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






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2023 Application



Member's Bulletin Board:

11/9/23 - Updated standings as of 10/20 have been added,  reminder that there are a couple side pot barrel races coming up in November and December, check the schedule for more info.


9/20/23 - Congrats to all of our Finals & Year End Champions! 


Great opportunity just announced from the newly elected IRA Barrel Racing director for the upcoming breeding season!! All proceeds go to end of year IRA awards for 2024. Open bid through comments. The highest bidder will win. This will stay open till September 30th 2023 @ 7:00 PM. Shipping and collection will be covered by the mare owner. Shipping is $180 and collection fee is $350.



8/25/23 - Final standings going into the 2023 IRA Finals have been posted.  Congrats to all that have qualified this year.  Reminder to get those entries into the office by August 31.  Results for Grand River have been posted.


8/17/23 - Updated standings have been added; results for Allendale and toledo have been posted; new events have been added to our 2024 schedule. Reminder that the cutoff for 2023 is August 20th.


8/1/23 - Updated standings not including Arlington or Corydon have been posted, results for Paola, Nelson, Syracuse, and Arlington have been posted. Winterset has added a one perf, fall rodeo to our schedule on August 25th.  Call ins for Grand River Rodeo are on August 7th, not August 2nd. 


7/26/23 - Results for Colfax, Winterset, Knoxville, Centerville, Hampton and Pawnee City have been posted.


7/25/23 - results for Missouri Valley have been added, 4 new barrel racing IRA sidepots have been added to the 2023 schedule.  Cut-off date to make the IRA Finals is August 20th, 2023.   If you have any questions on standings, etc. please get with Shari Thurman in the office prior to August 20th.   


7/21/23 - Updated standings as of 7/20 have been posted.


7/19/23 - Results have been posted for Sabetha, Mt. Ayr, Bedford, and Fremont. 


Finals information will be coming out soon. Cut-off date to make the IRA Finals is August 20th. We will be returning to Auburn, NE on September 9 & 10 for the IRA Finals.  There are still 11 rodeos left in this season to get qualified to join us out in Auburn!


If you have secured an IRA sponsor, please work with your event director to get the sponsor information submitted to the office so we can update our website and finals information with their advertising. 


Those of you that have won money this year, please take a minute to look at the standings and make sure you are reflected correctly.  If you have any outstanding questions or need Shari to review something, please get with her in the next couple weeks so we ensure everything is addressed before we get to August 20th. 


Reminder that you must contact the stock contractor directly to turn out of an event, inquire about late entries, day sheets, etc. We have been fielding a large number of messages on our IRA Facebook page and unfortunately we are not able to assist with those requests through the page itself. 


7/12/23 - Updated standings as of today have been posted, results are in from Exira, Whiting, White Cloud and Woodbine and have been posted.


6/28/23 - Results from Sheridan have been added to the results tab.  Updated standing as of today have been posted to the Standings tab.  Good luck and safe travels to all of you over the 4th!


6/21/23 - Results from Troy have been added to the results tab.  Good luck & safe travels to all of you on the 4th of July run of rodeos coming up!


6/14/23 - Updated standings, please contact Shari Thurman in the office if you have any questions on the current standings or if you think there may be an error.  Tekamah results have been posted.


5/23/23 - Updated standings and Hampton rodeo added to the July schedule


5/15/23 - Mid-States rodeo has added 3 rodeos to our schedule in Arlington, Syracuse, and Nelson.


5/10/23 - Bethany IRA side-pot race from May 5 & 6 has been rescheduled for May 29th.


4/18/23 - Additional rodeos have been added to the schedule. 


4/4/23 - Please keep our great sponsors Russell Livestock in your thoughts and prayers as they work to clean up from the tornado that took out their sale barn earlier this week. Thankfully there were no injuries reported and they are working hard to keep the sale schedule on track despite the damage.


Duckworth Rodeo Co. and Grand River Rodeo Co. have added several rodeos to our 2023 schedule and several rodeo committees have increased their added money this year. Be sure to let the committees know you appreciate them when you visit their rodeos this season.


3/16/23 - Don't forget to get your reservations in for the Banquet by March 27th to Shari or the Office. This year they are having a buffet at Silver Spur for $17 per person, pay at the door.  Banquet is on April 1st in Grand River. If you have a donation for the auction get ahold of Shari or the office.


Thadd Davis is hosting an IRA side pot breakaway and calf roping at Durfey Arena this month.


There are several IRA side-pot barrel races this spring that have been added to the schedule!


2/22/23 - Updated standings and updated contacts have been added to the website today.


2/21/23 - We have a couple special events on the calendar for the bull riders and barrel racers.  Fremont Bull Riding Classic is coming up at the end of March with $3,000 added and CanFest Productions is holding a side-pot IRA barrel race along with the CRP Finals in June.


