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Welcome to the Texas Youth Rodeo Association!
  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 2016 TYRA State Finals Rodeo was a huge success with over $106,700 in prizes presented to the top contestants. There were eleven scholarships awarded during the finals for a total of $11,000.00 for their continued education. In the past ten years TYAR has given out 121 scholarships totaling $121,000.00. Contestants qualified for the finals rodeo by accumulating points in each of the twenty four sanctioned rodeos held throughout the state of Texas. The distinguished top 25 in each event and age group competes at this prestigious event.
Tod Slone saddles
were presented to the Year End Champions in each event and the All Around Champions for the year end and the Finals Rodeo as well, a total of 61 saddles were presented during the finals. A Cut Above buckles were given to 2 nd through 6th place year-end finishers in each event and age group.

The TYRA Directors for the 2017 Season are President – Brandon Bratton; Vice President – Ben Ellis; Secretary – Amy Kretzschmar; Treasury – Mark Giese; Board Members: Dwight Carter, Chad Chandler, Steve Dollery, Shorty Gorham, Jessalyn Pierce, Elva Puig and Clint Rawlinson.


  We are really excited about 2017! We will have 2 benefits as always and those will not count towards your rodeo counts but the points will be used (this has not changed). This year our calendar will only have 14 rodeos (no more North and South – we are ONE) on the schedule – with those 14 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).

Our point system is changing also
– we will run on a 25 point system. If you place 1 st you will get 25 points, if you place 25th you will receive 1 point. In the end this will give us the top 25 who will come to the finals in July.

Rough Stock – we will only have rough stock at 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).

– THAT WE WILL BE ADDING AT LEAST $20,000.00 TO THE JACKPOT PAYOUT FOR THE FINALS!!!! Along with Year End Finals Saddles for Events and All Arounds, Buckles for 2nd – 6 th year end event winners, plus saddles to Finals Event Champions!

On Friday night of the finals in July (July 28, 2017) we will be having a 50th reunion dance and introducing all that come during the short go on that Saturday morning July 29, 2017. 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.
  "Congratulations to Andi Estes on winning the Ranch Hand Grille Guard given away at the 2017 TYRA State Finals in Gonzales, TX! Ranch Hand was proud to be a Corporate Sponsor and friend of the TYRA State Finals Rodeo this year and always happy to see our youth keeping the Ranch Hand brand strong while competing across Texas for years to come. Thank you TYRA  for keeping a rich tradition and history of stewardship to the community, agriculture industry and youth of Texas. We support your mission of “Helping Youth Today So That The Sport Of Rodeo and Agriculture Can Grow Tomorrow”."  
  “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.”
Date South Location Entry Blanks Information
July 25-29 FINALS Gonzales Download View CoversheetView Daily ActivitiesView Run OrderView RV Info
View Johnny Powell InfoView Contestant BiosView Program Ads
View RecapEntry Blank
July 28 50th Reunion Dance Gonzales    
July 29 Introduce Alumnae     At the Short Go, Awards to follow Short Go
Declare 10 of the 14 rodeos for points plus the benefits - may jackpot at the other 4

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.

      • Poles (Sub, Jr, Sr)
      • Tie Down (Jr, Sr)
      • Cloverleaf (Sub, Jr, Sr)
      • Steer Wrestling (They may double up on this as well)
      • Breakaway (Jr boys, Jr girls, Sr girls)
      • Fig 8 (Sub, Jr)
      • Ribbons (Jr, Sr)
      • Goats(Jr, Sr)
      • 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!
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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