Your memberships must be received by Becky Dailey no later than one week before the entries close for the rodeo you are entering.

Please check the ineligible list and get your fines paid as soon as possible.  Make checks payable to NHSRA and send to Tina Kessler, P. O. Box 159, Callaway, NE  68825.  You will be ineligible to rodeo until all fines are paid in full.  Thank you!


The association will NOT be obligated to provide calendars to members after March 1st. Any member NOT submitting calendar monies prior to March 1st will owe the minimum sales requirement of $200 plus a $60 late fee that must be paid BEFORE any spring rodeo entries will be accepted.

Cards may be sent to the....

Brenda Still (& family), 42760 Road 767, Oconto NE 68860

Barb Tool, 76 Avenue 145, Stapleton, NE 69163

SENIOR PICTURE TIME AGAIN!!! Please send to Becky (P.O. Box 10, Arnold NE 69120), or email to Becky (, or email to Jeanne ( a BILLFOLD SIZED SENIOR PICTURE. If you mail the picture, PLEASE be sure you write your name on the back.

This needs to be completed by April 1, 2014. Thank you!


 (P.O. Box 10, Arnold NE 69120 or fax to 308.848.2544)

 This has to be done before you are eligible to rodeo this spring!!!!!


This year the clinic will be going to a pageant. We will have Joe Bohac from Lincoln, NE. makeup

artist extraordinaire!! We will be doing hair design with your hats, hat & boot care, apparel (what

color/style to wear, when & where). Photo sessions before and after. You will need to bring 3-4 different

colored shirts and hats if you like. We will be practicing modeling, interviewing and impromptu questions.

By Saturday night you will be ready for a pageant. There will be 2 groups, all hands on so you will

have individual help. Lades watch the Miss Rodeo Nebraska for more

information and applications. Miss Serra Peterson will be hosting the mature ladies ready for a PRCA

Rodeo Queen Pageant. The clinic is taking one step up in preparing you all. Watch for more information

next week. Message Tricia Schaffer if there are more questions.


NHSRA Banquet - Winners



As of the 2013-14 Rodeo Season the "Rodeo News" is the official media publication for the NHSRA.

Calendar Information

The 2013-2014 calendar letter is located under the "calendars" tab at left.  Then click on "important letter to contestants".  This letter highlights the calendar program and gives important dates you need to know.

A refreshing note received from SWNHSR to President, Jim Wakefield...



Dear Tricia & Rodeo Family - WOW, I am touched and tearful. I know Patty was donating the HOPE picture, but I didn't know you were taking up a donation in honor of her. She loves her rodeo family and you have all been so supportive of her through her battle with cancer. Nothing is as great as the love of friends and family when you go through troubled times. The Relay For Life thanks you and all the donors, please pass the word. The kids were great to work with and the picture turned out so COOL.

Thank you again. Sally Connor & RFL of Cherry Co.



Dear Mrs. Schaffer - I appreciate your sending the rodeo booklet. I am always interested in the kids from Nebraska. They always prove themselves good sports. I hope. Please count on me again next year for this buckle. Sincerely, Roberta


Felt Back numbers that were sold at both the Junior High and High School finals to the contestants are still available for sale. There are numbers left over that can still be purchased.  Family’s get home and remember they forgot or did not have time to purchase the number. All left over numbers are still in the national office.
They are still $10.00. You may pay by credit card or check.  Contact information is:
Bobbie Dechant
Merchandise Clerk
12011 Tejon Street, Suite 900
Denver, CO 80234
Fax 1-303-452-0912  



Parents & Contestants:

In the event that you are sending your contestant to the rodeo alone or with a friend, you need to be aware of the following consequences if your contestant is hurt. According to Nebraska Laws, if the ambulance is called upon to render aide to an injured contestant, the contestant CAN NOT refuse transport. They will, however, be treated under Implied Consent, then transported. Only a parent or LEGAL guardian can refuse transport, unless the contestant is an emancipated minor. The people that you send your son/daughter with, also, can not refuse care/transport once it has been initiated. So the bottom line is, if your contestant son/daughter is injured, and the ambulance is called, they will go to the hospital, unless YOU are there to sign a refusal.

Nancy Edelman


Rodeo Pictures Wanted:

If you have rodeo pictures with contestants from the Lakeside, Hemingford, Alliance, or Hays Springs area, please send them to  Make sure you identify the kids in the pictures.  Send as many as you have!


Contestant Turn-Out Information


  • You may only DRAW OUT of a rodeo before positions are drawn. The date of position draws is included in the rodeo information. Any draw outs after this date is considered a TURN OUT. You must contact Tina Kessler, Central Entry Secretary, and the rodeo secretary any time you DRAW OUT, TURN OUT, MEDICAL OR VET RELEASE out of EACH rodeo. If you draw out before positions are drawn, entry fees will be refunded.
  • If you are TURNING OUT of a rodeo after positions are drawn, a $15.00 turn out fine/per event will be assessed, except in the team roping. See Team Roping rules.
  • If you are TURNING OUT because of a medical or vet release, the Central Entry/Points Secretary and Rodeo Secretary must be notified 24 hours in advance of the start time of the rodeo. If notification is done 24 hours in advance, entry fees will be refunded and the $15.00 turnout fine will not be imposed. If the notification is after the 24 hour deadline and before 5 days after the turnout, the contestant does not get their fees back. After 5 days have passed and a medical or vet release has not been obtained by the Central Entry/Points Secretary, a $15.00 fine will be assessed
  • A contestant may turn out due to a visible injury or illness that occurred the day of the rodeo, provided the judge has ruled this to be the situation. A judge’s visual release is only good for that day’s rodeo. The turn out fine of $15.00 will be waived in this situation, however, the entry fees will not be returned.
  • All medical or vet releases must be faxed (308)836-2259, emailed (, or mailed (Tina Kessler, P. O. Box 159, Callaway NE 68825), within 5 days of the turnout. Anything received after that date, will be considered a turn out and a $15.00 fine will be imposed. All medical or vet releases must be on a doctor/veterinarian letterhead and signed. Once a contestant competes in the event they released, the release is void.
  • Notification of fines will be sent to the following week’s Rodeo Secretaries, so the fines will have to be paid before competing at the next rodeo. Fines may mailed to Tina Kessler, P. O. Box 159, Callaway NE 68825, or paid to  the Rodeo Secretary. Please be sure you obtain a receipt if paying at the rodeo. This is your responsibility, not the Rodeo Secretary.
  • Once a contestant releases on a medical or visual release, in order to compete again, a doctor must give a release to compete again. This is in the National Rulebook. If you can not compete at the rodeos following the first one you released from, contact the Central Entry/Points Secretary and Rodeo Secretaries ASAP so they do not order stock for you.