Michigan High School


Rodeo Association

Since 1989

Living Our Western Heritage

The purpose of the MIHSRA Foundation is to provide a nonprofit 501C funding organization for those contributors who’s goals are The Western Family Way of Life for the athletes who compete in the sport of rodeo in events such as; sport shooting, bull riding, bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying.

Miss Michigan Royalty


Howdy everyone! My name’s Holli Haley and I have the honor to be your 2021-2022 Michigan High School Rodeo Queen. I’m 17 years old and attend Whittemore-Prescott High School as a senior.

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I compete in pole bending, goat tying, barrel racing, light rifle, cutting and reined cow horse. Many of you probably know me or have seen me helping around the arena. I’ve done everything from barrel racing event director to pushing calves and tying neck ropes. I’m hoping I can keep that legacy going, even though my duties have changed a bit since last spring.

I’m so excited to get to work with each and every contestant and parent as we travel the state together this year.

Outside of rodeo, you might catch me in my blue corduroy jacket representing Region 6 as Secretary – or just playing around the barnyard. But I also hold a place as a Class Office Treasurer, FFA Chapter President, along with art club and wrestling. Now that might come off as a lot, but I wouldn’t be where I am without my moms. Now of course, I love my mom the most, but every place I’ve gone I have picked up another “mom”, or someone that is always willing to help, or just have a conversation to pass some time. I hope each of you have a second mom, whether it’s in or outside of our rodeo family.

Not to mention, the ones that make it possible, our equine partners that always carry us to the finish line, unless you ride rough stock. I am thankful every single day for the horses and opportunities I have because of them.

To you all, safe travels, good luck and god bless!

Miss Michigan Junior High Rodeo Princess 2021-2022

My name is Taylor Johnson, your 2021-2022 Michigan High School Rodeo junior high princess. I am a 13 year old 8th grader from Fremont middle school. 

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This is my 2nd year with Michigan High School Rodeo and I compete in pole bending, goat tying, barrel racing, and ribbon roping. When I’m not in the arena I enjoy volleyball, basketball, and spending time with my family.

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Saddle Bronc Riding

The saddle bronc is rated on how high he kicks, the strength and force of his bucking action, his reverses in direction, and for rolling and twisting action.

Steer Wrestling

The mounted steer wrestler is placed in a box behind a barrier; his hazer in a box on the opposite side of the steer. The steer must be given a head start. The point is to turn the steer back instantly so that its own momentum aids in wrestling it to the ground.

Team Roping

 In dally team roping, ropes are loose from the saddle horns, and after making the catch, the ropers must take a wrap around the horn. Time is taken when both ropes are tight and both horses are facing the steer.

Bull Riding

Riding to be done with one hand and loose rope, with bell attached. Bull to be ridden eight seconds. Rider will be disqualified for being bucked off or touching animal with free hand.

Barrel Racing

Contestant is allowed running start; time begins as soon as the horse’s nose reaches the starting line and is stopped when horse’s nose crosses the finish line. Contestant must run barrels in cloverleaf pattern, starting at either side.


Marie Crowley Foundation

Sundance Buick/GMC

Sparta Chevy

Total Feeds – Kennedy Ranch

Wal-Mart of Hastings

Tri-Donn Construction

S&S Mechanical

Tom’s Western Store

Frontline Maintenance

Triple J Gutters

Riverside Western Supply

Kerlin Trailer Sales

Straight From the Arena Dirt

Rugged to Classy

What is all of the training, late study nights, blood and sweat for? To be able to dress up and have a Cowboy Prom of course.

High School Rodeo Shooting Sports

Our Team

The NHSRA established shooting sports as part of the events scheduled for the National Finals Rodeo(s) in 2005 in partnership with the NRA (National Rifle Association). Since inception, the program has welcomed an increase in the number of competitors for these events thereby validating the need for clarification of terms, procedure and general rules for each discipline offered.

Shooting Sports Program

The purpose of the program is to introduce and recruit NHSRA members into shooting sports programs


Any .22 caliber rimfire .22 short, .22 long, or .22 long rifle.


Rimfire cartridges commercially catalogued as the “.22 Short, “.22 Long, or “.22 Long Rifle.


Youth or adult size 20, 16 or 12-gauge shotguns may be used.


Qualified Supervision

With respect to shooting sports, each state, province or country interested in forming shooting sports teams must appoint or elect a Shooting Sports Coordinator.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • NRA certified instructor for one or both disciplines offered in the NHSRA isrecommended
  • Current NRA Range Safety Officer certification is recommended

Pure Family Fun


There is no comparision to the support given and received within the family of rodeo.


Take a break to recognize hurdles, triumphs and friendships.

Making Memories

These are the days we develop ourselves into who we will become.