NLBRA of MI has 4 age divisions for kids to rodeo that are 18 years old and younger.  We put on 12 to 18 rodeos per season.  The season starts in June and ends the last Sunday of National Finals in July.  You can become a member anytime during the rodeo season.  Your division is determined by your age as of the first Monday following National Finals of that year. 

NLBRA of Michigan 

Little Wrangler Princess

Kenzie Kirkpatrick​

Hi, I am Kenzie Kirkpatrick, and I am so excited to be representing the NLBRA of MI as your 2020/2021 Little Wrangler Princess. I am 8 years old and in the 3rd grade. This will be my 3rd year doing rodeo with Little Britches of Michigan. My events I compete in are barrel racing, pole bending, goat tail untying and flag race. I cannot wait to enter dally ribbon and break away roping.  

I absolutely love the sport of rodeo, and one of my favorite things is helping out the younger kids. 

My horse Rooster and I are so honored to represent the NLBRA of MI and we would like to wish all the contestants a great year. 

NLBRA of Michigan Queen 

Jessica Hiebert

Hi, My name is Jessica Hiebert! 

I am an 18 year old Senior from Highland, Michigan and I am honored to be your

2020-2021 Miss Michigan

Little Britches Rodeo Queen! 

I have been apart of the NLBRA of Michigan for 2 years.  I compete in Breakaway Roping, Pole Bending, and Goat Tying! 

I want to wish all the Contestants good luck this year and I look forward to representing the NLBRA of Michigan throughout the upcoming season! 


NLBRA of Michigan is successful due in part to the Board of Directors, the Youth Board, the Event Directors, volunteers of all ages, and the generous sponsors.


Little Britches is one of the oldest continuing junior rodeo associations in the nation.  The National Little Britches Rodeo Association of Michigan

(NLBRA of MI), a franchise of NLBRA in Colorado, was established in 1998 as a 501-C3 non-profit youth rodeo organization.  This association is made up of amazing volunteers who have come together to promote the great sport of youth rodeo.  The purpose of the organization is directed towards building character, self reliance, and good sportsmanship in our youth.  It enables kids to set goals and challenges them to accomplish such goals through discipline, organization, and physical fitness.

​NLBRA of Michigan

Junior Princess
Mesa Hoekwater

Hi! My name is Mesa Mae Hoekwater and I am  honored to be the NLBRA of Michigan Junior Princess. I am 11 years old and in 5th grade at Northern Michigan Christian School in McBain.
I started Little Britches in 2016 and this is my 5th year competing. I grew up with rodeo my whole life and my first horse ride was when I was 6 weeks old.
I am excited to represent our association and help others to be their best and teaching them. I love it when others keep learning from each other.
I compete in all 7 events. Barrels, poles, trail, breakaway, team roping, goats and dally ribbon where my partner and I are the reigning 2020 Reserve World Champions. 

My horses names are Crease and Cowboy. I look forward to this season and representing our great state of Michigan. 
 Mesa Hoekwater

​If you need more information regarding NLBRA of Michigan, please contact any of the board members or send message to

~*~*2020-2021 Season*~*~
June 15, 2020 to July 10, 2021

The age requirements for the 2020-2021 season begins

​the first Monday after national finals July 13, 2020 


National Little Britches Rodeo Association of Michigan