SD Junior High Division
Jr. High Finals cancelled but SD rodeos will continue. Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the National Junior High Finals in Des Moines, IA the SDJHRA will be going forward with its scheduled State finals May 22-23. Through much deliberation and discussion with our Governor’s office, the city officials in Rapid City, and the Staff at the Central States Fairgrounds we feel we will be able to put on a safe event following a set of guidelines that were put forth. We understand every individuals risk tolerance will be different in the near future. For those who wish not to participate their entry fees and state membership will be refunded. For those that choose to participate the entry deadline will now be May 15th. We will also not be requiring report cards. There will be more details coming forward on format and safety guidelines in the coming days. Rodeo as we know it will seem different in this near future, but we still intend on still crowning a South Dakota Junior High State Champ.
We are optimistic that we can have a quality event in May that still adheres to the health safety standards that is being recommended during this Covid 19 situation. If you have questions or ideas please call Nichols Casper 605-515-3671 or Tyler Haugen 605-490-2424. Thank you for everyone’s patience.
2020 Raffle Tickets: It is mandatory to sell 20 raffle tickets in order to rodeo. Your 20 tickets are due when entering the first regional rodeo; however, you can keep selling tickets until the State Finals weekend. Top seller will be awarded a $250 pre-paid gift card. Click here to print tickets.
Congratulations to Brylee Grubb! JH National Barrel Racing Champion!
SD Jr. High Division Officers
National Director - Tyler Haugen (605) 490-2424
President - Nichols Caspers (605) 515-3671 2 year Term
Vice President - Cole Reinert - 605-515-3575 2 year Term
Secretary/Treasurer - Jordan Hanson (605) 210-1542
Student officers for the 2019 rodeo season
President- Matthew Heathershaw
Vice President- Grey Gilbert
Secretary- Shelby Derner
Jr. High Division State Secretary
2630 W Oliver St
Spearfish, SD 57783
Board of Directors
East River Director - Jeremy Stevens 2 yr Term 605-870-3714
West River Director - Tim Nutter 2 yr Term- 302-542-2597
Directors at Large
Leslie Merrill - 1yr Term 605-993-6144
Dennis Halverson - 1 yr Term- 605-366-3536
National Director- Tyler Haugen (605) 490-2424
NHSRA Junior High Division Website...
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2020 Application Instructions (How to complete your membership online)... (1 page) You will get the National form through the online application process.
2020 SD Jr. High Division State Membership Application... (1 page)
2018 Jr. High Division State Transfer Form... (1 page)
2020 SD Jr. High Division Associate Member Application... (1 page)
**Please note that the Associate Membership is intended for parents of contestants or interested persons who wish to have a vote at SDJHRA meetings. Contestants applying for memberships do not need to complete this form**
Rodeo Entry Forms
Please Note: There will be no refunds once you enter the rodeos. This is for both regionals and the state rodeo.
2020 Rapid City Regional Rodeo Entry Form... (2 pages) — postmarked by April 6
2020 Huron Regional Rodeo Entry Form... (2 pages) — postmarked by April 13
2020 State Finals Entry Form (2 pages) — postmarked by May 8
AQHA/NHSRA Horse of the Year Nomination Form... (2 pages)
There is one form for both JH and HS members- they can distinguish their affiliation by circling the correct division in the middle of the form. The horse must be currently registered AQHA and the owner of the horse must also be a current member of AQHA. The contestant nominating the horse must also be a member of AQHA and there is information on the second page regarding how easy and inexpensive it is to become or renew a membership.
The relationship of the horses’ owner to the contestant has changed; the horse owner and contestant do not necessarily have to be related anymore, but the contestant MUST inform the state secretary that the horse they have nominated is the one they will be using for the event(s) they have declared with our office. I will continue to provide the state secretary with the information we have received from contestants for their state/provincial finals.
Everything must be received in the NHSRA office by February 15, 2020. We will not honor “postmarked by Feb. 15.” Late entries will not be accepted and there are no exceptions.
The deadline is February 15, 2020.
Student Athlete of the Month Form...
Equine Athlete of the Month Form...
NHSRA Smallbore Rifle Entry Form...
Sponsorship and Advertising Form...
Parent Interest form for Director or Committee Position...