The TJRA was established in 1998 for all kids to have an equal
opportunity to participate in and learn the sport of rodeo. The TJRA consists
of approximately 200 members and has rodeos throughout Southern
Oklahoma and North Texas.
The TJRA memberships’ consists of cowboys and cowgirls from the
ages of 0-19 who enjoy competing in the sport of rodeo. The TJRA has
4 different age group categories: 6 & under, 7-10, 11-14, and 15-19. Eligible
contestants are able to participate in the following events: calf riding, bull
riding, barrel racing, straight barrels, pole bending, steer wrestling, chute
dogging, goat tying, break-a-way roping, tie-down calf roping, ribbon roping
and team roping. TJRA members compete in 15 rodeos throughout the year
with points being carried in all of the rodeos. Each contestant must compete
in 10 of the 15 rodeos and be in the top 15 in their respective event to qualify
for the TJRA year-end “Finals”. The TJRA Finals are held each October.
The TJRA awarded prizes last year valued at over $100,000.00. Prizes for the
Finals include EVENT SADDLES in each age group, in each event, along with All-
Around Cowboy and All-Around Cowgirl in each age group, Reserve All-Around
Cowboy and Cowgirl trophy buckles, Finals Average Champion Buckles (each
event, each age group), Finalist Buckles to EACH first year Finalist, as well as
Top 15 qualifier awards in each event, in each age group.
The TJRA awards are funded mainly through donations from sponsors,
concession sales and collections from our gate fee at each rodeo
throughout the year. You will be hard pressed to find a more professional and
dedicated group of friends anywhere. These kids and parents work very hard
all year not just putting on great rodeos, but making contact with local
businesses and merchants to acquire donations for the contestants’ prizes.
You will find few other ways of making great memories for your children,
teaching good sportsmanship, discipline, and building lifelong friendships
for you and your children than the life of Jr Rodeo. I say life instead of sport
because unlike any other kids sport, Jr Rodeo is truly a way of life. From
taking care of your animals or rigging to practicing to hauling and
competing, you’re having fun all the way. Come and experience all of the fun
and excitement of a TJRA Jr Rodeo and I’ll bet you’ll be back for more.