Proposal RR-1

 

RULE I – CONTESTANT REQUIREMENTS

14.  Rough Stock Event Contestant Dress Code

C.     Sleeves cannot be rolled or pushed up, Sleeves determined to be rolled or pushed up, at the beginning of their go, will result in a five-dollar ($5) dress code fine, to be added to the Finals Contestant Fund; with the exception of the riding arm(s) in Bull Riding, Steer Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding and Saddle Bronc Riding.

15.  Roping  and Speed Events Dress Code

C.     Sleeves cannot be rolled or pushed up past the wrist. Sleeves determined to be rolled or pushed up, at the beginning of their go, will result in a five-dollar ($5) dress code fine, to be added to the Finals Contestant Fund.

 


 

Proposal RR-2

RULE III – RULES FOR EVENTS

1.     ROUGH STOCK EVENTS

A.     General Rules for Rough Stock Riding Events

6       A qualified ride will be timed for six (6) seconds

b)     One non–rookie Judge shall serve as the official timer positioned at the latch side of the bucking chute. The second Judge is backup timer. The backup stopwatch will only be used if the Judge with the official stopwatch time was unable to obtain an accurate time for any reason.

 

2.     ROPING EVENTS

B.     Calf Roping on Foot

4       Contestant will be positioned behind a clearly-marked…

a)     Contestants with physical conditions requiring the use of a wheelchair will be allowed to position the wheelchair so that their torso is near, but does not break, the barrier line even if part of the wheelchair breaks the barrier line.

 

C.     MOUNTED BREAK–AWAY ROPING

1.     Contestant has a maximum forty–five sixty (45 60) second time limit, not including possible penalties.

 

3.     SPEED EVENTS

A.     General Rules for Speed Events

1.     Arena

e.     After a maximum of ten (10) riders, the travel area around all barrels and end poles must be machine–raked. Additionally, the travel area must be machine-raked before the start of both the men’s and women’s classes.

 

 

 

Proposal RR-3

RULE IV– GENERAL RULES

24.  All key personnel (Rodeo Director, Assistant Rodeo Director, Arena Director, Assistant Arena Director, Chute Coordinator, Assistant Chute Coordinator, Judges, Timers, Scorekeepers, Announcers, Secretary and staff, stock contractor and staff, bullfighter, veterinarian, and ambulance crew, Arena Crew Coordinator, Assistant Arena Crew Coordinator) cannot compete as a contestant or exhibition performance of any type (except for Grand Entry), where there is a risk of injury, in an IGRA–sanctioned rodeo in which they are officiating or working.

 

 

 

 

Proposal RR-4

 

RULE V – PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND ETHICAL ISSUES

 

1.     Professional Conduct and Disqualification

a.    The Rodeo Director or any certified official may disqualify a contestant and/or team from an event after observing excessive roughness or intentional harm to an animal such as kicking, hitting, slapping, etc., before, during, or after an event.  Appeals by the contestant and/or team may be made through the Rodeo Review Request procedures (refer to Rodeo Rule VI).

b.    Contestant may be disqualified by a joint decision of the Rodeo Director and another certified official for any of the reasons listed below.  A disqualified contestant will forfeit all entry fees and will be ineligible to receive rodeo monies, awards, or points.  Written documentation must be filed with the Trustees at the Rodeo Review Board meeting.  The following shall be considered reasons for disqualification.

                  i.    Fighting.

                ii.    Attempting to fix an event or bribe a Judge and/or rodeo official.

               iii.    Entering the arena or contestant area under the influence or in possession of alcohol, narcotics, or illegal drugs of any kind.

               iv.    Inhumane treatment of animals.

                v.    Illegal or unauthorized drugging of animals.

               vi.    Intentionally subjecting the rodeo or IGRA to bad publicity.

              vii.    Contestants working rodeo livestock other than participating in the event or without authorization from the local rodeo officials.

            viii.    Any intentional attempt to change the order of livestock.

               ix.    Sharing of contestant numbers and/or passes.

                x.    Unauthorized entry into secretarial area.

               xi.    Abusive language, gestures, or intimidation of any kind towards any rodeo official, contestant, volunteer, or spectator at registration, during the rodeo, or at the awards ceremony, subject to review by the Rodeo Director.

              xii.    Entering the arena to verify, measure or change any arena setup or pattern without explicit permission from Arena Director.

            xiii.    Appeals by the contestant and/or team may be made through the Rodeo Review Request procedures (refer to Rodeo Rule VI).  Placements, which may have occurred prior to the disqualification, will be recalculated based upon the remaining eligible contestants.

