March 24, 2003
Dear Equine Industry Partner;
High School Rodeo is the only equine
sport in the nation that exists as an equine prep
school sport. Minnesota
High School Rodeo is alive and well in this state
and getting ready for their forty fourth annual state
finals rodeo in mid June, at the Deadbroke Saddle
Club in Hugo, MN.
Minnesota High School Rodeo has been
one of the best kept secrets in this state’s equine
world, moving along through the decades on our own.
In recent years we have reached a new level
of skill and talent that has brought us to national
attention and prominence at the High School National
Finals Rodeo, the largest rodeo in the world.
In recent years we have ranked as high as ninth
place as a state team during that prestigious week
long event, and have consistently placed students
in the short go, the top twenty in the nation.
Our alumni students are making names for themselves
in collegiate rodeo these days.
As a Minnesota or locally based equine
business who makes its living through this great equine
industry we are seeking your help and support in hosting
and sponsoring our great Minnesota High School Rodeo
Association State Finals Rodeo in June. We are enclosing
a brochure which explains the basic levels of sponsorship
for this unique equine event; but obviously we would
appreciate any help you can offer.
Finding ourselves in the rankings
of the other great rodeo states in this country has
also found us lacking in comparison in support from
our home state. As
you can imagine, it costs a great deal to put on a
two long go and one short go state finals rodeo; and
then to support our top four event winners as our
Team Minnesota to the High School National Finals
Rodeo, last year and this, in Farmington, New Mexico.
We are also in need of corporate and business
sponsorship for Team Minnesota! If you are at all interested in being the
corporate sponsor of Team Minnesota to the national
finals, please let me know.
Please consider which of these categories
best suits your business exposure at this year-end
event of the Minnesota High School Rodeo Association.
We are a non-profit organization and will supply
you with an appropriate receipt and statewide exposure
for your contribution.
Please feel free to call me if you would like
Sharon L. Baker
MHSRA State Director
Public Relations Director
19895 400th Avenue
Cyrus, MN 56323
MHSRA STATE FINALS SPONSOR RESPONSE FORM:
Download Sponsor Response
Please make checks payable to:
Minnesota High School Rodeo
Please return this form along with your tax
deductible donation to:
Patty Kuntz MHSRA Treasurer
14828 Pleasant Valley Road
Center City, MN 55012
||Federal Internal Revenue Service
Non-Profit Number: 41-1345287 (501) (c) (3)
State of Minnesota Certificate
of Exempt Status number: 29589