finals, each contestant must:

  1. Be a member in good standing; 

  2. Have entered and paid their fees in the event in six (6) rodeos they intend to enter.

Membership to the YRA consists of:

a.     Peewee Contestant Members:  Boys or girls who are 8 years of age or under as of September 1 of each year.

b.     Sub-junior Contestant Members: Boys or girls who are 9-12 years of age or under as of September 1 of each year.

c.     Junior Contestant Members:  Boys or girls who are 13-15 years of age as of September 1 of each year.

d.     Senior Contestant Members:  Boys or girls 16-19 years of age as of September 1 of each year who are not married (this               refers to and includes both actuarial marriage and common-law or declared marriage, or previously married, having                     obtained annulment or a divorce).
e.     Associate/Parent Members:  Comprised of anyone who is interested in the promotion of the youth rodeo movement by their           support spiritually, physically, and financially of the YRA.

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The YRA places 65% of the entry fees in the jackpot for the payoff.

The jackpot for an event is paid in the following manner:

# of Contestants                             Places                                % Payoff

1 - 6                                                     1                                                 100

7 – 12                                                  2                                           60 - 40

13 – 18                                                3                                   50 - 30 - 20

19 – 24                                                4                           40 - 30 - 20 - 10

25 – 30                                                5                     32 - 26 - 20 - 14 - 8

31 & Over                                            6               29 - 24 - 20 - 14 - 9 - 5

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Bareback Boys (15 - 19)

Calf Riding (9 & under)

Steer Riding Boys (10 - 14)

Bull Riding Boys (15 - 19)

PeeWee Poles (Boys & Girls, 8 & under)

Sub Jr. Poles (Boys & Girls, 9 - 12)

Jr. Poles Girls (13 - 15) 

Sr. Poles Girls (16 - 19)

Sub Jr. Tiedown (Boys, 12 & under) 

Jr. Tiedown Boys (15 & under)

Sr. Tiedown Boys (16 - 19)

PeeWee Barrels (Boys & Girls, 8 & under)

Sub Jr. Barrels (Boys & Girls, 9 - 12)

Jr. Barrels Girls (13 - 15) 

Sr. Barrels Girls (16 - 19) 

Sub. Jr. Ribbons (Boys & Girls, 12 & under)

Jr. Ribbons  (Boys, 13 - 15)
Jr/Sr Girls Ribbons (13-19)
Sr. Ribbons  (Boys, 16 - 19)

PeeWee Figure 8s (Boys & Girls, 8 & under)

Sub Jr. Figure 8s (Boys & Girls, 9 - 12)

Sub Jr. Girls Breakaway (Girls, 12 & under)

Sub Jr. Boys Breakaway (Boys, 12 & under)

Jr. Boys Breakaway (Boys, 13 - 15)

Jr. Girls Breakaway (Girls, 13 - 15) 

Sr. Girls Breakaway (Girls, 16 - 19)

Chute Dogging (Boys, 10 - 15) 

Steer Wrestling (Boys, 15 - 19)

PeeWee Goat Tying (Boys & Girls 8 & under)

Sub Jr. Goat Tying (Boys & Girls, 12 & under)

Jr. Goat Tying (Girls, 13 - 15) 

Sr. Goat Tying (Girls, 16 - 19) 

Team Roping Open (enter twice, once as header and once as heeler or 2 times heading or 2 times heeling)

Rodeo Events

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IMPORTANT

To receive year-end , all-around awards finals awards and scholarships, contestants must enter and compete at the YRA Finals.  Contestants must also be present to accept finals, year-end, all-around awards and scholarships at the Awards Banquet.  To receive year-end awards for an event, contestants must enter and compete at the YRA Finals in that event.  To qualify for the YRA Finals a contestant must:

1.  Be a member in good standing;

2.  Enter and pay their fees in the event in 6 or more of the scheduled rodeos.

The Board of Directors reserve the right to change or discontinue events during the year or make other changes that will enhance the YRA.  We also may change awards for all events that do not have six (6) contestants qualifying for the finals.  A contestant's age will be determined as of September 1, 2021.  If an event is not offered in a contestant's age group, the contestant may compete in the event in the next age group and any points won will be awarded towards the All-Around in the contestant's original age group.

CALL-IN PROCEDURES:  CALL-IN is 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on TUESDAY, the week of the rodeo @ 713-501-8843 with a $10.00 late fee per contestant.  If you miss the TUESDAY Call-In, a LATE CALL-IN is available on WEDNESDAY 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM with a $50.00 late fee per contestant.

NO ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN AFTER 7 PM ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Official YRA Photographer

Mac Bradford: 979-778-7853