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  • MHSRA is a non-profit organization, exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and has a certificate of exempt status - exempt organization from the Minnesota Department of  Revenue - Sales and Use Tax.

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  •  High School Rodeo across the nation and this state is dedicated to teaching the youth of our country horsemanship, sportsmanship, character and appreciation of their western heritage.

  • Minnesota High School Rodeo follows the rules of the Minnesota High School Athletic League for both academics and principles of good behavior and sportsmanship.

  • High School Rodeo is the training grounds for collegiate and professional rodeo in the United States.

  • The state of Minnesota is divided up into seven regions for Minnesota High School Rodeo.  West Central Minnesota is considered Region II of the Minnesota High School Rodeo Association. 

  • Each Region is expected to host at least one rodeo each rodeo season.

  • Minnesota High School Rodeo was ranked as high as ninth in the nation last year during the National High School Finals Rodeo in Springfield, Illinois. 

  • High School Rodeo is a family sport.  Youths travel with their parents, older and younger siblings, horses, dogs and sometimes extended family to these two to three day rodeos.  It takes a whole family to get a student and his or her horses there and ready for competition.

  • Rodeo remains a family sport on through the ranks of college rodeo and into the professional ranks where spouses and children travel with rodeo athletes.

  • A Minnesota High School Rodeo season consists of a fall and a spring session, ending up with the State Finals Rodeo in June, with the top four contestants in each event going on to represent Minnesota at the High School National Finals Rodeo in July. 

  • The Alexandria Rodeo will provide two separate rodeos, on two consecutive days, to help high school students earn points toward state and national championships, and improve their skills in their events.

  • There are equal events for both boys and girls.  An All Around Boys and an All Around Girls title is awarded at the end of the year.

  • Boys events consist of: Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc Riding, Cattle Cutting, Calf Roping, Team Roping and Bull Riding.

  • Girls events are : Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Cattle Cutting, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Team Roping and the Rodeo Queens Contest. 

  • MHSRA rodeos provide good family experiences and entertainment for its contestants and the residents and visitors to this area.

  • Profits realized from Region II rodeos go toward offering clinics and clinic scholarships, to help provide education and training for all youth interested in rodeo as a sport.

  • State wide profits go toward making the sport of rodeo available to more of the youth of the state and the area.

  • High School Rodeo is the only sport where students find their own sources for coaching and learning their sport, which is why we try to help the students with these costs.

  • High School Rodeo is also the only sport where students help each other to excel in the sport: to the extent of lending horses, tack, equipment; offer horse hauling, haze for fellow competitors, and teach each other, even if it means that student beats him/her in that event.


  •  Minnesota High School Rodeo offers scholarships to it’s graduating seniors to help them with further education interests.