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Wednesday February 22, 2017  

Rule Proposals

Note:  Rule Proposals will be voted on by the Board of Directors at the 2016 November board meeting.  Proposals passed will go into effect in January, 2017.  Rule Books will be available at the Membership Rodeo to be held in Austin in January.  Proposals are presented by various board members unless noted.


Rodeo Entry:  Breakaway fees $100 at all CPRA Rodeos (PASSED)

Rodeo Entry:  Steer Wrestling fees $100 at all CPRA Rodeos (Kody Dollery) (PASSED)

Rodeo Entry:  (Late entries) If a rodeo is accepting late entries in any events, all events are to be left open that are not considered full.

Membership Dues #4:  Non-competing cards will be $50.  (PASSED)

Co-approved Rodeo Rule #2: At all CPRA 1st sanctioned rodeos all personnel must have a current CPRA membership with the exception of announcer and contract acts. (PASSED)

Timed Events SW#13 TD#18, GBR#4, TR#19:  Delete current wording (After 45 seconds the animal will be released and contestant receives a no time).  Change to: After 45 seconds the contestants will receive a fine of $25.00 (PASSED)

General Regulations G: (changes noted in red)  Turn out fines for all CPRA rodeos or first approved CPRA rodeos are $25.00 plus entry

fees for members and non-members. A contestant notifyingthe CPRA office of his/her intent to turn out may pay entry fees in office, thereby

avoiding a turn out fine.  All fees paid in office will be included in the rodeo payoff.  Fees must be paid during office hours and no later than

12:00 noon central time on the Friday prior to said rodeo.  CPRA will accept Discover, Visa or Master with no service charge incurred.  For each turnout fine collected beginning January 7, 2016, stock contractors will receive $15.00 for each event with the exception of team roping. Team roping turn outs wil be based on $10.00 for header and $10.00 for heeler. (PASSED)

Judges #26:  (change noted in red) Certified judges are to receive $150 for each performance, $200 for performances with slack immediately following.  Stand alone slack will be considered a performance. DELETED

Rule Updates

The below rule updates are provided for quick review of the most recent amendments or revisions.

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November 12, 2014

Pg. 16, Rule 19 (Revised)

Secretaries will be allowed to withhold $1.00 for each check mailed.  Secretaries are to deduct $5.00 from the rodeo recap for mailing rodeo packets to the CPRA office. (PASSED)

Pg. 2 Elected Directors (Added)

c.  Only finals contractors at the CPRA finals are eligible to vote for stock contractor director.

Pg. 31, Rule 12 (Revised) (PASSED)

Barrel Racer must cross the timer line with hat on head or will receive a fine of $25.00.


January 7, 2015

Pg. 13, Rule 11 (Revised)

Finals rough stock selections (see rule book for complete details)

Pg. 31, Rule 15 (Revised)

Barrel Racing - If the pattern is not centered to the gate, contestant shall be allowed to set up her run as necessary, without circling.  If a

circle is made there will be a $100 fine.  A spin or pivot is acceptable and a pony horse may be used.

Pg. 3, Rule 4 (Added) (PASSED)

Gold Card Membership - (see rule book for complete details)

Pg. 4, Rule g (Revised) (PASSED)

Turn out fines for all CPRA rodeos or first approved CPRA rodeos are $45.00 plus entry fees for members and non-members

For each turn out fine collected beginning Januay 7, 2015, stock contractors will receive $20.00 for each event with the exception of

rough stock and team roping.  Rough stock turn outs will be based on $15.00 and team roping turnouts based on $10.00 for header, $10.00 for heeler.  DELETED AND REVISED SEE CURRENT REVISIONS


February 4, 2015

Pg. 6, Rodeo Entry (Revised)

Breakaway Fees - $80.00.  Subject to increase to $100 with $1,000 or more added at stock contractors discretion.

Pg. 9, Rule 3 (Revised)

Stock contractor & Rodeo Secretary - Secretary is to withhold membership fee from contractors stock pay for personnel working without

current membership. (see rule book for complete details)

Pg. 10, Rule 16 (Revised)

Stock Contractor Finals pay (see rule book for details)

Pg. 3, Rule 4 (Added)

Directors Gold Cards - see rule book


March 4, 2015

Pg. 3, Rule 3 (Added)

Rookie Eligibility & Requirements (see rule book for complete details)

Pg. 21, Rule 1 (Revised)

Barriers - A 10 second penalty will be added for breaking or beating the barrier. The penalty will be added at the discretion or call of judge.


September 2, 2015

Pg. 22, Rule 5 (Added)

Timed Events: No scoring will be allowed on any timed event cattle during performances or slack.  Contestant will be fined $25.00 per occurrence for rule infraction. 


January, 2016

Pg. 6 Rodeo Entry (Change in Monday hours books are open)

RS books open on Mondays from 5:00PM to 9:00PM.  TE books open on Mondays from 6:00PM to 9:00PM