 

 

 

 

Proposal RR-5

 

RULE VI – RODEO REVIEW PROCEDURES

7.     Procedure

a.     Contestants may submit a Rodeo Review Request only in an event in which the contestant. A Rodeo Review Request must be presented to the Rodeo Review Trustee no later than 30 minutes after the posting of the results for the event for which a review is being requested. Contestant must use the official Rodeo Review Request form.

b.     Rodeo Review requests must be specified as either an:

                                             i.          Immediate Action or;

                                             ii.        Record for future educational review and training.

c.      Immediate Action submissions must be accompanied by a filing fee of forty dollars ($40) cash. Filing fees will be immediately refunded if an immediate action rodeo review results in the decision being changed. For all other decisions, the filing fee will be split between the Finals Contestant Fund and the host Association.

<Renumber existing b through e>

 

 

Proposal RR-6

 

RULE VII – ASSOCIATION REQUIREMENTS

20.  Stalls for Horses or Storage

a.     Provide at no charge, a minimum of one (1) horse stall per pre–registered contestant entering horse events.  Contestants requiring additional stalls for competition horses may be required to pay a stall fee not to exceed twenty–five dollars ($25.00) per horse stall for the rodeo weekend. Contestants requiring more than three stalls shall pay the facility fee for each additional stall.

 

 

 

Proposal RR-7

 

RULE IX – RODEO LIVESTOCK REQUIREMENTS

1       All associations producing an IGRA–sanctioned rodeo must have a signed, dated, stock contractor contract on file and must provide a copy to the checklist Trustee during the pre– rodeo meeting.

a.     Should the hosting association provide their own stock, no contract will be provided to the checklist Trustee. However the association is responsible to follow all rodeo livestock requirements listed in rule IX.

 

6       Livestock Requirements

d.     Team Roping steers and/or heifers, 400 350–500 pounds, and must have minimum of seven six–inch horns, blunted to the minimum diameter of a dime, with smooth, rounded, and non–jagged edges. These steers animals cannot be used for any other event, must have been previously roped, and wear protective horn wraps during the event.

e.     Chute Dogging steers and/or heifers, 400500 pounds, and must have minimum of seveninch horns, blunted to the minimum diameter of a dime, with smooth, rounded, and non–jagged edges. These steers animals cannot be used for any other event, must have been previously dogged or wrestled, and have not been previously used for Team Roping.

f.       Camp event steers and/or heifers, 400–500 pounds with horns of uniform length, blunted to the minimum diameter of a dime, with smooth, rounded, and non–jagged edges, and have been previously handled.  No bobbed or partial tails.

 

 

h.     Common goats, similar in height and size

                                     i.          No more than 10pound difference between animals and not to exceed 75 pounds.

 

j.       The utilization of steers in the above specified events is for safety considerations. All steers are expected to follow the guidelines of the veterinary community for proper castration. Host association must request for require proof of castration if a stock contractor brings young bulls for any event that specifically states the use of steers. Banding is not considered a castrated animal.  IGRA Rodeo Resources has a reference document titled Castration in Cattle – Welfare Issues. An excerpt follows. “Castration is deemed a necessary practice in U.S. cattle production systems. The procedure is primarily advocated to reduce damage to animals, humans, and facilities by decreasing aggressive male behavior. Several techniques have been developed for castration. Less pain has been associated with early castration (younger than 2 months of age) and is, therefore, recommended.

 

 

Proposal RR-9

 

RULE X – OFFICIAL’S INSPECTION OF BUCKING CHUTES & ARENA

1.       Safety to all animals is paramount to IGRA and its mission statement The Arena Director and/or Chute Coordinator must inspect these listed areas to assure the safety of all animals. This physical inspection must be done prior to each rodeo performance to identify where any animal could be exposed to potential hazards and remove the hazard.

a.       Bucking chutes and loading areas.

b.      Holding/loading pens.

c.       All alleyways and entrance/exit gates.

d.      Roping chutes and loading areas.

e.      All panels and fencing.

f.        Arena footing.

