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2020 General Membership Information

2019-2020 MEMBERSHIP:

  • The AJRA has a Family Membership Plan with the first (1st) member paying $100.00, the second (2nd) member in the same household paying $75.00, the third (3rd) member paying $50.00, the fourth (4th) member paying $25.00, with the fifth (or more) child receiving a free membership.
  • If you are new to the AJRA, you must include proof of age either by a copy of birth certificate or state-issued driver's license with your notarized membership form.
  • As voted by the AJRA Board of Directors, each membership “family unit” is required to contribute a minimum cash contribution of $100 to the AJRA through one or more of any offered AJRA fundraising opportunities, to be turned in by Graham's spring rodeo (May 5-6, 2018.)  Fundraising opportunities and forms will be made available on the website and from the rodeo secretary.
  • An AJRA Associate Membership is available for $5.00 per year. This will entitle the Associate Member to an AJRA rulebook and all correspondence.


Ages are determined as of midnight, July 31st, of the year (2020) that the points are counted toward.

Example: How old the child is on July 31, 2020 will determine what age division he/she will compete in during the 2019-2020 point season.

If you are new to the AJRA, you must include proof of age either by a copy of birth certificate or state-issued driver's license when sending in your notarized membership form.


  • 8 and Under Boys & Girls (combined)
  • 9-12 Girls
  • 9-12 Boys
  • 13-15 Girls
  • 13-15 Boys
  • 16-19 Girls
  • 16-19 Boys


  • 8 & Under: $30.00 per event, $35=Breakaway & Calf Riding
  • 9-12: $40.00 per event, $45=Breakaway & Ribbon Roping, Steer Riding
  • 13-15: $50.00 per event, $55=Breakaway & Ribbon Roping
  • 16-19: $60.00 per event, $65=Breakaway & Ribbon Roping
  • Bull Riding in both B13-15 & B16-19=$85
  • NOTE:  All roping events have been increased by $5 to cover the extra stock charge.  Also, B13-15 Tie-Down is $75 and B16-19 Tie-Down is $85.

Rodeo Performance start times:

  • Friday PM Performances--7 pm
  • Saturday AM Performances--9 am
  • Saturday PM Performances--7 pm
  • Sunday AM Performances--9 am

Please note that these times are for the regular season rodeos.  Start times during the NFR slack and rodeo performances will be stipulated in the NFR packet.

  • In the Breakaway roping event in the G13-15, B13-15 and the G16-19 age groups, the Bell Collar Catch rule will be in effect.  There will be a judge assigned to be the official spotter.
  • The Girls 16-19 no longer has a ribbon roping event.  In its place, a 2ndBreakaway run has been added.  Both breakaway runs will be used to count towards year-end World Championship and RFD Exemption and World Championship All-Around.
  • RFD The American Semi-Finals exemptions will be awarded for the 2021 RFD The American Semi-Finals.  To qualify for the exemptions, a contestant must pay $150 for each event that they wish to be eligible in earning an exemption.  The money collected would be used to pay the entry fee to the RFD The American Semi-Finals.  Winner of exemptions must wear AJRA logo patches which will be provided.
  • Rough Stock events:  8U Calf Riding, B0912 Steer Riding, B1315 Bull Riding and B1619 Bull Riding will not be held at the regularly scheduled AJRA rodeos.  These events will be provided at the Tommy Green Rodeo Company events.  A schedule will be provided in the spring.  AJRA member Rough Stock contestants will compete at the NFR in Sweetwater, Texas.
  • Team Roping will be referred to as Dally Team Roping.  Tie-ons are not allowed.
  • Optional Roping saddles in the G9-12, B9-12, G13-15, and B13-15 will be awarded by using the Breakaway and Ribbon Roping points earned.
  • 8 & Under Age group will continue to be a boys and girls age group where all contestants will compete together and there will be a separate 8 & Under All Around Cowboy and All Around Cowgirl
  • Each event must have at least 5 qualified to compete at the NFR in order to award a saddle.  If an event doesn’t have 5 NFR qualifies a saddle will not be awarded unless a sponsor is willing to cover the cost of the saddle.
  • Any event that does not have at least 5 competitors entered at the NFR, that event will not have the same amount of added money provided to all other events that have 5 or more competitors.
  • The B16-19 will continue to have a 2nd Optional Tie-Down event with an entry fee. 
    • There will be no points earned for this 2nd Tie-Down run.  No All-Around points will be earned.
    • Payoff will be made based on the same payoff schedule as all events. 
    • This event cannot be entered unless the contestant has entered the 1st Tie-Down event.
    • At the NFR, the value of the Ribbon Roping saddle along with the B16-19 NFR added money will be added to the payoff for the 2nd Optional Tie-Down event.
    • At the NFR, this event will also have 2 go rounds and a short go.
    • No year-end prizes will be made available for this event.
    • If available, a separate set of calves will be used.
  • The NFR IS July 22-25, 2020.


  • An AJRA member in good standing must have competed in that event at least 4 times during the regular rodeo season.  A contestant must compete in FOUR (4) regular rodeos in order to qualify for the AJRA NFR.
  • Each membership family unit is required to contribute a minimum cash sponsorship of $100 to the AJRA through one or more of any offered AJRA fundraising opportunities by SWEETWATER’S spring rodeo.


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