Monday, September 24, 2018

URGENT All 2018 CPRA finals contestants!

URGENT All 2018 CPRA finals contestants!
We are sorry for this short notice. Due to the recent outbreak of the EIA (equine infectious anemia) in the State of Colorado, and in an effort to contain the virus and protect our contestants animals, we will be requiring up to date Coggins and health papers on all horses competing in the 2018 CPRA Finals rodeo. Proof of papers will be required when checking in at the rodeo secretary’s office. We have been in contact with our 2018 CPRA finals veterinarian, Dr. Jody Morris and believe this is warranted at this time.

See Links Below:

Equine Disease Communication Center

Colorado Dept of Agriculture


EIA Update 09/07/2018:
The Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office (CDA) has determined, with the help of records from the Brands Division and Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Laboratory, that approximately 240 horses had been on the premises during the same time as the index positive animal. Approximately 100 of these horses were sent to 20 other states across the country and those State Veterinarian’s are taking steps to locate, quarantine, and re-test those horses.
CDA is working to locate approximately 130-150 horses that went to different premises across Colorado. We have limited contact information for many of the people that purchased these horses. If you have clients who believe they have purchased horses from the index premises, please direct them to contact our office at ‪303-869-9130.
So far, the investigation has resulted in:
· The index premises in Weld County is under a quarantine order; two associated premises are under hold orders. The EIA-positive horse was euthanized.
• Fifteen (15) premises are under hold orders in nine Colorado counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Crowley, Delta, Douglas, El Paso, Mesa, Montrose, and Weld
• Thirty-seven (37) exposed horses have been located in Colorado
A quarantine is issued to a location that housed an EIA-infected horse. A hold order is issued when the horses had contact with an infected horse but have not tested positive for EIA and are being held for re-testing. The Hold orders will remain in place until the exposed horses on the premises test negative at the 60-day re-test. This re-test date is 60 days from the last known date of exposure to the positive horse. If your clients are requesting you to perform these re-tests, please call our office if you have any questions.
CDA is actively monitoring and working to ensure compliance with the quarantine of the index premises and the hold orders issued for premises with exposed horses. The Department does have the legal authority to pursue civil fines against those who violate quarantine, hold orders, or animal health requirement rules. Due to state laws and regulations, CDA is limited by the details that can be shared regarding individual operations under investigation, quarantine, or hold orders.

The EIA Mobile App, USALIMS Mobile, is available through the Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Laboratory. If you are interested in using the EIA Mobile App, please contact Tiffany Brigner, Laboratory Director, at ‪303-477-0049.
Original Release 08/28/2018:
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) received presumptive positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test results on Friday, August 24, 2018 from the Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Laboratory. An additional confirmatory ELISA was completed on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
The horse arrived at a Weld County, Colorado premises from another state on July 18, 2018. The horse did not have a negative EIA test or Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) prior to entering the state of Colorado. CDA is working to confirm the traceback to the state of origin.
The initial EIA test for this horse was completed for movement into Wyoming. The horse left the Weld County premises on August 20, 2018 with the EIA test still pending and no CVI, which violated Wyoming’s import requirements. The horse was returned to Colorado on August 25, 2018 and was re-sampled for additional confirmatory testing on August 28, 2018.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture is currently working on tracing all of the horses that have been imported and exported from the Weld County premises since the arrival of the EIA-positive horse. All horses exposed to the positive horse will be placed on a hold order until they have had an initial negative EIA test and 60-day negative EIA re-test.
Equine Infectious Anemia
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is a viral disease spread by large biting insects (such as horse flies and deer flies), inappropriate use of needles, or other equipment used between susceptible equine animals such as horses, mules, and donkeys. Infected horses may not appear to have any clinical signs of the disease, although it can cause high fever, weakness, weight loss, an enlarged spleen, anemia, weak pulse, and even death. There is no cure for the disease, so infected animals must be quarantined for life or euthanized. EIA is not transmissible to people.
Equine Infectious Anemia is a disease for which horses must be tested annually before they can be transported across state lines. The test for EIA is commonly called a Coggins Test.
For additional information on EIA, please visit the CDA Equine Infectious Anemia website. EIA is a disease that is reportable to the Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian’s Office. Visit the CDA Livestock Health website for guidance on reportable diseases.
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Midwest Rodeo Entry Tutorials

We at the CPRA are proud to introduce our new entry system, Midwest Rodeo Entries. While there might be a little bit of a learning curve, Jack and his team are more than prepared for the task. We’ve posted a set of videos on Facebook and our website that we hope will make this transition smooth, but please, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Branden Edwards (970) 216-1818, or Midwest Rodeo Entries, (605) 374-7754.

