The Ponca Rodeo has been cancelled due to frigid temps.
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Great Plains Youth Rodeo
December 30-31, 2017
Arrow B Arena, Ponca, NE
The Great Plains Youth Rodeo Association is preparing to host its second Youth Rodeo for contestants aged 18 and under at the Arrow B Arena near Ponca, NE. Below you will find some general information regarding this rodeo. As the organization is in its earliest stages, please know that we are still working the kinks out. We hope to find the weak spots so we can strengthen them before the 2018 Rodeo Season. Below you will find some answers to some common questions. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Matt Zancanella @ 605-695-4797.
- Stalls are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Stalls are inside & include shavings for $25/stall/night. There are no electrical hook ups and no tie-outs or pens are allowed. There is a small hotel in Ponca, 3 miles away and several in Vermillion, SD and Sioux City, IA.
- There will be $1500 added to the rodeo with more hopefully coming in. This will be divided equitably between the events.
- Entries will be taken via e-mail up to midnight on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th, 2017. They can be e-mailed to email@example.com
- We will NOT be using entry forms this time. Simply e-mail me your child's NAME, AGE ON 11-1-17, EVENTS ENTERING and DAYS ENTERING. Please include Headers & Heelers in Team Roping and Ropers and Runners in Ribbon Roping. For example:
- Jimmy James
- Goat Tying
- Team Roping (Header-Jimmy James, Heeler-Kimmie Phortuga)
- Ribbon Roping (Roper: Hatfield Burgeson, Runner: Jimmy James)
- 12/30 & 12/31
- The age is determined by the age of the contestant on November 1, 2017.
- PeeWee (8 & under) Boys & Girls Events: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Flag Race, Goat Tail Untying
- Junior (9-14) Girls Events: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Ribbon Roping
- Junior (9-14) Boys Events: Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Ribbon Roping
- Senior (15-18) Girls Events: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Ribbon Roping
- Senior (15-18) Boys Events: Ribbon Roping, Chute Dogging, Tie-Down Roping, Team Roping
- Fees are per event/per day. $15/PeeWees, $40/Juniors, $50/Seniors
- There is a $5/day office charge to help offset some of the costs of paying help to secretary and announce.
- No fees need to be paid until you check in at the rodeo.
- All contestants must be checked in by 9:30 am on the day of the rodeo unless you checked in the day before.
- Parents must be present at check in to sign the waiver for their child.
- Waivers will be available to sign the day of the rodeo, but a copy is available for download below.
- DRAW OUTS are allowed up until noon Wednesday, December 27th, 2017. If you do not DRAW OUT by then and do not show up, your fees must be paid before you can compete in the next rodeo.
- There will be no late entries.
- There are no membership fees for this rodeo though we are hoping to have a full organization up and running next year at which time membership will be necessary.
- 70% of the entry fees will be paid back.
- The number of places paid will be determined based on number of contestants with a reasonable number of contestants getting a check. The rule of thumb used is that the last place paid should get the entry fees reimbursed.
- When entering the Team Roping and Ribbon Roping you must have a partner designated. The fees are per person.
- The Ribbon Roping event may have any combination of contestants: boy/boy, boy/girl, girl/girl.
- Ribbon Roping will be dally only, no tie on.
- The JUNIOR Team Roping will be an individual event with the contestant choosing a Senior or Adult to rope with.
- Dress code is long-sleeved shirts, cowboy hat and boots.
- As there is no official rule book, we will refer to the Little Britches rule book and common sense should any questions arise.
- As for a Code Of Conduct, please just consider the situation before you react. These are kids and other people's children. Those that are helping are not there to get rich or find great fame. They are there as volunteers because they like kids and rodeo and want to make things better for both. They have put in countless unpaid hours to make this happen and are taking a financial risk of their own. Bottom line: Be good to one another.