Photo Credit: Inspired by RJ Photography

 


Photo Credit: Inspired by RJ Photography

 

Photo Credit: Pam Hynek

 

Photo Credit: Linda Hunt

 

Photo Credit: Inspired by RJ

 

Photo Credit: Linda Hunt

 

Photo Credit: Linda Hunt

 

Photo Credit: Inspired by RJ

 

Photo Credit: Linda Hunt

 

Photo Credit: Linda Hunt

 

Pam Hynek  Photo Credit

 

Pam Hynek  Photo Credit

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Interstates Rodeo Association Website!     

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Up to the minute updates from the road throughout the year!

 

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR

IRA 2019 Application

 

 

 

Member's Bulletin Board:

6/22/19 - The decision has been made as of 7:15pm to cancel Sheridan due to severe storms in the area. 

 

Troy results have been posted to the results tab.

 

6/17/19 - Duckworth Rodeo has added three more events to the schedule for July.  Hampton, IA will be on July 17th and Corydon, IA will have two seperate events on July 27th and 28th (specify you are entering for each day when calling in)  

 

6/11/19 - White Cloud, KS rodeo has been cancelled due to excessive flooding in the area.  Please keep all of our great rodeo communities in your prayers that have been dealing with flooding this season! 

 

6/10/19 - Those of you that are having issues with getting through to Grand River for Sheridan entries this morning... please use 641-773-5830 today as the main line is down due to a phone line issue that the phone company is working on. 

 

Results for Tekamah have been posted.

 

6/6/19 - Burlington Junction special event 4D barrel race has been added to the schedule for June 22nd.

 

6/3/19 - Duckworth Rodeo has added Rolfe to the schedule for July (early call in date) and Winterset full rodeo to the schedule for August. See the schedule page for entry info.

 

5/29/19 - Missouri Valley has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for August 23 & 24. 

 

Tekamah is still a go but those of you that were in slack need to call back to 501-590-5295 to verify that you will be there for the performance instead as they will be running everyone during the performance. 

 

Updated standings have been posted and results for Milan have been added to the results page.

 

5/20/19 - Duckworth Rodeo has added Colfax to the schedule for June and Winterset to the schedule for July - both will be bulls, barrels, and broncs. Winterset will be two seperate rodeos so you can enter both days if you wish. 

 

Rodeo Rose has added two bullriding events to the schedule - Albion in June and Fullerton in July. 

 

5/9/19 - Results for Ponca have been posted.  An updated flyer for Dayton has been posted to the schedule page.  As a reminder for Dayton entries - this is 4 seperate events in one weekend so when you enter make sure you get entered for all the perfs you want to enter that weekend. 

 

5/3/19 - If you have not yet signed up for the Judge's/Safety Clinic in Dayton, IA on May 18th,  make sure to get ahold of Ed Waldhauser ASAP at 515-468-0746 to get registered.  This is IRCA, URA, and IRA approved and there is no cost associated with the clinic. 

 

4/26/19 - Results for Palmyra have been added. 

 

4/23/19 - Moville has just been added to our schedule for August. 

 

Those of you wanting buckles shipped just a reminder you have until April 25th to make your payment to Shari Thurman in the office for shipping and insurance costs.

 

Please keep IRA judge Ron McGee and his family in your prayers as his cancer has returned and he has started chemo treatments this past week. 

 

4/19/19 - Rodeo Rose Rodeo Co. has added 3 Nebraska rodeos to the shedule in July (Fremont, Syracuse, and Osceola) - take a look at the schedule page for updates! Don't forget to send in your shipping money for your year end buckle by April 25th if you need it mailed to you otherwise it can be picked up at the Missouri Valley Rodeo.  Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend good luck and safe travels wherever you may be headed this weekend!

