Rodeo Schools & Clinics

How To Get A Start In Rodeo

So you want to be a rodeo cowboy...

Behind the chutesThere are many different associations, schools and rodeos to attend throughout North America every year, however it can be frustrating trying to find out where to start. One of the first things that you should investigate, if your intent is to get involved with rodeo, is the availability of a quality rodeo school. These schools are taught by highly decorated rodeo cowboys who have enjoyed various levels of success in the sport already. These schools can help give you the advantage you need to become competitive in rodeo.

It will then become important to research various associations and rodeos in your area where you may be able to participate. There is a complete list of Rawhide Rodeos on our tour schedule pages, and more can be accessed by following the association links located in our Contestant section. These links will inform you on how to become a member of a recognized rodeo association along with some general information about the sport.

If you are still a high school student, one of the best ways to get involved in rodeo (and to make great friends!), is to join a high school rodeo association. The National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) is made up of individual state and province high school rodeo associations. The NHSRA also has a Wrangler Junior Division for students in grades 6, 7 & 8. There is also a Little Britches Rodeo Association for youths aged 5 to 18. These associations allow you to compete for points and scholarship money and are a great way to gain experience before joining a professional association.

Good luck and we hope to see you down the rodeo trail!



2019 School Listings

If you have a school or clinic that you would like to list, please send an email to us with your complete event information.


Youth Intro to Rodeo Clinic (ground work only)

Featured Events: Boys Events - Tie-down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc, Bareback, Bull Riding, Team Roping; Girls Events - Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying, Team Roping. Open to all youth high school age and younger.
Dates: April 6, 2019, 10:00am start
Location: REACH Centre, Clinton, Ontario Canada
Tutition: FREE!
Instructors: Award-winning contestants in each field
Information: Everyone welcome, no previous experience required. Introduction to a new discipline or get help perfecting your method. Roping dummies, drop-barrels, spur boards, tie-dummies, steer savers, etc. Pizza lunch served at 12:30pm.
For more information and to register: Online registration at or BJ Prince at (705) 641-8617.


Steer Wrestling Clinic

Featured Events: Steer Wrestling and Chute Dogging
Dates: April 27-28, 2019
Location: Crediton, Ontario Canada
Tutition: $350; $150 for youth (determined at registration)
Instructor: Ed DeWetering and multiple IFR qualifiers
Information: Two fulls days of steer wrestling starting with the basics and working towrads jumping off a horse. Get you and your horse in shape for the 2019 season. Chute doggers and everyone welcome. No previous experience required. No horse required. Deposit is required at registration.
For more information and to register: Ed DeWetering at (519) 668-4315


Bareback & Saddle Bronc Riding School sponsored by the First Frontier Circuit

Featured Events: Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding
Dates: May 10-11-12, 2019
Location: Cowtown Rodeo, 282 Alloway Woodstown Rd., Woodstown, NJ 08098 USA
Tutition: $100 for PRCA First Frontier Circuit members and High School Rodeo Assocation members within the First Frontier Circuit; $250 for all others
Instructors: PRCA World Champions Tom Reeves and Clint Corey
Information: Horses - Steers - Spur boards - Bucking machines - Video playback - Daily lunch
Entry Deadline: May 3, 2019. $50 late/walk-up fee.
For more information and to register: Kevin Clanton at (856) 469-9111 or email to


19th Annual St-Tite Rough Stock Rodeo School - Bull Riding / Steer Riding / Bullfighting Clinic

Featured Events: Bull Riding, Steer Riding & Bullfighting
Dates: May 10-11-12, 2019
Location: St-Tite Stadium, St-Tite, Quebec Canada
Tuition: $400 Bull Riding and Bullfighting / $200 Junior Bull Riding (15 years old and under)
Instructors: Tanner Girletz; Bullfighting - Dominic Roy
For more information: Sylvain Bourgeois at (514) 865-2493 or Anne-Marie Lemire (418) 365-7524 / 1-877-493-7837
Entry Form: Click here to download the inscription form


Bramer's First Timers Rodeo School - Bull Riding / Steer Riding

Featured Events: Bull Riding & Steer Riding
Dates: May 11-12, 2019
Location: Terpstra Ranch, Picton, Ontario, Canada
Bull Riding and Jr. Bull Riding Instructor: Brandon Moore
Information: No experience or equipment required. Learn from the best. Multiple buckle earning champion and experience instructors. Includes equipment, stock, and sound step-by-step program. Stock suitable for beginners. Ages 8-16 on steers; 16+ on bulls/cows.
For more information and to register: Brandon Moore at (519) 802-7666 or


19th Annual St-Tite Rough Stock Rodeo School - Bareback Bronc Riding / Saddle Bronc Riding Clinic

Featured Events: Bareback Bronc Riding & Saddle Bronc Riding
Dates: May 17-18-19, 2019
Location: St-Tite Stadium, St-Tite, Quebec Canada
Tuition: $400
Instructors: Roger Lacasse and Dan Mortensen
For more information: Sylvain Bourgeois at (514) 865-2493 or Anne-Marie Lemire (418) 365-7524 / 1-877-493-7837
Entry Form: Click here to view the inscription form


Barrel Racing Clinic

Featured Events: Barrel Racing
Dates: May 18, 2019
Location: Triple H Stables, Hummelstown, PA
Tutition: $100 per rider, $25 per auditor; $25 per stall (reserve in advance)
Instructor: Jayme Myers, 3X WPRA First Frontier Circuit Finals Qualifier, RAM National Circuit Finals Qualifier, WPRA Cowtown Rodeo Year-end Champion
Information: 9:00am - 5:00pm, lunch included. Guest speakers TLC Farms Equine Rehabilitation Center and Purina Mills Feed. Giveaways during event. Negative coggins required for all horses.
For more information and to register: Jayme Myers at (717) 887-4576 or


*Rawhide Rodeo assumes no responsibilty for any injury that may be sustained as a result of attending one of the schools and in no way intends to express or imply an endorsement of these companies or individuals listed above.

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