HOYRA is open to all young people 18 years of age and under. With four (4) different age groups, HOYRA offers Barrels, Poles, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Ribbon Roping, Tie-Down Calf Roping, Steer Breakaway, Steer Stopping and Team Roping.
To provide a truly Family Association, HOYRA offers open events as well for parents and other adults.
Each year our goal is to provide each qualified member with a jacket, first time trophy buckle and a prize for each event in which they qualify. Since the organization began, HOYRA has given away a minimum of 31 saddles each year in various youth events. HOYRA has paid out between $71 and $142 Thousand in cash and prizes each year to contestants. It's membership averages between 135 to 180 each year. Our membership ranges in location from Blackwell to Velma and from Perryton, TX to Collinsville, OK.
As a non-profit organization, officers and board member positions are strictly voluntary. All labor required to put on a rodeo performance is provided by the parents, family and friends of the contestants. An annual membership fee and a minimal office charge are withheld from each contestant's entry fee to pay for rodeo supplies and to apply toward year-end awards and prizes.
This association depends greatly on the assistance of corporations, businesses and individuals who are gracious enough to donate cash, prizes and most importantly their time.