See the STATE FINALS INFO Tab for all State Finals, Scholarship & Other related information.
OLDER INFORMATION BELOW:
5/21/20 Contestant to do list:
~ Have your school transcripts sent ASAP to MHSRA P.O. Box 1763 Lucedale, MS 39452
To be clear for the newbie's and reminder for the old timer's: the transcripts must be mailed directly from the school and must have the 2019-2020 school year final grades in each subject, a school official's signature and the schools seal and/or stamp.
~ Verify that the horses' you will compete on at State Finals will have a valid coggins through June 21st. If not, you need to get with your vet. You will need these at check-in.
5/15/20 Plans for the 2020 MHSRA State Finals are currently underway. The board of directors are working diligently to make the hopes of having a state finals, in this year of
unprecedented events and major uncertainty, a reality for our members.
The finals will not be held in Hattiesburg as originally planned, nor will they be held June 2-7. Until county facilities are allowed to lift restrictions on events and the size of
gatherings that are allowed, we cannot definitively give you the location or date of the finals, as that may change, depending on the recommended guidelines that will be
handed down by state government. What we can tell you is that tentatively we are hoping to hold our finals the third week of June in Purvis. Plans at this time are to hold the finals over a 3-day period, with morning and evening performances for Rounds 1 & 2 and the Short Round performance the following day. Awards presentation will follow the Short Round at a specified time.
We are also working to develop a plan for the Queen's Contest, Cutting and Reined Cow Horse events. At this time, we are not sure if they will be held the third week of June or at another time and location. We will determine that as soon as possible.
Entry information, Senior Scholarship information, and a schedule of events will be made available once host facilities lift restrictions and give final permission to hold our event in full compliance with the recommended guidelines.
Junior High State Finals are not planned to be held in conjunction with our High School State Finals, but the Junior High Board is currently working to plan their state finals, too.
Please check the Junior High Facebook page and website for updates.
At this time we are not certain what the “Spring Fundraiser” requirement for contestants will be, as ads for programs or arena signage might not feasible. Please check FB and the website concerning this matter frequently. If you haven't "Liked" and "Followed our page please do so now.
All entry fees that were paid for any rodeos that were canceled will be refunded at a later time.
SENIORS, please turn in 2 photos to email@example.com as soon as possible in order to be included in the Senior 2020 recognition.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU CHECK THE WEBPAGE AND FACEBOOK PAGE
REGULARLY, SO YOU DON’T MISS TIME-SENSITIVE UPDATES. If you haven't "Liked" and "Followed" our page please do so now. This will automatically alert you to any posts.
We will be working under an abbreviated and fast-approaching deadline to make this finals happen and updates
will be occurring frequently.
The last Poplarville Rodeo is officially CANCELLED.
Refunds will be processed using the PayPal address used for the entry payment.
IMPORTANT** If you DO NOT have a PayPal account (i.e., you paid using the Guest option), please EMAIL me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your refund preference before Monday 5/25. I will begin processing the payments after that date.
Calling all SENIORS... and WOW we have a bunch of Seniors this year! Get those photos and items ready for submission for the senior slide show. Please send a photo or two in via email to email@example.com ASAP!
COVID19 NEWS: Stay tuned here, FaceBook and your email address on file in the National membership database for more information as we have it. Governor Reeves has extended the shelter in place order for MS until 8 am May the 11th.
**** The May 2-3rd cutting show has been cancelled. I will let you know as soon as another date has been set.
*** The Amite Rodeo entry for May 8th & 9th has been officially cancelled.
** The Kiln Rodeo entry (April 24th & 25th) has been officially cancelled.
* The Poplarville Rodeo to be held 3/20-21/2020 had been Cancelled.
RAFFLE TICKETS: Raffle tickets are DUE at the January 3rd, 2020 rodeo. IF YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS HAVE NOT BEEN PAID IN FULL BY 2/2/2020, YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE DRAW OF ALL FUTURE EVENTS... until paid in full. Any NEW members from this date forward will be allowed a MONTH to sell ticket from the time the pick their packet & raffle tickets up at their first Rodeo.
