DON'T FORGET ARIAT REPORTER APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 1
NEW THIS YEAR: Regions reporter’s applicants must submit a writing sample (described below) to be
considered. An announcement/email should be sent out to all members so they are aware of the
opportunity. (This will solve the complaints of no one told me, or it wasn't fair.)
If you are interested, let your region secretary know and then email an article to email@example.com
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> by May 1st. The article should be created as a Word Document, be one
page single spaced and the content should be rodeo related. For example, an article about your region,
people in your region or an event.
Please know that you are required to write a monthly article due on the 15th of every month. Reporters will
receive a $500 scholarship for doing this.
After May 1st the applicant's articles will be reviewed and the Region's Ariat Performance Reporter will be
named by May 15th.
SPECIAL EVENTS GOING ON AT THE HS STATE FINALS
Henson Motor Truck Push - Monday night in the coliseum
** We are adding a parents’ division
Sign up according to list below:
First event: 5 boys, 5 girls and 1 secretary to ride in the back to cheer them on
Second event: Parents Push: 5 men, 5 women and 1 contestant to ride in the back to cheer
2. Dodgeball Tournament - Sunday night in the coliseum
We need 5 boys and 5 girls
3. Olympics - Sunday night in the coliseum - NEW this year: Does not have to be a 6-person team. Sign
up different kids for each game.
Game: TUG-O-WAR: 3 boys/3 girls
Game: BOAT RACE: 3 boys/3 girls
Game: QUEEN Contest: 1 escort/1 cowboy queen
OLYMPICS QUEEN GUIDELINES - Region Queen must be Dressed Appropriately
NO short shorts or skirts
NO visible underwear
If we feel you are acting or dressed inappropriately, or are using inappropriate language...
You Will Be Disqualified.
Contact the Rodeo Secretary and let her know if you are interested in competing in one of
these events. 1st Come / 1st Serve
REGION SPONSOR TEAMS
Below is a list of who your region will be "riding for" at the state finals --- I know that many of you are
already planning on decorating your region to coordinate! This year we would also like for your Region to be
that sponsor’s host for the finals.
I will get with you later and describe what that means, but basically, I will give you their contact person’s
information and you will reach out to them prior to the event and invite them to sit with your region, take
them to lunch, invite them to region parties, help them on their sponsor day etc.
We are trying to encourage sponsor / family interaction at the finals and we feel this will encourage that.
HEEL O MATIC
PURINA / CH GRAPHICS
KUBOTA / OE NUTRACEUTICALS
DR. TANDY FREEMAN
PRIEFERT / MCCOYS
TEXAS FARM BUREAU INSURANCE/ RESISTOL HATS
CACTUS ROPES / BOOT BARN
MUTTON BUSTING - DUE MAY 5th
I also need you to let me know if you have a mutton buster that would want to ride for your region during
the McCoy's Mutton Busting at the State Finals. The event will take place during the performance on
Thursday, June 8th.
They have to be between 4-8 years old as of June 8th to participate. McCoy's lets them keep their riding
vests and the winner gets a special prize and they all get a certificate for a free Whataburger :)
I let you guys have first dibs and then I open it up to the public and then it fills up quick -- so if you don't
have a rider I can find someone to ride for you guys in the Abilene area.
Please send me the rider's name, age, parent's name, email and their cell number.
PLEASE SEND THE NAME BY May 5th.