The Mid-South Little Britches Rodeo Association (MSLBRA) is a sanctioned chapter of the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, the oldest youth rodeo association in the country. The Mid-South Little Britches Rodeo Association is devoted to the promotion of junior rodeo and continued support and encouragement of youth.
The NLBRA season begins on August 1st of each year and ends with the National Finals in July. To qualify for the National Finals, a contestant must place in the top seven (7) of an event at six (6) individual rodeos. Each contestant takes their top five (5) places for each event to the National Finals at which contestants compete for buckles, saddles, scholarships and other awards.
During the MSLBRA rodeos, contestants will compete for NLBRA points and their share of the Jackpot. The jackpot calculation will follow format C .
|Little Wranglers – Boys and Girls||5-8|
|Jr. Girls (Girls Only)||9-13|
|Jr Boys (Boys Only)||9-13|
|Sr. Girls (Girls Only)||14-18|
|Sr Boys (Boys Only)||14-18|
If you are interested in becoming a member of the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, complete the online membership application at http://www.nlbra.com or print the membership form and send a copy of your child’s birth certificate to the national office.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Mid-South Little Britches Rodeo Association, complete the membership form with a $25 and mail to the rodeo secretary, Ashley Eakes 11371 Rd 781 Philadelphia, MS 39350. No new memberships will be taken after the Saturday rodeo in November for that season.
Minimum Qualified Rodeos!!
Each contestant is required to participate in at least fifteen (15) MSLBRA rodeos per event to qualify for year-end awards!
A rookie is a contestant competing in the first year in that age group. If you are a rookie contestant in your age group, notify the secretary of your rookie status.
2022 Year-End Awards Tie-Breaker Rule:
In the event of a tie for awards, the following tie-breaking rule will be followed:
1. The contestant with the most 1st place placings in the event will receive the higher place;
2. If a tie still exists after rule #1, the contestant who has competed in the most rodeos for the current season will receive the higher place;
3. If a tie still exists after rules #1 and #2, the contestant who had the highest number of points coming in to the last rodeo will receive the higher place.
Draw Out Procedure:
If you need to draw out of a rodeo, a doctor or vet excuse is required to be given to the secretary BEFORE the stock draw on Friday night of the rodeo weekend. If you become sick on Saturday or Sunday, you must give a doctor excuse to the secretary before the rodeo weekend ends.
Effective 8/1/2018, all jackpot payout CHECKS will be mailed to the contestant the week after each scheduled rodeo. No cash prizes will be given to contestants during a rodeo.
We will use the address you provided on your NLBRA membership, so if that information changes, you need to notify the secretary ASAP!
MSLBRA FEE SCHEDULE
|Event Entry Fee||$15.00|
|Cattle Charge per class||$15.00|
|Goat Charge per class||$ 7.00|
|Rough Stock Charge per class||$40.00|
|NLBRA Fee||$ 9.00|
IF YOU MISS THE POSTMARK DEADLINE, YOU MUST CALL THE SECRETARY TO SEE IF ENTRIES ARE STILL BEING TAKEN. No entries will be taken after TUESDAY at 9PM of the rodeo week. No exceptions!
Don’t forget there is a $5 charge at the gate – please do not send your gate fee with your entry form.
Stalls – $40 for the weekend (includes 1 bag of shavings)
RV – $45 for the weekend
STALL AND RV RESERVATIONS ARE ALWAYS DUE ON THE POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR THAT RODEO! Make your reservations by texting Dianna
between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm on the postmark deadline. Early reservations will not be accepted. All stall and RV reservations must be paid by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday rodeo. If payment is late, there will be a late fee of $25 and the contestant will not earn state points. Also, if you fail to reserve stalls/RV on the deadline, there is a $10 late fee.
Additional shavings can be purchased for $7/bag.
NO TIE-OUTS ALLOWED! IF YOU TIE YOUR HORSE OVERNIGHT, YOU WILL BE CHARGED $50 PER HORSE. THIS IS A RULE OF THE FACILITY!
If you reserve a stall or RV, you are responsible for paying even if you do not utilize it.
Overflow stalls and RV: Contact the Scott County Coliseum for availability.
You can register for a rodeo by either:
1. Mailing a paper “Rodeo Entry Form” along with your entry fees to the secretary by the postmark date; or
2. Registering online at Rodeo Signup (nlbra.com). You must still mail your entry fees to the secretary by the postmark date to avoid a late fee of $30.
Secretary Mailing Address:
11371 Road 781
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone # 601-416-6658
The new 2021-2022 Official Rule Book has been published – you can find it in the “Forms” section. Please be aware of the changes that will affect you!
The stock draw is scheduled for 9 pm the night before the scheduled rodeo, or as soon as stock numbers are provided to the judge and secretary.
MSLBRA MEMBERSHIPS! Deadline to apply for MSLBRA membership is Saturday, November 12, 2022. No new memberships will be accepted after November 12.
Sponsorship money is due by Saturday, November 12, 2022.
The work schedule is now being filled for 2022-2023 season. Members are required to work 10 events. So, if you see a slot you want to work, please text JUDD at 662-803-5079. For vacant work slots, we will draw names to fill the positions.
Barrel and pole workers must be dressed in western attire.
January 7-8, 2023 Work Scheldule posted-Main Arena Brandon 11&12
Work requirements and schedule will be available at the secretary desk. A $500 fine for failure to work designated events. Also, contestants will not be able to enter another rodeo until the fine is paid.
MSLBRA ROYALTY NEWS!
MSLBRA Royalty Pageant will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 in Brandon, MS. There will be a informational meeting Saturday, November 12, 2022, 15 minutes after the rodeo ends. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 30, 2022- you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org or turn it into Mrs. Gina at the Brandon Rodeo. Any questions contact Mrs. Gina Smith at 662-803-0475.
RODEO REMINDERS – BRANDON MS:
CONTESTANTS/PARENTS cannot arrive at the Rankin County Multi-Purpose Facility before 3:00 pm on Friday afternoon.
Do not stop, park or unload your truck/trailer in the fire lane next to the stall barn in Brandon! The Sheriff Dept will be patrolling and issuing tickets.
The new parking lot is open. For those that will park there and run generators, the early arrivals should park near the rear of the lot. This will allow easy parking for later arrivals closer to the entrance.