Rule Changes Effective Immediately (posted 08/24/16)

Add to Rodeo Entry Guidelines Page 43 #25: "All Contestants are allowed to trade position for position.  Must have confirmation numbers of all contestants involved.  If a confirmation number cannot be produced then card numbers and the last 4 digits of SSN for all contestants involved will be accepted.  Deadline for trading is 4pm CST the next business day after books close for the rodeo."

Change to General Timed Event Rules Page 84 #11 & Cowgirls Barrel Racing Page 80 #2: "sixty (60) second time limit" to "thirty (30) second time limit".

Seeking Nominations for Officers & Board of Directors (posted 05/13/16)
The current board of directors is seeking suggestions for three (3) potential new board members who will serve two-year terms.  Nominees must be members in good standing and must not have been fined or suspended during a three year period immediately preceding nomination. 
The term for Board of Directors - Chet Kidd, Traci Morris and Jason Tucker will expire this year leaving Brian Barefoot, Bradley Bullard, Thomas Linton, and Matt McGee to complete another year as board of directors.
Officers and board members are asked to participate in regularly scheduled conference calls and/or email communications dealing with pertinent issues, attend board meetings held during SFR and any other time of the year as deemed necessary.  They are also expected to serve on committees as needed, to participate in the planning and operation of the finals rodeo (SFR) and to perform any other duties necessary to ensure the success of the association.  Officers and board members will serve without salary.  A complimentary membership for the following rodeo season will be issued at the completion of each year of service.
If you know an eligible SRA member who can honor the above commitments, please submit their name, contact information and a short paragraph stating why this person would be a good candidate.  (And, yes, you may suggest yourself!)  While we will not be able to nominate all individuals submitted, your input will help the current board prepare a ballot of excellent candidates to present for vote by the full membership in November 2016.  Send information by email to: or postal mail to: SRA, PO Box 669, Four Oaks NC 27524 no later than August 31, 2016.

Rule Change Proposals (posted 03/23/16)
The SRA is currently accepting proposals for new rules and rule changes which would be effective for the 2017 rodeo season.  Please submit proposals in writing on or before May 30th to the SRA office by mail at PO Box 669, Four Oaks, NC 27524 or email to

Attention All Current and Prospective Rodeo Judges
Please note the following  excerpt from the SRA rulebook pertaining to rodeo judges:
“All judges must be approved by the SRA Board of Directors, hold a current SRA card and be a member in good standing to judge a rodeo. Judges will be required to attend a judging clinic at least once every three years. Judges will be classified by the Board of Directors as "Certified" or "Qualified". There must be at least one Certified Judge at each rodeo.  Any person seeking to be approved as a judge must submit a request to the SRA Board of Directors after attending an SRA judging clinic.”

Attention Rodeo Contestants

The topic of the dress code at rodeos and the enforcement of the rule regarding dress code has become a recent concern.  In order to maintain the level of professionalism that the association would like to portray to the public and current or potential rodeo committees and sponsors, the SRA Board of Directors would like to remind members of the importance of following this rule.  The rule states, "Members will be presentable in western attire when competing in approved rodeos.  Appropriate long sleeve shirts (sleeves rolled down and tails tucked in) and western hats must be worn in the arena, the back of the bucking chutes and on rodeo grounds within fifty (50) feet of arena by all contestants or anyone in the arena one hour prior to and during a performance and slack."  Thank you for your cooperation.

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