Photo Credit: Inspired by RJ Photography


Photo Credit: Inspired by RJ Photography


Photo Credit: Pam Hynek


Photo Credit: Linda Hunt


Photo Credit: Inspired by RJ


Photo Credit: Linda Hunt


Photo Credit: Linda Hunt


Photo Credit: Inspired by RJ


Photo Credit: Linda Hunt


Photo Credit: Linda Hunt


Pam Hynek  Photo Credit


Pam Hynek  Photo Credit






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Up to the minute updates from the road throughout the year!




2023 Application



Member's Bulletin Board:

11/1/22 - New Breakaway and Barrel Series added to the calendar starting in December


9/13/22 - Congratulations to all of our Finals money earners, average champions, and year end champions!  The final year end standings have been audited by Shari and are listed on our standings tab. 


8/28/22 - Final Standings going into the Finals have been posted.  If you see an issue or have a question on the standings please get ahold of Shari this week to ensure that the finals paperwork can be finalized.  White Cloud results have been posted. 


Congratulations to the top 15 in each event that have qualifed to the 2022 IRA Finals!


8/27/22 - New fall barrel series with IRA side pot has been added to the scheduled. 


Good luck to all of you entered at White Cloud tonight that are trying to secure your spot for the IRA Finals in Auburn next month! Tomorrow (8/28) we start the 2023 season and barrel racers have a full schedule for the next couple months from the looks of our schedule! 


Shari will be auditing the final standings going into the finals and we will get those posted soon. Please get ahold of your event directors for questions about the upcoming finals and if you see something in the standings that you have a questions about, get ahold of Shari prior to the finals so we can ensure that finals paperwork is accurate to start our weekend in Auburn.   


8/23/22 - Updated standings with all results included except for Winterset and White Cloud.  Results for Grand River.


8/17/22 - Updated standings, results for Allendale, and Finals information has been added to the website today.  Good luck to all of you as you work to finish the season and get qualified for the finals next month, cut-off date for this year's finals is August 28th! If you are wanting to order an extra coat or not attending the finals and would like a coat, please contact Shanie Adams before August 21st at 785-640-6264.


8/15/22 - New Barrel Racing Sidepot race added for August 21st at Maryville; Results for Toledo; Finals prep has begun.... Event Directors are working to secure sponsors, and a few have committed to awarding the person in your event that brings in the most sponsors.  Get with your event directors to see what you can do to help your event at the finals.  


8/8/22 - Results for Arlington have been posted. 


8/4/22 - Results for Corydon, Paola, and corrections for Winterset results and updated standings have been posted.


7/28/22 - Updated standings


7/26/22 - Corrected results from Corning, results from Pawnee City and Missouri Valley added.


7/22/22 - Updated Standings and corrected results from Hampton


7/18/22 - Results from Mt. Ayr, Sabetha, Colfax, and Hampton have been posted


7/15/22 - Arlington, NE has just been added to the schedule, please note the call in date is July 19th.


7/14/22 - Updated Standings not including Corning.  Results added for Woodbine, Exira, and Fremont.


7/8/22 - Bedford start time has been moved to 8pm; HM IRA Sidepot barrel race in Maryville on August 7th has just been added to the schedule. Results for Whiting have been posted.


6/28/22 -Updated standings and results from Sheridan have been posted.  Good luck and safe travels to all that will be out on the roads over the 4th.  We hope you all have a very profitable 4th of July run!


6/21/22 - Updated Standings and Troy results have been posted.


6/15/22 - Tekamah results are up on the results page. 


6/2/22 - Chariton IRA Side Pot Barrel results have been posted to the results page - results are unofficial until audited in the  IRA Office. 


6/1/22 - Barrel Racers - two sidepot races have been rescheduled.... Princeton is moving to June 5th, and Chariton will have make up dates on June 22 & 29.


5/26/22 - The IRA Finals will be returning to Auburn, NE on September 10 & 11. 


5/10/22 - T&C Rodeo has added Corning, IA to the July schedule. See the schedule tab for more detail on this rodeo.


4/25/22 - Updated standings have been posted.


4/8/22 - Duckworth Productions has added additional rodeos to the IRA schedule today. 


4/5/22 - The summer run of rodeos are being added to schedule this month, Grand River Rodeo has added several rodeos to the schedule todaay.  Please check our schedule page for more details.


3/21/22 - New bull riding special event added for April in Fort Dodge, IA.  Don't forget to get those reservations in to Shari for the Awards Banquet!


3/10/22 - New events have been added to the schedule.  2021 Awards Banquet has been scheduled for April 2nd at the Silver Spur in Grand River.  Happy Hour will be from 4-5 with dinner starting at 5pm.  There will be a live auction at 5:30pm with the awards to follow the auction. If you have any items to donate, please contact Shari in the office at 641-773-5232. 


