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Member's Bulletin Board:


8/27/16 - We are well under way at the IRA Finals in Cleveland, MO today!!  1st round results have been posted.  Please make sure to visit our Facebook page for live updates throughout the rodeo. 


The Interstates Rodeo Association would like to thank Operation Breakthrough for spending your morning with our members and your amazing kids! Our members had just as big of smiles as the kids did today!! 


For more information about Operation Breakthrough please find them on Facebook or check out their website: Operation Breakthrough


8/16/16 - Results for Allendale and Auburn have been added.


Barrel Racers please contact Marlene with your vote for horse of the year.  Also you will be doing a gift exchange (bring 14 items) again this year.  Marlene will be gathering the barrel racers in the arena after the general membership meeting on Saturday to have a quick meeting and exchange gifts. Lastly, since Marlene will be retiring as the director this year she would like for anyone that may be interested in running for director to contact her prior to the finals for more information. 


8/11/16 - Final audited standings have been added to the standings page in prep for the IRA Finals. Results for Tomah, Buckner, and Cleveland have been posted.  We have several new sponsors being added to our sponsor page this week!  Thank you to all of you for supporting our association!


Books are now closed for the 2016 Finals and last minute prep has been in full swing in the office this week!  Posters have went up in various businesses as well as promotions on Facebook to entice our spectators to come and have fun at the IRA Finals in Cleveland, MO August 26th-28th!! The program book for the Finals was approved and sent onto the printer as of yesterday as well as the printing of our banners for the arena! We hope to see you at the finals for a fun weekend of rodeo! 


There have been many questions concerning the stalls at the finals and we want to let you know that Michael visited the facility last weekend and confirmed that there will be enough stalls for everyone. Stalls are mandatory and there will be no ties outs allowed day or night or risk a $50 fine per horse.  What this means is that if you are on the grounds your horses needs to be in a stall.  You may saddle your horse at your trailer so long as they are not left unattended to and they are not left tied out.


8/7/16 - Results have been posted for Circleville, Arlington, Osceola, Jefferson, South Sioux City, and Toledo.  Updated standings have been posted as of 8:30pm with all rodeos included except for Tomah, Cleveland, and Buckner. If you think you are in the top 25 please plan to call in tomorrow for the finals.  Callbacks on Tuesday will confirm if you are in.  Don't forget all money is due in the office and checks cleared through the bank by August 13th.  Send in your money now if you have not already to ensure that you are able to compete at the finals. Those of you still looking to reserve a room at the host hotel need to make those reservations by tomorrow also.



8/2/16 - Trenton, Paola, and Missouri Valley results have been added. 


Books open for the IRA Finals on August 8th.  If you are in the top 25 and you are not planning to attend the finals please contact Shari Thurman ASAP so that she can fill your spot during call ins. Top 25 need to call in so we can fill spots if needed.  All entry forms and payments need to be in the office and checks cleared through the bank by August 13th or your spot will be filled at the finals and you will not be able to compete.


All members (not just those attending the finals) need to turn in the nominations for directors and board positions and any rule proposals by August 13th to the office. 


If you are planning to stay at the host hotel during the finals you need to make your reservations by August 8th. 


Vendor spots are still available if you would like to set up at the finals.  Contact Shari Thurman for more information. 


7/27/16 - Winterset Results and updated standings have been added. 


7/25/16 - Team Ropers please note that Buckner will now be enter twice.   


Anyone interested in running for the Miss Interstates Rodeo Association Queen 2017 please see additional information that was just posted on our Queen Page. 


7/24/16 - Several new sponsors have been added to our sponsor page tonight! Thank you to all of you that support our association each year and our year end finals!   Results are coming in from several rodeos this week also be sure to check the results page if you haven't caught them on Facebook already.  Monday (7/25) will be a very big call in day so please be patient with the secretaries and make sure you have all of your information organized and ready to go when you get through on the call in number.  Good luck eveyone and have a great week!


7/22/16 - Walthill results have been posted.  Reminder that Sponsorship information is due July 24th to be included in the finals program.  If the information is not in the office by the 24th it WILL NOT be included in the program. 


7/20/16 - Updated link for the Beatin the Heat Barrel Race has been added to our schedule page. They postmark for that race has been extended to 7/30/16 also.


7/19/16 - New Bronc riding event just added to schedule for July 26th. Don't forget to turn in your sponsorships to the office by July 24th so that they are included in the finals program.  Washington, IA cancelled due to severe storms.


Everyone should be receiving their finals packets in the mail this week.  Please take the time to read through all of the information provided, make your hotel reservations, fill out your board nominations, submit rule proposals, and entry forms and return them to Shari as soon as possible.  The sooner you turn in this information the smoother call in and call backs will go. If you are not going to the finals but are in the top 25 please let Shari know prior to August 5th that you will not be competing so she can update her fill list.


There is still plenty of time to qualify for the finals but you will need to compete in 3 IRA events before August 7th and purchase your IRA membership by July 30th to be eligible to qualify.


