Nanton Junior Rodeo

We are once again asking for nominations for our Top Hand awards.

The Top Hand award is presented to a male and female competitor who demonstrates the following:


* Works hard to improve in their events

* Demonstrates strong horsemanship skills

* Shows kindness to animals, other competitors and volunteers

* Helps out in any area they can

* Is a role model to other competitors


You can nominate a competitor by filling out the following form. Nominations are due Monday, July 19th.


Event Dates:

Sunday, June 27th 11 am
Saturday, July 3rd 11am
Sunday, July 4th 11 am
Sunday, July 11th 11am
Saturday, July 24th 11am
Sunday July 25th 11am (Open Finals)



7 and under: barrels, poles, goat tail untying

8-10: barrels, poles, goats, 

11-13:barrels, poles, goats, 

14-16: barrels, poles, goats

Boys Goats (any age) 

12 & Under Breakaway

13 & over Breakaway

Team roping: open (one entry)

Novice Barrels/Poles/Goats: Novice competitors may be any age (under 16). They can be assisted or unassisted. They will receive a time, but there is no payout. There will be a year end prize for the novice competitors

Entry Fees:

$35 membership fee (paid at first rodeo attended)

Novice Events (Barrels, Poles, Goat Tail Untying)  $5 each

7& Under, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16  Barrel Racing  - $15

7& Under, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16  Pole Bending - $15

8-10, 11-13, 14-16, Boys  Goat Tying - $20

Breakaway and Team Roping events - $20

$5 office fee on each contestant entry.

Entries will be online, please see our entries page.


  • Ages are as of January 1st, 2021

  • If you enter the boys goat tying, you cannot enter the other goat tying events.

  • If you enter any of the novice events, you cannot enter any of the other events.

  • There is no barrier in the roping events, but a barrel will be placed as a marker

  • Abuse of any animal or human at any time during the event will not be tolerated and may result in the removal of the contestant and family from the Junior Rodeo Series

  • We are all volunteers, so please treat everyone with respect. Everyone is doing their best.

  • PLEASE HELP OUT WHERE YOU CAN, if we don't have volunteers step up, we will have to pay workers and fees will increase

  • One late entry/contestant/season. one TurnOut/contestant/season -- 2nd & future TO will result in entry fees being owed, and future entries will be held until TurnOuts are paid.

  • If you have a concern, please chat with Amy Gillespie, Mida Blades, Justin Blades or Haley or Ty Elliott 

Points and payout:

  • Points will be given from 1st to 10th place (10 points for first, down to 1 point for 10th place)

  • Cumulative points throughout the rodeo season will determine year end placings.

  • If there is a tie in points, ties will be broken based on the number of rodeos attended, if still tied, the tie will be broken based on the fastest time of the  final rodeo.

  • Payouts will be based on the number of competitors in each event. 70% payout after stock fees in each event.

  • You must attend 4/6 rodeos to qualify for prizes

Sponsorship Information

Our rodeos are run by volunteers who dedicate their time to putting on these rodeos so that kids have an opportunity to compete and practice the sport of rodeo. However, there are many costs associated with putting on a rodeo and we are asking for your support. We have several sponsorship opportunities available this season:

Click to download the Sponsorship information


2021 sponsors

Monteith Farms 

Cooperators: Kustra Insurance 

Nanton Promoters 

Magnum Trailers 

The Hive Nanton

TL Cattle Co

Stavely Elks

Guest Tek 

Longson Farms

Maxine Russell

Cowboy Country Clothing

Eberglo - Cheron Chamberlain

Lundberg Family 
Rocking P Ranch 
MD Ranchlands 
Nanton Boosters

FM Trailer World

Elliott family

Paul & Lois Phillips

Hub Commodities

Bar C Concession (Leslie Crowe)

Gordon & McLeod Law Office

Nanton Lions Club