Hualapai Nation

 

Hualapai Junior Rodeo


Jr. Rodeo is where it's at!!

Entry Forms and Waivers are available at;

Hualapai Department of Natural Resources,

947 Rodeo Way, Peach Springs, AZ

For the 2016 Waiver Form and Event Entry Form click here to download a printable pdf copy

for any information please call Winkie Crook or Annette Bravo @ (928)-2254

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The Hualapai Junior Rodeo is a local organization dedicated to the sport of Junior Rodeo. Wyouth and families, and family fun through the spirit of friendly competition. Our Junior Rodeo activities are held at the 4-H Facility in Peach Springs, Arizona on Highway 66 @ mile marker 102.5, and is part of the outreach efforts of the Agriculture Program of the Hualapai Department of Natural Resources .

Hualapai Junior Rodeo keeps the spirit and excitement of the nation's oldest sport alive and well within the Hualapai youth and the youth of our neighboring communities.  All of our contestants have a good time and are encouraged to have good healthy competition and interaction. Participants support each other and often build lasting friendships. The Junior Rodeo also promotes the concepts of fair play, sportsmanship and character building in our young competitors.

Participants in the Junior Rodeo are youth; ages: 5 and under, 6 to 9 year olds, 10 to 12 year olds, and 13 to 15 year olds. Competitions are held in a variety of events; Calf tying, Goat tying, Ribbon Pull, Bull Riding, Sheep Riding, Dummy Roping, and Pony Barrel Riding, Barrel Racing for all boys and girls.

Sponsorship

 Sponsorship of the various prizes are entirely appreciated by the youth who receive them.  Awards are donated to the Hualapai Junior Rodeo and include an assortment of trophies, buckles, ropes, saddles, western wear and accessories.  It takes the effort of an entire community to shape the future through the support of today's youth. We are grateful for all of your sponsorship consideration in this great opportunity to invest in the activities of our youth.


 

 

Jr. Rodeo has prizes that will make you smile!!


VIDEO:

This short video contains highlights of a past Hualapai Junior Rodeo held in Peach Springs, AZ.

 


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Roping events

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                                                                          Bull Riding

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      volunteer, donations, roping, bull riding

Sheep Riding

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                                                                         Boys play hard

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Girls do too       


                                                                                    

Hualapai Junior Rodeo Rules:

Official rules and regulations of the Hualapai Junior Rodeo, known hereafter as the HJR. High School Rodeo rules will be followed unless otherwise specified herein.


GENERAL RULES


DRESS CODE


Full western attire is required for all contestants (long pants, cuffed and collared long-sleeved shirts, cowboy boots, and cowboy hats. Participating in an event without designated attire, will result in disqualification for that event. As a courtesy to the arena help, contestants are highly encouraged to take steps necessary to ensure that their hat remains in their possession throughout the duration of their event. This rule section does not apply to the 0-9 age group.

AGE GROUPS   

Participants will include youth ranging from ages 0-15.  They will compete in age groups specified below for all HJ Rodeos. Age on April 1 of the current year will be the determining age of the member for the entire rodeo season.  However, contestants may elect to move up into a higher age group but must do so in all events for the remainder of the year.  It is the contestant’s responsibility to enter in the proper age group.

0-5 yrs            6-9 yrs          10-12 yrs                  13-15 yrs

 

POINTS/AWARDS   

Youth must compete in two of the three rodeos to be eligible for year end points.  Points will be accumulated for year end awards.

Points will be given as follows:

Place

Points

Place

Points

1st

10

6th

5

2nd

9

7th

4

3rd

8

8th

3

4th

7

9th

2

5th

6

10th

1


Points will be awarded toward each level.


In the event of a tie, both points given will be added together and split. For example, points given to a tie for 4th and 5th places (7+6=13/2) would result in 6.5 points given to each contestant.


In the event of a year-end tie for events, all scores and/or times for the year will be totaled to determine the final placing. In the event of a year-end tie, each contestant will be given the same awards.

ALL-AROUND


Contestants qualifying for the all-around points must compete in and earn points in two or more events. One All-Around will be chosen from each age group — regardless of gender.