7/17/16 - JEFFERSON POSTPONED!! Arena is to deep for contestants and stock after last night's storm so rodeo will be rescheduled for August 6th with call in's July 25th same time and number. 


7/15/16 - Results for Fremont have been added along with updated standings.


7/12/16 - Results for Exira, Mt. Ayr, and Woodbine and updated standings have been posted.  


7/6/16 - Buckner and Colfax results have been posted.  Two new Sponsors have been added - Hitches Trailers & More and Dunes Surgical Hospital.  Please visit our Sponsor page to learn more about these great new sponsors to the IRA!


July 30th will be the last day to purchase IRA Memberships to be eligible for the IRA Finals and you must also compete at 3 IRA events before August 7th to be eligible to qualify.


6/28/16 - Results posted for Sheridan, MO.  Two new rodeos have been added to our schedule for July and August (Monroe County Fair Rodeo, and Dakota Thurston Rodeo)  More details will be coming in for those rodeos but make sure to add them to your schedule! 


GOOD LUCK and SAFE TRAVELS to all starting your 4th of July run of rodeos this week! 


6/24/16 - Updating standings have been added!


6/21/16 - Results for White Cloud and welcome back to our sponsors - DeeZee and the Denny Ellwell Company! Thank you both for your support to our association!  Check out our sponsor page for more info on both of these great companies! 


6/17/16 - Updated Standings (if you see an issue or have a question please contact Shari Thurman directly to resolve) and Tarkio results have been added. 


6/15/16 - Results are posted for Oak Grove, Tekamah, Washington, Cleveland, and there are corrected results for Troy.   Early reminder to get your sponsor information turned into the office as soon as possible so that we can advertise for them!  Have a great week everyone! 


6/13/16 - Centerville and Oskaloosa Rodeos have just been added to the schedule.  Results for Troy have been added. 


6/8/16 - Results for Milan and Missouri Valley have been added to the results page. Books have been extended for Troy, KS if you have not yet entered.  Call Kevin at 641-773-5232 to enter.


We received word that long time rodeo judge Larry Gregory passed away this week. Thoughts and prayers to his family and many friends.


5/31/16 - Two new rodeos have been added to the shedule (Walthill & Topeka).  Also, Matt Williams has changed the team roping for all of his rodeos so that you may enter twice. 


5/17/16 - New barrel race event added to schedule for August 6th & 7th - this will push back the cut off date for the 2016 Finals to August 7th.  Also, Grand River rodeo dates are August 19th & 20th.


5/13/16 - New listing for Missouri Valley rodeo in July.  Update to the call in date for Fremont, NE to June 27th.


5/4/16 - New rodeos have  been added to the schedule!  Also, don't forget we have a few call in's approaching at the end of May! 


4/29/16 - Updated standings, schedule, and results!  One update I want to make everyone aware of is the call in date for Onawa (call in date is July 6th not July 15th).  We also have 2 returning sponsors for 2016!  Thank you Veach's Custom Leather Goods & Alan Patterson with Re/max Real Estate Group for you continued support!


4/22/16 - Check out our sponsor section everyone as we have a great new addition from Get Rodeo Ready!  There is a link to their Facebook page provided in our sponsor section so you can stop by to check it out, like the page, and leave a note of thanks for the new sponsorship. Thank you Jayna Dyer for your support to the IRA! 


While you are checking out the website make sure you read the April update from Melissa Pauley, Miss Interstates Rodeo Association Queen 2016!


Lastly for this update, there has been a change in the perf times listed for Exira Rodeo. Please see our schedule section for that updated information.



4/12/16 - Check out the schedule page because many events approvals have just been added!  As a reminder the 2016 Finals cutoff is August 6th.  Toledeo Rodeo results will count for the finals.  Don't forget the finals have been moved to Lone Wolf Ranch Arena in Cleveland, MO and will be held August 26th -28th this year!!


Good luck and safe travels to all of you this season!







12/14/15: 2016 Finals Information and Changes Explained:

Dear IRA Members,

The IRA board has been working on the 2016 finals and we want to give you advanced information about an exciting change that should improve your finals experience. Denison, Iowa has been a good fit for the IRA, but we wanted to find better facilities with fewer conflicting events. We have been able to do just that!  The finals will be held August 26th, 27th, and 28th at the Lone Wolf Ranch Arena in Cleveland, Missouri. This change in location and date should allow more people to attend the finals and hopefully bring in some new members.

The Lone Wolf Ranch Arena is a full time training center with a large main arena and a small warm-up arena that are both under one roof. As well as having adequate stalls and all are under one roof.  Take a look at their website at, You will be impressed with this facility and we think this location will be great for our Finals. This a 120,000 square foot indoor/outdoor facility, a few minutes from Kansas City. The Lone Wolf facilities will give IRA members access to motels and entertainment while allowing the IRA association to find more sponsorships. Over-all this should be a fantastic move, one to help us grow as an association.


Safe Travels,  

Your IRA Board of Directors








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