The Arkansas Teenage Rodeo Association was established over 10 years ago for the youth of Arkansas. Over 137 young cowboys and cowgirls from the ages of 3 to 19 compete against peers enjoying the fun and friendly competitive atmosphere of rodeo. The rodeo season runs from October 1st to the finals. We are kicking off the 2016 rodeo season in June and all the rodeos will be in Conway, Arkansas at the Faulkner County Saddle Club Arena behind the Don Owen Sports Complex off of Highway 65. To be able to compete for end of the year prizes you must be a member and have competed in 50% of the rodeos. Our membership has grown and we encourage every young person to be involved and join us for a fun packed 2016 rodeo season.
We look forward to seeing you all on April 15, 2017 to kick off a super season. Also keep your eyes on our page for the announcement of possibly another open junior show later this year!
Dear ATRA Family
For the last year my family and I have been made a part of your family. Having been appointed association President, along with the rest of the board, we were tasked to keep ATRA going strong and to move forward in the best interest of our kids. We tried to schedule around other popular associations to accommodate everyone so that they can be part of this great family and still enjoy participating in as many rodeo events as they chose. The board has now realized that it was too many rodeos in such a short time frame to accomplish all our goals and not put a financial strain on our rodeo families. With this being said, today, June 26, 2016 the ATRA Board has met and decided that for the 2016 season the association will host one and only (1) Junior open rodeo on July 2nd at 7:00 pm, Conway Arena only. There will be added money for each event. All other rodeos for the 2016 season will be cancelled and the board will get geared up for a super 2017 year. Planning is already underway and the 2017 season dates and times will be posted soon. You will find the new goal of the board is to start earlier in the year and run till August as in the past. Please do not worry. WE WILL be back next year and come with guns a blazing. The association will still hold the ATRA 12 Days of Christmas gun raffle as well.
So please, to the kids we want you to know that this board prayed about it and want what is best for you.