IMPORTANT INFO ON FALL CUTTINGS!!!
Two LHSRA-sanctioned cuttings will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the West Cal Arena in Sulphur. Each is considered a separate event and will be entered separately through Rodeo Sports Network next Monday or Tuesday, October 27 or 28, 2014, from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, with late entry available on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. One cutting will be an LHSRA only class and the other will be included in a junior ACHA class with top ten points earned for each. LHSRA members will compete in the order drawn and posted for both by Rodeo Sports Network.
Cinch Scholarships Now in Application Process
Through an agreement with NHSRA, Cinch will again award scholarships to one cowboy and one cowgirl in high school, and one cowboy and one cowgirl in junior high school. All NHSRA members are eligible to apply and four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2014. Applications are available at http://www.nhsra.com/local/uploads/content/files/CinchScholarshipApplication2014.pdf
Service Projects’ Updates
In addition to all the current and upcoming projects to benefit Colton Rodriguez and his family, we are grateful to the following clubs for their participation:
- The Calcasieu Rodeo Club collected and distributed 87 cans of food to Abraham’s Tent in Lake Charles.
- The Tri-Parish Rodeo Club donated 35 cans to The Welcome House in Maxey.
- The Bell City Rodeo Club collected 182 canned goods and non-perishable items for the St. John Vianney Holiday Food Baskets for the Needy in Bell City. They also collected 441 hats that will be delivered to teen cancer patients undergoing treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Mr. Scott Broussard’s father and Lizzie’s grandfather, Mr. Ernie Broussard, died after a lengthy illness. Visitation is Sunday form 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM, and on Monday from 8:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. All will be held at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Estherwood, Louisiana. Cards and notes of sympathy may be mailed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Broussard and Family
Post Office Box 48
Estherwood, LA 70534
Hackberry Information Sheet
Colton Rodriguez Update
We were very happy to see Colton Rodriguez at the Bell City Rodeo on Sunday for a short visit. We continue to pray for a full recovery and a return to roping soon. Colt will continue his recovery through St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Prayers, prayer requests, and Colt’s name on any prayer lists are all greatly appreciated by Mr. Joe, Mrs. Jessica and Colt. This is at their request and is their primary need.
To help defray the ongoing travel, lodging and associated costs, various fundraisers include:
The CENLA Rodeo Club is selling tee shirts and car decals to offset out-of-pocket expenses for Colton Rodriguez’ family. Tee shirts are $15 each for sizes S, M, L and XL. Sizes XXL and larger are $17 each. The car decals are $5 each.
Hackberry High School Rodeo will have a “Split the Pot” drawing during Friday and Saturday perfs and Saturday slack. The Hackberry High School Student Council is also hosting two jean day fundraisers to benefit Colt and his family.
Other fundraisers are in planning stages and will be posted once finalized.
Cards and letters, along with anyone wishing to directly assist, should be mailed as follows:
Mr. Joe, Mrs. Jessica and Colt Rodriguez
191 Highway 454
Pineville, LA 71360
Most importantly, we pray…
REMINDER!!! Full western attire is required one (1) hour prior to the start of each and every rodeo and throughout the duration of all rodeos for all contestants, junior and senior high school, in and around the arena, grandstands, warm-up areas, concession areas, etc. Full western attire includes long-sleeved western shirts tucked in, jeans with a belt, boots, cowboy hats, and the official back number pinned with two pins on the contestant’s back.
Please carefully check the draw and be sure that all of your information is accurate. If you feel that there is any type of error, you must call Rodeo Sports Network immediately at (800) 547-6336, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, but no later than Thursday at 4:00 PM. Have your confirmation number available, as that will direct the operator to the audio recording of your call. Corrections cannot be made at the rodeo, including any issues with the jackpot.
Those wishing to draw out of any event must call Central Entry on Thursday (the day before the rodeo begins) between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM with their name, card number and events that they no longer wish to enter. No excuses are needed and no entry fees will be due.
Interested potential members are welcome to join at any time during the rodeo year.
LHSRA Membership and Entry Info (This info is also inlcuded in hard copy with membership card)
★ Back number, rule book and raffle tickets will be received at the first rodeo that you enter.
★ Your LHSRA Membership Card Number is used to enter online or through call-in and as an insurance policy number, in the event NHSRA insurance is used.
★ Membership Cards are pre-numbered and cannot be duplicated. Take a photo of your card and save it on your phone and/or make a hard copy and store it in a safe place.
★ Online entries give you the longest window of time to enter. Online Entries are open the Friday before the week of the rodeo through Tuesday at midnight at www.entries.rodeosportsnetwork.com/entries/. User Name and Password from previous years remain active; members new to online entries must call 1 (800) 547-6336, Mondays through Wednesdays, to obtain User Name and Password.
★ Call-in entries are available the week of the rodeo on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM at 1 (800) 547-6336. Have your card number available.
