Nanton Junior Rodeo
A barrier will be used for Team Roping, 14-16 Girls Breakaway and Tie Down Roping.
We are following Alberta High School Rodeo rules in the big arena to help contestants and families transition to high school rodeo. our goal is to help educate families on AHSRA rules. if an NJR volunteer mentions a rule to you, please know we are trying to help educate. If these rules are continuously disregarded by a family, there may be disqualifications. These arena rules can be found on the AHSRA website.
2022 Event Dates:
Sunday, June 26th @ 11:00 am
Saturday, July 2nd @ 11:00 am
Sunday, July 17th @ 11:00 am
Sunday, July 24th @ 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 6th @ 11:00 am
Sunday, August 7th @ 11:00 am (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 (Girls only)
Tie Down Roping
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
$35 membership fee (paid at first rodeo attended)
**No membership fees for Novice Competitors
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, Tie Down and Team Roping events - $20
Junior Steer Riding - TBD
$5 office fee on each contestant entry.
Entries will be online, please see our entries page.
Ages are as of January 1st, 2022
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.
A barrier will be used in all roping events except the 13 & under Breakaway
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, Haley Elliott 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
Saddle draw winners MUST be in attendance at the finals to win the saddle.
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.
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
The Hive Nanton
TL Cattle Co
Stavely Pro Rodeo
Rocking P Ranch
Paul & Lois Phillips
South Country Co-op Claresholm
Bar C Concession (Leslie Crowe)
Mosquito Creek Law Office
Glen Keeley Memorial Bull Riding
Kustra Insurance & Investments
- The Co-operators
Cowboy Country Clothing
Maxine & Marla Russell