 

4/15/19 - 2018 Year End Top 4 each event: If you did not pick up your buckle at the banquet but want your buckle mailed to you, you must send $20 per buckle with your mailing address into the office before April 25th.  This will cover postage and insurance.  There will be one mailing date for everyone.  If you chose not to have your buckle mailed to you then you will need to pick up your buckles at the first Missouri Valley IRA rodeo. 

 

As a reminder to our stock contractors as you are setting your schedules for the season:

Any stock contractor wishing to bring stock to the IRA finals rodeo must have at least (3) IRA first approved rodeos or (5) IRA first-approved special events.

 

 

4/8/19 - Princeton, MO IRA side-pot barrels has been added to the scheduled for May; Grand River Rodeo Co. has added several rodeos to the schedule  - take a look at the schedule page for updates!

 

4/2/19 - Ponca, NE just added to the schedule for May.  Cameron, MO barrel race has been changed to a 4D.

 

3/27/19 - Tekamah, NE for May; Topeka, KS for August; and Chanute, KS* for September were just added to the schedule this morning.  *Chanute will be a 2020 season rodeo as the cut off for the 2019 IRA finals is September 22nd after Kearney.

 

3/26/19 - We have added a couple of special events to our schedule - Dayton, IA Bulls & Barrels in May &  Cameron, MO 3D Barrel Race with IRA sidepot in April.  See the schedule page for more details. 

 

We also wanted to let you know that the Turn N Burn event at Lincoln is still a go for this weekend, as well as the Fremont Bullriding Event in April. Continue to keep our great host communities and members in the Midwest in your thoughts as they continue to deal with the devastating flooding occurring this Spring.  Fremont has announced that the bullriding event will be a fundraiser event for flood recovery efforts. 

 

3/8/19 - Milan Rodeo and Fremont Bullriding have been added to the schedule. Banquet Reservations are due tomorrow to Shari Thurman - don't forget.  We have some fun items coming in for the silent auction that you won't want to miss out on! 

 

2/20/19 - Reschedule date for Lincoln has been set for March 15th and 16th, a new event has been added to the schedule for April in Palmyra and we have a date for the annual awards banquet and kick off fundraiser!  Please make plans to join us in Grand River, IA on March 16th Top 4 please be sure to attend so that you may pick up your awards that night.  Reservations are due to Shari in the office by March 9th.  See our schedule page for a link to the flyer and additional information about the banquet

 

One other bit of news we would like to share is that the 2019 finals will be held again at the Chance Ridge Arena in Elkhorn, NE - October 25th - 27th.  The cutoff date to make the 2019 finals will be September 22nd after the Kearney, MO rodeo. 

 

2018 Year End Champions please submit your event photos so that we can update our website  front page.  We would also like to include those that won Horse of the Year awards so send in those pictures. 

 

CUTOFF DATE FOR 2019 IRA FINALS: September 22nd after Kearney, MO

 

Reminder: Event Approvals are required to come to Shari in the office before they can be posted to our Facebook page or website. 

 

We are looking for event pics from our year end champions to add to our website:

2018 Year End champions please send your best event pic (with permission from the photographer) via a private message to our Facebook page and we will update the website!

 

As a reminder to our stock contractors as you are setting your schedules for the season:

Any stock contractor wishing to bring stock to the IRA finals rodeo must have at least (3) IRA rodeos or (5) IRA first-approved special events.

 

 

2nd Go Opening Cermony- 2018 IRA Finals at Chance Ridge Arena in Elkhorn, NE

Photo Credit: Hiedi Scoles

 

 

 

Thank you to Pam Hynek, Inspired by RJ Photography, and Linda Hunt for the use of their action photos on the

Interstates Rodeo Association Website!

2016 IRA Finals Exceptional Kids Rodeo Photos with Operation Breakthrough at Lone Wolf Arena

For those of you that experienced the Kid's Rodeo on Saturday morning at the finals and would like more info please find Operation Breakthrough on Facebook or check out their website: Operation Breakthrough

Photo Credits: Hiedi Scoles

 

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