Ground Rules

Jackson Hole Rodeo Ground Rules

 

These rules are made up to follow the PRCA, NBHA,and NHSRA rulebooks  or combination thereof, we will refer to these rulebooks on all items not addressed under these ground rules.  Any attempt to cheat, deceive, or otherwise break any rule is grounds for disqualification and any offender(s) may be suspended or banned from entering the Jackson Hole Rodeo.  We attempt to be as open and honest throughout all rodeos we ask the same of our contestants.

 

We love and enjoy rodeo and feel a strong desire to share the sport with the public, we will probably never be the biggest or richest rodeo, but we can be the most fun.   We hope our contestants feel the same bringing a positive and fun experience to all who have come to watch.  If we can’t have fun we have to ask ourselves why are we here?  This leads to our first and foremost rule, HAVE FUN!

 

Appearance 

 

  1. Western attire shall be worn at all times by contestants and helpers.Western attire will consist of a long sleeve button down shirt, pants, Cowboy boots, and a cowboy hat. 

 

a.  The only exception to this rule will be during the slack performance, competitors may opt to not wear a cowboy hat, ball caps or other hats are never allowed.

 

Animal Treatment

 

  1. Mistreatment of any animal will not be tolerated, any contestant, participant, or helper that mistreating any animal will be disqualified and forfeit any entry fees. Flagrant violators will be banned from further competition.

 

Association

 

  1. In order to bring a better rodeo and allow for better prizes, and added money we have elected to form a membership association. It will not be a requirement to compete in the rodeo, however in order to acquire points to qualify for our finals you MUST purchase a card, an additional fee will be applied to non card members.

 

  1. JHR membership cards may be purchased for the price of $75 for all events except Mini/Peewee Bull riding those card will be $40. The card revenue will be go directly to prizes.  The finals will have $1000 added money in all events with the exception of tie-down, breakaway, and the peewee events. At least $500 added money will be added to breakaway and tie-down.  The mini-bulls will not be excluded in the added money but the total will be posted at a later date.

 

Points

 

  1. Points will start accruing on June 1st.

 

  1. Points will ONLY accrue after a JHR membership card has been purchased.

 

  1. Point will be awarded respective to the position placed in the rodeo.

 

  1. In order to qualify for the finals you MUST purchase a JHR membership, AND attend at least 5 rodeos.  Exceptions can be made with LEGITMATE reasons given ie. Medical/veterinary.

 

 

Judges

 

  1. Two approved judges will be used for all rough stock events. When available a back judge will be used.

 

a.  Each judge will carry a stopwatch.  The judge stopwatches are the official time.  A qualified ride is determined when the rider has not disqualified him/her self after eight seconds has elapsed on the judges stopwatch or the buzzer sounds. The back judge when available shall be the official timer, the judge on the latch side of the chute gate will be primary backup, and the other judge will be secondary backup.  Should the buzzer fail or go too long the judges will then look at the primary secondary and chute judges time discretion will be used as to whether the judge feels his time was correct if it should be used or discarded.  At any time a contestant touches with free hand  or otherwise disqualifies himself/herself prior to the buzzer and prior to 8 seconds on the judges stopwatch the contestant will receive a no score.

 

b.  All discrepancies will be first taken to the arena director, then the arena director will address the judge.  Any attempt to sway a judges decision or otherwise influence a judge will be considered disqualifying event.  Any flagrant or abusive behavior toward a judge or any rodeo personnel will be a disqualifying event, offenders may be banned from future events if it is deemed necessary.

 

 

Team Roping

 

  1. Team roping will be a numbered format using the USTRC numbering system.  Team roping will be divided into three divisions per rodeo.  Divisions will be an #8 capped at an Elite #4, a #10 capped at an Elite #6, and an Open.  Ropers may enter each rodeo a maximum of two times, if the same division is entered contestant must either switch partners or switch ends.  For example you may not rope the same end of the steer for the same partner in any particular division. Elite numbered ropers will be allowed to rope, however if two Elites rope together the resultant sum plus one to their total number. For example if two elite fives rope together there combined sum will be eleven and they cannot rope together in the #10 roping.

a.  The preferred number will be a current USTRC card, a past card may be used in lieu of a current card at the discretion of the roping judge (flagger) if no card is available the roping judge will assign a number based on assessed skill level.  At any point the roping director feel that any roper is inappropriately numbered the roper will be asked to enter the appropriate division.  Any flagrant attempt at thwarting or cheating the number system will lead disqualification and WILL be reported to USTRC.

2.    Each team will be allowed two loops only a miss on either end will constitute a no time.

3.  Entries are limited to two entries.  In the case time allows we we let ropers enter ONE additional time, ropers will still only enter any division twice, and no teamroper may rope more than three times in a rodeo.

