South Dakota High School Rodeo Association
Rules and Regulations
Activity Approval Form...
SDHSRA Rodeo Safety Policy...
Regional Rodeo Secretary Job Description...
Regional Rodeo Host Site Criteria...
State Finals Host Site Criteria...
SDHSRA Constitution & Bylaws...
Articles of Incorporation...
SDHSRA Ground Rules...
SDHSRA Refund Policy...
Out of State Membership Policy...
Jerk Down Rule for tie-down roping...
Turn Out Rule and Eligibility Requirements...
Regional Map - Updated 9/27/08
Scoring (Regional and State Points)...
AN AMERICAN SPORT FOR AMERICAN YOUTH, DEVOTED TO GOOD HORSEMANSHIP, SPORTSMANSHIP, AND SCHOLARSHIP
The South Dakota High School Rodeo Association is incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the incorporate laws of the State of South Dakota. The purpose for which is to promote High School Rodeo at the highest level on a state and national scale: Adult membership is open to anyone not competing in SDHSRA over 18 years of age for a membership fee of $10.00 per year. The Association Board of Directors are: Lance Lesmeister, Eagle Butte (Pres.); Perry Moody; Letcher (Vice Pres.); Treg Cowan, Harrold; Justin Heath, Colome; Brad McGirr, Huron; Barry Knippling, Chamberlain; Justin Pihl, Buffalo; Nate Grueb, Dupree; Dan Curr, Scenic; Justin Robertson, Caputa; Dale Christensen, Kadoka (National Director); Marty Philips, Winner (Public Relations Director); Ann Sundermann, Baltic (Executive Secretary).
Students must be in good standing; not ruled undesirable for misconduct at school. Students must be under 20 at the first of the High School Rodeo year August 1, 2021, and are or have been enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade the year preceding the high school rodeos the contestant is entering. The student must be passing 70% of classes taking to be eligible to compete (minimum requirements) even if they have graduated in the middle of the year or have attended school half days. Out of state transfers into the state must follow the transfer policy – on sdhsra.com. Each contestant must obtain a NHSRA card from the NHSRA portal before a regional entry blank can be submitted. In the team roping, you must enter with a partner, or you will not rope. There will be no pairing of teams in the team roping.
A contestant will qualify to compete in an event at the SD Championship High School Rodeo Finals held in Ft. Pierre, SD on June 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2022 by earning a minimum of three points in that event at Regional Rodeos. Contestant must qualify in each individual event to compete in that event at the State Finals-Events cannot be picked up or traded. Points will be earned on a basis of ten points for 1st to one point for 1st in a go-round. A contestant will bring points from their three best Regional Rodeo go-rounds to the State Finals. Points earned at the Regional Rodeos plus points earned at the State Championship High School Finals will determine national qualifiers. There will be one Queen contest held during the State Finals Rodeo.
Contestants who enter a Regional Rodeo are expected to participate in the event or events they entered at that rodeo. Awards given at the SD Championship High School Rodeo Finals will be given based on high point totals.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place year-end point earners at the completion of the SDHS Rodeo season will be eligible to enter the NHSR Finals in Gillette, Wyoming July 17 - 23, 2022. Only the winning Queen will go to the Nationals. Should any of the first four points winners choose not to compete at the National Finals for any reason, 5th - 8th place point winners will be allowed to roll up for national competition, beginning with the 5th place point earner in that event.
Any contestant that has been injured and has received medical care at a hospital or urgent care facility must have a doctor’s release before the contestant is allowed to resume competition. If a contestant has presented a doctor’s release to draw out, he/she must present another doctor’s release to resume competition. (NHSRA rule). There are to be no trade outs. No refunds once a contestant has entered a Regional Rodeo unless the refund policy is exactly followed and approved. To give more equal distribution of contestants at the regional rodeos it is necessary for the Board of Directors to designate rodeos contestants will enter. The Secretary, as directed by the Directors, must approve any division from these boundaries. In the event there still is unequal distribution of contestants, the Board of Directors will review the entries and make further distribution. In 2021 no team roping transfers will be granted to leave the NW Region. Region Transfer Approval must be obtained every year and must be for a team roping or custody issue. Member must contact a Director in each Region involved for approval, and relay this to the State Secretary.
