We hope your new 2016-17 season is off to a great start!


To qualifiy for the 2016-17 Finals in Guthrie, you must place four times in the top 7, for that event.



The 2016-2017 NLBRA season is underway. NLBRA Franchise secretaries are welcome to post their rodeo into the schedule. YOU ARE NOW able to enter franchise rodeos on-line. The entries will open 30 days prior to the entry close date. Payment for the franchise rodeo entry fees depends upon how the franchise is set up.
You can also find a printable schedule in printable forms https://nlbra.com/documents.aspx

The Looking For Someone Link is functional now so if you do not have a partner for a team event at finals be sure to check it out and get your information posted or look through who is there and get paired up. You will not be able to enter team events on line this year without a partner so let us help by getting listed. Instructions to use this free service are outlined there 



2016 Volunteer Committee

The move to Lazy E for 2016 National Finals isn’t the only change this year. Dusty Sagers will be heading up the new volunteer committee for 2016. This committee will ask for a Certified Director from each franchise to coordinate membership volunteers throughout the week assisting with every performance. This is a great way to get members more involved in the finals while allowing the Board an opportunity to do more to help its membership throughout the week. Please look for more information to come and any and all input or suggestions can be directed to Dusty.
The volunteer committee will also be hosting a NLBRA Booth at the NFR this year, we have Royalty and Youth Board members to man the booth but need your help. This is an outstanding opportunity for our members to get involved and create new friendships.  Any contestants that are going to be in Vegas for the NFR and would like to stop by and help out for a couple hours please contact Dusty for scheduling, any associate member or parents that would be interested in helping are also welcome.
We invite everyone to get involved and help shape the direction we are going, for more information or ideas please contact our Volunteer Committee Chairman:
Dusty Sagers

Doubling Down on Education

Maybe it was the bright lights of Vegas, Lady Luck or Good Odds, but whatever it was you’ll be glad of the bold move of the NLBRA Executive Board at its December meeting. Increasing the scholarship awards has been on the minds of board members for years and it has finally become a reality. The Executive Board Meeting the Board unanimously approved DOUBLING the World Event Scholarship Awards beginning 2015.

For years the awards have been $500 Champion, $350 Reserve and $100 for Third Place. The increases, across the board, are now $1,000, $700 and $200. “The focus of the board for nearly a decade has been to improve all aspects of the Association and that includes increasing the scholarship fund. After all, with a growing scholarship fund, the board remains focused on its mission to support the post-secondary education of our members’ education,”  said Kimber Solberg, NLBRA Executive Director. “Helping to shape these kids, growing the future of the sport of rodeo and our western lifestyle is very important to Little Britches Rodeo; and, providing financial support as they further their education after high school is the best use of our money.” 2015-05-31



NLBRA Optional Jackpot

  • Each event costs $75 to enter the jackpot for each event you have qualified for Finals in.
  • Enter on site at National Office
  • Entries close: July 19th 5 p.m.
  • All payouts will be calculated by the National Finals Rodeo Secretary Office.
  • 100% entry fee payback plus ADDED $$$$$$
  • Payback will be 30% First Go, 30% Second Go, 40% Short Go
  • Payback percentage will be based on the NLBRA payback in Rulebook, Format C
  • In the event that there are no qualified runs/rides in a particular event the money will move into the next round. If there are no qualified runs/rides in the second round the money will be added to the short round. If there are no rides in the short round, ground money will be paid to short round contestants entered in the jackpot.

World’s Largest Added

National Finals Youth Jackpot --$15,500



NLBRA Executive Board Meeting Schedule

December 4,5,6
To be held at the South Point Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Look for the meeting agenda to be posted soon, the board officers are working to finalize the agenda currently. The board meeting in Vegas is always full of great sponsor updates and informative presentations by top rodeo vendors and this year is no different. These meetings are open to membership so check back and plan to attend if you’re available, it’s a great opportunity for the board to meet members from around the country.

Montana Grows Partnership

The NLBRA and Montana Silversmiths are strengthening their partnership. Montana Silversmiths will increase its sponsorship based upon online sales as part of member benefit promotion to the NLBRA at the end of the calendar year.

It will be very important to use the special NLBRA code provided by Montana Silversmiths.  This new value added sponsor benefit of our Montana Silversmiths partnership is available to all NLBRA memberships.  The NLBRA code represents a 20% discount on ALL online purchases of Montana Silversmiths regularly priced product 24-7-365 days a year, it’s a win-win!

Please visit the NLB RA website for a direct link to shop Montana Silversmiths – Brand of Champions to take advantage of this member benefit.


Need a Partner for Final?

Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Finals are right around the corner. You will not be able to enter TEAM EVENTS online without a partner so we will begin updating the find someone tab regularly to help everyone. This is a service designed to help eliminate confusion in the entry system so please try to utilize this service if you need a partner.


If you need a partner in any team event or anything else finals related please send an email to info@nlbra.com be sure to include:



Name: Ricky Bobbie

Event: Jr. Team roping

Position: Header

Contact: 800 456 5667

Email: goingleft@goodhandle.com


Please remember to email info@nlbra.com when you have found a partner so we can remove your listing and keep this information as accurate as possible.


Thank You





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