 

Bareback Riding

 

  1. The Bareback Riding will follow the PRCA rulebook with the following exception

 

  1. Minimum age of 15 or having graduated 8th

 

Saddle Bronc Riding

 

  1. The Saddle Bronc Riding will follow the PRCA rulebook with the following exception

 

  1. Minimum age of 15 or having graduated 8th

 

 

Bull Riding

  1. The Bull Riding will follow the PRCA rulebook with the following exception

 

  1. Minimum age of 15 or having graduated 8th

 

Mini-Bull Riding

 

  1. Mini-Bull riding will follow the same rules as Bull riding with the following exceptions.

 

a.  Contestants shall not exceed a weight limit of 125 pounds.

 

b.  Mini- Bull riding shall be divided into two divisions Peewee age 8-10, Junior age 11-14. These ages do overlap and are used as guidelines, a rider will be placed in the proper division for his size and riding ability. 

c.  A qualified ride shall be 8 seconds.

 

Barrel Racing

 

  1. The Barrel Racing will follow the NBHA 4D format with the following exceptions.

 

a. The rake will be determined by the arena director with reference to the performance

 

b. For year end winners only one saddle can be won per horse.

 

 

  1. Pee-Wee/Beginner Barrel Racing will be for kids 12 and under. It will be run as time only no fees or card will be required, and no prizes awarded.  One entry allowed per rodeo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barrel Pattern

 

  1. The barrel pattern will be set at the following size however it may be changed at any time that a rodeo official deems necessary for safety, once set it will remain throughout that day’s competition

 

Tie Down Roping

 

  1. To follow the PRCA rulebook with the following exceptions

 

Breakaway Roping

 

  1. The Breakaway Roping will follow
  2. The calf’s head must pass through the loop in order to be a legal catch
  3. Boys under 14 are allowed to compete in the Breakaway Roping

 

 

 

Payouts and Fees

 

Entry Fees

 

 

Event

Entry Fee

#8 Team Roping

$30*

#10 Team Roping

$35*

Open Team Roping

$60*

Barrel Racing

$35

Bull Riding

$58

Bareback Riding

$58

Saddle Bronc Riding

$58

Breakaway Roping

$35

Tie-Down Roping

$35

Mini-Bull Riding

$25

Pee-Wee Bull Riding

$15

*Team Roping fees are per man not per team

All Fees are subject to a stock charge not more than 1/3 of the Fee

 

Bull Riding

 

Places                   1-5                  6-10                11-15              16-20             21-30

 

1st………………….100%…………60%………….50%…………45%………….30%

 

2nd…………………………………..40%………….30%………….27%…………25%

 

3rd……………………………………………………20%………….18%…………20%

 

4th…………………………………………………………………….10%…………15%

 

5th……………………………………………………………………………………..10%

 

 

Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Mini-Bull, and Pee-Wee Bulls

 

Places                    1-2                  3-5                   6-7                8-Up                       

 

1st………………….100%…………60%………….50%…………45%

 

2nd…………………………………..40%………….30%………….27%

 

3rd……………………………………………………20%………….18%

 

4th…………………………………………………………………….10%

 

#8       #10     Tie Down      Breakaway

 

Places      1-5              6-10           11-15              16-20             21-30            31-Up             

 

1st……….100%….…60%……….50%……….……40%……….….30%………..28%

2nd……………………40%……….30%………….…30%…………..25%………..22%

3rd…………………………….……20%……………..20%…….……20%………..18%

4th………………………………………………….….10%……….…15%……..…..14%

5th………………………………………………………………………10%………….10%

6th………………………………………………………….……………………………8%

 

In Roping events we will only pay up to 6 places and no more

 

Open Payout

 

 

Places    1-7               8-14                15-21             22-28             29-38             39-Up                       

 

1st….100%…………60%………….50%…………40%………….30%………..28%

 

2nd…………………..40%………….30%………….30%…………25%………..22%

 

3rd……………………………………20%………….20%…………20%………..18%

 

4th…………………………………………………….10%…………15%………..14%

 

5th……………………………………………………………………..10%………10%

 

6th……………………………………………………………………………………8%

In Roping events we will only pay up to 6 places and no more

 

4-D Barrels Payout

  1. The payout for the 4-D barrel racing will follow the NBHA rulebook.

 

  1. The Divisions will be determined as follows:

 

  1. 1D winner is the fastest time of the Barrel Race
  2. 2D the fastest time plus one-half second
  3. 3D the fastest time plus one second
  4. 4D the fastest time plus two seconds

 

  1. The total jackpotted entry fees will be divided up as follows 35% to the first division (1D), 30% to the second division (2D), 20% to the third division (3D), and 15% to the fourth division(4D).

 

Places    1-12            13-20             21-40             41-80             81-120       121-160            

 

1st……..100%………60%………….50%…………40%………….30%………..28%

 

2nd…………………..40%………….30%………….30%…………25%………..22%

 

3rd……………………………………20%………….20%…………20%………..18%

 

4th…………………………………………………….10%…………15%………..14%

 

5th……………………………………………………………………..10%………10%

 

6th……………………………………………………………………………………8%

Ground Rules