Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for a Jr. Rodeo Membership?

Please visit www.jrrodeo.org and select the Join Us tab. You will be able to select the membership that best works for you.

What are the membership dues?

The Jr. Rodeo membership dues are as follows:

    • $50.00 – Camp
    • $125.00 – Full Jr. Rodeo Membership
    • $300.00 – Family (3 or more)
    • $100.00 – Discounted price with proof of membership in National High School Rodeo Association; National Junior High School Rodeo Association; Little Britches Rodeo Association; and Patriot Member.

In 2020, high school seniors may join and qualify for the 2020 Cowboy Channel Jr. NFR with a $70 membership that is good from December 3, 2019-June 30, 2020.

What ages can join?

Jr. Rodeo is open to any person who is between the ages of 8-19 and must confirm they have not graduated from high school. If a member has their PRCA Permit Card or PRCA Card, they are not eligible to join.

What is the membership year?

In 2020, the membership year will be from December 3, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2020, which may qualify you for the 2020 Cowboy Channel Jr. NFR and the 2021 Cowboy Channel Jr. NFR.

All high school seniors who will graduate in 2020, are eligible to join for $70 with a membership from December 3, 2019-June 30, 2019.

In 2021 and beyond, the membership year will be January 1-December 31.

Will I need to be a member of Jr. Rodeo to compete?

Yes. A Jr. Rodeo membership is required for all events. To join today, visit www.jrrodeo.org.

How do I qualify for the Cowboy Channel Jr. NFR?

We have identified the key youth association finals who will qualify its top performers:

    • 2019 National High School Rodeo Association Top 20 per event
    • 2019 National High School Rodeo Association State Champions
    • 2019 Little Britches Rodeo Association Top 20
    • 2019 International Finals Youth Rodeo Top 10
    • 2019 Jr. American Top 10
    • 2019 Junior World Finals Top 10
    • 2019-20 Patriot Qualifying events Top 10 per event

We will continue to evolve and grow how youth can participate in the Jr. NFR. 

What events will be at the Cowboy Channel Jr. NFR?

The Cowboy Channel Jr. NFR will feature the following events:

    • Riding Events: Bareback riding, Saddle Bronc riding, Bull riding
    • Timed Events: Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down roping, Team Roping (Header/Heeler), Girl’s Barrel Racing, Girl’s Breakaway Roping

What is the entry fee for the Cowboy Channel Jr. NFR?

All contestants must pay a $250 for timed events and $450 for riding events entry fee to participate in the Cowboy Channel Jr. NFR, with 80% of all entry fees being paid out in prize money, and the remaining 20% for stock charges. Additionally, at least $200,000 of added money is guaranteed.

What ages are eligible to participate at the Cowboy Channel Jr. NFR?

In 2020, contestants who are 19 years old and younger and have qualified through one of the above pathways is eligible, as long as they are still attending high school and not a PRCA Permit or PRCA member. 

Will PRCA Rodeos have Jr. Rodeo competitions?

Our plan is to work with PRCA Rodeos in hosting Jr. Rodeo programming. We will announce new events on the Jr. Rodeo website at www.jrrodeo.org.

How do I register for a camp?

Please visit www.jrrodeo.org and select the Camps tab. There will be a list of available camps open for registration. You must be a member or Jr. Rodeo to register for a camp. Camps are added once they are submitted into Jr. Rodeo.

Can we pay for our membership with a check?

Yes, and this option is available in the membership portal. Members will have 15 days to submit a check to Jr. Rodeo by mailing it to: Jr. Rodeo Membership, 101 ProRodeo Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

Will Jr. Rodeo accept other youth rodeos as qualifiers to the Cowboy Channel Jr. NFR?

We will want to set up a time to discuss your events and see how we can best integrate your program. Please send an email to the Jr. Rodeo team at jrrodeo@prorodeo.com.

How can we host a Jr. Rodeo Camp?

Please click here for more information on hosting a Jr. Rodeo Camp. Please send an email to the Jr. Rodeo team at jrrodeo@prorodeo.com.

Who are the Jr. Rodeo Camp instructors?

The Jr. Rodeo Camp instructors are PRCA cowboys who are National Finals Rodeo caliber. We screen our instructors to ensure they are able to teach to a wide variety of skill levels and ages. All Jr. Rodeo Camp instructors are background checked to ensure a safe learning environment is present.

What is the Vision and Mission of Jr. Rodeo?

Vision: Promotes the best rodeo experiences and develops youth contestants. Leads pipeline succession for ProRodeo and lifelong fans.

Mission: To unify and grow youth participation in core rodeo events. Provides the best member opportunities in a safe environment.

How can I volunteer?

We need volunteers from time-to-time to assist in Jr. Rodeo programs. Email us at jrrodeo@prorodeo.com to sign-up.

Can we make a donation?

Jr. Rodeo will accept donations to support programming. Jr. Rodeo has applied to be an IRS 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. Donations will be applied to providing contestants an opportunity to participate in Jr. Rodeo programs.


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