Rule Changes effective October 1, 2022

Rule changes for the 2023 season which begins October 1, 2022 (click link)
These changes are in effect for the Efland NC and Rock Hill SC rodeos being held on September 30-October 1, 2022.

SRA FINALS (SFR) NEWS

The 48th Southern Finals Rodeo will be held November 11-13, 2022 (3 performances) in Asheville NC (Fletcher) at the WNC Agricultural Center.  

 

SOUTHERN FINALS RODEO INFORMATION (click link) 
Contains information regarding the following:

*Entry Information & Voting for Personnel (deadline October 3, 4pm EST)
*Payment of Fees (deadline October 24, 4pm EST)
*Camping Hookups, Stalls, Ground Fees (prepay deadline October 24, 4pm EST)
*Mandatory Meeting
 

 

Enter SFR Online (click link) Deadline Oct 3, 4pm EST
 

 

Pay Fees Online (click link) Deadline Oct 24, 4pm EST
 

 

See also "Upcoming Events" page for more details as they become available.

 

VOTE FOR BEST RODEOS

Votes must be submitted by Monday, September 26, 2022.

All 2022 SRA Members are eligible to vote for the Best Rodeos of the 2022 rodeo season.  Only submit vote once.  Duplicate submissions will be voided.  Alternate method for online voting is to send written selection by mail to the SRA office.
 

ELECTION 2023-2024 Term

Election of Officers and Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 term and Event Directors for 2023 will be held at the Southern Finals Rodeo in Asheville NC on Friday, November 11 at 2:00pm.  If you will be unable to vote in person, you may request an absentee ballot by contacting Connie Lassiter at sraoffice@aol.com or text/call 919-795-7722.  Absentee ballots will be coded to assignee, so each member must request an individual ballot. 
Absentee ballots must be RECEIVED no later than Monday, October 31, 2022

Nominees are as follows:

President:
Harold Oakley, Marvin Blanton

Vice President:
Jimmy Dagenhart, Brian Scruggs

Board of Directors:
Brian Scruggs, Cansas Graham, Thomas Linton, Tyler Kidd, Jacob Dagenhart, Matt Futrell, Megan Lyerly, Trey Lloyd

NEWS

***NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2022***

See information listed above for Southern Finals Rodeo, Rodeos of the Year and Elections for 2023-2024 term.

 

***NEWS - AUGUST 2022***

Rule change proposals under consideration for the 2023 season which begins October 1, 2022 can be reviewed here.
The Board of Directors encourage all members to submit comments on the proposed changes.  You may submit by email or contact board directly.

 

***NEWS - JULY 2022***

President, Vice President and Board of Director Nominations
The SRA is seeking suggestions of members to nominate for the 2023 President, Vice President and Board of Directors. Nominees must be current members in good standing that have not been fined/suspended during a three-year period immediately preceding nomination. Officers and Board of Directors participate in conference calls, text/email communications, attend meetings held during the SFR and any other times deemed necessary to conduct business of the association. Officers and Board members will serve a two-year term. A complimentary membership for the following rodeo season will be issued at the completion of each year of service. Your input will help the current board prepare a ballot of candidates to present for vote by the full membership at the SFR in November. If you would like to be considered as a nominee or make a recommendation, please submit name and a brief summary of why you or the person you are recommending would make a good candidate. Suggestions may be sent by email or postal mail to the SRA office and must be received by 5pm, Friday, August 26, 2022.

Rule Change Proposals
Submit rule amendment suggestions for the 2023 rodeo season that you would like the Board of Directors to review to the SRA office by email or postal mail. These must be received by 5pm, Friday, August 26, 2022 for consideration.  Please write the suggestion as you would like the rule to read.  

 

***NEWS - NOVEMBER 2021***

Rule Changes 2022 Rodeo Season

The following rule change proposals have been passed by the SRA Board of Directors effective as of the 2022 rodeo season. 

Section "Rodeos", Rule #5: Delete portion that reads "All eight mandatory events must be offered at all rodeos unless there is $1,000 or more added money, then the stock contractor will have the option to drop one of the events.  However, a stock contractor cannot drop the same event more than once in a rodeo season."

Section "Cowgirls Breakaway Roping", Rule #7: Delete portion that reads "Line judge must check string before contestant rides in box to make sure correct string is being used and is tied securely."

 

***NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2021***

VOTE FOR BEST RODEOS OF THE YEAR 
All 2020-2021 SRA Members are eligible to vote for the Best Rodeos of the 2020-2021 rodeo season. Only submit vote once. Duplicate submissions will be voided. Votes must be submitted by Monday, October 4, 2021 at 4:00pm.
Alternate method for online voting is to send written selection to the SRA office to be received by due date.

 

Rule Changes Proposed for 2022 Rodeo Season

The following rule change proposals are being considered by the SRA Board of Directors for the upcoming season. Please discuss with a board member or your event director if you have any feedback regarding these changes. 

Section "Rodeos", Rule #5: Delete portion that reads "All eight mandatory events must be offered at all rodeos unless there is $1,000 or more added money, then the stock contractor will have the option to drop one of the events.  However, a stock contractor cannot drop the same event more than once in a rodeo season."

Section "Cowgirls Breakaway Roping", Rule #7: Delete portion that reads "Line judge must check string before contestant rides in box to make sure correct string is being used and is tied securely."

 

Election of Board of Directors (Term 2022-2023) & Event Directors (Term 2022)

The election for Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term and Event Directors for the 2022 term will be held on Friday, November 12th at 2:00pm in Asheville NC during the SFR meeting.  Bradley Bullard, Jake Leonard and Jamie Ellsworth are seeking re-election for their expiring term as Board of Directors.

If you are unable to attend and vote in person, you may complete the Absentee Election Ballot and mail to the SRA office. Details are on ballot.

 

 

***NEWS - OCTOBER 2020***

2021 RULE AMENDMENTS

The following rule amendments passed for the 2021 rodeo season:

Rodeo Entry - Event Limits & Positions #2 Change to: "A minimum of four contestants in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and steer wrestling must be accepted before calling a performance full. A minimum of seven contestants in all other events must be accepted before calling the performance full."

SRA Finals Rodeo (SFR) - Qualifying & Entry #2 Change to: "Contestants must compete in an event at a minimum of three SRA first-sanctioned rodeos as an SRA member to be eligible to qualify for the SFR."

SRA Finals Rodeo (SFR) - Stock #2 Change to: "Stock Contractors with a minimum of three SRA first-sanctioned rodeos will be eligible to furnish rough stock that have a minimum of two outs at those rodeos for the SFR."