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Welcome to the Texas Youth Rodeo Association!
  The Texas Youth Rodeo Association (TYRA) 501 (C) (3) is a family oriented organization that strives to produce youth rodeos that support and promote the sport of youth rodeo throughout Texas. The 2018 TYRA State Finals Rodeo was a huge success with over $114,000,000.00 in prizes plus $20,000.00 added jackpot money total jackpot paid at finals $46,500.00, totaling $160,500.00 presented to the top contestants. There were also sixteen (15) scholarships awarded during the finals for a total of $15,750.00 for their continued education. In the past ten years TYRA has given out 136 scholarships totaling $153,000.00. Contestants qualified for the finals rodeo by accumulating points in each of the fourteen sanctioned rodeos plus 2 benefits held throughout the state of Texas. The distinguished top 25 in each event and age group competes at this prestigious event.
  D&D Trailers – 6 stock trailers were presented to the Year End All Around Champions. In every age group a trailer was presented to the winners.

Todd Sloan saddles were presented to the Year End Champions in each event and and the Finals Rodeo as well, a total of 50 saddles were presented during the finals. Kelly Slover buckles were given to 2nd through 6th place year-end finishers in each event and age group.

The TYRA Directors
for the 2019 Season are are:
President – Steve Dollery; Vice President – Dwight Carter; Secretary – Jessalyn Pierce; Treasury – Mark Giese

Board Members: Chad Chandler, Juan Garcia, Amanda Gorham, Lacey Hubert, Dan Simpton and Ross Ivey.


We are really excited about 2019!
We will have 2 benefits as always and those will not count towards your rodeo counts but the points will be used (this has not changed). This year our calendar will have 16 rodeos on the schedule – with those 16 rodeos you will be able to attend all of them, BUT you will need to designate the 10 you will run for points at. On your entry blank you will be given the option to jackpot or count for points when you enter (you must designate before the rodeo and it will be all the events in that rodeo). One change for this
year is that in addition to making the top 25 in your event you will also need to participate in at least 6 of the 16 club rodeos in order to participate at the finals.

Rough Stock
– we will only have rough stock at the first two rodeos in Gonzales (January 26 & 27) we will buck both rodeos at the beginning of the Saturday rodeo and the two benefits and the finals. The benefits will be two go’s (1st round on Friday night - 2nd round on Saturday night and the short go on Sunday).

WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE ADDING TO THE JACKPOT PAYOUT FOR THE FINALS!!!! Along with Year End Finals Saddles for Events and 6 All Around TRAILERS, Buckles for 2nd – 6th year end event winners, plus saddles to Finals Event Champions!

On Friday night of the finals in July (July 26, 2019) we will be having the annual scholarship dance since the reunion dance was so much fun, we encourage TYRA alumnae to PLEASE ATTEND – let’s make this an annual event where everyone can enjoy themselves! Mark your calendars now and spread the word.

The TYRA Board would like to thank the Parents and sponsors for their help and support throughout the year. Without you , TYRA success would not be possible! Thanks!!

The TYRA Corporate Secretary is Anne Dollery, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact her at 979-412-2551 or any board member.

• You may team rope twice the same way, example head twice or heel twice, but not switch ends – this is the only way we can continue offering courtesy runs (so you could enter once with a partner and your second run you could ask for courtesy or both runs you can ask for a courtesy)
• Goat tying – we will be changing the goat every 3 runs, if the horse crosses over the rope or goat, or if the contestant’s horse comes in contact with the goat or rope prior to the contestant signaling for time, a ten (10) second penalty will be assessed.
• Breakaway catch as catch can – the calf’s head must pass through the loop. The loop must draw up on any part of the calf’s body behind the head.
• TYRA in the raffle tickets will continue requiring that each contestant sell $200 worth of tickets, each additional child in the family will only have to sell $50 – all this money goes back to the prizes.
• TYRA will no longer participate in the jacket give away, and there will not be a buckle for the top seller – TYRA will continue in giving cash prizes to the 3 top sellers – 1st - $300, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $100.
• SUB JR BREAKAWAY – will be added this year as a trial – NO AA POINTS WILL COUNT TOWARDS THE SUB JR – as of now we will be offering an Year End and Finals Buckle to see where this event goes. We have had some interest and trying to see if this event will work.
• Yearly memberships will be $75 per contestant
• ADULT MEMBERSHIPS – will be available at $5.00 per adult. You asked we listened – with this membership you will be able to come to the annual meetings and vote – in the past it was just the clubs that could vote and we basically had no participation – WE WILL LISTEN!
• In case of tie with the YEAR END TRAILERS - we will break the tie with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. if we still can not break we will flip – the one that does not get the trailer will receive a saddle.
  The Texas Youth Rodeo Association is proud to announce our new partner and supporter, CORRAL BOOTS! Corral Boots is considered one of the world’s premier boot makers for women and men. It is the heritage of the western lifestyle we ride and work in, not just a brand. 

