2023 MRA Rule Book
2023 MRA Ground Rules -
Stock Contractors must have one (1) first approved rodeo to be eligible for MRA Finals.
To compete at Finals, contestants must enter and compete at a minimum of one (1) first sanctioned MRA rodeo. In order for a Rodeo to be counted as one of the contested MRA first sanctioned rodeos, the contestant card must be purchased before competing at that rodeo.
Rule Change Effective 6/13/2023 -
If the calf is dragged over 6 feet and less than 10 feet, the contestant will pay a fine of $25. If the calf is dragged more than 10 feet, the contestant will be disqualified will result in a $100.00 fine per infraction.
Rule Change Effective 6/27/2023 -
When entering a rodeo, a first and second preference must be given. If a performance is at full status a draw will occur for that performance with MRA card holders given priority. If a contestant's preference is unavailable, they will be moved to their second preference. If that is also full the contestant will be moved to an open position in a performance or slack or the contestant will have the option to draw out if they did not get their first preference.
Major Update this Season
Jerk Down Rule -
Jerk Down will be defined as bringing the animal over backwards between 10 and 2, landing on its head, neck, or spine with all four feet in the air. At a two-judged rodeo if the field flagger is in doubt, he may confer with the line judge and if the line judge is not definitive there is not a jerk down violation.
The fine will be $50 each occurrence.
Physical Rule Books
New this season, we will not be mailing rule books out to all members. If you would like a paper copy of the rule book, you can either print it from the link above or reach out to the MRA Secretary to request a copy.