Membership

 

Mission Statement
It is Michigan High School Rodeo Association’s intent to promote high school rodeo at the state level and encourage eligible students to participate at MHSRA rodeos. The association promotes the highest type of conduct and sportsmanship while at various rodeos. We strive to keep our Western heritage alive and active, while maintaining humane treatment of the animals we participate with. The MHSRA encourages students to further their education after high school with an aggressive Scholarship Program.

The MHSRA Senior Division is open to all students in grades 9-12. The Junior High Division is open to all students in grades 6-8. For specific event information, go to the Event page on this site.

The MHSRA rodeo season begins on August 1 of the calendar year and ends on July 31 of the following year. A new member can enroll anytime during the year. Applications for enrollment are available on this site.

The Michigan High School Rodeo Association is an affiliate member of the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA). The National High School Rodeo Association sponsors an annual National High School Finals Rodeo and National Junior High Finals Rodeo. Participants must qualify through their state rodeo association to qualify for their respective national finals.

Associate MHSRA Memberships are available to the general public. This membership allows individuals to receive association communications and to participate in association non-rodeo events, such as the Cowboy Prom. This membership is a non-voting membership. Please contact the association secretary for more information.


Membership Information

Annual High School Division membership fees are as follows:

 
NHSRA (Dues, Insurance, Subscriptions)     $ 124.00
State Dues
$   25.00

Total due with membership application

$ 149.00
   

Annual Jounior High Division membership fees are as follows:

 
NHSRA (Dues, Insurance, Subscriptions)     $   80.00
State Dues
$   25.00

Total due with membership application

$ 105.00
   

The subscriptions are for the NHSRA Times and Western Horseman magazines.

Awards Money

 

*The total awards money fee is $100. The first $50 is by November 1st and the remaining $50 is due on or before the Mid-Winter Meeting (typically in January or February). If joining after November 1st the first $50 is due with membership. If joining after Mid-Winter meeting the full $100 is due.

Fundraisers

 

*There are three fundraisers that are mandatory for the members to participate in during the rodeo season, Wreath sales, NFR trip for 2, finals program advertising.

Wreath Sales (August 1 to October rodeo): The association makes a profit of $10.00 dollars per wreath and each member is required to sell 10 wreaths worth a profit of $100.00 dollars to the association. A member may choose to not participate in the fundraiser by paying the $100.00.

NFR trip for 2 (January thru high school state finals in June): The tickets sell for $10.00 each and each member is required to sell 10 tickets. A member may choose to not participate in the fundraiser by paying the $100.00.

Finals Program: (August 1 thru April 1): The finals program is produced for the purpose of being sold at the junior high division and high school division state finals to help offset the costs of putting on the finals. Each member is required to sell $100.00 worth of advertising for the finals program. A member may choose to not participate in the fundraiser by paying the $100.00.

As an encouragement to the members to participate in each of these fundraisers, the top seller in each will receive 15% of their total sales above the requirement in the form of credit that may be used for entry fees at rodeos or their membership for the next year. The second place seller receives 10%. If either of the top 2 is a graduating senior and they do not use their credit by the end of the season, it will be credited to their scholarship account.

General Information

 

-Membership application and release form must be notarized with notary signature, date, and seal.
- Both parents and member must sign all forms.
- On the permission slip, it is recommended that the parent signs for every event. If a member's interest changes and he/she would like to participate in a different event, the original permission slip must have a signature for that event.
- A copy of the member's birth certificate and school grade card must be submitted with the application.
- Submit a separate check for membership fees. Do not include rodeo fees
- For questions, call Coral Johnson - MHSRA Secretary at 231-743-9525 or 231-388-0500, Jermey Phillips– MHSRA President at 517-403-4106 or Elewyn Pletcher – National Director at 989-871-3309 or 989-882-7301.

Mail required forms, copies, and fees made payable to MHSRA to:

Coral Johnson

1029 14 Mile Rd
Marion, MI 49665

Questions, comments or suggestions?
Send emails to: Contact@MIHSRA.com