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!

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MORE INFORMATION

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!


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