 

 

 

 

 

Proposal RR-10

 

RULE III – RULES FOR EVENTS

3.       Speed Events

B.    BARREL RACING

2.            The course must be measured exactly. If the course is too large for the available space, the pattern should be reduced, depending on the arena size. and marked with stakes or laser pointers prior to the start of the rodeo unless not allowed by facility. A standard barrel pattern is always preferred. No barrel pattern is to be set larger than a standard pattern, unless an approved variance is obtained. The largest pattern the arena size and ground conditions permit should be utilized. In a small arena, a standard pattern is preferred with a shortened score line. When further reduction of the pattern is required, it should be done proportionately to the standard pattern.

 

<Add the word STANDARD to the diagram: Exhibit P, Barrel Racing Diagram, Page 36>

 

 

 

Proposal RR-11

 

 

RULE XV – FINALS RODEO/CIRCUIT CHAMPION SELECTION PROCESS

1.     Point Awards

a.      Finals Rodeo points are equal for all events, and awarded per performance to the first eight (8) places as follows.

1st place

=

50 points

5th place

=

30 points

2nd place

=

45 points

6th place

=

25 points

3rd place

=

40 points

7th place

=

20 points

4th place

=

35 points

8th place

=

15 points

b.     Circuit Champion points are awarded per performance in each event to the first eight (8) places as follows.

1st place Points

=

8% of Day Money

2nd place Points

=

7% of Day Money

3rd place Points

=

6% of Day Money

4th place Points

=

5% of Day Money

5th place Points

=

4% of Day Money

6th place Points

=

3% of Day Money

7th place Points

=

2% of Day Money

8th place Points

=

1% of Day Money

 

c.      In team events, each team member will receive full points for placing.

2.     For Circuit Champions, only the outlined points (see letter B above) for that contestant’s placing will be tracked and will not include unearned Day Money that was added money, added purse, added prize, rolled up to any contestant, or any additional monetary award that an association or individual may choose to add to the event.

 

 


 

RULE XV –WORLD CHAMPION AWARDS

1.     Point Awards

a.      World Champion points are awarded per performance in each event to the first eight (8) places as follows (expressed as dollars).

1st place = 50 plus Day Money

2nd place = 45 plus Day Money

3rd place = 40 plus Day Money

4th place = 35 plus Day Money

5th place = 30 plus Day Money

6th place = 25 plus Day Money

7th place = 20 plus Day Money

8th place = 15 plus Day Money

b.      In team events, each team member will receive full points for placing.

 

2.     World Champions, will include unearned Day Money that was added money, added purse, added prize, rolled up to any contestant, or any additional monetary award that an association or individual may choose to add to the event.

 

 

 


 

RULE XIV – RODEO AWARDS

7. World Champion Awards

a.      The Circuit Championship will be awarded to the contestant in each individual event that earns the highest cumulative points in that event for the rodeo year, inclusive of Finals Rodeo Day Money.

b.     The Circuit Team Championship will be awarded to the contestants who earn the highest cumulative points in that team event and position for the rodeo year, inclusive of Finals Rodeo Day Money.  Awards will be awarded to the top two (2) Team Ropers, top three (3) Wild Drag contestants, and the top two (2) contestants in Steer Decorating and Goat Dressing.

c.      The Circuit All–Around Champion Cowboy and Cowgirl will be awarded to the contestants that earn the highest cumulative points in their combined events for the rodeo year inclusive of Finals Rodeo day money.  To qualify for this category, the contestant must have competed in three (3) of the four (4) categories of events and placed first through eighth (1st through 8th) in two (2) of those categories during the year.