CONDUCT WITH OFFICIALS


At anytime a rodeo official is harassed in ANY manner by a participant or by a participant’s family; said participant will be subject to disqualification from further activities at that rodeo and shall forfeit all entry fees.

OTHER

ENTRIES

The pre-paid entry system is used to enter each rodeo. This consists of a completed entry form and entry fee being received by the Secretary on or before the specified due date in which the contestant wants to compete. Postmarks will not be honored.


Any person who is willing to take responsibility for entry fees may enter any contestant in the timed events; by doing so, this person is responsible to guarantee the entry fee of that contestant. All rough stock will be limited to entering only by immediate family members.

POSITION DRAW


Positions may be drawn in every event—there will be no placing of Contestants; however, rough stock events may compete at performance in the order of readiness per section according to the Chute Boss’ discretion.


There will be no trading of position.


In all rodeo events, sick or injured Contestants shall NOT be held past the end of the go. Entry fees will not be refunded or forwarded unless a doctor’s note is presented to the Secretary prior to the event.

STOCK DRAW


The stock for the following rough stock events will be “chute run”: Steer Riding, Calf Riding, Sheep Riding, and Bull Riding.


BARRIER/STARTING LINE


Parents and/or helpers shall not be allowed to cross the starting line* in the timed events or to leave the chutes in the rough stock events. Intent of assistance from parent or helper past the starting line will result in disqualification of the contestant and the contestant will be asked to leave the arena. Only two adults shall be allowed at the bucking chutes to assist the contestant.

CLARIFICATION OF STARTING LINE*

Barrels, Goats, Calf, Chute Dogging Score Line or Flag Line
Roping Events End of Chute
Rough Stock Events Gate Opening


Re-Rides / Re– Runs; All re-rides are given at the discretion of the Judges.


If a re-ride is given, Chute Boss shall inform the contestant immediately of his first marking and an option of a re-ride. Contestants may a) refuse the re-ride and take his marking; or b) take the re-ride. Contestant must make his decision immediately. If the rider takes a re-ride, he must take the marking given on the re-ride.


If an animal loses the flank, the contestant will have the option of a re-ride providing he completes a “qualified ride”. No re-ride or re-run will be given if a cowboy’s own equipment fails or breaks. If the stock contractor’s equipment fails, the contestant may be given an option at the discretion of the Chute Boss.


If an animal fails to break or stops, a re-ride may be given at the judge’s discretion.


If a contestant is “fouled at the chute”, they must “declare themselves”, and will be given a re-ride at the discretion of the judge.

TURN-OUTS/DRAW-OUTS


Draw-outs for personal injuries or illness may do so by notifying the HJR Event Coordinator or the Secretary by telephone at least 12 hours prior to the rodeo performance. They may then draw out without a fine, but fees will not be refunded. Contestant has only until the books close to change entry or draw-out without paying entry fee.


Contestants will be called three times for their event. After the third call, they will be disqualified from that event and will forfeit entry fees.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF OFFICIALS


RODEO SECRETARY


No one but the Rodeo Secretary or designated assistant will be allowed to accept entries.


Contestants will be allowed to see the records of all contestants in any event in which he/she takes part at the end of said event and at a time when the Rodeo Secretary and judge can both be present.


The stock draw shall be posted where the contestants can examine it.


Rodeos that have a slack shall post the order of the contestant’s draw and the order of events in a place available to all contestants.


Judges’ sheets will be turned into the Rodeo Secretary and posted after each performance. Markings must be totaled by the judges and checked by the Rodeo Secretary in the presence of the judges. Scores will not be changed once they have been turned in, except for an obvious math error.


Master sheets will not leave the possession of the Secretary.

EVENT DIRECTORS


Event Directors will be responsible to see that all equipment required for their event is available and accessible to ensure that the events will run smoothly. Event Directors will monitor contestants for appropriate clothing, equipment, and completed patterns. Event Directors will communicate directly with judges for event penalties and violations. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Event Directors for that event. Event Directors will communicate with judges and Officials as needed. Event disputes will be settled by the Event Director.
 

Event Director

 

Responsible For. . .

