Established 1967


Arkansas Rodeo Association



ARA Finals will be on October 5, 6, 7, 2017.

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September 2017 Schedule

To find the call information look left--click on schedule--click on the month of the rodeo--and double click on the rodeo


Pocahontas, AR -- September 1-2, 2017

Logansport, LA -- September 1-2, 2017

Marshall, AR -- September 8, 2017

Marshall, AR -- September 9, 2017

Malvern, AR -- September 8-9, 2017

Benton, AR -- September 8-9, 2017

Benton, LA -- September 8-9, 2017

Tunica, MS -- Lucky Dog -- September 9-10, 2017

Arkadelphia, AR -- September 15-16, 2017

Hot Springs, AR -- September 15-16, 2017

Sercy, AR -- September 15-16 2017

Many, LA -- September 22-23, 2017

Sheridan, AR -- September 22-23, 2017

Glenwood, AR -- September 22-23, 2017

Hineston, LA -- September 22-23, 2017

2017 POINTS END


** 2018 RODEO SEASON**

Natchitoches, LA -- September 29-30, 2017

Perryville, AR -- September 29-30, 2017

RULEBOOK CHANGES- 2017


MEMBERSHIP
#4 Minors will supply a notarized affidavit signed by a parent or guardian stating they will not hold the ARA or producer responsible for any injury or loss of personal property. All minors MUST be accompanied by an adult while at ARA sanctioned rodeo.

 #11 Membership dues are as follows: 

Regular Contestant ............................................................................... $100
Jr. Contestant* ........................................................................... $65
Labor .............................................................................................. $50
Producer ...........................................................................$200
Late Fee (If Not Renewed By Membership Rodeo) .............................. $10 


PRODUCERS

#3 A producer must have three approved ARA ground ruled rodeos offering the eight (8) standard events sixty (60) days prior to the finals to be eligible to supply stock for the Finals and have had three (3) rodeos to be eligible for year- end awards.


JUDGING & JUDGING METHODS

#21 All events will have a 30-second time limit to call for stock. Judges discretion will be used for unruly stock.


ENTRY FEES/PAYOUT

Entry fees will be set according to added money as follows:ALL EVENTS

ADM $100 or less= Entry fee Minimum of $40

ADM $101-$200= Entry fee Minimum of $50

ADM $201-$300= Entry fee Minimum of $60

ADM $301-$500= Entry fee Minimum of $70

ADM $501 or more = Entry fee Minimum of $80


FINALS & THE POINT SYSTEM

 #1 Finals will pay no more than four (4) in each round and four (4) in the average.


#4 Collective points awarded to any member will be used to determine the All Around title, but he or she must qualify by being entered and winning points in at least two (2) of the eight (8) major unrestricted events, with a minimum of $500 in each event. All Around points can only be counted for what monies would have paid if all places had been qualified. Money won in 50 and Over Team Roping will only count for Women’s All Around points.


BULL RIDING

#7 If bull stops, the cowboy can declare himself by pulling the tail of bull rope.


ALL ROUGH STOCK EVENT RIDERS

Must be 16 years of age, or older, or be a high school rodeo card holder, in a rough tock event, to be allowed to enter an ARA first rodeo.  You must show proof of age (DL, HS Rodeo Card) to the secretary when you arrive at the arena and pay your fees.  If you cannot produce your proof of age, you will be drawn out.


BREAKAWAY CALF ROPING

#3 One (1) loop only will be permitted in any long go rounds, averages, or finals. A dropped loop is considered a thrown loop. Roping the calf without releasing the loop from the hand is not permitted.



#4 Ropes are tied to the saddle horn with a nylon string provided by the contestant. A handkerchief or other colorful cloth must be attached to the end of the rope. 


#6 A legal catch is a bell collar catch. Bell collar catch is defined as passing over the calves head and not including any appendages, including figure eighting the tail.



#7 There must be a spotter, not in association with any member entered in the event, in the arena to help flag judge determine bell collar catch. He must be situated directly across from flagger on other side of the arena. The spotter is to remain consistent throughout the rodeo.


50 AND OVER TEAM ROPING: #1 Entrants must be 50 years of age and older, or a female, or boys 13 years of age and younger on the last day of the fiscal year (the last day of February). • Boys 13 years of age and younger MUST DALLY. Rookie Status for you will not be affected when you move up to the Open Team Roping.



IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEE YOUR EVENT DIRECTOR. THANKS! 


*****  Fees for the Finals will be $225 per event/man.  Jr. Barrels will be $100. These will be due in the ARA office by September 24, 2017.  If you are in the top 15 as of September 19th  and plan to come to Pine Bluff please send you money in.  If you are not in the top 15, you will be notified, after September 24 and you will be able to pay you fees the first day of the finals.

There is no final's entry form, just mail your check.  

Team Ropers --Please indicate who you are roping with at the finals*****

Mail to 1015 Hickory St Perryville, AR 72126

The Arkansas Rodeo Association is pleased to announce it will award a scholarship to a current high school member.  To qualify you must fill out an application form and return it to board of directors by the October 5, 2017 with an essay attached.  Details are available on the scholarship page