★ Late entries are accepted on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 - 12:00 noon through call-in only at 1 (800) 547-6336. Late entries incur a $25 late fee.
★ Rodeos that offer both Junior High and High School competitions do not require two preferences. All contestants will be guaranteed their preference. However, contestants entering a High School Rodeo that does not offer a Junior High Rodeo will be required to give a first and a second preference. Contestants are not guaranteed their first preference. All performances may be limited.
★ A jackpot option is available at $15 per event in High School and $10 per event in Junior High.
★ All rodeos are computer drawn. Per the NHSRA Rule Book, once the rodeo is drawn, no changes are made.
★ The draw is posted at www.rodeosportsnetwork.com on Wednesday afternoon.
★ The confirmation number is your verification that aligns with the audio recording of your entry. If you feel an error was made, it is the contestant's responsibility to call 1(800) 547-6336 before 4:00 PM on Thursdays to investigate the issue.
★ Entry problems cannot be corrected at the rodeo. The jackpot option cannot be added or removed at the rodeo. All issues must be resolved through Rodeo Sports Network prior to 4:00 PM on Thursday.
★ Buddy groups of no more that 4 contestants must be indicated when entering. The person handling the entry must have all card numbers.
★ Contestants may buddy events or enter events individually.
★ One person may enter multiple contestants with each contestant's card number.
★ Drawouts are handled by call-in only to Rodeo Sports Network at 1 (800) 547-6336 on Thursday only from
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
★ The Preference Menu will provide details of each rodeo.
★ Rodeo Entry Fee Breakdown: (Junior High) Rodeo Entry Fee Breakdown: (High School)
$12.00 Per Rodeo $13.00 Per Rodeo
$5.00 State Finals Award Fund $5.00 State Finals Award Fund
$5.00 Central Entry System $5.00 Central Entry System
$2.00 LHSRA $3.00 Scholarship
$15.00 Per Event $15.00 Per Event (except GC,BC & RCH)
$10.00 Qualifying Rodeo Committee $10.00 Qualifying Rodeo Committee
$5.00 Rodeo Personnel $5.00 Rodeo Personnel
$10.00 Jackpot (Optional) $50.00 Cutting/Reined Cow Horse
$15.00 Jackpot (Optional)
★ Special Notes:
Entry Fees are paid at each rodeo by check or in cash. NSF checks incur a $30 fee, in addition to the amount of the original check. Jackpot checks are mailed.
Cowboys and Cowgirls in Service to Others
The Student Officers President Joseph Denison, Vice-President Remey Parrott, Secretary Kati Murphy and State Queen Kayli Meaux, have declared the 2014-2015 rodeo season a year of “Service to Others”, particularly to those in need. Every club is urged to sponsor a non-perishable foods’ drive at each respective rodeo, encouraging members and spectators to participate. A count of all goods collected will be submitted and an award will be given to the sponsoring rodeo club with the largest amount of food items donated. The club may then give the food to any non-profit food bank or association that feeds the needy in their community or the Student Officers will be happy to transport and deliver to Abraham’s Tent in Lake Charles. An opportunity is also being planned for members to actually serve the hungry during the 2015 Louisiana High School Rodeo Finals. Rodeo Clubs are also encouraged to select any other type of service project for their particular rodeo, in addition to the LHSRA service project, if there is interest in other worthy projects. Special thanks to the Student Officers for recognizing the opportunity to give back in service to others!
NEW NHSRA ROUGHSTOCK HELMET RULES IN 2014-2015!
All bull riders are required to wear helmets - Junior High and High School Bull Riding.
All Junior High Steer Bareback and Steer Saddlebronc Riders are required to wear helmets.
These are mandatory NHSRA rules with no exceptions or exemptions!
2014-2015 RODEO APPLICATION INFO (Memberships are welcome throughout the year!)
Only the official LHSRA application, under the respective tab at left, completed in its entirety, will be accepted for LHSRA membership. The application is fillable online and is required to be typed on a computer and then printed, signed, notarized and mailed, along with required supporting documents and membership fee in the form of a money order. Because original signatures, notary signatures, membership fees and additional documents are required, emailing and faxing are not options.
Please be reminded that the following required documents must be submitted with the appropriate application:
New LHSRA Members
Copy of Birth Certificate
Copy of Final Grades for 2013-2014 School Year
Returning LHSRA Members
Copy of Final Grades for 2013-2014 School Year
First year in Home Study:
Current Louisiana Department of Education Approved Application
Formerly in Home Study:
Current Louisiana Department of Education Approved Renewal
To access home study applications and guidelines,
NHSRA requires members to be enrolled in a state-approved public, private or home study program. There are no other options. Louisiana Department of Education approval forms MUST be submitted at the time of application to LHSRA.
Any signatures or missing documents will delay processing your application until all required components are submitted.
