Stampede announces local, amateur competition
Posted: Friday, Jun 29th, 2012
MONTE VISTA — All amateur contestants will participate in the slack/qualifying round of The Ski-Hi Stampede Rodeo.
This year’s date is Friday, July 27, at a time which will be announced on Monday, July 23. Participants MUST be residents of the San Luis Valley. No exceptions.
Entry fees will be $100 per person per event.
Calf Roping - $100
Barrel Racing - $100
Team Roping - $200
An individual may enter only once per event.
Each event will be a one go-round timed trial.
The eight fastest times, who were successful in the qualifying round, will advance to the Ski-Hi Pro Rodeo performances on Saturday and Sunday, bottom four Saturday and top four Sunday.
Amateur monies will be paid to the fastest four contestants during the Friday qualifier. Stock, secretary and judges fees will be deducted.
Pay off will be as follows:
First, second, third and fourth places paid: 40 percent-first, 30 percent-second, 20 percent, third, and 10 percent, fourth.
There will be no additional entry fee for participation in the Stampede Pro Rodeo.
The fastest time in each event will be the winner of the amateur saddle for the event. The amateur saddle will be presented to the winner at the Sunday performance of the San Luis Valley Ski Hi Rodeo.
In case of a tie for the saddle, the tie breaker will go back to the qualifying round.
Individuals and teams will be scheduled in the Ski-Hi Pro Rodeo as follows:
Number of individuals and teams will be divided equally for each of the two days (Saturday and Sunday) of the Ski-Hi Pro Rodeo.
Competition order will be from slowest times from qualifier at the Saturday performance to the fastest times at the Sunday performance.
Example with eight maximum qualifiers with performance date and running order:
• Saturday, July 28- qualifiers 8,7,6,5
•Sunday, July 29-qualifiers 4,3,2,1
Once individuals and teams have qualified, and performance times have been set, there will be no changes or additions even if a qualifier must draw out for any reason.
All communications about complaints or grievances shall be directed to the Ski-Hi Stampede Board of Directors at a monthly meeting by asking for a spot on the agenda to express the concerns. At no time will sponsors or other individuals be approached about grievances. Any violations of this clause may result in disqualification in this year’s eligibility as well as all future years eligibility in Ski Hi Stampede Rodeo events.
Registration will be from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, July 23.
Contestants must have for registration: the Entry fee – cash or check ( see below), proof of heath insurance and proof or residency.
Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a legal guardian or have a notarized release from legal guardians.
Team roping must be the complete team and all contestants must enter in person.
There will be no exceptions. If you do not have the above when you register, you will not be allowed to enter.
If your check bounces and you qualify for the Ski Hi Stampede Pro Rodeo, you will not be allowed to compete for the saddle, even if the check is made good beforehand.
Residence requirements are proof of 90 days residency in the San Luis Valley (phone or utility bill and driver’s license).
Participants must be between ages of five and seven years old; weigh less than 50 pounds; be a San Luis Valley resident; and show proof of age and insurance.
Each child must be present at the entry office to weigh in, and there is a limit of 10 mutton busters per day.
All mutton busters must report to the west end of of the grandstand before the saddle bronc riding begins. Contestants not reporting on time will not be allowed to compete.
This year Stampede is also bringing back the local “Steer Scramble” event for youths ages 10-13. Registration is also from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, July 23. The following requirements apply:
Contestants must be between ages of 10 and 13 years old; be San Luis Valley residents; show proof of age and insurance and be present at entry office.
There is a limit of seven entries per day, first come/first served.