Officials

 

Judges, Timers, Oversee Rodeo

Rough Stock

 

Bulls, Steers

Jr. Rough Stock

 

Calves, Sheep

Goat Tying

Calf Tying

Goat Tying, Goat Tie-Down, Goat Ribbon Pull, Calf Tying

Stick Pony Barrels

 

Barrels & Stick Ponies

Grounds

 

Prepare Arena , Grounds, Admissions and Ambulance

Contestants

 

 

Rodeo Trailer, Entries, Day Awards, Logo Attire



JUDGES


Judges will be obtained by the Event Coordinator/Director and must include one “A” judge and one “B” judge. Judges must read thoroughly and be knowledgeable of all the rules of the HJR. Judges will remain available at all times.


Judge’s sheets will be checked and turned in after each performance and will not be changed except for obvious math errors, and then only by the responsible judge.


Any problems encountered during any event will be discussed and resolved by the HJR Event Directors and the Judges.


Timed event judges will flag the time for recording purposes and then flag contestants out if the run is not legal.


The judge on the latch side of the chute gate shall serve as the official time in rough stock events. The judge's stop watch reading shall be used as a means of verification when the length of the qualified ride is in question. The judge shall stop the watch when, in his/her opinion, the contestant has been disqualified for any reason, or when the judge hears the whistle or horn, whichever comes first. In either instance, the judge will refer to his watch for time verification on each ride. In any instance where the time is 8 seconds* or more on the judge’s watch, the contestant shall be entitled to a marking without penalty. In the instance the whistle blows before the 8 seconds*, the judge must go with the whistle.


Judges will be asked to meet prior to the performance with an HJR Official for clarification of any rules.
 

Rough Stock Terms

Calling for the Animal

The contestant nods their head, indicating to the gate person that they are ready for the animal to be released from the chute.

Declare Yourself

If the rider is fouled on the chute gate, he must immediately declare himself by grabbing the rope or rigging with both hands and getting off the animal as soon as safety allows.  The contestant must immediately go talk with the judge (before the next ride begins) to get a decision from the judge as to whether a re-ride will be given.

Fouled on the Chute; Fouls the Rider

When a rider comes in contact with any part of the chute or gate as the animal breaks the plane of the chute gate, a re-ride may be given at the discretion of the judge, if the rider declares himself.

Free-Hand disqualification; Grabbing Leather; Touch the animal or himself

Disqualification will be given if you touch the animal or yourself with your free hand before the completed ride whistle sounds.  (This includes touching the hat, the rope, changing hands on the rope, saddle, or rigging with the free hand)

Qualified  (8) second ride

Time will stop when, in the judge’s opinion; a) the rider touches the animal, himself, or his equipment (including hat and rope) with the free hand, b) is no longer in contact with the animal.  10-12 age groups and 13-15 age groups compete for 8 seconds, Calf Riding is for 8 seconds, and Sheep Riding is contestant that stays on the longest.

Stock Contractor’s Equipment Failure

If the stock contractors’ equipment fails, (e.g. the flank strap falls off) the rider will receive a re-ride at the discretion of the judge, provided the rider makes a qualified ride.

Daylight the Animal

If an animal (goat) is laying down when the contestant reaches the animal to throw it for tying, the contestant must stand the animal back up, high enough that the animal could regain his feet, and re-throw the animal.  However, if the contestant’s hand is on the animal when the animal falls, it is considered a legal throw.

Half-Hitch or Hooey

A half-hitch is a qualified tie of three of the animal’s legs on one or more wraps finished with the tail of the string pulled through the final loop.  A hooey is a half hitch with a loop in the tail.  (The tail may be pulled through the loop completely or partially to qualify)

Pigging String; Goat Tying Thong

A pigging string is a small soft rope six feet long used by calf ropers to tie the calf’s feet.

A goat thong is a small rope, usually made of leather, cotton, or nylon, usually 3’-4’ in length used by goat tiers to tie the goat’s feet.

 

GOAT TYING

            Entry Fee:  $10

            Time Limit - 60 Seconds

 

There should be at least a 45’ starting line. Starting line will be 100 feet from the stake. The goat shall be tied to the stake with a 10 foot cotton rope of ¾” to 1” diameter-NO CHAINS. Stakes shall be completely underground so that no part of it is showing.

