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Rodeo Production Guidebook



Getting Your Rodeo on the IGRA schedule

The IGRA Rodeo Year runs from January 1st to December 31st each year. A rodeo shall be a one or two-day event with all thirteen (13) approved rodeo events offered on each day.

Rodeo dates are approved at the annual convention one or two years prior to the rodeo calendar. Rodeo dates may be changed or added at the next convention or by a two-thirds (2/3) vote at any board of directors meeting.

Consideration should be given to possible conflicts with other nearby rodeos when planning your rodeo date, as no more than two (2) rodeos may be held on the same weekend. No IGRA sanctioned rodeo may be scheduled within seventeen (17) days prior to the IGRA Finals Rodeo.

Rodeos shall be sanctioned by the board of directors. A majority vote of the board will be required to sanction a rodeo. Sanctioning of a rodeo must occur no later than six (6) months prior to the planned rodeo date, but must also occur prior to the end of the last board meeting of the previous rodeo year, whichever is earlier.

Member Associations requesting sanctioning of a rodeo must submit the following items with the request:

  1. Completed rodeo application with all required supporting documents and information (see Rodeo Application Chapter 01 / Section 02)
  2. Sanction fee
Each association must send a current membership list to the IGRA office within 15 days of the start of the rodeo year (January 1). This includes recognized associations. See rodeo rules for details. This list should be resubmitted as it changes.

Fees Rodeo Associations Pay

For current fees see either the Rodeo Rules, Bylaws or Standing Rules pages
First posted May 16, 2015
Last update Jan 1, 2016