CPRA News

Thursday, March 5, 2020

2020 CPRA Rule Changes

Pg 26 - Central Entry Rules
B. Building a Rodeo Performance
1. If you enter with a 1 -2 or a 2 – 1 performance option slack is not considered a performance) the competition order is drawn with non-members and locals first.
2. If you enter the Barrel Race with a 1 – 2 or 2 – 1 performance option (slack is not considered a performance) the competition order is drawn with non-members and locals last

Pg 67 - Event Rules and Judging Guidelines
H. Ladies Breakaway Roping
2. Bell Collar catch only (also known as a clean head catch). Bell Collar catch is defined as, loop must pass over whole head with NO extremities. Extremities being legs, tail, or figure eighted tail when string breaks.

Pg 48 – Judges
A. Approval and Qualifications
1. All judges must be at least 21 years of age, complete a Judge application form, submit 3 letters of recommendation, successfully complete and pass CPRA rulebook exam. All applicants will be screened by 3 person committee. The Judging Coordinator, 1 Senior Judge (minimum 5 years CPRA Official) appointed by the Judging Coordinator, and 1 Event Director chosen at random. Must be a CPRA member in good standing with dues paid before judging any CPRA Approved rodeo.

Pg 22 – Association Rules
D. Unapproved Conduct
4. Attempting to fix, threaten , bribe, influence, or harass a Director, Judge, spokesperson, official, secretary or entry system personnel of the CPRA at any time will result in a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the first offence, five hundred dollars ($500) for the 2nd offense.

Pg 67 – Event Rules and Judging Guidelines
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. If the flag or cloth falls off after the contestant calls for their animal, it will NOT result in a disqualification. The animal must break the string, or a NO TIME will be assessed.

Pg 30 – Rodeo Rules
B. Awards and Points System
3. Collective points earned from at least two of all CPRA events will determine the Champion All-Around Woman; a minimum of $1,500 must be won in each event.

Pg 67 - Event Rules and Judging Guidelines
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 no dark colors like black or brown. Cloth attached no more than six (6) inches from the horn. The animal must break the string, or a NO TIME will be assessed.

Pg 45 – Rodeo (Arena) Secretaries
Rodeo secretaries must be a CPRA member in good standing with dues paid, before working any CPRA approved rodeo. Any individual wishing to become a CPRA approved secretary must have appropriate training and a good understanding of the CPRA rules. The must attend a yearly secretary training seminar and understand that they must keep a separate checkbook independent of house hold or other business checking. State Secretary will assign rodeo secretaries as needed with consideration from committees and stock contractors.

Pg 5 – Membership Rules and Dues
C. Contract Labor
1. CPRA Judges, Rodeo Secretaries, Announcers, Pick-up Men, Bull Fighters and Barrel Man must purchase a CPRA membership by August 1st and work at least three CPRA first sanctioned rodeos to be eligible to participate at the CPRA Finals Rodeo. CPRA membership must be purchased before any rodeo worked will count towards finals. All CPRA judges and rodeo secretaries must purchase a membership before working any approved CPRA Rodeo. See rule for Rodeo (Arena) Secretaries #2 on page 45 and Judged #1 on page 48.

Pg 3 – By-Laws
I.
A. Membership Rules and Dues
4. Memberships will be taken by the State Secretary and by the Rodeo secretary, and via the CPRA Website online membership purchase option. Memberships can be paid with or without separate monies from entry fees. Dues must be paid before the State Secretary send the list of eligible contestants to the rodeo entry office for contestants to receive member status and preference while entering and must be paid before contestant competes in order for points to count. The Rodeo secretary will send the CPRA State Secretary the dues and membership applications. All memberships, other than those taken by Rodeo secretary, must be received in the state office before points at any rodeo will count.