The Corral Boots Team has just announced that on top of supporting our association, they are contributing an additional $2k towards the TYRA Scholarship program! We are so excited and grateful for their generosity and support of our youth in and out of the arena! 

“Corral has over 800 retailers in United Stated. The Corral Boot Company was built on unwavering values that continue to hold Corral boots in the highest regards. Only the most experienced boot makers craft Corral boots by hand, and only from the finest leathers. Each Corral boot is handcrafted, one at a time, ensuring a western boot that is unique in design and incomparable in quality.

With more than 400 style options, Corral is considered one of the world’s premier boot makers.
  “Helping Youth Today So That The Sport Of Rodeo And Agriculture Can Grow Tomorrow.”
The TYRA has always understood that education is vital to the American agriculture industry.  So an innovative TYRA Executive Committee began to think about encouraging its members to continue their interest in the sport of rodeo and agriculture by pursuing agricultural careers in college.

Therefore, the Texas Youth Rodeo Association Scholarship Fund was born.  Each year our graduating seniors are awarded scholarships based on their academics, community service and essay.  Our scholarships are represented currently by members in 15 colleges and universities throughout Texas.

TYRA recognizes that many young people and educators today come from urban backgrounds and have little knowledge of the opportunities available to them in the sport of rodeo and the world of agriculture.  Our goal is to promote awareness of such programs.

TYRA has a rich tradition and history of stewardship to the community, agriculture industry and youth of Texas.  With a clear vision of the future, a successful past and continual dedication from the TYRA and its members the TYRA will continue to be a pillar of strength and support to the youth of Texas.

The TYRA is committed to the betterment of the community and furthering the organization’s mission: “Helping Youth Today So That The Sport Of Rodeo and Agriculture Can Grow Tomorrow.”
Date Rodeo Location Entry Blanks Information
January 26, 2019 1 TYRA - Gonzales   Postmark 1/14/19
January 27, 2019 2 TYRA - Gonzales   Postmark 1/14/19
February 22-23-24, 2019 Benefit #1 Gonzales   Long go Fri/Sat (your choice of perf). Short Go Sunday.
Postmark 2/11/19
March 2, 2019 3 BCSC - Caldwell   Postmark 2/19/19
March 3, 2019 4 BCSC - Caldwell   Postmark 2/19/19
March 9 - 10, 2019   Open    
March 16 - 17, 2019   Open    
March 23, 2019 5 Chute N Barrel - Edna   Postmark 3/11/19
March 24, 2019 6 Chute N Barrel - Edna   Postmark 3/11/19
March 30, 2019 7 TYRA - Sinton   Postmark 3/18/19
March 31, 2019 8 TYRA - Sinton   Postmark 3/18/19
April 5, 6, 7, 2019 Benefit #2 Gonzales   Long go Fri/Sat (your choice of perf). Short Go Sunday.
Postmark 3/25/19
April 13, 2019 9 Tx Champion - Halletsville   Postmark 4/1/19
April 14, 2019 10 Fort Bend - Halletsville   Postmark 4/1/19
April 20, 2019   OPEN FOR EASTER    
April 21, 2019   OPEN FOR EASTER    
April 27, 2019 11 TJHRA, Reg 6 - Edna   Postmark 4/15/19
April 28, 2019 12 TJHRA, Reg 6 - Edna   Postmark 4/15/19
May 4, 2019 13 Reg 7 - Gonzales   Postmark 4/22/19
May 5, 2019 14 Reg 7 - Gonzales   Postmark 4/22/19
May 11, 2019 15 Rockin W - Wharton   Postmark 4/30/18
May 12, 2019 16 Chute N Barrel - Wharton   Postmark 4/30/18
July 23 - 27, 2019 FINALS Gonzales    
Declare 10 of the 16 rodeos for points plus the benefits - may jackpot at the other 6. YOU MUST ATTEND 6 CLUB RODEOS FOR FINALS & BE IN TOP 25.
Ranch Hand is giving away a Grill Guard!
Click here to enter to win: www.ranchhand.com/tyra

Rough Stock will only be at the 2 Benefits and the Finals - Benefit Rodeos will be 1st Round on Friday night, 2nd Round on Saturday morning and Short Go on Sunday morning.

      • Poles (Sub, Jr, Sr)
      • Tie Down (Jr, then Sr)
      • Cloverleaf Barrels (Sub, Jr, Sr)
      • Steer Wrestling
      • Breakaway (Sub Jr, Jr boys, Jr girls, Sr girls)
      • Straights (Sub, Jr)
      • Ribbons (Jr, then Sr)
      • Goats
      • Team Roping

  If you would like to be an Official Sponsor of the TYRA please contact:
Kries Vaughan
Company Kries
Cell: 830-279-8590 •  Office: 830-900-5236
PO Box 102, Concan,TX 78838

We would like to thank the following Sponsors of TYRA!
Anne Dollery - Corporate Secretary
PO Box 1818 • Gonzales, TX 78629
Cell: 979-412-2551 • Fax: 979-217-8096 • Email: texasyouthrodeo@gmail.com
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