Youth Rodeo Contestant Information

Learn more about the Youth Rodeo!

The American Royal Invitational Youth Rodeo is a 4 performance rodeo held September 20-23, 2016 in Hale Arena at the American Royal Complex. It is a one run rodeo (no finals) with two days for Senior contestants and two days for Junior Contestants.

The Invitational Youth Rodeo is part of the School Tours program, which allows contestants to compete in front of approximately 2,000 school children at each performance! It’s an experience of a lifetime! Feel free to invite your school to attend.

Contestants must submit an application along with their paid entries. Selections are made to see who gets to compete during the performances, all other applicants get to compete in slack. A committee reviews all applications while the names of the applicants are hidden. The selection is based solely upon what is provided in each individual’s application. The final decisions are based upon a combination of the following: accomplishments in and out of the rodeo arena, leadership, community involvement and grade point average.

Selections have been made!

Below you will find the selections broken down by performance days and slack for Juniors and Seniors. Please note these are not the draws. The draws will be posted online at a later time. We tried our best to put families on the same day or on following days. Because of slack and other restrictions you may have to perform on multiple days. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to accommodate everyone and we hope you understand.

Biography Information Mandatory for Performance Contestants (deadline September 1)

Stall Reservations (deadline September 1)

We will not be taking orders for shavings. You may bring your own shavings or purchase them at the Feed Room.

Trailer hook-ups will be available, no preregistration required. RV/Trailer Hook-ups will be available at the facility. 20 and 30 amp spots will be available for $30/night. Hook-ups are located in Lot A. Upon arrival you may park anywhere in the reserved Youth Rodeo parking area. Please pay the next morning/morning you arrive during Check-In from 9:00-10:00 AM. You will receive a permit to place in the dash of your windshield.

Performance Contestants: Check-In will open at 9:00 a.m. each morning. Check-In is located on the 2nd floor of the American Royal Offices. Contestants in the performances will receive their contestant shirt that must be worn to compete in, back number, exhibitor pin, and guest all-access pass. There will be a mandatory meeting at 10:00 a.m. each morning for the contestants in the performance held in the Governor’s Room where check-in is located. The rodeo starts promptly at 12:00 Noon each day.

Slack Contestants: Slack contestants will check-in and have a meeting immediately following the completion of the performance in Hale Arena by the announcer stand on the respected day they are performing. Slack contestants will receive back numbers. Slack will start approximately 30 minutes after the performance is complete. The Senior Division slack will be held on Tuesday, September 20 and the Junior Division slack will be held Wednesday, September 21.

Dates to Remember

September 1- Late Entries Close

September 1 - Stall Reservations Close and Biography Information

More Information!

Senior Draw
Junior Draw
2016 Information Packet
2016 Rules