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Next Rodeo
FRIDAY, MAY 2ND 7PM &
SATURDAY, MAY 3RD 7PM
Remember Call-out/ins for the rodeo are Monday, April 28th 
  7-9pm to Beth Kidd 
 
704-592-2500
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The NC High School Rodeo Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of sportsmanship, horsemanship and character in the youth of our state.

The NC High School Rodeo Association was created to give high school students the opportunity to participate and compete in this unique and challenging sport. Although not recognized by high school athletics, the NCHSRA offers a rodeo program that sets high school rodeo apart from other varsity sports:

Athletes compete on a scale comparable to collegiate and professional rodeo competitors.

The NCHSRA is an independent student athletic association- governing itself without supervision of school administration or assistance from tax dollars.Members are fully insured, supervised and guided by adult experts.

Competitors have the opportunity to acquire scholarships and grants for their educational interests.

NCHSRA members compete at state levels for local recognition and t
he top four contestants in each event from each state qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo and the Wrangler Junior High School National Finals, conducted annually in July. Over 1500 contestants from 44 states/provinces compete for national titles, awards and scholarships.







PLEASE GET YOUR STATE FINALS ADS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!! BETH KIDD NEEDS TO RECEIVE THE AD INFORMATION BY APRIL 28TH, TO GIVE HER TIME TO LAYOUT THE PROGRAMS, AND GET THEM PRINTED PRIOR TO THE STATE FINALS!! PLEASE MAIL THEM RIGHT AWAY TO BETH KIDD 5466 WILKESBORO HWY  STATESVILLE, NC  28625
CALL HER AT 704-968-1162 WITH QUESTIONS!!


MEMBERS:
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D YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE A CUTTING PROGRAM AND SHOOTING SPORTS PROGRAM???? 
THEY ARE GREAT PROGRAMS THAT YOU CAN COMPETE ALL YEAR ON THE STATE LEVEL, THEN QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL COMPETITION.....THESE EVENTS ALSO HAVE GREAT SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARD OPPORTUNITIES!  

  CUTTING IS A HIGH SCHOOL EVENT ONLY!
CALL JOHNNY RING
 (704) 902-2182
FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO LET HIM KNOW YOU'RE READY TO GIVE IT A TRY!


One of the world's fastest growing equine sports, cutting, offers tremendous excitement and drama for horse, rider and spectators alike.

The challenge to select a single calf from the herd...gently guide it into the center of the arena... and then, with lightening fast starts and turns, prevent it from ducking past the horse and escaping back to the herd.

In the contest arena, the art of the cutting horse comes alive in a classic test of intelligence, training, breeding and skill. Many factors play a part in the making of a cutting champion. To understand the distinction, the contest must be seen from the judges' points of view.

In competition, the cutting horse and rider must work together as a team in demonstrating their cattle-handling skills. The contest begins as the pair approaches the herd. Quietly. Deliberately. And without hesitation. The horse and rider have two and one-half minutes to complete their work.

Approaching the herd, both horse and rider must concentrate on moving into the cattle to separate one animal from the herd without provoking disturbance. Performance is judged in part by the activity of the calf, so the animal selected is singled out by choice, not at random. After the rider has indicated a specific calf to the horse, neither horse nor rider may change calves without penalty. When the cut is complete, the challenge really begins.

Once the calf is isolated near the center of the arena, the rider must loosen his rein to allow the horse freedom to demonstrate its cutting skill and real "cow sense". Controlling the calf by speed, agility, balance and motion, the horse matches the calf move-for-move to prevent its return to the herd (the calf's natural inclination.) A true champion is trained to react instinctively to the calf's movements without the need for direction. A loose rein is one of the keys to a highly marked performance.

Although the contest time limit allows two to three animals to be cut, the time spent with each calf is left to the rider's discretion. The horse may "quit" the calf without penalty (a 3 point penalty will be assessed ) when the calf is obviously stopped or obviously turned away from the cutting horse. But if a calf is "lost" under any circumstance, a 5 point penalty is assessed. Even a good performance can end with a low score if a calf escapes the horse's control.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SHOOTING SPORTS PROGRAM, CONTACT:  PETER FLEMING
(336) 749-6561 or (336) 463-4731



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