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:: TEAM ROPERS NOTICE
Team Ropers without partners need to read this before entering (there is no longer a draw to pick up a team roper already entered in the team roping event. The new rule is as follows as you read notice below and on the draw page also):
Any Team Roper with out a partner MUST find a partner that is NOT entered in the team roping already. But that is a contestant already entered in the rodeo in another event. He or she can enter 3 times without a partner and points will count if picked up partner places. If team places entry fees will be deducted from the winnings of the picked up partner before he is paid his money.
:: Executive Board 2013-14:
Jeff Christensen -- President 580-210-8486
Hadley Reed -- 1st Vice President 806-674-3564
Duke Long -- 2nd Vice President 580-334-1960
Ghislaine Washburn -- Board Secretary 405-550-7368
Sandra Ransome -- Treasurer 405-376-6889
Kelli Harmon -- Rodeo Secretary 405-834-5645
Brian Washburn -- National Director 405-306-6347
Randy Harmon -- Past President 405-306-8586
:: 2013-14 OHSRA Student Officers:
Bailey Rae Poer -- President
Hunter Washburn -- Vice President
Mikayla Harrison -- Secretary
Wyatt Rogers -- Treasurer
Kassidi Patterson -- Queen
!! AQHA Horse of the Year !!
Nominations are now ready to be filled out and sent to the National office. HERE is the form.
!! Please check out OHSRA's new Facebook page!!
Sponsorship packets and Forms for 2013-14 Sponsors
(Interested in being a sponsor or know a sponsor to donate to our association here are the links to open)
Bacone College-Muskogee Ok.
Any FAMILY who brings in $1,000 in sponsorship money will receive 1 RV hook up for the week and 1 stall per event entered at STATE FINALS. (Steer Wrestlers can get an additional stall if bringing a hazing horse, and Cutters can get an additional stall if bringing a turn-back horse). Turn in money with a note that you are participating in the STATE FINALS SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM with each contestant in your family listed to Sandra Ransome in the secretary's trailer or by mail 15129 SW 79th Mustang Ok 73064. Sponsorship packets are available for printing on the "Sponsorship" page of the website.
OHSRA Board Secretary
!!!! ATTENTION !!!!
Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association (OHSRA) does not have a Twitter Account or Page. The person(s) holding him/herself (themselves) out to be OHSRA on Twitter is not authorized by the Board of Directors to do so, nor is the page condoned by us. We, in conjunction with the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA), are currently taking the necessary steps to have the page removed and to obtain the identity of the person(s) responsible. Please know that if and when the name(s) are obtained, OHSRA will follow the process outlined in the NHSRA Rulebook to hold the individual(s) accountable. This could be a lengthy process and we want it made public that any posts, headings, etc. on said Twitter page are not the doing of OHSRA or NHSRA.
Letter to Our Rodeo Family....
As the fall rodeo season ends, and we await the commencement of the spring season, we want to take a moment to reflect. This fall was a bittersweet time for OHSRA. We had some fun times, made some memories and a few decisions, but we also had several injuries and a little bit of drama. Overall, it was a terrific start to the 2013-14 Rodeo Season.
We hope to find all of the contestants who were injured this fall back in tip top form in the spring!! We have missed those of you who have been out for several rodeos. We wish all of you a speedy recovery!
The board of directors, with the help of the student board, made many decisions regarding the prize line for State Finals. State and National Finalists can look forward to brown coats this year! We welcome the refreshing change. The Student Board can’t wait for your reactions to the buckles that they picked out for State Finals. Another new development that I believe the contestants will like: event champions will be able to choose to receive a saddle certificate or a cash prize. This decision was made after much debate and only passed by 2 votes. High School Rodeo is about winning Saddles and Buckles and just enough cash to keep you going down the road. However, the best feature about this decision is that rough stock riders, especially bull riders and bareback riders, will now be able to purchase other needed equipment such as chaps and vests. We only hope that you will give credit where credit is due and ask that OHSRA and your event be advertised for all to see on your new equipment, whether it be a saddle or a breast collar, a riggin’ or new chaps. Afterall, you will have earned the braggin’ rights!
Another great idea that our board came up with this year is a chance for each family to cut its cost at state finals. They did this by offering free stalls and hook-ups to any family who brings in $1000 in sponsorship money. The details are on the website and facebook. This is a great way to help the association and each family. We are very excited about the possibilities that this will create for our contestants!
During the break, please get out and sell those Rumble on the Red tickets! When you get them sold, you can mail them to Sandra Ransome. Her address is located on the website. Be sure to let Kelli know if you need more tickets! If you have tickets that you know you can’t sell, please mail them back to Kelli so that they can be distributed to those who can. The sale of these tickets brings a lot of money into the association, especially in the form of scholarships.
Mother’s club raised over $2,200 at the dessert auction at Chickasha!! Thank you to everyone who organized it, baked for it, worked the auction, and to all those who purchased the tasty treats!! We also sold a record number of t-shirts in our first fundraiser of the year. Thanks to those who purchased and are rockin’ those awesome shirts.
We want to update you on the false Twitter page. We have been made aware that there are rumors floating around about who did it and what their punishment will be. As of the writing of this letter, the identity of the person(s) responsible is still unknown. Thank you for your responsible handling of any information you hear.
Sometime during the winter break, OHSRA will be sponsoring a free bronc riding clinic for anyone interested. Keep an eye on the website for dates and details. It will be open to anyone who wants to learn to ride or wants some fine-tuning. We hope to see you there.
Keep working hard over the winter months and come back strong for the Spring Rodeo Season! We can’t wait to see everyone at Elk City in March!! Watch the website in late January for Spring entry forms and the date they will be due. Entry fees and money will be due 1 week before the rodeo. This means that if they are not in Kelli’s hands by the Saturday before the rodeo, you will be charged a $25 late fee. If your entry is received after Tuesday the week of the rodeo, you will owe $75. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS and you will not rodeo until the late fees are paid. We are confident that this will not be a problem.
We wish you all a wonderful and safe Holiday season!
Kelli, Sandra, & Ghislaine
Amy Conner Photography
(photos taken from State Finals 2013 and Cushing rodeo 2013)
The New "Event Points" and "All Around Points" have now been posted with the contestants that lost their points removed from the standings.
No Board Meeting in December (Watch website for info if we have the January meeting)
Any OHSRA member/family member fortunate enough to attend the NFR in Las Vegas, that would like to help sit at the booth and sell raffle tickets for the Trailer they will raffle off at the Rumble on the Red Rodeo in March would greatly be appreciated. For information please contact Tim Drury @ 580-471-8369.