ProRodeo Sports News - May 18, 2018

event, a rodeo must provide one animal for every contestant with no re-runs in a go-round. (C. Townsend submitted 4/18)

Change R8.8 Unsatisfactory Animals. An Event Representative may declare particular animals unsatisfactory. Upon notification, either written or verbal (with verbal notification supported with documentation), the stock contractor or Rodeo Committee shall eliminate such animal(s) from competition draw. Continued use of said animal(s) after notification will result in a $250 fine per competition levied against the offending party. Any contestant competing in the riding events on an unsatisfactory animal used after notification shall be given an option of a reride. If an animal is declared unsatisfactory, and such elimination causes a stock contractor to be short of stock, said stock contractor shall be subject to the appropriate fine. Unsatisfactory animal(s) may be reinstated with approval by the Event Representative of an application for reinstatement. For purposes of the Rule, “unsatisfactory” shall be defined for riding event stock as recurring instances where the animal: is dangerous in the chute, runs off, fights the chute, flips, falls, stumbles consistently, runs into fences, stops, is a head-slinging bull or has a bucking pattern that makes the animal extremely dangerous to contestants. Riding event stock shall also be considered unsatisfactory when the animal’s use consistently results in a reride for a contestant or where its removal is necessary for animal humane reasons. Stock Contractors will reimburse contestant entry fees for each contestant in the timed event that competes on an animal that has been declared unsatisfactory within 7 days of the offense. Reimbursement will be payed to PRCA which will be added to the contestants RodeoPay account for contestant to use only as entry fees for another PRCA rodeo. (C. Townsend submitted 4/18) Change R8.12 Specifications of Animals. R8.12.1 Tie-Down Roping Cattle. 1. Weight for tie-down roping animals shall be a minimum of 220 200 pounds and a maximum of 280 pounds with fresh tie-down roping animals not to exceed 260 pounds and must be healthy. 2. Any deviations must be approved by the Tie-down Roping Event Representative or his duly appointed designee and the Director of Rodeo Administration. 3. There can be no more than a 50-pound 25 pound variation in weight from the smallest to the largest tie-down roping animal in a given herd. 4. The Tiedown Roping Event Representative or his appointee and a PRCA Judge must approve the cattle prior to the establishment of the herd. 5. If any individual tie-down roping animal does not meet the requirements, the Tie-down Roping Event Representative or his duly appointed designee has the right to remove immediately (but prior to the establishment of the “herd”) that tie-down roping animal from the herd for the duration of the rodeo, potentially subjecting the stock contractor to a fine per head for being short of the required number of cattle. 6. Failure of the PRCA member owner and/or committee to comply with the criteria listed above will result in the PRCA member owner and/or committee to be fined an amount equal to the shortage of livestock fines outlined in the Rulebook. 7. Judges have the authority to weigh the tiedown roping cattle. If the PRCA member owner refuses to allow weighing of the cattle the member will be fined for underweight cattle for the tie-down roping animals in question. If the stock contractor does not comply with above set rules the stock contractor or the rodeo committee will be responsible for contestant entry fees for that event that competed on animal that do not comply with above guide lines. Constant fees will be paid to PRCA and those contestants may only use that money to pay the entire fees on another PRCA rodeo. 8. Adequate facilities that may include shelter, shade and bedding must be provided by the rodeo committee. 9. Tie down cattle must be weighed individually 48 hours prior to the first run. Weight and date of weighing must be marked on ear tag. Cattle may not be weighed in groups and average weight taken. Tie down cattle that are to be used longer than 5 days are to be reweighed every five days and cattle that are over the 25 pounds variation will be drawn out of the herd and replaced. Replacements may be used but they must have runs applied to them so they are equal to what they are replacing and must match existed herd. (C. Townsend submitted 4/18) Change R11.3.20 Failure of Animal to Pull Neck Rope.In the timed events, if an animal fails to break the neck rope or animal goes down to the knees or hocks prior to breaking the neck rope. and time is officially started by the contestant, that animal belongs to the contestant. The contestant will be given a rerun if the contest by any manor causes or any arena personal causes the animal to not break the neck rope the animal belongs to the contestant. However, if time is started by the animal and contestant (calf roper, steer roper, steer wrestler and hazer, or header and heeler) remains behind the plane of the barrier for approximately 10 seconds, 5 seconds that animal should be considered a sulking animal and replaced using the misdraw procedure. (C. Townsend submitted 4/18) Change R11.6.4 No Dragging of Calf. A neck rope must be used on the horse, and contestant must adjust rope and reins in a manner that will prevent horse from dragging calf. Contestant must receive no assistance of any kind from outside. If the horse drags the calf at least five feet, field judge may stop horse. The fine for unintentionally dragging a calf five feet but less than ten feet shall be $25. The fine for unintentionally dragging a calf ten feet or more shall be $100. There shall be no fine for unintentional drag under 10 feet. If more than 10 feet and unintentional the fine shall be $50. Intentionally dragging a calf, regardless of distance, shall result in a $250 fine for each offense, plus possible disqualification. Intentional shall be defined as caused by contestant. (C. Townsend submitted 4/18) Change R11.6.5 No Jerk Down. For the 2018 Rodeo Year only: 1. In the tie-down roping event a contestant will receive no- time for that run if he brings the animal over backwards with the animal landing on his back or head with all four feet in the



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