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The Nebraska 150 Celebration is pleased to inform you that the “Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo” has been approved as an Official Event of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial. This event fits wonderfully with our mission and we are excited to add it to our celebration.

As a Nebraska 150 Celebration Official Event partner, you have the benefit of utilizing our official logo. Visit www.ne150.org/brand to download high-resolution images and review our brand style guide. Please keep this link confidential and do not share the images with unauthorized individuals. Additionally, your event may be listed on our website, www.ne150.org, and promoted via our social media accounts. It may also be listed in other marketing materials. 

We are thrilled to have the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association join in celebrating this historic occasion. Please take a few minutes to explore our website, www.ne150.org, and learn more about the exciting programs and events the Nebraska 150 Celebration has planned for 2017. Also, remember to like us on Facebook at facebook.com/nebraska150 and follow us on Twitter @ne150 to stay current with the latest news and developments. 

As a proud sponsor and the official sunglass of NHSRA, BEX has agreed to offer a one-time discount to all NHSRA members.  To redeem your discount, simply shop www.bexsunglasses.com and add as much BEX product to your shopping cart as you would like.  At checkout, use your MEMBERSHIP NUMBER as a coupon code to receive $50 off any purchase of $100 or more.  What a great way to get an awesome discount on BEX Sunglasses, Caps, Outerwear and accessories! (NOTE- You will need your "National" back number, please contact Brandi, Tina or Tricia to acquire this number to finalize your purchase)


Reined Cow Horse link

Students check out the link to the National Reined Cow Horse Association's introductory video of the NHSRA's newest event.  Tentative plans are for an introductory level clinic this fall and competitions next spring.  Anyone interested in learning more about this event can contact Jared Storer.


Parents & Contestants:

In the event that you are sending your contestant to the rodeo alone or with a friend, you need to be aware of the following consequences if your contestant is hurt. According to Nebraska Laws, if the ambulance is called upon to render aide to an injured contestant, the contestant CAN NOT refuse transport. They will, however, be treated under Implied Consent, then transported. Only a parent or LEGAL guardian can refuse transport, unless the contestant is an emancipated minor. The people that you send your son/daughter with, also, can not refuse care/transport once it has been initiated. So the bottom line is, if your contestant son/daughter is injured, and the ambulance is called, they will go to the hospital, unless YOU are there to sign a refusal.


Contestant Turn-Out Information


  • You may only DRAW OUT of a rodeo before positions are drawn. The date of position draws is included in the rodeo information. Any draw outs after this date is considered a TURN OUT. You must contact Tina Kessler, Central Entry Secretary, to DRAW OUT, TURN OUT, MEDICAL OR VET RELEASE out of EACH rodeo. If you draw out before positions are drawn, entry fees will be refunded.
  • If you are TURNING OUT of a rodeo after positions are drawn, a $17.00 turn out fine/per event will be assessed, except in the team roping. See Team Roping rules.
  • If you are TURNING OUT because of a medical or vet release, the Central Entry/Points Secretary and Rodeo Secretary must be notified 24 hours in advance of the start time of the rodeo. If notification is done 24 hours in advance, entry fees will be refunded and the $17.00 turnout fine will not be imposed. If the notification is after the 24 hour deadline and before 5 days after the turnout, the contestant does not get their fees back. After 5 days have passed and a medical or vet release has not been obtained by the Central Entry/Points Secretary, a $17.00 fine will be assessed
  • A contestant may turn out due to a visible injury or illness that occurred the day of the rodeo, provided the judge has ruled this to be the situation. A judge’s visual release is only good for that day’s rodeo. The turn out fine of $17.00 will be waived in this situation, however, the entry fees will not be returned.
  • All medical or vet releases must be faxed (308)836-2259, emailed (tkessler4rodeos@yahoo.com), or mailed (Tina Kessler, P. O. Box 159, Callaway NE 68825), within 5 days of the turnout. Anything received after that date, will be considered a turn out and a $15.00 fine will be imposed. All medical or vet releases must be on a doctor/veterinarian letterhead and signed. Once a contestant competes in the event they released, the release is void.
  • Notification of fines will be sent to the following week’s Rodeo Secretaries, so the fines will have to be paid before competing at the next rodeo. Fines may mailed to Tina Kessler, P. O. Box 159, Callaway NE 68825, or paid to  the Rodeo Secretary. Please be sure you obtain a receipt if paying at the rodeo. This is your responsibility, not the Rodeo Secretary.
  • Once a contestant releases on a medical or visual release, in order to compete again, a doctor must give a release to compete again. This is in the National Rulebook. If you can not compete at the rodeos following the first one you released from, contact the Central Entry/Points Secretary and Rodeo Secretaries ASAP so they do not order stock for you.