Friday, April 26, 2024, at the Arkansas Equestrian Center at the State Fair Rodeo Grounds. Great for the very beginner… and a refresher for those who have done it before!
If you have ever wanted to learn how all those cowboys and cowgirls do these events, come and try them out. Our Rodeo School is geared for the very beginner that has never competed before! Come and learn all about the how-to’s.
This is a great way to learn as it is a stress-free environment. You will be instructed by experienced cowboys and cowgirls, and you can practice your event more than once (time permitting). It is also a great refresher for those who have entered before to get warmed up, practice with the stock, and maybe learn a new technique or two!
A one-time fee of $30 will be charged. This covers instruction on six (6) events and lunch.
Friday, April 26, 2022
Registration and Orientation meeting place: Arkansas Equestrian Center at the Fairgrounds, at the end of the Arena closest to the Arkansas Building.
Registration 8:30 am-9:00 am
ALL STUDENTS must come between 8:30 and 9:00 am to register where you will check-in. All students must read and sign the “Participation and Waiver of Liability” form.
Orientation 9:00 am – 9:30 am
ALL STUDENTS – Meet at a prior designated area of the arena (above) at 9:AM SHARP! We will be watching the IGRA Health and Safety video (if available, answering questions, and getting you oriented. All participants are required to watch this video before participating in the rodeo school. For a preview of the video, you can access it at: www.igra.com/Resources/horsesense/index.htm. We will be showing the video in the morning immediately after registration, so previewing the video is not required. Once orientation is complete, you are free to come and learn your event at the following times.
Calf Roping on Foot
A complimentary light lunch for students and instructors will be served around 11:30 AM.
With your newly learned rodeo skills, you as a rookie cowboy/cowgirl can still register and enter the Diamond State Rodeo Association Rodeo in the Rock. This is your chance to become a real rodeo competitor. (Keep in mind that enrolling in the Rodeo School is separate from registering to compete in the actual rodeo).
Come on and give our Rodeo School a go! The only thing you will regret is if you don’t give it a try.
Rodeo School Equipment
As a minimum, please bring the following with you to the Rodeo School:
That’s all you need to get you started. DSRA has access to ropes, protective vests, helmets (size permitting} and steer rigging for you to use if you so wish – or bring your own.
Optionally, you can bring a long-sleeved shirt (great for the sun or additional protection), a mouthpiece (that’s personal), and/or a hockey helmet. These are strongly suggested but not required.