2019-2020 Cinch Team: Congratulations to our MS Cinch Team
GIRLS: Merrit McLemore, Brooke Ladner, Makenzie Moore, Kaitlyn Holland, Rayelle Nations, Lauren Booty, Colby Ellen Curry and Logan Wilson.
BOYS: Colby Moore, Gavin Lee, Ryon Ramsey, Will Smith, Wyatt Baham, Kason Davis, Matt Watt and Tanner Brown.
MHRSA Back Number Jackets: We are no longer taking orders this year. A post will be made here and on FaceBook as soon as the jackets are in.
POPLARVILLE RODEOS: Call or Text Candace Graves for Stalls and Camp Reservations: 601-365-9282 Camp spots are $40/night and stalls are $20/night.
- Address: 100 Rodeo Street Poplarville, MS 39470. It is located at the intersection of Hwy's 11 & 26.
PURVIS RODEOS: Call/Text Calvin Ford at 601-794-7983 to reserve camp and/or stalls. They are $25 each. When you arrive and pay your gate fee, you will also pay for the camp & stalls. Get a receipt and then call Calvin to get everything unlocked.
LAZY J RODEOS: Call/Text Roscoe Thomas at 601-384-0168 to reserve camp and/or stalls. They are $20 each. When you arrive call or text Roscoe to pay and get your stalls unlocked.
- Address: 1096 Belt Line Dr NE, Brookhaven, MS 39601
GENERAL RODEO INFORMATION: As soon as you get to the first rodeo... See the Secretary to pick up your Contestant Back Number and packet!
DEADLINE TO ENTER THE RODEO AND LATE FEES: Each rodeo and reined cow horse has an entry deadline on a Tuesday before midnight. The three (3) days following the deadline, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday) are considered a late entry. You will be charged an extra $25 to enter at checkout. No entries will be accepted after the late entries close. See the Forms & Links tab for the rodeo, reined cow horse and cutting schedule and associated dates.
RODEO DRAWS: The draw is posted exactly 1 week and 1 day (or Wednesday the week before the rodeo) AFTER the submission deadline. (Nine to ten days prior to the rodeo, per regulations page.)
DRESS CODE: All contestants MUST be in full western attire (long-sleeved button-down shirt w/sleeves rolled down and shirt tucked in, jeans, cowboy hat and boots) ONE HOUR prior to the rodeo performance and during all slack. This also includes contestants who are entered in the rodeo but not competing during that particular performance/slack. If you are on the rodeo grounds during this time you MUST be in full western attire. Back numbers must be worn ON YOUR BACK at all times while on the rodeo grounds. This include during the Jr High rodeo also. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS! If you are found in violation of this rule you will be disqualified. Contestants and Parents a copy of our rules and regulations is posted on the website under the membership information tab. Also, a copy with several other important forms, insurance card, rule book etc. was given to each contestant with their back numbers. I would HIGHLY recommend that each contestant and parent take the time to read over these forms.
SCHEDULES: The 2019-2020 rodeo, cutting and RCH schedules are now up and located under the Forms & Links tab.
TEAM ROPING POINTS: According to the NHSRA Rule Book, Team Roping points are collected individually throughout the year. However, when you enter the State Finals the points gathered by the header and heeler are then merged together as a "team". EX: Bobby heads and collects 50 points by the state finals. He enters the state finals with James. James has 40 points as a heeler. They now have a total of 90 team points to start the finals. www.nhsra.com
Regulations Page: See the Regulations page for more information. This is loaded to the Forms and Links tab and is also provided in your welcome packet with your back number.
FRIDAY PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY SLACK- IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE
SATURDAY SLACK 6:00 p.m.
SATURDAY PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
ORDER OF EVENTS:
Tie Down Roping
---- Slack will run in this same order when necessary for an event (s).
Check the "Draw & Results" tab to see when your up and what number you are!
VOLUNTEERS: We need student members to help carry flags during grand entry each night. Our wonderful sponsors need a proper representation at each of our rodeos! Contact our Queen Merrit McLemore or the rodeo sponsor to sign up!