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Sunday September 24, 2017  
Rule Proposals presented below will be voted on in November, 2017 for 2018 implementation

Proposal for 2018: Stock Contractors, Pg. 9, Rule #2 - Steer Wrestling cattle minimum will be one-half plus one with 16 contestants or more.  Rodeos with 15 contestants or less minimum will be one for each contestant plus one extra.  (Rodney Brooks)


Proposal for 2018:   BOD voted on August 9, 2017 to immediately implement.  Barrel Racing Timer Failure, Pg. 32, Rule 19 - If the electric timer fails to work on 10% or less of the contestants in a go-round, the backup times shall be used for those contestants.  More than 10% in a go-round will result in backup timer used for all times. 


Rule Proposals presented in 2016 for 2017 implementation

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

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The following is effective as of June 12, 2017:

Stock Contractors, pg. 10 #2

Team Roping cattle minimum will be one-third enough unless there are more than fifty (50) team entered.  If more than 50 entered there must be one-half enough plus one. 



The following is effective as of June 8, 2017:


General Regulations, Pg. 6 - Y

In timed event hot shots or electric devices ae not to be used for competition purposes.  A hot shot or electric device is only used by the stock contractor and their personnel to move stock from pen to pen.  Hot shot or electric devices are not to be in possession of any contestant during a performance or slack. 

February 8, 2017


Steer Wrestling Rules, pg. 30 #22

If contestants steer stumbles and/or trips before the score line, the contestant will, at judges discretion, receive a clean rerun only if the contestant declares him self.