The Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association is proud to celebrate 54 years in providing our community and the surrounding areas in Kern County with quality Rodeo entertainment. Our Association was founded as a youth rodeo. We have returned to our roots with the desire to educate our youth on the “Western Way of Life”. In 2014, we completed a very successful series of Open Junior Rodeos for children ages 1 to 20. Our Junior Rodeos brought young competitors not only from our local area but also from several surrounding communities. Beautiful western buckles were awarded to the “All-Around” Cowboy and Cowgirl in each of our 4 age groups at our rodeo finals in October. TMRA is looking forward to an even better Junior Rodeo season in 2017.
Membership in our Junior Rodeo is required in order for points to be counted towards all final awards. Contestants can sign up for membership at either their 1st or 2nd rodeo event. Membership fee is $50 for the first child and $25 for siblings.
The Pee-Wees (ages 6 & under) will compete in Dummy Roping, Stick Horse Racing, Goat Ribbon Jerking, and Stick Horse Barrel Racing. They will then hop onto some wooly four-legged friends for our ever popular Mutton Busting. The Buckaroos (ages 7-11), Juniors (ages 12-15), and Seniors (ages 16-20) will be competing in exciting events such as Barrel Racing, Flags, Pole Bending, Breakaway and Team Roping, Steer Stopping, Goat and Calf Tying, and, Chute Dogging. There will be Calf Riding for Buckaroos and Steer Riding for Juniors & Seniors.
Contestants wishing to be a part of these fun filled days of activities are required to Pre-register 14 days before each rodeo date. Check-In is from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Ground Rules Meeting will start at 8:45 a.m. (attendance by all participants is mandatory). Grand Entry begins at 9:00 a.m. and the PeeWee events start immediately following the grand entry. We invite family, friends, and the public to join us as we cheer on our Cowboys and Cowgirls. Our rodeo admission is free.
Our association believes that Junior Rodeos build a strong foundation of character, discipline, and self-esteem in our youth. We feel that bringing our Western Heritage to these young people will form strong family bonds, as well as help to set the stage for tomorrow’s rodeo athletes to carry on this rich western tradition.