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Welcome to the Texas Youth Rodeo Association!
  OPEN YOUTH RODEO - TYRA/PRCA JR NFR QUALIFIER  
   
       
  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 2019 TYRA State Finals Rodeo was a huge success with over $114,900,000.00 in prizes plus $15,000.00 added jackpot money total jackpot paid at finals $43,500.00, totaling $158,400.00 presented to the top contestants. There were also eleven (11) scholarships awarded during the finals for a total of $11,750.00 for their continued education. In the past eleven years TYRA has given out 147 scholarships totaling $164,750.00. 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.

cowboy classic 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. Shae Michelle buckles were given to 2nd through 6th place year-end finishers in each event and age group.

The TYRA Directors
for the 2020 Season are are:
President – Steve Dollery; Vice President – Ross Ivey; Secretary – Jessalyn Pierce; Treasury – Juan Garcia.

Board Members: Bubba Achille, Doug Bass, Chad Chandler, Amanda Gorham, Lacey Hubert, Dan Simpton and Ann Wentzel.

WE ARE EXCITED FOR 2020! TYRA IS 53 YEARS STRONG!!

 
 
We are really excited about 2020!
We will have 2 benefits as always and those will not count towards your rodeo counts but the points will be used (please read below on points distribution change). 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 25 & 26) 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 - 2 nd 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 – 6 th year end event winners, plus saddles to Finals Event Champions!

On Friday night of the finals in July (July 31, 2020) we will be having the annual scholarship dance, we encourage TYRA alumnae to PLEASE ATTEND – 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.

CHANGE FOR 2020 – POINTS we will using the 25 point system on every rodeo and round EXCEPT THE SHORT GO’S they will only carry 10 points. Example Benefits: Round 1 = 25 points, Short Round = 10 pts, Average = 25 points with a total of 60 points. Finals: Round 1 = 25 points, Round 2 = 25 points, Short Round = 10 points, Average = 25 points with a total of 85 points.

RULE CHANGES THAT WERE MADE IN THE 2019 SEASON:
- 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 – 1 st - $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 , 2 nd, 3rd, etc. if we still can not break we will flip – the one that does not get the trailer will receive a saddle.
 
     
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  “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.”
 
     
 

We had a Directors meeting tonight with all directors on the conference call. We talked about the difficulties of this COVID-19 and how we could finish TYRA season. It was unanimous decision to cancel the complete season as we can not find any arenas to finish season and be able to guarantee the prizes. I sincerely feel sorry for the seniors and the kids that were having a great start to this season. To the Seniors we will still be giving TYRA and Chad Thames scholarships to TYRA members if they turn in an application which will be awarded in July at the rodeo we will be have in Gonzales - Lord willing the COVID-19 has stopped. The rodeo we are planning will be open to all youth and we are also in contact with the people who are in charge of the Jr NFR to make it a qualifier - will let you know about that as soon as we know - This rodeo will have all around saddles, event buckles and added money. We are going to try to make it two go rounds and finals with extra added events. This could give us a great start to next year. If you would like to get your 2020 membership money back you can email texasyouthrodeo@gmail.com or you can defer to next year. I am truly sorry about this but we have thought of every option and this is what we have come up with. Good luck and stay safe- Steve Dollery, TYRA President

We will continue to sell raffle tickets you may contact Anne Dollery 979-412-2551

We will keep you updated on the Open Youth Rodeo in July!

 
     
 

RUNNING ORDER FOR ALL TYRA RODEOS
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.


ALL RODEOS WILL BE RAN THIS WAY:
      • 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!
 
     
 
Justin Reininger | 210-865-4178
 
     
     
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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