"NHSRA NEWS & NOTES"
Next NHSRA Board of Director's meeting
Friday, May 27, 2016 in Thedford NE
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To All Nebraska High School Rodeo Members and their Families,
It is with a sad, disappointed heart that I share these comments. PLEASE READ the following…
I received a text message from the Nelson Rodeo Committee sharing that some of their 4-H archery equipment had been vandalized. The equipment was housed in the building where the student dance was held the Saturday night of the rodeo weekend. The equipment was intact and moved on Thursday evening prior to the rodeo to a spot in the building that was blocked off to the public. The equipment was taken out the week after the rodeo in preparation for a practice session and that is when the vandalism was discovered.
They also reported to me that several of the students attending the Saturday night dance and playing on the activities set up especially for the high school rodeo students were rude and disrespectful.
The Nelson Rodeo Committee consists of ALL volunteers. They work hard before, during and after the rodeo to produce a two day event for the Nebraska High School Rodeo Members/Competitors and their families. The Nelson Rodeo has a beautiful fairgrounds and welcome us, the Nebraska High School Rodeo Families, with open arms.
I also received a call from the people offering the concession stand at the North Platte High School Rodeo and they stated to me that they had the concession stand during the college rodeo and the high school rodeo and they have never experienced such a RUDE bunch of people as the High School Rodeo people on Sunday at the 2015 North Platte High School Rodeo.
As the Nebraska High School Rodeo Board of Directors we rely on our Rodeo Committees to produce the practice rodeos for all our Nebraska High School Rodeo members. We also rely on numerous Sponsors and Donors to help produce the practice rodeos, as well as providing awards for State Finals!!! Reports like this could make committees think twice about wanting to host rodeos and we could lose Donors and Sponsors!! And this is negative publicity for the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association – NOT GOOD!
At the very least – WE ALL, Nebraska High School Rodeo members, as well as family members, need to be respectful to our rodeo committees and those entities helping with and around the rodeo!
Nebraska High School Rodeo Vice President
Ground Rule for 2014 Nebraska High School Rodeo State Finals and National High School Finals Rodeo
Reined Cow Horse link
Students check out the link to the National Reined Cow Horse Association's introductory video of the NHSRA's newest event. Tentative plans are for an introductory level clinic this fall and competitions next spring. Anyone interested in learning more about this event can contact JB or Sonya Atkins.
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.