11/1/22 - New Breakaway and Barrel Series added to the calendar starting in December


9/13/22 - Congratulations to all of our Finals money earners, average champions, and year end champions!  The final year end standings have been audited by Shari and are listed on our standings tab. 


8/28/22 - Final Standings going into the Finals have been posted.  If you see an issue or have a question on the standings please get ahold of Shari this week to ensure that the finals paperwork can be finalized.  White Cloud results have been posted. 


Congratulations to the top 15 in each event that have qualifed to the 2022 IRA Finals!


8/27/22 - New fall barrel series with IRA side pot has been added to the scheduled. 


Good luck to all of you entered at White Cloud tonight that are trying to secure your spot for the IRA Finals in Auburn next month! Tomorrow (8/28) we start the 2023 season and barrel racers have a full schedule for the next couple months from the looks of our schedule! 


Shari will be auditing the final standings going into the finals and we will get those posted soon. Please get ahold of your event directors for questions about the upcoming finals and if you see something in the standings that you have a questions about, get ahold of Shari prior to the finals so we can ensure that finals paperwork is accurate to start our weekend in Auburn.   


8/23/22 - Updated standings with all results included except for Winterset and White Cloud.  Results for Grand River.


8/17/22 - Updated standings, results for Allendale, and Finals information has been added to the website today.  Good luck to all of you as you work to finish the season and get qualified for the finals next month, cut-off date for this year's finals is August 28th! If you are wanting to order an extra coat or not attending the finals and would like a coat, please contact Shanie Adams before August 21st at 785-640-6264.


8/15/22 - New Barrel Racing Sidepot race added for August 21st at Maryville; Results for Toledo; Finals prep has begun.... Event Directors are working to secure sponsors, and a few have committed to awarding the person in your event that brings in the most sponsors.  Get with your event directors to see what you can do to help your event at the finals.  


8/8/22 - Results for Arlington have been posted. 


8/4/22 - Results for Corydon, Paola, and corrections for Winterset results and updated standings have been posted.


7/28/22 - Updated standings


7/26/22 - Corrected results from Corning, results from Pawnee City and Missouri Valley added.


7/22/22 - Updated Standings and corrected results from Hampton


7/18/22 - Results from Mt. Ayr, Sabetha, Colfax, and Hampton have been posted


7/15/22 - Arlington, NE has just been added to the schedule, please note the call in date is July 19th.


7/14/22 - Updated Standings not including Corning.  Results added for Woodbine, Exira, and Fremont.


7/8/22 - Bedford start time has been moved to 8pm; HM IRA Sidepot barrel race in Maryville on August 7th has just been added to the schedule. Results for Whiting have been posted.


6/28/22 -Updated standings and results from Sheridan have been posted.  Good luck and safe travels to all that will be out on the roads over the 4th.  We hope you all have a very profitable 4th of July run!


6/21/22 - Updated Standings and Troy results have been posted.


6/15/22 - Tekamah results are up on the results page. 


6/2/22 - Chariton IRA Side Pot Barrel results have been posted to the results page - results are unofficial until audited in the  IRA Office. 


6/1/22 - Barrel Racers - two sidepot races have been rescheduled.... Princeton is moving to June 5th, and Chariton will have make up dates on June 22 & 29.


5/26/22 - The IRA Finals will be returning to Auburn, NE on September 10 & 11. 


5/10/22 - T&C Rodeo has added Corning, IA to the July schedule. See the schedule tab for more detail on this rodeo.


4/25/22 - Updated standings have been posted.


4/8/22 - Duckworth Productions has added additional rodeos to the IRA schedule today. 


4/5/22 - The summer run of rodeos are being added to schedule this month, Grand River Rodeo has added several rodeos to the schedule todaay.  Please check our schedule page for more details.


3/21/22 - New bull riding special event added for April in Fort Dodge, IA.  Don't forget to get those reservations in to Shari for the Awards Banquet!


3/10/22 - New events have been added to the schedule.  2021 Awards Banquet has been scheduled for April 2nd at the Silver Spur in Grand River.  Happy Hour will be from 4-5 with dinner starting at 5pm.  There will be a live auction at 5:30pm with the awards to follow the auction. If you have any items to donate, please contact Shari in the office at 641-773-5232. 


12/14/21 - Updated standings have been published.  A reminder to anyone that has already earned money for 2022 that your memberships are due in the office by 12/31/21 in order to keep those standings for 2022.


10/20/21 - Updated Standings for 2022, results from Sheridan, new events added for October and November in Savannah, MO and Lincoln, NE.


Thank you to everyone that traveled down to Grand River for Gary's memorial service and helped in any way to make the day so meaningful to his family and friends. It was such a beautiful and fitting tribute to our friend and he will be greatly missed not only by Grand River Rodeo but the entire IRA family.  Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.







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

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

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2019 IRA Finals Operation Outreach Rodeo Photos with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Midlands at Chance Ridge Arena in Elkhorn, NE.

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