2020 RENO RODEO CHAMPIONSHIP DRILL TEAM COMPETITION
Reno Rodeo is proud to invite 10 teams to compete in this year’s drill team competition to be held Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:00 am at the Reno Livestock Events Center Indoor Arena. To maintain the high standard and quality of the competition, Reno Rodeo will only allow 10 teams the opportunity to compete in this year’s competition. The first 10 teams that have their completed application and monies returned on or before FRIDAY, May 8, 2020 by 5 pm will be allowed to compete. Competition will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the order of draw.
The Judges Meeting will be held Thursday June 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the DOC Bar which is located inside the indoor arena building at the West End upstairs. The review of drill criteria with the judges and drill masters will be done. The draw for positions will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020. The Draw results will then be e-mailed and / or posted no later than Friday, May 22, 2020
Junior: All riders under 18 years of age as of January 1, 2020.
Senior: The riders must be over 18 years of age as of January 1, 2020.
Mixed: Riders of all ages (or teams of 8 – 10 all junior or all senior riders). Eight (8) rider minimum. The Mixed Division is meant for smaller teams. Larger teams must enter in their proper division.
Clarification: In ANY division in this competition, matched horses (colors) and saddles are NOT required. The divisions reflect
age groups only.
Drill Team Competition Awards:
First Place, all divisions: $1,500.00
Second Place, all divisions: $ 750.00
Third Place, all divisions: $ 500.00
Grand Champion $ 500.00
The winner shall be determined by adding together the scores of the three judges and dividing by three. The team with the highest average is to be declared the winner, next highest average, second, and the next highest average, third.
All places first, second and third are final at the time of the awards. Due to the pressing time schedule, any contested scores and/or complaints will be assessed and will be used to improve next year’s competition. However, the results of this competition are FINAL!
Drill Competition: $200 per Drill Team
Parade (Mandatory): $ 20 per Drill Team
Stalls: All stall money must be in to the Reno Rodeo office no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, May 8, 2020.
NO REFUNDS AFTER FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020
There is no charge for stalls on Tuesday June 16, 2020.
Stall prices will be $10 per stall for Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
Stall prices will be $25 per day Thursday June 18, 2020 through Saturday, June 20 , 2020.
Teams must be out of stalls by 10 am on Sunday June 21, 2020. Please clean your stalls before you leave—Thank You
Entry Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2020. Please enter as early as possible. The Reno Rodeo Association also requires that all teams be entered in the Saturday Parade, June 20, 2020. Teams should enter only parade safe horses.
For further information, contact: Reno Rodeo Association
Attention: DRILL TEAM COMPETITION
Bill Summy (775)-240-3251
- O. Box 12335
Reno NV 89510
RENO RODEOS 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP DRILL TEAM COMPETITION
Drill Team Divisions:
Senior: Open to any team with riders 18 years of age or older as of January 1, 2020.
Junior: Open to any team composed entirely of riders who have not reached their 18th birthday as of January 1, 2020.
Mixed: Open to any team with riders of both ages, both junior and senior. (This division is meant for smaller teams.)
A rider may compete in only one division, except when in an emergency substitution of riders. A horse may be used by more than one team.
Emergency Substitution of Riders: The Drill Team Chairman, in an emergency such as illness of horse or rider, loss or breakage of equipment, shall allow more juniors to ride with an adult team or more adults to ride with a junior team. Such emergency shall be defined as having occurred on the way to the Reno Rodeo Drill Team Competition, at the competition, or in the vicinity thereof. The decision shall be left solely to the discretion of the Drill Team Committee.
Horse / Rider Minimum: In the Senior and Junior Divisions, it is open to the number of horses and riders that constitute a team. For the Mixed Division, this is intended for the smaller teams (8 T0 10 riders).
Matching Horses and Equipment: In any division in this competition, matched horses (same color) and tack (saddles) are NOT required. It is to be noted that all matching horses and identical saddles present a very pleasing appearance, but do nothing to improve a team’s drill execution and performance, and today, can be very expensive to achieve. With the exception of saddles and bits, teams are encouraged to have matching tack and attire.
