2017 Rodeo In The Rock

DSRA Rodeo School 2017!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN – SPACES ARE LIMITED!!

Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Arkansas Equestrian Center at the State Fair Rodeo Grounds. Great for the very beginner... and a refresher for those who have done it before.

flyer for 2017 Rodeo SchoolIf you have ever wanted to learn how all those cowboys and cowgirls do those events, come try them out! Our Rodeo School is geared for the very beginner that has never competed before. Come learn all about:

 - Calf Roping on Foot, includes lasso twirling and throwing
 - Steer Decorating
 - Chute Dogging
 - Steer Riding
 - Learn about Ranch Saddle Broncs

This is a great way to learn - it's a stress free environment, you will be instructed by experienced cowboys and cowgirls, and you can practice your event more than once (time permitting). It's also a great refresher for those who have that have entered before to get warmed up, practice with the stock, and maybe learn a new technique or two!

Watch for Rodeo School Enrollment Form at the top of this section, and click it to open a rodeo school application!

The deadline for Rodeo School enrollment April 22, 2017. Space is limited, so enroll early! Late entries received after Saturday April 22, 2017 might be accepted, based on space availability and if approved by the Rodeo School Coordinator. We do sell out, so register now so you aren't disappointed!

Download the 2017 Rodeo School registration form in PDF format

Download the 2017 Rodeo School registration form in MS Excel format

Cost is $10.00 per event you wish to participate in.  SIGN UP TODAY!!

Each event is still only $10.00 per person! The online form uses PayPal and all major credit cards are accepted. It's a great deal – like we have said before, there is expert instruction, it's relaxed and unhurried, and you can try your event as many times as time permits!

Rodeo School Schedule:

Friday, April 28, 2017

Registration and Orientation meeting place: Arkansas Equestrian Center at the Fairgrounds,behind the chutes.

Registration 8:30AM – 9:00AM

ALL STUDENTS must come between 8:30AM and 9:00AM to registration where you will check in. All students must read and sign the "Participation and Waiver of Liability" form.

Orientation 9:00AM – 9:30AM

ALL STUDENTS – Meet at the chutes at 9:00AM SHARP! We will be watching the IGRA Health and Safety video, answering questions and getting you oriented. All participants are required to watch the IGRA Safety Video before participating in the rodeo school. For a preview of the video, you can access it at: www.igra.com/Resources/horsesense/index.htm. We will be showing the safety video in the morning immediately after registration, so previewing the video is not required. Once orientation is complete, you are free to come learn your event at the following times:

Calf Roping on Foot:  9:30AM – 10:30AM

Steer Decorating:  10:30AM – 11:30PM

Chute Dogging:  12:00PM – 1:00PM

Steer Riding:  1:00PM –2:00PM

Meet the Ranch Saddle Broncs

A complimentary light lunch for students will be served around 11:30AM.

With your newly learned rodeo skills, you as a rookie cowboy/cowgirl can still register and enter Diamond State Rodeo Association Rodeo in the Rock 2017! This is your chance - become a real rodeo competitor! (Keep in mind that enrolling in the Rodeo School is separate from registering to compete in the RITR.)

Come on and give Rodeo School a go - the only thing you will regret is if you don't try!

Questions? Contact us as at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Rodeo School Equipment

As a minimum, please bring the following with you to the Rodeo School:

  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Long pants / jeans
  • Gloves (leather gloves are ideal)

That's all you need to get started! DSRA has access to  of ropes, protective vests, helmets (size permitting), and steer rigging for you to use if you so wish - or bring your own!

Optionally, you can bring a long-sleeved shirt (great for the sun and additional protection), mouthpiece (that's personal!) and/or a hockey helmet. These are strongly suggested but not required.

A word on some of our instructors...

We have a number of very experienced cowboys and cowgirls who have won event buckles all over North America instructing our  Rodeo School. Some have even won the IGRA (International Gay Rodeo Association) Finals Buckle in their events!

These people are great resources with a lot of experience!

Rodeo Rules

Instruction will be provided utilizing the 2017 IGRA Rodeo Rules. You can view them at www.igra.com/Resources/RodeoRules/RodeoRules.htm Reading the rules of your event will definitely give you an advantage!

Download the 2017 Rodeo School registration form in PDF format

Download the 2017 Rodeo School registration form in MS Excel format

Cost is $10.00 per event you wish to participate in.  SIGN UP TODAY!!

Class Directors are Janie Van Saten and Rob Somers.  Instructors to include Charlie Colella!

