"The South's Oldest Rodeo Association"
WelcomeThe Southern Rodeo Association would like to welcome you to our website. We hope that this site will provide you with the information you need concerning our association. If you need additional information or have any questions, please email our office.
About the SRAThe Southern Rodeo Association (SRA) was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization and was incorporated on April 27, 1959. The SRA boasts of being the oldest rodeo association east of the Mississippi River. Members of the association come from as far north as Canada, as far south as Florida and as far west as Oklahoma.
The top 12 contestants in Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Cowgirls Barrel Racing and Cowgirls Breakaway Roping qualify for the Southern Finals Rodeo (SFR) each year. There are some particularly gifted competitors that win in two or more events. These are the athletes that strive for the most coveted of all titles, the "All Around Champion Cowboy and Cowgirl".
The SRA crowns champions in each event for overall points winners for the year in addition the finals rodeo championships. Top notch bucking horses and bulls are also awarded for their performance for the year and at the finals rodeo. Take a look at our past Year End Champions and Finals Champions.
The SRA is constantly growing in membership and now sanctions rodeos all over the eastern United States. However, the Southern Rodeo Association remains proud of its "Southern Roots"!
RULE AMENDMENTS Effective October 1, 2013 are as follows:
Delete Point Awards Page 27 Rule #8 “Points for All Around Cowboy and Cowgirl will count only for rodeos that offer all eight (8) mandatory events.”
Add Point Awards Page 27 Rule #10 “In the team roping event , a champion header and champion heeler will be awarded.”
Change SRA Finals Rodeo Page 29 Rule #7 “Team ropers may only enter one time in the team roping event at the finals. The top 12 header qualifiers must team up with the top 12 heeling qualifiers.”
Add Postponement Page 37 Rule #5 “If a contestant is entered in a rodeo and any portion of the rodeo is cancelled, the rodeo will count toward satisfying the minimum SRA first-sanctioned rodeos to qualify for finals. If notification of turnout is given or medical/vet release is submitted prior to cancellation of rodeo, the rodeo will not count for that individual.”
Change to SRA Finals Rodeo Page 28 Rule #3 “Contestants must compete in the event at a minimum of one (1) SRA first-sanctioned rodeos to be eligible to compete at the finals.”
SRA Rulebook is available here. Amendment pages are available here.
Junior SRAThe SRA has a junior rodeo association for competitors 16 years of age and under. Many of the top hands in the SRA have come through the junior ranks to become leaders of the parent organization. The Junior SRA is a great way to get kids involved and prepared to enter competition in high school and professional rodeo. For more information on the Junior SRA, visit the website jrsrarodeo.com