Stalling is available on the grounds in Lower Exhibition Hall. Stalls will be assigned and one stall is required per timed event contestant.  You can purchase more stalls when completing the entry form.

Yes! The Youth Rodeo is part of the Field Trip program, which allows contestants to compete in front of approximately 1,000 school children at each performance. More information at Field Trip

If room allows late entries may be accepted in some events from April 16 – 19, they will incur a $50 late fee and automatically be placed in slack.

Any entries submitted after April 19, will not be accepted.

No, you must purchase all shavings through the American Royal.  This is for sanitation and cleaning purposes. The stalls are on concrete. Shavings are available to purchase at the feed room or on the online entry form.

Feed Room Hours:

  • Monday – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM


Yes, you can reserve a plug-in on your entry form. There will be 30 amp parking spots available. Parking fees are $25 per night.

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 roles, community involvement and academics. Contestants will be selected for the performances while all other eligible applicants will be in slack.

No, there will not be a contestant meeting.  All information will be sent out via email.

All horses must have an accompanying current (30 days) Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and Negative Coggins test (1 year).

This includes horses from Missouri and Kansas.

It is $5 for admission into the Youth Rodeo for all parents and guests. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at the American Royal.

    • Average winners will receive the champion belt buckle
    • 70% payback
    • Buckles will be presented at the Pro Rodeo on Thursday night
    • $200 added per event

Payout will be as follows:

  • 1 entry 100%
    2-4 entries, 2 monies – 60%, 40%
    5-8 entries, 3 monies – 50%, 30%, 20%
    9-12 entries, 4 monies – 40%, 30%, 20%, 10%
    13-29 entries, 5 monies – 30%, 25%, 20%, 15%, 10%
    30+ entries, 6 monies – 29%, 24%, 19%, 14%, 9%, 5%

Arrival Schedule:

Sunday, May 1  – 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Monday, May 2 – 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Tuesday, May 3 – 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Wednesday, May 4 – 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM

You must arrive during these hours only, there will be no access into the facility outside of these hours.

The Senior Division slack is Monday, May 2 at 10:00 AM and the Junior Division slack is Wednesday, May 4 at 2:00 PM.

Selections for the rodeo performance will be announced on April 20th on the website.

The draw will be posted on the North end of the stalling area by the arena. It will also be available on our website after April 20.

There won’t be any shirts for the contestants this year. Unfortunately, with the supply chain’s current state we were not able to get enough shirts for the contestants this year.