BigHorn Rodeo 2017

New Contestants

General Information

  • 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 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Horseman's Park, 5800 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89122. All contestants must be registered by close of registration at 9:00 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 it from the IGRA website. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the requirements listed in the IGRA Rodeo Rulebook.
  • Each IGRA event is $25.00 per event per day. All entry fees paid during registration must be paid in cash, certified check, 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 plan on bringing a horse for competition, please carefully read the Horse Check-In Information


New Contestant Meeting

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 be held at the Rodeo Grounds.


Proper Attire

All contestants are required to wear the following when competing:

  • Must wear a long sleeve shirt for all events
  • Must wear long pants for all events
  • 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)



If this is your first time competing in 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!
  • Know the basics on how to enter the Chute, how to treat the animals with respect, and to avoid any chance of injury.
  • It takes more than one person to ride a bull or bronc. Show some appreciation to those that help you, as taking anyone for granted, will leave you with little assistance down the road. (Thank your stock contractor, chute crew, judges, gate pullers, rodeo clown, pick up men, and your puller/safety)


This is only a "getting started" list of information. Be sure to read the IGRA Rodeo Rulebook for complete information.