 

 


 

RULE XIV – RODEO AWARDS

7. World Champion Awards

a.                The World Championship will be awarded to the contestant in each individual event that earns the highest cumulative total in that event for the rodeo year, inclusive of Finals Rodeo.

b.               The World Team Championship will be awarded to the contestants who earn the highest cumulative total in that team event and position for the rodeo year, inclusive of Finals Rodeo. Awards will be awarded to the top two (2) Team Ropers, top three (3) Wild Drag contestants, and the top two (2) contestants in Steer Decorating and Goat Dressing.

c.                The World All–Around Champion Cowboy and Cowgirl will be awarded to the contestants that earn the highest cumulative total in their combined events for the rodeo year inclusive of Finals Rodeo. To qualify for this category, the contestant must have competed in three (3) of the four (4) categories of events and placed first through eighth (1st through 8th) in two (2) of those categories during the year.

 

 

PROPOSAL RR-12

 

<NEW RULE>

 

RULE XVI – FINALS RODEO INVITATION PROCESS

1.     Point Awards

a.     Finals Rodeo points are equal for all events, and awarded per performance to the first eight (8) places as follows.

1st place = 50 points 5th place = 30 points

2nd place = 45 points 6th place = 25 points

3rd place = 40 points 7th place = 20 points

4th place = 35 points 8th place = 15 points

b.     In team events, each team member will receive full points for placing.

 

2.     Each contestant’s Finals Rodeo point placements in each event will count towards the Finals Rodeo selection/invitation(s)

 

 

 

 

PROPOSAL RR-13.f

 

 

RULE III – RULES FOR EVENTS

 

1.      ROUGH STOCK EVENTS

 

G.    CHUTE DOGGING

 

1.      This event is set up in the bucking chutes.

2.      The event has a sixty (60) second time limit. Arena buzzer, horn or whistle will sound to indicate the end of the sixty (60) second time limit.

3.      Event requires three timers.

4.      The finish line shall be drawn 10 (TEN- In Its Entirety) feet from and parallel to the closed chute gate.

5.      Event has two (2) judges.

1.      The start Judge will drop a flag and simultaneously blow a whistle when chute gate begins to open.

2.      The line/finish Judge will blow a whistle when the nose of the steer has crossed the 10-foot line and will drop the flag once the steer has been dogged.

6.      Contestant shall position themselves in the chute with the steer and signal for the gate to be opened.

7.      Once time has started the contestant will move the animal to the 10-foot line to dog the steer.

8.      Steer will be considered dogged only when it is lying flat on its side, or on its back, with all four hooves pointed in the same direction and the head in a natural position.

9.      A disqualification (DQ) will be given for any of the following.

 

 

 

 

PROPOSAL RR-13

 

RULE XIV – RODEO AWARDS

1.     All–Around Cowboy & Cowgirl Buckles

a.      To compete for All–Around Cowboy & Cowgirl, contestant must participate in three (3) of the four (4) categories of events and place first through eighth (1st through 8th) in two (2) of those categories.

b.     All–Around Cowboy and All–Around Cowgirl buckles will be based on total points earned.  In the event a tie still exists at the end of the process defined in the next paragraph, each contestant will receive a buckle.

c.      In the event two (2) All–Around contestants should earn an equal cumulative point award, the tie will be broken by giving one (1) point to each contestant for each first (1st) place in their events.  Contestant with the highest point value will be awarded the All–Around title.  If a tie still exists, continue to award one (1) point to each contestant for each second (2nd) place in their events.  Contestant with the highest point value will be awarded the All–Around title.  If a need arises, continue this process in “placing” until the tie is broken.

d.     All-Around points are equal for all events, and awarded per performance to the first eight (8) places as follows.

1st place = 50 points

2nd place = 45 points

3rd place = 40 points

4th place = 35 points

5th place = 30 points

6th place = 25 points

7th place = 20 points

8th place = 15 points

 

 

 

 

PROPOSAL RR-15

 

RULE IV– GENERAL RULES

 

7.     Contestant Running Order in Events

a.      Running order for the first performance will Will be assigned through random drawing by the Rodeo Secretary.  For Bull Riding, see Bull Draw (refer to Rodeo Rule III, number 1, letter D).

b.     Must be posted a minimum of thirty (30) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the first event of each go–round.

c.      Running order for the second performance will be assigned by reversing the first performance running order.

d.     Second Performance Running Order shall remain in the same position drawn regardless of scratches, no shows.

e.      Second Performance raking position, goat changes and shared riggings shall coordinate with the First Performance drag order.