If you've never competed in gay rodeo before but have always wanted to, here's how to get started:
If you plan on bringing a horse for competition please see the Horse Information page.
All contestants must belong to an IGRA member association. You can join NGRA to qualify.
New contestants can register for their events at Friday evening registration - to be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Horseman's Park, 5800 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89122. All contestants must be registered by close of registration at 7:00 p.m. to compete in the Rodeo. New contestants are not required to fill out the registration form until Friday at registration.
You will receive a copy of the IGRA Rodeo Rulebook at registration. You can also download a copy from the IGRA website. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the requirements listed within the IGRA Rodeo Rulebook.
Each IGRA event is $30.00 per event per day. All entry fees paid during registration must be paid in cash, money order, or credit card. New contestants are exempt from all late registration fees.
Events are divided into four categories - visit the Event Descriptions page for full descriptions.
If you have EVER been a contestant in an IGRA sanctioned rodeo, you are NOT a new contestant.
New Contestants MUST attend the New Contestant Meeting. The place and time of the meeting will be determined and announced at contestant registration. New Contestant Meeting will he held at the Rodeo Grounds.
If this is your first time competing in an IGRA sanctioned Rough Stock events, please note the following:
It is the rider's responsibility to secure the following prior to the Saturday or Sunday Rodeo Events.
All necessary equipment (Rigging, Spurs, Bell, Bell Loop, Vest, Helmet, Mouthpiece, Glove, rosin, and if sharing a rigging - fill out the shared rigging form at registration).
Rider must secure commitments from "seasoned" Assistants to act as your Safety, and your Rigging Puller / Setter (these are not provided for you).
The Rider must know how to rig their own animal, and set the rigging to their specifications for a safe ride. Rider should not expect, or rely on others to do this.
Check in with your line up assistant behind the chutes well in advance, so you can rig your animal as soon as you can.
Be prepared to ride! The Chute Crew may skip a rider due to an unforeseen issue, and may be coming to you at a moment’s notice. You should have all your equipment on, and be ready!
All contestants are required to wear the following when competing:
Must wear a long sleeve shirt for all events except for Wild Drag
Must wear long pants for all events except for Wild Drag
Must wear a western hat or helmet for all rough stock, speed and roping events.
Must wear contestant number on their back when competing
Must wear boots that minimally cover the ankle and have a heel (does not apply to camp events, but you must wear closed toed shoes).
Online Contestant Registration opens August 19, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. MDT
Online Contestant Registration closes September 2, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. MDT
Registration will take place on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Horseman's Park located at 5800 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89122. All contestants must be registered by close of registration at 7:00 p.m. to compete in the Rodeo.
Buddy Passes will be available for $25.00 at contestant registration only. Purchaser must be accompanied by a registered contestant to qualify for a Buddy Pass. Buddy Pass holders must adhere to the same rules as the contestant when in the chute and/or arena area.
Event Awards will be awarded to the contestants or teams achieving the best combined time or score of both go-rounds. In the event that a contestant or team does not place in both go-rounds, awards will be presented to the best time or best score for a single go-round.
LATE REGISTRATION POLICY
All rough stock riders, including new contestants, must pre-register or they will not be able to compete in rough stock riding events. Late fees will not be assessed for the remaining events. Contestants are encouraged to pre-register to reduce the wait times at contestant registration and to ensure adequate livestock is available.
BigHorn Rodeo Running Order can be found HERE however, is subject to change.
RV, HORSE & STALL INFORMATION
Information related to RV Space, Horse Stalls, Veterinarian and Farrier as well all other general horse information can be found HERE.
For more information about Horseman's Park (rodeo ground), please visit their website.