Recently Approved NHSRA Events:
Mandatory at all JH Rodeos: JH Steer Bareback Riding and Steer Saddlebronc Riding
Optional at HS Rodeos: HS Reined Cow Horse
(For more info, visit http://nrcha.com/nhsra-reined-cow-horse/)
All three will be included at the State Finals and will qualify four contestants each for the National Finals
Ongoing Partner Requests!!! Please advise once a partner is acquired!
Lane Briley is in need of a header or a heeler for JH Team Roping. If interested, please call Mrs. Rachel Bolfa at (337) 308-1825.
Anna Williams is in need of a roper for JH Ribbon Roping. If interested, please call Mr. Brad Williams at (318) 664-8198.
Christal Mixon is in need of a heeler for HS Team Roping. If interested, please call (985) 517-5562.
Dora Dawson is in need of a roper for JH Ribbon Roping. If interested, please call (318) 267-5524.
Jacob Tidwell is in need of a heeler for HS Team Roping. If interested, please call Mrs. Tidwell at (225) 279-0290.
LHSFR Year-End Results
LJHFR Year-End Results
Congratulations to each and every member of the National High School Team!
Summary of NHSFR Results
NHSFR ALL AROUND COWGIRL
NATIONAL CHAMPION GOAT TYER
NATIONAL CHAMPION STEER WRESTLER
FIRST GO ROUND TOP FOUR
Breakaway Roping Kelsey Brashear Reserve Champion
SECOND GO ROUND TOP FOUR
Breakaway Roping Baylee Istre 3rd
Boys Cutting Ty Fogleman T-3rd
Pole Bending Chloe Frey 4th
Barrel Racing Kelly O'Neal 4th
SHORT GO ROUND TOP FOUR
Tie Down Roping Justin Smith Champion
Steer Wrestling Tristan Martin Champion (Fastest Time of NHSFR)
Goat Tying Mia Manzanares Champion
TOP 20 IN THE AVERAGE
Tie Down Roping Justin Smith 5th
Boys Cutting Ty Fogleman 5th
Girls Cutting Morgan Matte T-7th
Breakaway Roping Mia Manzanares 9th
Steer Wrestling Zack Jongbloed 9th
Bareback Riding Derrick Chaisson 12th
Queen Contest Kayli Meaux 12th
Girls Cutting Mallory Gilbert T-14th
Breakaway Roping Halie Hebert 16th
NHSFR Scholarships Earned:
Senior Academic Scholarships
Peyton Leflett $1000 Tristan Martin $1000
Mallory Gilbert $500 Torey Little $500 Kennedy Darbonne $500
Kelsey Brashear $100 ~ Ty Fogleman $100 ~ Chloe Frey $100 Baylee Istre $100
Kelly O'Neal $100 ~ Justin Smith $100 ~ Tristan Martin $100 ~ Mia Manzanares $100
Morgan Matte $350 ~ Ty Fogleman $350 ~ Mia Manzanares $350 ~ Justin Smith $350
Tristan Martin $2050 ~ Zach Jongbloed $350 ~ Mia Manzanares $2050
Mia Manzanares $6500
TOTAL EARNED: $13150
Congratulations to each and every member of the National Junior High Team!
Summary of NJHFR Results
NATIONAL CHAMPION TEAM ROPERS
Tyler McGuffee & Mason Pitts
RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION GIRLS GOAT TYER
TOP 20 IN THE AVERAGE
4th – Kaylee Cormier, Girls Goat Tying
6th – Hannah Forsythe, Barrel Racing
8th – Ashlynn Poole, Girls Goat Tying
9th – Quincy Mudd, Barrel Racing
13th – Blake Chauvin, Tie Down Roping
18th – Camaren Johnson, Girls Goat Tying
18th – Evan Darbonne, Tie Down Roping
21st – Evan Darbonne & Brooklyn Gunter, Ribbon Roping
FIRST GO ROUND TOP FOUR
Champion– Blake Chauvin, Tie Down Roping
3rd – Kaylee Cormier, Girls Goat Tying
4th – Ashlynn Poole, Girls Goat Tying
SECOND GO ROUND TOP 4
Champion – Katy Fogleman, Girls Breakaway Roping
3rd –Kaylee Cormier, Girls Goat Tying
3rd – Tyler McGuffee & Mason Pitts, Team Roping
SHORT GO TOP FOUR
Champion – Kamryn Duncan, Girls Goat Tying
3rd – Tyler McGuffee & Mason Pitts, Team Roping
TOP 20 TEAMS
6th – Team Louisiana
2nd – Louisiana Girls’ Team
20th – Louisiana Boys’ Team
PROFESSIONAL’S CHOICE MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
$750 Scholarship Recipient
PROFESSIONAL’S CHOICE RESERVE FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
$500 Scholarship Recipient
GREAT TEAMS! GREAT KIDS!! GREAT PARENTS and FAMILIES!!!