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Congratulations to all the contestants who have qualified for the Alberta Junior High Finals. Just a few reminders before you head to Rimbey:

 

Contestant Bio – be sure to update this in your membership profile. It will be used by the announcer at the finals.

  • Login at https://nhsra.equestevent.com/
  • Click Edit my Profile in the top menu
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page – on the right hand side you will see Announcer Biography – max 200 characters.

 

Check In – When you arrive in Rimbey, come in through the main entrance (See Rimbey Map 2024) You must stop at the rodeo office to check in, pay your entry fees and pick up your contestant package.

  • Payment is by cash or cheque only. There will be an ATM on site.
  • All contestants will receive a back number when you check in. This is the back number you should wear in the arena. The office will laminate your back number for $2.00.
  • There will be attendants to help with parking. Please be patient with the volunteers. 

 

The Alberta Junior High finals will be livestreamed on the Cowboy Channel. Contestants – please be sure to follow the NHSRA Patch Policy re: sponsor patches. (Page 151 of the NHSRA Rulebook)

For all NHSRA State/ Provincial/ National Finals and any televised or livestreamed events:

  • National Sponsors Advertising: All NHSRA National Sponsors can have any type of garment, vest, hat, tack or helmet advertising in any size, including stick-on, sew-on or embroidered patches.
  • Non- National Sponsor Advertising in the arena and at awards presentation areas:
    • Non-sponsor advertising may not be larger than a 2 .5”X3 .5” area . This includes garments, hats, protective vests, helmets and tack.
    • There will be no stick-on or sew-on patches for non-national sponsor advertising.
    • Garments, protective vests, hats: advertising must be embroidered into the fabric. Advertising on tack must be permanently carved or pressed into the item and meet the same size requirements. A saddle may have a larger sponsor area but must be pressed or carved into the area. A saddle pad may have the standard branding on the wear leather.
    • Protective helmets: no non-sponsor advertising on helmets.
    • No more than one non-sponsor embroidered area per garment per sponsor.
  • Penalty for violating these policies will be disqualification from this event. The NHSRA will not be responsible for covering or taping unauthorized advertising.
  • FOR A FULL CURRENT LIST OF NHSRA SPONSORS: https://nhsra .com/national-sponsors/

 

As a family, be prepared to make a decision about Nationals if you qualify. This year the National Junior High Finals is held in Des Moines, Iowa from June 23-29.

  • The top 4 in each event will qualify for Nationals – if you choose not to go, we will roll up the next contestant. Roll ups can be to 8th place. 
  • The decision to attend Nationals must be made on Sunday, along with all paperwork and payment. Accepted forms of payment are Cash, Cheque or Etransfer to ahsraoffice@gmail.com. There will also be an ATM on site. 
  • The NJHFR Contestant Entry Form must be signed by both parents with a Commissioner of Oaths (we will have a Commissioner at the rodeo on Sunday). If one parent will not be at the finals, you need to get the form signed in advance.
  • Please review the price sheet for Nationals – stalls, camping, golf cart rental, etc.
  • National Qualifier Jackets must also be purchased on Sunday. **If you or your siblings have Nationals jackets, especially larger ones, please bring them to the finals (upstairs on Sunday) – this will help others choose the correct size.**
  • If you are camping at Nationals, you will need to provide the following details: 
    • Length of Trailer (include hitch, bumper, and anything on the back)
    • Number of slide outs and which side
    • Type of Vehicle and length
    • They have 30 amp sites so be prepared for that. 
    • Campsites range in size, the grounds are uneven and you will need blocks to level your trailer. 

 

There is a lot of information about Nationals – all qualifiers receive a package with everything you need but you can also find most of the information on the NSHRA Website.

 
Best of luck to all contestants! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pam Golden, Provincial Secretary at 780-305-9640 or ahsraoffice@gmail.com.