12/14/21 - Updated standings have been published.  A reminder to anyone that has already earned money for 2022 that your memberships are due in the office by 12/31/21 in order to keep those standings for 2022.


10/20/21 - Updated Standings for 2022, results from Sheridan, new events added for October and November in Savannah, MO and Lincoln, NE.


Thank you to everyone that traveled down to Grand River for Gary's memorial service and helped in any way to make the day so meaningful to his family and friends. It was such a beautiful and fitting tribute to our friend and he will be greatly missed not only by Grand River Rodeo but the entire IRA family.  Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.



9/24/21 - 2022 Application is available at the link above.  Make sure you send in your application and fees prior to 12/31/21 in order to carry your 2022 standings in to the new season.


Kearney and Guthrie Center Results have been posted, and we have a new special event for October from Burkholders.


9/15/21- Congratulations to all of our Year-End Champions and Finals Champions!  We are working to audit results from the weekend and the year end standings and will have those posted as soon as possible here on the website. 


We enjoyed our new host town and hope you did as well!  Thank you to the Nemaha County Saddle Club for all you did to welcome us to your facility and for helping us put on the finals this year! 


We are working to get the contact for the Photographer and will post that info when it is available.


A new IRA sidepot barrel series has been added to the schedule for Chariton, IA.


8/30/21 - Congratulations to all of our members that have qualified for the 2021 IRA Finals in Auburn, NE!  Winterset results have been posted and updated standings going into the IRA Finals have also been posted.  If you see an issue with the standings immediately contact Shari Thurman as Finals prep is now in progress.  Please see our schedule tab for full details regarding the finals. 


8/23/21 - Results for Grand River, Updated Standings, Last regular season rodeo this weekend at Winterset.  Good luck to all! 


8/17/21 - White Cloud has been cancelled due to Covid restrictions just placed for the facility.  There will not be a reschedule date for this rodeo.  We are closely monitoring the remainder of the schedule for 2021 and the 2021 IRA Finals in the event additional restrictions are mandated for the remaining events for this season. If there is a change in schedule we will notify you as soon as we know. 


8/16/21 - Updated Standings, Allendale Results, Finals Information added to Schedule


8/12/21 - Updated standings have been added.  They do not include results from Wyoming for 6/27, 7/9, or 7/25.  Please get ahold of Shari Thurman directly if you have any questions.


8/9/21 - Arlington and Toledo Results have been posted.


8/6/21 - Results for Trenton have been posted along with Updated Standings as of today.


8/2/21 - Paola results have been posted.


7/29/21- Updated standings as of 7/29 (not including Winterset) have been posted to the standings tab. If something doesn't look correct for you please call Shari Thurman as soon as you notice an issue so she can get corrected if needed.


Our finals are fast approaching.  Please get with your event directors and let them know if you have  sponsors lined up for your events.  As always, if you secure a sponsor please make sure you get a business card so we can ad them to our website and the finals material.  Thank you for your help.


7/28/21 - The IRA Board is currently seeking bids for the Timed Event  Cattle for the IRA Finals that are being held in Auburn, NE September 11 & 12.  If you are interested, turn in your bids to the IRA Office by August 12th.  Bids can be mailed to the office:

113 Washington Street

Grand River, IA 50108


7/27/21 - Results for Jefferson, Sabetha, Missouri Valley, Colfax, Washington and Bedford have been posted to the results page. Reminder that a new barrel racing special event in Leon, IA has been added to the schedule for August 22.


7/20/21 - Bedford results have been posted.  A new event was just posted on our schedule - IRA Sidepot Barrel Race & Fundraiser to be held on August 22 at the Leon, IA rodeo arena.


7/19/21 - Results for Fremont have been posted.


7/15/21 - Results for Woodbine have been posted.  Reminder that Woodbine will not count towards standings since perf 2 had to be cancelled due to weather.


7/12/21 - Results for Mt. Ayr, Whiting, and Exira have been posted, updated contacts, and reschedule information for Sheridan and Jefferson have been added.


7/11/21 - Jefferson is now cancelled due to overnight storms and has been rescheduled for July 25th at 5pm.


7/10/21 - Saturday Night Perf for Woodbine has now been cancelled due to severe storms, Fremont is still a go


7/8/21 - The call in date for Washington, IA is July 12th not July 20th as previously posted. 


Also, we were made aware yesterday that there is a site called Rodeo USA that has been posting that some of our association rodeos have been cancelled.  Please know that if a rodeo is cancelled it will always be posted officially on this website and on our Facebook page.  Toledo rodeo is a go for anyone that may have heard otherwise via these other sources.


Lastly, please look at the standings closely to ensure they are accurate for you. If they are not, please contact Shari Thurman as soon as you see an issue so she can research and update as needed.  Don't wait until the end of season when it is harder to track down and we are prepping for finals. 


7/6/21- Updated Contact Listings and Updated Standings.  We are awaiting official results from the weekend of rodeos so that we can post also.