Time Limit: A maximum of 12 minutes for the Free Style Program and 4 to 6 minutes for the Short Program will be allowed. Time will be taken from the first rider in to the last rider out. Time out may be allowed by the judges in case of an accident. An official timer(s) will be selected to time all the drill teams. Penalty for over time shall be 10 points for each minute or fraction thereof.
Markers: No markers will be allowed in or around the arena for use by the drill teams during the competition.
Falls: If a rider(s) falls as the result of a collision with another rider(s), 100 points shall be deducted for the fall. If a fall occurs not resulting from a collision, only 25 points will be deducted for that fall.
Costume / Equipment Changes: Since an Inspection is no longer a factor in the judging, teams which have more than one set of costumes may use different costumes for each drill. No extra points will be awarded, nor will teams which do not change costumes by penalized.
Disqualification: A team will be disqualified if, after starting their drill, any horse and rider leave the arena and later return to the arena. If a rider is injured, he / she may receive permission to leave the arena without penalty.
Drill Captain: No Drill Captain, Drill Master, Coach or any other person will be allowed to stand in the arena while teams are competing. No active coaching will be allowed outside the arena. Whistles are optional to any team and must be blown by an active participant in the drill. External whistles are prohibited with the following exceptions: (1) In case of an emergency (2) to start or stop the drill.
American Flags: Each team must carry a minimum of one American flag and observe correct flag protocol at all times. The American flag may be posted in the arena if desired. American Flag Protocol will be enforced!
Judges Meeting: The Drill Team Chairman will hold a meeting with the Drill Judges and the Drill Masters to review the various categories on which scoring is based. The following must be turned in at the Judges Meeting.
1) All Drill Teams must supply three (3) Judges Explanation Sheets for the Short Program Drill.to be collected at this meeting
2) All Drill Teams must supply a flash drive if they wish to have comments on their performance to be collected at this meeting..
3) All Drill Teams must supply a short biography of their team and music to be collected at this meeting.
4) Music for both the free style and short programs must be turned in at this meeting also.
***Teams not turning in all of the items at the Thursday evening meeting will be disqualified from the competition but still be allowed to compete on Friday but will receive a zero score.***
Judges: There will be three (3) Drill Team Judges to judge the competition. The judges will not converse with anyone. A Drill Team Runner will deliver the score sheets to be recorded. The winner will be determined by adding together all the scores and dividing by three (3). The team with the highest average will be declared the winner, next highest average, second, and the next highest average, third, etc. All places first, second and third are final at the time of the awards. Due to the pressing time schedule, any contested scores and/or complaints will be assessed and will be used to improve next year’s competition. However, the results of this competition are FINAL!
The Drill Team Chairman, in an emergency, such as illness of horse or rider, loss or breakage of equipment, shall allow juniors to ride with an adult team and adults to ride with a junior team. Such an emergency is defined as having occurred on the way to Reno Rodeos Championship Drill Team Competition, at the competition or in the vicinity thereof. The decision shall be left solely to the discretion of the Drill Team Committee Chairman.
An entry form is attached for your convenience. Please fill it out as soon as possible. Entry deadline will be FRIDAY, May 8, 2020, but early entry will help expedite a successful competition. Also, the Reno Rodeo Association requires that all teams be entered in our parade on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 10 am in downtown Reno. You must complete and return the parade application, along with the appropriate fee. IF YOU DO NOT RETURN A COMPLETED PARADE APPLICATION AT THE ENTRY DEADLINE YOU MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DRILL TEAM COMPETITION AND PARADE OR MAY BE REPLACED BY A TEAM WITH ALL THE COMPLETED FORMS AND FEES. Teams should enter only parade safe horses.
A CONDENSED SCORE SHEET OF ALL TEAM SCORES IN ALL DIVISION WILL BE GIVEN OUT BUT THE ORIGINALS WILL NOT BE PHOTOCOPIED AND PASSED OUT AT THE END OF THE PERFORMANCE. COPIES MAY BE REQUESTED FOR MAILING AFTER THE 2020 RODEO IS OVER.
This year we are asking that you request your preferred practice time on the Drill Team Application. Every effort will be made to assign the time that a team has requested. The times will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. Those applications received the earliest will be assigned the requested practice time.