Heartland Finals 2018 -

  1. Added money will be $500 for major events and $250 for junior events.
  2. Entry fees for Major events will be $100 for major events and $50 for junior events. Banquet tickets must be purchased at time of Entry. $35.00 for Adults and $20.00 for kids will be added onto entry fee.
  3. Entry fees and any outstanding fines must be paid prior to the start of the rodeo.
  4. Payout will be 2 head average with a single payout on Sunday.
  5. All finals contestants must be available for the Grand Entry.
  6. All finals contestants must attend the AGM or will be fined $50.00
  7. All other rules for regular season apply

GOOD LUCK FINALIST and we all look forward to a Grand show next week!

In addition to the ground rule…

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th  -  In memory of Al Brown of Midnight Rodeo Company and a founding member of the Heartland Rodeo association we would like to celebrate his contribution to the association by designating Saturday Black and White day! 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, - Will be “Tough enough to wear PINK” day and to show our support to those who are affected by cancer we are asking spectators and contestants to wear PINK on Sunday.  Let’s make this a very special day!

50/50 Draw – In addition to our theme days, the HRA has chosen to donate all proceeds from the 50/50 draw to a local Manitoba Charity to help support those who are fighting cancer!  So, lets show our support!

Thank you for a memorable season and we look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at the finals!

- Heartland Rodeo Association
Board of Directors

Attention Members
Please take the time to vote for Horse of the Year! Click here to submit your vote.

Vote for 2018 Heartland Rodeo Association Cowgirl and Cowboy of the year!

To vote online, and submit your vote to be automatically recorded - CLICK HERE
To download printable form and submit - CLICK HERE


The 2018 Heartland Rodeo Finals and Banquet will be hosted by Hanover Agriculture Society in Grunthal MB on September 15th.
Tickets can be purchased from Hanover Agriculture Society by clicking on the link for more information

We look forward to see you there to help us celebrate!

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.  

Annual General Meeting Motions to be submitted by August 31, 2018. 
Please submit your motion by email to hrasecretary@hotmail.com by August 31st, 2018.  Please include list the section number of the rulebook it pertains to, what the current rule reads, and what change is it you would like to see. 

Cheers to a successful rodeo season!

Available for order!


2018 HRA Rodeo of the year - Richer Roughstock Rodeo

Congratulations to Richer Roughstock Rodeo on being voted as Heartland Rodeo Association's 2018 Rodeo of the Year.

Congratulations to Dana Gardiner on being voted as the 2018 Heartland Rodeo Association Cowgirl of the year.
Buckle sponsored by the Hanover Ag Society and presented by Curtis Dawydiuk
Bible sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and presented by Terry Baker

Congratulations to Terence Caumartin on being voted Heartland Rodeo Association's 2018 Cowboy of the year.
Buckle Sponsored by the Hanover Ag Society and Presented by Alyssa Empson.
Bible sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and presented by Terry Baker.

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.