The contestants must run from the starting line to the goat and throw the goat by hand.

If the goat is down when the contestant gets there, the contestant must stand the goat up and throw it again. Contestants must have hand on goat when the goat is thrown, cross and tie any three legs with a leather thong, pigging string, or rope and stand clear of the goat.

The person tying the goat will receive a no-time for touching the goat or string tie after signaling for time. To qualify as a legal tie, there will be one or more wraps, and a half hitch, hooey, or knot. Time will start when the contestant crosses the starting line and will stop when he/she signals the completion of the tie.

Goats shall be uniform in size, weight, breed, and of one sex. Sharp horns shall be tipped.

Qualified persons other than contestants will be used to hold the goats in place. Goats may be held only until the contestant crosses over the starting line, and then the goat is “catch-as-catch-can”. Goats shall be changed between the 5th and 6th contestant.

The goat shall remain crossed and tied for 4 seconds. Contestants will receive a no-time for touching the goat or tie string after signaling for time or if the goat becomes untied prior to the 4 seconds.

Recorded time will be taken between two flags.

Goats shall be less than 20 pounds.

 

GOAT RIBBON PULL

              Entry Fee:  $5

        `    Time Limit-60 seconds

Starting line shall be 15’ from the goat stake; the rope will be 10’ soft cotton rope.

The contestant will run across a starting line on foot toward a staked-out goat held on the opposite end of the rope, pull the ribbon off the goats’ tail and run back across the starting line.

Contestants must have the ribbon in hand when crossing the finish line to qualify.

Recorded time will be taken between two flags, starting and stopping at the starting line.

The age limit of this event is nine years of age on April 1 of the current year.

 

ROUGH STOCK RULES

AGE CATEGORIES

 

5 years and under:              Sheep riding

  

6 to 9 years old:                  Calf riding

 

10 to 12 years old:              Steer riding

 

13 to 15 years old:               Bull riding

 

 

BULL RIDING – Entry Fee:  $20

 

  1. Bull will be ridden 6 seconds.

 

  1. Time will start when the animals inside shoulder crosses the plane of chute gates.

 

  1. Riding is to be done with one hand.

 

  1. Touching the animal with the free hand will result in a disqualification.

 

  1. Contestant must wear protective vest and helmet.

 

SCORING

 

  1. Marking the ride according to how much the rider is in control.

 

  1. Score is 1-25 on both the rider and bull.

 

  1. If no qualified ride is made, contestant making the longest ride will be declared the winner, and still earn points.

 

STEER RIDING – Entry Fee:  $15

 

  1. Steer will be ridden 6 seconds.

 

  1. Time will start when the animals inside shoulder crosses the plane of chute gates.

 

  1. Riding is to be done with one hand.

 

  1. Touching the animal with the free hand will result in a disqualification.

 

  1. Contestant must wear protective vest and helmet.

 

SCORING

 

  1. Marking the ride according to how much the rider is in control.

 

  1. Score is 1-25 on both the rider and steer.

 

  1. If no qualified ride is made, contestant making the longest ride will be declared the winner, and still earn points.

 

CALF RIDING – Entry Fee:  $10

 

  1. Calf will be ridden 4 seconds.

 

  1. Time will start when the animals inside shoulder crosses the plane of chute gates.

 

  1. Rider must declare one or two hands.
    1. if one hand is used, time will stop if contestant touches  

          his/herself or animal  with free hand.

              b.  If two hand are used, then rope shall remain in both hands           

                   for full 4-second ride.

 

      4.  Touching the animal with the free hand will result in a

           disqualification.

 

  5.  Contestant must wear protective vest and helmet.

 

SCORING

 

  1. Marking the ride according to how much the rider is in control.

 

  1. Score is 1-25 on both the rider and calf.

 

  1. If no qualified ride is made, contestant making the longest ride will be declared the winner, and still earn points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHEEP RIDING – Entry Fee:  $5

 

1. Sheep will be ridden till the contestant falls off.

 

  1. Time will start when the animals inside shoulder crosses the plane of chute gates.

 

    3.  one or two hands may be used at any time of ride.

