Western Attire

Western Attire

Contestants please be aware of the Western attire rules below as found in the National Rule Book. Failure to comply with the National Rules can result in disqualification.


(1) Contestants, parents, adults, helpers, and assistants must wear western attire: western hat, long sleeved shirt (must be wrist length sleeved shirt, with collar and cuffs. No sweat shirts, T-shirts or pullover sweaters allowed), western boots, and western trousers at all times during a performance while in the following areas:

(a) All three arenas

(b) Chute areas.

(c) Stock working areas.

(d) Any contestant in any seating area, whether competing or not.

(2) Shirt sleeves must be rolled down.

(a) The only exception to this rule will be in bareback riding and bull riding; a rider may roll up sleeves two rolls, not to exceed the elbow on riding arm only, when competing.

(b) Violators of this rule will be disqualified upon the discretion of the judges or the arena director.

(3) Contestants must wear numbers on their backs and number must be visible at all times while competing in their events, when at rodeo or rodeo grounds or any rodeo function and at the motel.

(4) All Contestants must have shirttails tucked in at start of their competition.

(5) Western attire per dress code is required for contestants for all

NHSRA approved activities to include rodeos, safety and instructional clinics, meetings.

(6) No tobacco or alcohol patches, stickers or advertising allowed on contestant’s attire or equipment.

Click this link to view the National Rulebook http://www.nhsra.com/local/uploads/content/files/2012-14%20NHSRA%20Rulebook.pdf