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.
The Board of Director's would like to stress the importance of being in Official Dress during the rodeo. This also includes the cuttings and mandatory check-ins! You need to wear: cowboy hat, cowboy boots, long sleeve western button down shirt (tucked in & sleeves rolled down), jeans and back number. This also includes anyone in the arena, no parents are allowed in the arena without official dress (excluding back number). Don't risk your child getting disqualified because you are not in official dress! This will be enforced! Please see page 28 in the National Rulebook for exact rules.
Breakaway ropers: At all rodeos, breakaway string is provided by the student director, via III. Event Rules #5. String will be provided and will be inspected by designated official before each contestant competes. PLEASE be sure to use the string provided at the rodeos, it will be hanging around the chute box area, and be sure it is tied securely to your saddle horn. Be respectful, please take only 1-2 pieces of string!