Trail Hand

Age as of first day of the season.

Little Wrangler - 5 to 8 years old - Boys and Girls

                          Events:  Goat Tail Untying

                                         Barrel Racing

                                         Flag Racing

                                         Pole Bending

Junior Girl - 9 to 13 years old

​                          Events:  Goat Tying

                                         Trail Course

                                         Barrel Racing

                                         Pole Bending

                                         Breakaway Calf Roping

                                         Dally Ribbon Roping**

                                         Team Roping**

Junior Boy - 9 to 13 years old
​                          Events:  Goat Tying
                                         Flag Racing

                                         Breakaway Calf Roping
                                         Dally Ribbon Roping**
                                         Team Roping**

                                         Bull Riding

Senior Girl - 14 to 18 years old

                          Events:  Goat Tying
                                         Trail Course

                                         Barrel Racing
                                         Pole Bending
                                         Breakaway Calf Roping
                                         Dally Ribbon Roping**
                                         Team Roping**
Senior Boy - 14 to 18 years old
​                          Events:  Tie-Down Calf Roping
                                         Dally Ribbon Roping**
                                         Team Roping**

                                         Steer Wrestling
                                         Saddle Bronc Riding

                                         Bareback Bronc Riding
                                         Bull Riding

National Divisions

Little Wrangler, Junior, Senior

Age Divisions


Trail Hand (not a national division) - 7 years old and under

Little Wrangler - 5 years to 8 years old

Junior - 9 years to 13 years old

Senior - 14 years to 18 years old


Trail hand is the youngest division for kids 7 years old and younger.  It is unique to Michigan and is not recognized at the national level.  This is an educational rodeo program designed to teach, develop, and strengthen rodeo skills.  The trail hand division is for boys and girls 7 years old and younger.  

Contact                                              Non-Contact 

7 years and younger                        4 years and younger                                                                                            5 years to 7 years old

Events:  Trail Course                       Events: Stick Horse Flag Racing

               Goat Tail Untying                            Dummy Goat Tying

               Barrel Racing                                  Stick Horse Barrel Racing
               Down & Back                                  Stick Horse Down & Back

               Mutton Busting                               Dummy Calf Roping

 
Non-contact is for those that don't have access to a horse but would still like to get that rodeo experience.  All equipment is provided for non-contact events or you may bring your own.

The contact division is for children who have a horse.  In both divisions, children learn and develop skills that they'll apply to the national levels as they get older and advance into those divisions.  

All trail hands may have assistance with any event.  If they have help in the arena during contact events the person helping must be in full western attire.

Kids are awarded ribbons through 6th place and participant prizes for those 7th place or lower.  Each division has an All Around Cowboy and All Around Cowgirl award.  

Children that are between the ages of 5 to 7 can be in dual divisions.  They can be a trail hand to continue honing their rodeo skills and they can also be a Little Wrangler which is a national division. However they may not duplicate events. i.e. they cannot be in LW barrels and TH barrels, it is one or the other.

You can become a member anytime during the rodeo season.  


Your division is determined by your age the first Monday following the

National Finals Rodeo.

~*~*2016-2017 Season*~*~
July 11, 2016 to July 9, 2017

First Monday after national finals through

the last Sunday of national finals.

National Little Britches Rodeo Association of Michigan

**Team Roping and

**Dally Ribbon Roping

are two events that require a partner in order to enter and the partner can be either a male or female within the same age division.