Membership Applications


There is a NEW, Online membership application process implemented by the NHSRA. You will no longer mail the forms.  Please follow the instructions carefully to become members for the 2020-2021 NHSRA season.

   2021 South Dakota High School Rodeo Association Application Form... (Must upload to, member login, current documents, state form, when completed)

2021 National High School Rodeo Association Application Form... (Must be completed online and uploaded at, member login, current documents, NHSRA application)

2021 NHSRA Minor Release... (Must be completed online and uploaded at, member login, current documents, NHSRA application)

   Online Tutorial Instructions print here (PDF)

   Application For Public School Exemption Certificate SDCL 13-27-3

   SDHSRA Adult Membership Form...

   Late Application Fees...


South Dakota High School Rodeo will allow residents of border state’s membership applications to be accepted per individual request, if they have not applied for membership in another state for that competing year, to be submitted to the Board of Directors through the State High School Rodeo Secretary no later than 20 days prior to the Annual General Membership meeting, to be held the last Saturday of September in Pierre/Ft. Pierre.

Membership Packet Information

  • Once your membership information is received and processed, you will receive a letter and you may print out your membership card from, member login information. You will not receive one in the mail.  You will need to print the following information off of, membership, to complete your membership information, this is your responsibility. They will be updated after the September 2020 Annual Meeting.

There is one Horse of the Year form for both JH and HS members- they can distinguish their affiliation by circling the correct division in the middle of the form. The horse must be currently registered AQHA and the owner of the horse must also be a current member of AQHA. The contestant nominating the horse must also be a member of AQHA and there is information on the second page regarding how easy and inexpensive it is to become or renew a membership.

The relationship of the horses’ owner to the contestant has changed; the horse owner and contestant do not necessarily have to be related anymore, but the contestant MUST inform the state secretary that the horse they have nominated is the one they will be using for the event(s) they have declared with our office. I will continue to provide the state secretary with the information we have received from contestants for their state/provincial finals.

Everything must be received in the NHSRA office by February 15. We will not honor “postmarked by Feb. 15.” Late entries will not be accepted and there are no exceptions for any reason. The deadline is February 15.