Welcome to District 9 Idaho High School Rodeo Association’s (District 9) website. District 9 is a non-profit organization and is proud to be associated with the Idaho High School Rodeo Association. District 9’s goals are to promote the sport of rodeo, teach hard work and leadership skills to its contestants, and encourage its members to pursue higher education. District 9 will produce rodeos in the fall and spring. Rodeos are typically held in Malad, Idaho, Preston, Idaho, and Tremonton, Utah. Reining Cow Horse, Cow Cutting, Light Rifle Shooting, Trap Shooting and Queen contests will be held each spring.
In addition to awards, rodeo athletes will earn points towards the year end standings. Points will be awarded as follows, 1st place will be awarded 10 points, 2nd place will be awarded 9 points, etc. The top 6 in each event will qualify for the Idaho High School State Finals Rodeo, held in Pocatello, Idaho in June each year. At the District Finals, several thousand dollars in scholarships are awarded to those who excel in the arena, classroom, and community.
The Idaho State Finals Rodeo is a week-long, fast paced rodeo, showcasing the talented rodeo athletes from all 9 districts in Idaho. The rodeo consists of 11 rodeo performances including 3 full go-arounds and a top 20 finals. The top 4 in each event at the state rodeo will advance to the National High School Rodeo. The state finals also awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to student athletes.
The District is governed by a committee comprised of representatives from each club which are elected by club members. Adult Event Directors, President, Vice-President and a Secretary make up the rest of the committee. District Student Elected Officers (President, Vice-President, & Secretary) are also on the committee, which are elected by the district student members.
District 9 consists of a Malad Rodeo Club (Oneida County, ID) and a Great Basin Rodeo Club (Franklin County, ID). Members living outside these counties will be assigned to one of these clubs. Each club will engage in fundraising, sponsorship drives, and service projects throughout the year. These activities provide the funds and facilities necessary to hold rodeos and offer scholarships to its members. Members must maintain a 2.0 GPA as outlined in the Idaho High School Rodeo Grade Policy.
Student athletes from each event also serve as Student Directors, which teaches organizational and leadership skills. At each rodeo, contestants will be required to help with specific tasks so that rodeos are ran safe and efficiently. Throughout all the District 9 activities, contestants will develop skills and friendships that will benefit them throughout their lives.