 

  1. Contestant must wear protective vest and helmet.

 

SCORING

 

1. Marking the ride according to how much the rider is in control.

 

  1.  contestant making the longest ride will be declared the winner, and still earn points.

 

 

 

DUMMY ROPING RULES

 

CATEGORIES

 

5 YEARS AND UNDER:                boys and girls compete together

 

6 to 9 YEAR OLDS:                         boys and girls compete together

 

10 to 12 YEAR OLDS:                     boys and girls compete together

 

13 to 15 YEAR OLDS:                     boys and girls compete together

 

PURPOSE

 

Designed to encourage our youth to develop skills to practice and enjoy roping while giving basic roping instructions for the novice, beginner and advanced. The older age groups will concentrate on proper roping technique and form.

 

5 YEARS AND UNDER ~ BOYS AND GIRLS: ENTRY FEES- $5.00

 

-           Legal head catches: whole head, half head and slick    

            horns

            -           Adult helper allowed to recoil rope

            -           Horn spread of 17 inches

-           Two loops only, no practice loop, fastest time of two loops is

           final time.

-           Roper can stand anywhere behind the dummy steer, but

            cannot pass beyond plane of back of dummy

-           Roper must start from behind the starting line, which is ten

            feet behind steer, can run or walk up to the dummy to throw

            loop

-           Time begins after crossing the starting line and time ends when the rope is pulled taut.

 

 

6 TO 9 YEAR OLDS ~ BOYS AND GIRLS: ENTRY FEES- $5.00

           

-           Legal head catches: whole head, half head and slick horns

            -           Horn spread of 17 inches

            -           No adult helper

            -           No fishing allowed

-           Two loops only, no practice loop, fastest time of two loops is

           final time.

-           Roper must stand on the left side of the dummy steer

-           Roper cannot cross second line, which is two feet behind steer,

            or resulting in a no time

-           Roper must start from behind the starting line, which is ten feet behind steer, can run or walk up to the dummy to throw loop.

-           Time begins after crossing the starting line and time ends     

when the rope is pulled taut.

 

 

10 TO 12 YEAR OLDS ~ BOYS AND GIRLS: ENTRY FEES - $10.00

           

-           Slick horns only

            -           Horn spread of 23 inches

            -           No fishing

            -           Three foot line limit to back of dummy steer, roper cannot

           cross this line, crossing or touching line is a no time.

            -           Roper must stand on left side of dummy steer.

            -           Two loops only, no practice loop, fastest time of two loops is

           final time.

-           Roper must start from behind the starting line, which is fifteen feet behind dummy steer, roper can run or walk up to three foot line to throw loop.

-           Time begins after crossing the starting line and time ends

when the rope is pulled taut.

 

13 TO 15 YEAR OLDS ~ BOYS AND GIRLS: ENTRY FEES - $10.00

           

-           Slick horns only

            -           Horn spread of 23 inches

            -           No fishing

-           Five foot line limit to back of dummy steer, roper cannot cross this line, crossing or touching line results in a no time.

-           Two loops only, no practice loop, fastest time of two loops is

            final time.

-           Roper must start from behind the starting line, which is fifteen feet from behind of dummy steer, roper can run or walk up to the five foot line to throw loop.

-           Time begins after crossing the starting line and time ends when the rope is pulled taut.

 

 

 

Stick Pony Race

 

0-5 YEARS OLD

 

      -     Barrels will be placed 20ft from each other

-     Contestants will have a ten foot starting line and must                      

complete leaf pattern with stick pony between legs through out the run.

 

 

6-9 YEARS OLD

     

      -     Barrels will be placed 20ft from each other

-     Contestants will have a 15 foot starting line and must                     

complete leaf pattern with stick pony between legs through out the run and without assistance.


 

For further inquiry, please feel free to contact us at;

 

Hualapai Junior Rodeo,

Attn: Annette Bravo, or Winkie Crook,

email Annette

email Winkie

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Sponsorships and donations are always greatly appreciated by all of our junior participants.  Thank you

Do not solicit or send mailers.

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        P.O. Box 300, Peach Springs, Arizona 86434

                or,

        947 Rodeo Way, Peach Springs, Arizona 86434

        Phone: (928) 769-2254     Fax: (928) 769-2309

 

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