How do I get myself and my horse to rodeos?
The Rodeo Team has a gooseneck trailer that can haul up to six horses. Additionally, we carpool horses and people in team members trucks and trailers.
How much will it cost to participate in rodeos?
The costs for traveling per rodeo are as follows:
- $15 per horse
- $10 per night for hotel
- ~$60/event, rodeo entrance fee
Members not competing are welcome to go on the road as well! Money made from our fall rodeo helps pay for gas, hotel and other travel expenses.
Where can I board my horse?
There are many boarding facilities within and around the River Falls area; however, team members have the opportunity to keep their horses in the Rodeo Barn at Laboratory Farm 1. To board at the rodeo barn you must actively compete in college rodeos. Students provide their own feed and are responsible for their horses' complete care.
What is NIRA?
The UWRF Rodeo Team is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, Great Plains Region, which includes Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska. Colleges within these states host ten rodeos throughout the school year. Events at these rodeos include bareback and saddlebronc riding, breakaway roping, steer wrestling, tie-down calf roping, team roping, goat tying, barrel racing and bull riding. And, at the end of the year, NIRA hosts the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming.
A NIRA card is required to compete. This can be acquired in the fall of the year before the first rodeo by submitting an application along with an official transcript(s) from your graduating high school and any colleges attended.