A few Key differences you might need to look out for:
Non-Members must receive a non-member id number from our state office before being able to enter via phone or the internet. They will need to be guaranteed under a member’s card, or supply the state office with a valid credit card as a recourse for non-payment before being allowed to enter.

When entering through the website, each contestant’s preferences must be given individually, and must match exactly with the other contestants in the same buddy group, or the buddy group will not be recognized.

If you do not know your own or someone that you’re entering’s card number, you will not be allowed to enter.

When entering by phone, the system will seem very familiar, preferences will be given in much the same manner as previous systems, but here’s a few places you’ll want to familiarize yourself with on the Midwest Rodeo Entries website:

Live stats: This button is at the bottom of nearly every page when you scroll down, and will be the fastest way for you to check how many contestants are asking for which preferences, this is updated constantly as people enter.

Check Backs: What we have previously called “Call Backs” this is where you can determine what your draw is.

Check Back Number: As you enter yourself or others, this number will show up early in the process, usually in the upper left quarter of your screen. Write this number down immediately. If you ever experience any problems online, having that number will drastically improve the speed in which the phone operators can get to your entries, in order to help you put in the information you need to.

Card Lookup: This Button shows up directly to the right of the space where you will need to enter a contestant’s card number to continue the process, giving you the ability to “look up” someone’s card number, as long as you have their name, and their hometown.

Schedule: This will show the complete schedule of all rodeos that Midwest Rodeo Entries serve, so please make sure you are selecting the correct rodeo for your association.

Again, please don’t feel like you have to understand all of this instantly, and if you have any questions, Branden or any Midwest operators are able and willing help you with the process.

Thank you all for your support and patience through this transition, and thank you for being a part of our association.

Video Links Below:

Single Entry

Schedule Page/Non Members

Team Roping

Buddy Group

Live Stats

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

***2018 Rule Changes***

2018 rule changes

Page 10 IV Duties of Officers and Board of Directors A. Board of Directors By-laws 3.
Directors obtaining sponsorship money in excess of the determined amount must give 10% of the excess to the CPRA in order for the sponsor to be recognized as an official sponsor. The rest of the excess may be used for awards or added money in the Director’s event. All receipts and invoices must be turned into the state office within one week of the Finals rodeo.

Page 13 D. Board of Directors I. CPRA Judges
Board of Directors will appoint one (1) Judge Representative to attend board meetings; the representative will be responsible for judges seminars, assigning judges at rodeos, and all duties connected to the judging program. The representative will be responsible for obtaining sponsorship for the judges program. One (1) vote will be allowed. Term will last for two (2) years, and will be elected on even years.

Page 20 C. Colorado Co-sanction with another state 1.
Colorado will not co-sanction any rodeo with another State association
on a case by case basis. when Colorado has three (3) Colorado first sanctioned rodeos on any given weekend (a week-end consist of Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
1a. All contestants must enter and compete in a minimum of five (5) Colorado first sanctioned rodeos in order to be eligible for a finals qualification.

Page 44 M. Payoff 11.
Open and Mixed Team Roping Day Money Program
1. All CPRA rodeos with two (2) or more performances will be required to pay a “day money” of $200 per team for the fastest time in the first performance.
2. This money will be paid out of the current pot, no extra money shall be charged.
3. Day money won shall count towards the event year end standings.
4. Day money won shall not count towards any all around standings.
5. If no qualified times in the first performance, day money will go back into the pot.

Page 47 Timers
8. All timers must be CPRA card carrying members to be eligible to time at the finals.