All contestants attending High School in Belle Fourche, Newell, Spearfish, Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Dupree, Faith, Isabel, Takini, McIntosh, Eagle Butte will enter either or both the Buffalo Rodeo June 3, 4, 5, 2022 and the Dupree Rodeo June 10, 11, 12, 2022. NW Region Directors are: Justin Pihl, 11768 Bullock Rd, Buffalo, SD 57720 (605-641-0148) Lance Lesmeister PO Box 643 Eagle Butte, SD 57625 (605-964-7676)
All contestants attending High School at Sturgis, Red Cloud, Rapid City, Douglas, Custer, Hot Springs, Oelrichs, Edgemont, Pine Ridge, Lead, Hill City, Wall, Little Wound, Crazy Horse, New Underwood, Bennett County, will enter either or both the Wall Rodeo June 4, 5, 6, 2021 and the Sturgis Rodeo June 11, 12, 13, 2021. SW Region Directors are: Dan Curr, PO Box 36, Scenic SD 57780 (605-433-5483) – Justin Robertson 15980 E Hwy 44 Caputa, SD 57744 (605-484-0305)
All contestants attending High School at Kadoka, Midland, Philip, White River, Jones Co., Lyman Co., Winner, Gregory/Burke, Mission, St. Francis, Chamberlain, Colome, Lower Brule, Highmore, Stanley County, Pierre, Sully Buttes, Gettysburg, Tiospaye Topa, Timber Lake, Mobridge, Trail City, Faulkton will enter either or both the Highmore Rodeo June 3, 4, 5, 2022 and the Dupree Rodeo June 10, 11, 12, 2022. River Region Directors are: Treg Cowan 20875 324th Ave Harrold, SD 57356 (605-295-0140) – Justin Heath 29161 324th Ave Colome, SD (605-840-5052)
All contestants attending High School at Frederick, Leola, Britton/Hecla, Langford, Sisseton, Groton, Webster, Miller, Wessington Springs, Kimball, White Lake, Platte/Geddes, Bonesteel/Fairfax, or any school East of Hwy 281 will enter either or both the Huron Rodeo June 3, 4, 5, 2022 and the Dupree Rodeo June 10, 11, 12, 2022. East Region Directors are: Brad McGirr 20177 Hwy 37 Huron, SD 57350 (605-354-0974) – Perry Moody 23970 398th Ave Letcher, SD 57359 (605-770-0853)
EAST AND WEST DIRECTORS AT LARGE
The East Director at Large, representing the East and River Region is Barry Knippling 34297 223rd Street, Chamberlain, SD 57325 (605-730-0506). The West Director at Large, representing the NW and SW Region is Nate Grueb, PO Box 570, Dupree, SD 57623 (605-200-0208)
NATIONAL DIRECTOR is Dale Christensen PO Box 497, Kadoka, SD 57543 (605-488-0410)
APPROVED PRACTICE HIGH SCHOOL RODEOS
An approved high school sanctioned practice rodeo is not a qualifying or eliminating rodeo. A contestant may enter as many as he or she wishes in addition to the regional qualifying rodeos. All contestants must have a 2021-2022 NHSRA card. A separate entry is required for each practice rodeo.
INSURANCE AND FEES
The contestant accident insurance is on a national scale. All high school contestants who rodeo under the NHSRA must be covered by NHSRA insurance. Of the $167.59 membership fee; $74.00 is for contestant accident insurance premium, $31.00 for NHSRA membership, $15.00 for the NHSRA Times subscription, $2.00 for the Western Horseman subscription, $33.00 will go to the SDHSRA to be used for operating expenses. Nhsra credit card processing fees are $12.59.
Fine or bookkeeping fee for a missed membership deadline.
Membership postmarked November 2nd to January 1 - $125.00 in addition to the $167.59.
Membership postmarked January 2nd to February 15th - $250.00 in addition to the $167.59. Last possible day to join is 3/1/22.
Only 9th, 10th, and 11th grade contestants are eligible to compete in the qualifying queen contest. If reigning queen is competing, she will not make appearances the other queen contestants are not asked to do.
Any Member, State, Competing Region, Parent, Sponsor, or other wishing to use the SDHSRA logos must receive written permission from the SDHSRA Executive Secretary before use is allowed. This covers the service marks, trademarks, or logos which the SDHSRA is the exclusive owner and has exclusive rights to the use of, either by open and notorious usage or by the registration with the proper offices.
ALL STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE A CURRENT REPORT CARD TO THE REGIONAL RODEOS. They will be unable to participate if their report card is not furnished and will be disqualified from competition.
* Home schooled students must have completed the year’s grade course work and present year-end report card, regardless if the program is an ongoing program. Year-end must be completed.
CALENDAR FUND RAISING PROJECT
All contestants are required to sell SIX calendars by March 1, 2022. You must have the money and the stubs sent to Donna Curr March 1, 2022(postmarked). All members who have not sold the 6 calendars by March 1st and have not returned any unsold calendars by March 1st will be placed on an inactive list and will not be allowed to participate in any Practice, Regional, or State Finals Rodeo in South Dakota for the current year.
Any SURVEY OR QUESTIONNAIRE for the SDHSRA student or adult members or Board of Directors shall first be brought before the Board of Directors for approval.