WELCOME TO "RODEO IN THE ROCK"

CONTESTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

All 2017 IGRA Rodeo Rules apply - www.IGRA.com

Preregistration:

DEADLINES- Event Entries will open thirty five (35) days (March 24, 2017) prior to the rodeo's first performance.  Your check or money order along with your entry form must be post marked by April 6, 2017.  Your on-line registration must be sent by April 13, 2017.

Mail your entry form to:  DSRA, PO Box 190441, Little Rock, AR 72209.  For on-line, use the IGRA web site.

Late registration ($50.00) or late additional event ($10.00) fees apply only to contestants who have been assigned a four (4) digit IGRA contestant number greater than 30 days from registration date and who are entering or adding rough stock or roping event(s). 

Registration/Check in:    AT THE ARKANSAS BUILDING:  6-9 PM FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2017

"Rodeo in the Rock" registration date is April 28, 2017 from 6-9 pm.  Registration will be held in the Arkansas Building at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds.  Enter the grounds by using Gate 11 on Schiller street (off of Roosevelt Rd.).

Contestants, Officials, Royalty, staff, buddy pass holders, media and all other Volunteers need to sign the  IGRA Liability Form and receive info on obtaining your appropriate pass. 

Contestants must notify the Rodeo Secretary (602-510-9671) of arrival beyond the close of registration (9pm).

Snacks will be provided and the bar will be open.   "A Moonshine Toast - Welcome!" will be at 9pm.

Any questions concerning registration, you may contact Lisa Smith at 501.231.8379 or  Sandy Bidwell, Rodeo Director at 501- 413-2008

                   

 

Diamond State Rodeo Association needs sponsors for the 2017 Rodeo In The Rock!  

Please consider supporting the Rodeo by placing an ad in our 2017 Rodeo In The Rock Programme
at one of the levels described in the image below.  Or you may sponsor a Buckle or Ribbon for your favorite event,
or hanging a banner or a poster!

Contact Sandy Bidwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Sandy at (501) 413-2008.

image detail of 2017 Rodeo In The Rock sponsorship opportunities

We welcome all future sponsors interested in helping DSRA in their charitable endeavors!  

Contact Sandy Bidwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Sandy at (501) 413-2008.

 

PAST Sponsors below:   

Tiger Team Solutions
http://www.tigerteamsolutions.com/
Website development

Our Gang 

Bears Welcome!  
"Thank you for being a Friend!"
 

Golden Eagle Distributing 
Budweiser products

Glazers Distributing
Miller Products

UV Vodka
http://www.phillipsdistilling.com/

Brought to you by Phillips Distilling, the company that invented flavored vodkas!

UV Vodka has no additives, no sugar, and no artificial ingredients!  UV Vodka has ZERO carbs and only 65 calories per one-ounce serving.

ID Lubricants

 http://idlube.com 

 

 image of ID Lubricants logo

"Undeniably the finest 
Sensual Products"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon's Rock Town Distillery
http://drinkbrandons.com/ 

Brandon's Rock Town Distillery LogoBrandon’s Rock Town Distillery was founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2010 with one mission:  To make sure every possible element used to make Brandon’s spirits comes from Arkansas. 

Visit our website for more information, or call us at (501) 907-5244 to schedule a tour of our facilities while you're in town for the Rodeo In The Rock!

The owners and staff Brandon's Rock Town Distillery encourage all our Rodeo friends to drink responsibly.


Rodeo Angels Readily Available (Ra Ra's)  
A wonderful group of folks that only ask "What can we do for you!"

The RA RA's are a group of past Texas Gay Rodeo Association (TGRA) Royalty that travel to IGRA sanctioned Rodeos to help raise money for the Rodeo Charities. 


 


WELCOME TO "RODEO IN THE ROCK 2017"

CONTESTANT REGISTRATION

"Rodeo in the Rock 2017" (RITR) is  sanctioned by the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA).  

All rules and regulations will apply - http://www.igra.com/resources/index.htm 

Contestants may register On-line with IGRA or send their application and check/or money order to:

  Diamond State Rodeo Association (DSRA), P.O.Box 190441, Little Rock, Ar 72209

    On-line Registration Begins March 24, 2017 35 days prior to Rodeo

Pre-Registration Deadlines:

Post marked by April 6, 2017  /  On-line by April 13, 2017

 Start time for the First Performance is 10:00 am Saturday, April 29, 2017.

