The Mid-South Little Britches Rodeo Association (MSLBRA) is a sanctioned chapter of the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, the oldest youth rodeo association in the country. The Mid-South Little Britches Rodeo Association is devoted to the promotion of junior rodeo and continued support and encouragement of youth.
The NLBRA season begins on August 1st of each year and ends with the National Finals in July. To qualify for the National Finals, a contestant must place in the top five (5) of an event at five (5) individual rodeos. Each contestant takes their top five (5) places for each event to the National Finals at which contestants compete for buckles, saddles, scholarships and other awards.
During the MSLBRA rodeos, contestants will compete for NLBRA points and their share of the Jackpot. The jackpot calculation will follow format C .
|Little Wranglers – Boys and Girls||5-8|
|Jr. Girls (Girls Only)||9-13|
|Jr Boys (Boys Only)||9-13|
|Sr. Girls (Girls Only)||14-18|
|Sr Boys (Boys Only)||14-18|
If you are interested in becoming a member of the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, print the membership form and send a copy of your child’s birth certificate to the national office.
Minimum Qualified Rodeos!!
Each contestant is required to participate in at least 11 MSLBRA rodeos to qualify for year-end awards!
A rookie is a contestant competing in the first year in that age group. If you are a rookie contestant in your age group, notify the secretary of your rookie status.
2017 Year-End Awards Tie-Breaker Rule:
In the event of a tie for awards, the following tie-breaking rule will be followed:
1. The contestant with the most 1st place placings in the event will receive the higher place;
2. If a tie still exists after rule #1, the contestant who has competed in the most rodeos for the current season will receive the higher place;
3. If a tie still exists after rules #1 and #2, the contestant who had the highest number of points coming in to the last rodeo will receive the higher place.
Draw Out Procedure:
If you need to draw out of a rodeo, a doctor or vet excuse is required to be given to the secretary BEFORE the rodeo begins.
MSLBRA FEE SCHEDULE
|Event Entry Fee||$15.00|
|Cattle Charge per class||$15.00|
|Goat Charge per class||$ 7.00|
|Rough Stock Charge per class||$40.00|
|NLBRA Fee||$ 9.00|
|MSLBRA Fee||$ 5.00|
IF YOU MISS THE POSTMARK DEADLINE, YOU MUST CALL THE SECRETARY TO SEE IF ENTRIES ARE STILL BEING TAKEN. No entries will be taken after TUESDAY of the rodeo week. No exceptions!
Don’t forget there is a $5 charge at the gate – please do not send your gate fee with your entry form.
If you miss the postmark deadline, you must call the secretary to see if entries are still being taken.
Stalls – $40 for the weekend; (includes 1 bag of shavings)
RV – $45 for the weekend
Make your reservations by texting Diana at 228-860-4955 on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm (NOTE: MONDAY IS A HOLIDAY). Early reservations will not be accepted. All stall and RV reservations must be paid by 3:00 on Saturday September 16, 2017. If payment is late, there will be a late fee of $25 and the contestant will not earn state points.
Additional shavings can be purchased for $7/bag.
If you reserve a stall or RV, you are responsible for paying even if you do not utilize it.
Overflow stalls and RV: Contact the Scott County Coliseum for availability.
You can register for a rodeo by either:
1. Mailing a paper “Rodeo Entry Form” along with your entry fees to the secretary by the postmark date; or
2. Registering online at www.nlbra.com. You must still mail your entry fees to the secretary by the postmark date.
Secretary Mailing Address:
8373 Hwy 481 North
Morton, MS 39117
Phone # 601-966-3061
The new 2017-2018 Official Rule Book has been published – you can find it in the “Forms” section. Please be aware of the changes that will affect you!
The stock draw is scheduled for 9 pm the night before the scheduled rodeo, or as soon as stock numbers are provided to the judge and secretary.
MSLBRA MEMBERSHIPS! Deadline to apply for MSLBRA membership is Saturday, November 18, 2017. No new memberships will be accepted after November 18th.
Sponsorship money is due by Saturday, November 18, 2017.
MSLBRA family memberships will be assigned rodeo to work for the 2017-2018 rodeo season. Stay tuned for more info!
RODEO REMINDERS – BRANDON MS:
CONTESTANTS/PARENTS cannot arrive at the Rankin County Multi-Purpose Facility before 3:00 pm on Friday afternoon.
Do not stop, park or unload your truck/trailer in the fire lane next to the stall barn in Brandon! The Sheriff Dept will be patrolling and issuing tickets.
The new parking lot is open. For those that will park there and run generators, the early arrivals should park near the rear of the lot. This will allow easy parking for later arrivals closer to the entrance.
Queen Pageant to be Held September 23, 2017
The 2017 – 2018 MSLBRA Queen, Junior Princess and Little Wrangler Princess contest is scheduled for September 23, 2017 at the Forest Coliseum in Forest, MS. There will be a mandatory contestants meeting at 9:00 a.m. Contestants and one parent/guardian should attend this meeting. Contestants can wear their horsemanship outfit to this meeting – the horsemanship portion will begin 20 minutes after the meeting. Please remember that split reins are necessary for horsemanship.
Applications for the pageant are due by the end of the rodeo on Saturday, September 16, 2017. If you are not riding in the Brandon Rodeo you should mail your application to Gina Smith, 615 Campground Road, Louisville, MS 39339 – applications must be postmarked by Saturday, September 16, 2017. All applications must have the $25 application fee attached – checks should be made payable to MSLBRA.
Each contestant will need to bring/turn in a 5×7 “head-shot” wearing a hat and western shirt. This does not have to be a professional shot – it will not be judged – this is to help the judges during the contest.
If you have any questions or need any additional information – please contact Gina Smith at 662-803-0475 (before 5:00 p.m. please only text – after 5 feel free to call – no calls after 10:00 p.m.) You can also reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org