Below is a recap of the 2012 IGRA Convention Rodeo Rule Changes, as reflected in the 2013 Rodeo Rules
Rule I.3 -Host Associations must assure that the IGRA Administrative Assistant receives their Stock Contractor’s Liability insurance contract no less than 12 days prior to the first rodeo performance. Association is to assure the stock contractor’s liability policy clearly names the host association’s legal name and “International Gay Rodeo Association, Inc.” as additionally insured.
Rule I.15 – Associations must publish current IGRA Rules and Regulations, or provide a link to the IGRA Rodeo Rules page 60 days prior to the first performance.
Rule I.25 – Rodeo Variances – Approved Rodeo Variances are to be published no less than 60 days prior to the first rodeo performance on the association web site for contestant notification, as well as in the contestant mailed or e-mailed packet.
Rule IV.6 – Rodeo Livestock Requirements – All riding bulls must be identifiable by brand, paint, chalk, or other means acceptable to stock contractor and chute coordinator.
Rule VI – 1. Rough Stock Events – D. Bull Draw Secretarial must announce the bull draw location and time for each performance.
Rule II 14 & 15 – Hat fine has been put back in for Breakaway Roping, Team Roping and Speed events.
Rule VI.1.F – Chute Dogging – Changes made to provide a definition of a legally dogged steer. Also, a procedure for an illegally dogged steer (including “dog fall”) – If this occurs, the start/finish Judge will instruct the contestant to “reset”. Contestant may release the animal, or perform a “reset” defined as contestant standing on two feet, maintaining control and having the steer stand on all four legs. A “dog fall” is an illegally dogged steer where the steer folds onto itself. Explanation of crossing a steer’s path has been revised to “moving in front of an advancing steer’s trajectory”. As well as changing the direction of the steer toward the body of the contestant.
Rule VI.1.C & VII – The Jr. Bull Riding event has been replaced by Steer Riding. However, cows/heifers can be used if steers of appropriate weight are not available. If you compete in these events, please make sure to review the Rodeo events listed for each association produced rodeo, so you are fully aware of the event/animals being used.
Rule I.30 – Associations choosing to conduct a Limited Rodeo – must include the request in their Rodeo Application and include: contestant registration opening and closing dates (mail/electronic), the maximum number of contestants (men, women, and teams) for each event, an outline on how registrations will be limited, and an outline of the process to be used to confirm or deny contestant registrations. Associations who’s rodeo application to include a limited rodeo was approved, must publish their “Limited Rodeo” policy a minimum of 90 days prior to their rodeo and must include all items in Rule VII 30.A and include a statement that all first-time contestants will be allowed to compete.
Rule III.3.B – Associations approved to implement a “limited rodeo” must open contestant registration a minimum of 60 days prior to the first day of their rodeo.
Rule VII.28 – IGRA Rodeo Participants must not be in possession of, nor bear firearms while attending rodeo registration, rodeo events, and awards. This does not include contracted security staff.
Rule II.18.E – The option for contestants to move into any open WGRF positions after the close of Finals registration has been removed. (due to Standing Rule XI.3.A.2 change below)
Standing Rule XI.3.A.2 – For World Gay Rodeo Finals Invitations, if any of the top 20 decline their invitation in individual events, the IGRA Administrative Assistant will move down to the 40th position (when necessary) to secure 20 invitations.