The Heartland Rodeo Association would like to announce the AL BROWN Memorial Hi-Point Buckles for Mens and Ladies for 2018 sponsored by the Potvin family. In order to qualify, the contestants will have to enter two events at 60% of the rodeos.  

Due to an oversight in the calendar weekends for the month of July 2018, the HRA Board of directors has voted to accommodate two rodeo committees on the weekend of July 20th-22nd. 

For the past 2 years, there have been 5 Saturdays in July.  This allowed the HRA to welcome a new rodeo committee in 2017, Gilbert Plains. 

When Gilbert Plains Rodeo and Arborg Rodeo started planning their 2018 rodeos, they were both planning for the same weekend.  This was not brought to the attention of the HRA board of directors until the board meeting in January.  

After many conversations and meetings with the two committees, the HRA board has decided to allow both committees to host their rodeo on the same weekend.  The rodeo performances will not overlap, but have been adjusted to allow members to be able to enter both rodeos on the same weekend.  

The board understands that this is not an ideal situation, but had to do what was in the best interest of both committees, as there was a possibility of losing one of the committees and their rodeo. 

Hosting a rodeo is not an easy task and we value the committees that do this in order for our association to thrive. 
We hope that you, the members will understand the situation and know that the board worked hard to make the best of this situation. 

The rodeos will now run as follows:
Gilbert Plains
Friday, July 20th - 7:00pm
Saturday, July 21st-  1:00pm
Slack - Saturday, July 21st - 8:00 am if necessary. 

Saturday, July 21st - 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 22nd - 2:00 pm
Slack- Sunday, July 22nd - 8:00 am if necessary.

Please know that this was an oversight and that the HRA board is working with the committees to ensure that this will not happen again. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact President Rod Gladue or any HRA director. 

Thank you for your understanding.

HRA Board of Directors

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2017 HRA Rodeo of the year - Richer Roughstock Rodeo

Congratulations to Richer Roughstock Rodeo on being voted as Heartland Rodeo Association's 2017 Rodeo of the Year.

Congratulations to Amanda Wasyliw on being voted as the 2017 Heartland Rodeo Association Cowgirl of the year.
Bible sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and presented by Donna Baker
Buckle sponsored by the Hanover Ag Society and presented by Curtis Dawydiuk

Congratulations to Norm Sterzer on being voted Heartland Rodeo Association's 2017 Cowboy of the year.
Bible sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and presented by Donna Baker
Buckle Sponsored by the Hanover Ag Society and Presented by Alyssa Empson.

To everyone who voted for me as Cowboy of the Year:

A very sincere and heartfelt thank you. It is incredibly humbling that you think I deserve this honor. You cannot know how this has made a very difficult summer a whole lot brighter.
In truth, I share this title with so many people that have helped shape our success.
Cam and Jay, two awesome pickup men – you guys are always fun to watch work.
Terry Marshal was such a great pickup man and always supportive and encouraging.
Dallas, Jim Bob and Derrick – you guys always go above and beyond your bullfighting duties, helping everywhere you can. It’s been a blast watching you develop into awesome bullfighters.
Ivan and Dianne – you two are my rock. I never have to worry when you are at a rodeo. You both make my job so much easier. I never worry about anything from sound to secretary.
Rod Manchester, Rod Gladue and Jodi Winkler – always supportive, always an ear when I need to bitch. Thank you!
The true unsung heroes of rodeo – the people working the back pens seldom getting thanked, always getting shit on and kicked and almost always smiling an having fun. You guys are my heroes. Thank you.

To the many Rodeo Committees that we have the privilege to work with – I am constantly amazed at how few good people working with very few resources an very little recognition can put together such a great event year after year. Your believe and support in us can never be repaid.

To Hanover Ag Society – your buckle will be proudly and prominently displayed in our home an will be a cherished memento.
To Terry and Donna Baker – the beautiful Christian Cowboy Bible will be a precious family heirloom that I hope will be passed down through many generations.
To all the cowboy and cowgirl rodeo family an friends that have offered their support, their sympathy and their hope – you have touched my heart in a way I can’t describe.
To those who offer criticism – thank you, I welcome it. My goal is to constantly improve the Seven Cross Ranch and Rodeo. Without honest criticism, where do you strive to improve?
2017 will be remembered as a bittersweet year for me, but no I look forward to 2018 with renewed enthusiasm. Thank you to the great rodeo family that is the Heartland Rodeo Association.

Norm Sterzer

The Heartland Rodeo Association was created in 1995 to promote and continue the sport of rodeo in Manitoba, with the entire family in mind. It is built open family oriented weekends, giving contestants of all ages the opportunity to compete in rodeo events. Today, it is still a strong and growing association, hosting rodeos throughout the year in various locations throughout the province. Competitors strive towards achieving the highest number of points in each of the 9 major and 2 minor events throughout the rodeo season. To end each season, the Heartland Rodeo Association holds a finals weekend, where top qualifiers compete for a chance to win awards.

- 7-6 Ranch Children's Wish Foundation Fundraiser

- Manitoba Bareback/Saddlebronc Riding School
The 2018 HRA Rulebook is now available online.