Yes, stalls are available and included in your entry fee. They are on concrete.  You will select your reserved stall when you arrive.

Yes, there is a $50 late fee and you can enter till August 9.  After August 9, no other entries will 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 when you arrive or on the online entry form.

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.

You do not have to be a member of Jr. Rodeo to enter the American Royal Youth Rodeo.  If you want to be eligible for the Jr. Rodeo 14-Under National Championship title and $21,000 in added money, then you must be a member and enter one of the following events.

  • Junior Bull Riding
  • Junior Girls Barrel Racing
  • Junior Tie-Down Roping
  • Junior Girls Breakaway Roping
  • Junior Team Roping
  • Junior Bareback Riding

No, there will be no contestant meeting this year.

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.

There will be no admission into the Youth Rodeo this year.  It is free to attend.

  • Average winners will receive the champion belt buckle.
  • Short go: 100% payback plus added money per event
  • Long go: 75% payback

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%


  • Minimum $3,000 added per Jr. Rodeo 14-Under National Championship events
    • Must be a Jr. Rodeo member to be eligible for prize money
  • Minimum $175 added per American Royal Event

Arrival Schedule:

Sunday, August 15 – 5:00 PM – Midnight

Monday, August 16 – 6:00 AM – Midnight

Tuesday, August 17 – 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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

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 August 10.

There won’t be any shirts for the contestants this year.