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The first AHSRA rodeos took place in Cardston, St. Mary’s, Claresholm and Strathmore.  Everyone
               competed through the entire province with approximately 10 -15 rodeos a year. Today the association
               has close to 500 members, 3 Districts covering the entire province with each District holding
               approximately 20 rodeos each year.
               In 2004, Alberta was one of the first provinces/states to introduce the Wrangler Division to High School
               Rodeo, grades 6-8. Rob Strong was instrumental in Alberta’s early development of the Wrangler
               Division.  Teams competed in Gallup, New Mexico from the beginning of this new division- a highlight in
               the career of many Junior Division contestants, Today, the “Junior Division’ is also broken into 3 Districts
               and they have held their own Provincial Finals since 2004.
               The competitive level in High School Rodeo has grown immensely.  While having to adhere to strict
               rules, proper rodeo attire, proof of passing grades and Principal releases for every rodeo, the AHSRA has
               been the heart of youth development of the sport of rodeo in this province.  The list of professional
               cowboys, futurity trainers, horse trainers and people proud to continue the tradition of rodeo is evident
               through the graduates that have come through Alberta High School Rodeo.  We are thankful for the
               tenacity of the early founders of this association.  It is a history we are all proud to be a part of.

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