 Additional Prize Money will be available 

Variance

Arena size is 100' X 175'

 

"IGRA Contestant Late Registration Policy

RITR will charge a $50 late registration fee and late additional event fee of $10.00, only to contestants who have been assigned a four (4) digit IGRA contestant number greater than 30 days from the registration date.  This applies to all events offered at the rodeo..

Pre-registered Contestants Adding Events

RITR will charge $10 per late entry or per additional event per above.

Late charges apply only to contestants who have been assigned a four(4) digit

IGRA contestant number greater than 30 days from registration date.

You must notify the Rodeo Secretary (602-510-9671) of arrival beyond the close of registration.

(Registration is from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.)  

 

 

WELCOME TO "RODEO IN THE ROCK 2017"

BUCKLE & RIBBON SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Our Buckle & Ribbon Sponsorship Coordinator is Julie Brown  at (501) 517-3306 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can sponsor a buckle or set of ribbons on line with PayPal or call Sandy at (501) 413-2008 or Julie above for mail arrangements.

Download the 2017 Buckle and Ribbon Sponsorship application in PDF format

 

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PROGRAM ADS

Our Program Ad Coordinators are Sandy Bidwell and Thomas Shlueter-White.  You may reach Sandy Bidwell at (501) 413-2008This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Thomas Shlueter-White at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for submission of RITR ads is Friday April 7, 2017. 

You must send your advertisement form and Art Work Ad in PDF or JPG format.  The program size will be 8.5 x 5.5.

You may use PayPal for payment of your ad, or mail a check / money order to DSRA (download the 2017 Advertising Application for complete information).

Download the 2017 Advertising Application form in MS Word format (.docx)

Download the 2017 Advertising Application form in PDF format (.pdf)

image listing the 2017 RITR Programme ad packages and costs

You may use PayPal for payment of your ad, or mail a check / money order to DSRA (download the 2017 Advertising Application for complete information).

Download the 2017 Advertising Application form in MS Word format (.docx)

Download the 2017 Advertising Application form in PDF format (.pdf)

WELCOME TO "RODEO IN THE ROCK 2017"

NEW CONTESTANT INFORMATION 

 

See IGRA 2017 Rodeo Rules (http://www.igra.com/resources/index.htm) for the specific guidelines for each rule. 

There will be a Mandatory New Contestant Meeting and it will be announced and posted at Registration.  The Arena Director will hold this meeting and conduct a roll call of all new contestants.

New contestants need to be aware of dress code, alcohol and drug influences, rough stock riding procedures, shared riggings, animal safety and welfare and general information. I,  as the Rodeo Director,  urge each new contestant to take the time to read up on the rules of IGRA Rodeo.

New contestants wishing to compete in any IGRA-sanctioned rodeo are encouraged to pre-register with the IGRA office a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the first rodeo they wish to compete in.  The office contact information will be listed on the IGRA Web site.

Take a look at other parts of our and the IGRA website to get our rodeo information.

If you do not belong to an Association, an application to join the Diamond State Rodeo Association is available online (www.dsra.org) or you may join DSRA during the registration event for the 2017 Rodeo In The Rock. 

If you have any questions in getting started with registration or the rodeo rules, please contact the Rodeo Director at (501) 413-2008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcome to DSRA and IGRA.

WELCOME TO "RODEO IN THE ROCK 2017"

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

 

Volunteer Coordinator is  Linda Phillips.  You may email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All Volunteers need to sign-in during Registration Friday Night, April 28, 6-9pm,  in the Arkansas Building at the Ark State Fairgrounds.  If you are unable to be there, contact Linda at 501-231-2713.  

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Subcategories

  • Diamond State Rodeo will be charging a $50.00 LATE  registration fee subject to the ordering of enough stock.  By registering early we will not cause you or the stock any undue overuse or stress.  

 

Welcome to "RODEO IN THE ROCK 2017"

 

CONTESTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

All 2017 IGRA Rodeo Rules Apply - www.IGRA.org

  • Pre-registration
    • Deadlines:  Event Entries will open thirty-five (35) days prior to the rodeo's first performance. Your payment and entry form must be post marked by April 6, 2017.  Your ON-LINE 
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Upcoming DSRA Events

Fri Apr 28 @ 8:00AM - 12:00AM
Rodeo in the Rock 2017
Fri Apr 28 @ 8:30AM - 03:00PM
RITR Rodeo School
Fri Apr 28 @ 6:00PM -
2nd Annual Gary Williams Barrel Race
Sat Apr 29 @ 8:00AM - 12:00AM
Rodeo in the Rock 2017
Sun Apr 30 @ 8:00AM - 12:00AM
Rodeo in the Rock 2017