Page 48 Judges A. Approval and Qualifications 5a.
At the finals, four (4) judges will be used in riding events and timed events. In riding events, all four (4) judges will score each ride and an average of the four (4) scores will determine the score of the ride. Roughstock contestants will vote in two (2) judges and timed event contestants will vote in two (2) judges. If there is a tie, the judges representative will decide the tie breaker.

Page 51 Judging General 6. Markings
Judges are required to score rough stock animals for the duration of the ride. The half point system of scoring is added to all Roughstock jackpots, CPRA sanctioned rodeos and the CPRA finals.

Page 55 Event Rules & Judging Guidelines B. Re-rides g.
In the Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding, when the horse turns out backwards, an automatic re-ride is given with a completed ride. If the rider is thrown off just after the horse leaves the gate backwards, they will be given an option at the discretion of the judges.

Page 67 H. Ladies Breakaway Roping 11.
Ropes must be tied to the saddle horn with string provided. Rope must have a COLORED, preferably bright colors: neon orange, neon green, hot pink or bright white cloth attached, no more than six (6) inches from the horn. Any other color will be deemed a disqualification. The animal must break the string or a NO TIME will be assessed.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

2017 CPRA Best Rodeo Awards

Super Purse
Cowboy Up in Kiowa
Kiowa, CO

Large Purse
Meeker Range Call Rodeo
Meeker, CO

Intermediate Purse
Boulder County Fair
Longmont, CO

Small Purse
Arapahoe County Fair & Rodeo
Aurora, CO

Best New Rodeo
Ute Trail Stampede Rodeo
Woodland Park, CO

Most Improved
Montrose County Fair & Rodeo
Montrose, CO

Monday, January 22, 2018

Rule Change Meeting/Judges & Secretary Seminar Info

The Board of Directors will have a rule change meeting in February 11, 2018 at 8am. Members are welcome to attend the meeting. Please notify the state office or a director if you plan to attend. Location: The Country Lodge 723 W US Hwy 24 Woodland Park, CO 80863.

Rodeo Secretary Seminar scheduled for Saturday March 17, 2018 9am at Latigo Trails Arena 13710 Halleluiah Trail, Elbert, CO 80106. If you are interested in attending, please contact Tarah Leigh at the State Office to reserve your spot. There is no cost to you, except we ask that you please purchase your own meal. The Longbranch Tavern & Grill (onsite and open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Attention Timers (past, present & future): Following the Secretary Seminar, (approx. mid afternoon) there will be a short timer seminar, we will cover basic timer duties and electric eye setup. Please RSVP with State Office.

CPRA Judges Seminar scheduled for Saturday March 17 and Sunday March 18, 2018 at Latigo Trails Arena 13710 Halleluiah Trail, Elbert, CO 80106 www.atlatigo.com If you are interested in attending this seminar, please contact Dave Boudreaux at 970.216.6406 to reserve your spot and for more info. Starts both days at 8am.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Members Please Read - Donations

Members….Page 3 of the 2017 rulebook states:

Any member who secures a cash donation of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) for the CPRA will receive his/her membership in the CPRA for the coming year at no charge (gratis).

Any member who secures a CASH donation in excess of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) for the CPRA will be eligible for ten percent (10%) of the cash donation. Said ten percent (10%) in excess of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) will be paid directly to the member by the CPRA only after one hundred percent (100%) of donation is received in the CPRA State Office. Said ten percent (10%) must be paid in the year the donation was received. If the member elects not to accept the ten percent (10%), they must do so in writing to the State office. Any event director that, by Board decision, may be required to secure sponsorships in excess of one thousand ($1000.00) for their event will not be eligible.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

2018 CPRA Winter Convention

CPRA Winter Convention
Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Woodland Park, CO 80863 | 9 AM - 5 PM


CPRA Board of Directors Rule Change Meeting
Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ The Country Lodge 8 AM - 6PM
All card carrying members are welcome to attend, please RSVP with Tarah Leigh by Friday, February 2nd!

Membership Application
Rookie Release
Minor's Release
Scholarship Application
Scholarship Instructions
Greivance Forms
Judges Infraction / Fine Report

CPRA State Office
PO Box 38 • Peyton, CO 80831
Office: 719.647.2828
Fax: 719.213.2259
Entry/Callback: 605.374.7754
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