6/25/21 - SHERIDAN, MO CANCELLED: Due to severe storms and heavy rain last night the decision has been made to cancel the Sheridan rodeo. There will also be no Director's Meeting this weekend. We would appreciate your help in spreading the word about this cancellation. 


Let's hope the weather is more forgiving heading into the July rodeos and our busiest time of the season.  We are wishing you all a very Profitable Cowboy Christmas with safe travels and successful runs wherever you may be entering!   


6/11/21 - Updated Contacts Page with additional Personnel


6/8/21 - Updated Standings have been added to the Standings page.  If something doesn't look right for you please get ahold of IRA Secretary - Shari Thurman as soon as you notice it so she can get it researched and fixed if needed. 


6/7/21 - Call ins for Exira and Whiting have been moved to Sunday, June 20th. Same time just a day earlier! Please make sure you double check your schedules and make sure you aren't missing any early call ins for the 4th of July run of rodeos.


As we kick off this busy summer please remember, not all of our stock contractors provide day sheets online prior to their events so keep this in mind when posting and messaging on the IRA Facebook page.  If there are day sheets available we will post them to our Facebook page otherwise you will need to wait until you get to the rodeo to view the sheets.  The IRA office has no control over the preference of our Stock Contractors on this matter, nor do they send us their draw information prior to their events. If you have questions about draws you need to contact the Stock Contractors directly.  Thank you and everyone, and with that said - have a fun, safe, and profitable season!!!  


5/26/21 - Winterset Fall rodeo has been added to the August schedule, and Trenton has been added for the end of July.  Both will be full rodeos produced by Duckworth Rodeo. 


5/21/21 - King City IRA side-pot barrel race has been rescheduled for 5/29 due to weather


5/16/21 - Congrats to both the Geidel & Pierschbacher familes on their new little cowboys this past week! Courtney and Weston welcomed Rustin Curtis on Tuesday and Justin and Alisha welcomed Wesley on Friday.  Both families are doing great and have the cutest little additions! 


5/15/21 - A new IRA barrel racing side-pot series has been added to the schedule in May at Iowa Falls, IA.


4/20/21 - King City, Mo IRA Sidepot Barrel Race has been added to the schedule for May.


4/19/21 - White Cloud, KS has been added to the schedule for the end of August.


4/13/21 - A new rodeo has been added for the end of July in Arlington, NE from Mackay Rodeo.


4/11/21 - A new Facebook page has been created due to access issues with the old page.  The link to the new page is provided above.  Please go out and be sure to like the new page and set to follow for all the latest updates.


4/8/21 - Duckworth Rodeo has added 4 events to the summer schedule and will be announcing additional events soon. 


4/7/21 - Grand River has added a number of rodeos to the schedule and will be announcing several more soon. 


We wanted to let you know we are currently having publishing issues with our IRA Facebook page that may require us to create a new page.  We are working with Facebook to try and determine the issue and resolve.  Please watch here for updates at this time while we work to fix this issue.


3/26/21 - A new roping and barrel racing series has been added to the schedule from April - October for K - K Ranch at the Wyoming, IA Fairgrounds.  Please see our schedule page for more information.


Reminder: Event Approvals are required to come to Shari in the office before they can be posted to our Facebook page or website.  Any stock contractor wishing to bring stock to the IRA finals rodeo must have at least (3) IRA rodeos or (5) IRA first-approved special events.



3/25/21 - $1,000 in added money has been announced for Tuff-N-Nuff Bull Riding Special Event April 9 & 10 in Fort Dodge, IA. See the schedule for more information. Also, 2021 Personnel & Directors have been updated to our contacts page.


3/24/21 - Milan, MO has been added to the schedule for July.


3/15/21 - We are happy to announce the 2021 IRA Finals will be held in Auburn, NE on September 11th & 12th and there will be 3 performances (2 perfs on the 11th and 1 perf on the 12th)


2/26/21 - Updated standings have been posted.


2/23/21 - Congrats to all of our former members that are having some luck at the winter PRCA rodeos this month!  Good luck to all of you heading down to compete at the American Semi-Finals and we hope to be cheering some of you on within AT&T Stadium later on in the week!  On the IRA front we are starting to hear the contractors are reviewing contracts and hopefully we will have an initial schedule to share with all of you in the coming month or next.  Watch the website and Facebook page for updates.  Once the schedules are out it is going to be critical for us to show our support to these producers/rodeo committees and have as many entries as possible for them to continue holding their annual rodeos. 




2nd Go Opening Cermony- 2018 IRA Finals at Chance Ridge Arena in Elkhorn, NE

Photo Credit: Hiedi Scoles




Thank you to Pam Hynek, Inspired by RJ Photography, and Linda Hunt for the use of their action photos on the

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2019 IRA Finals Operation Outreach Rodeo Photos with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Midlands at Chance Ridge Arena in Elkhorn, NE.

Photo Credits: Hiedi Scoles


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