The American Junior Rodeo Association will be coming back to Mason June 6 and 7. The Mason Rodeo Association is expecting over 200 contestants from all over Texas as well as the surrounding states. This large number of expected contestants is due to the added money the Association is able to offer thanks to the generous support of the Mason Feed Store. Mason Feed Store has graciously donated $5,000 to the event winners in added money. Our first rodeo performance will be Friday night at 7:00 pm and the second on Saturday evening at 7:00 pm. The MRA is hoping this event will bring some good business to our community throughout the weekend.
The AJRA is considered one of the main training grounds for young rodeo talent while remaining a family oriented organization. Many professional cowboys and cowgirls got their starts in the AJRA and their children and grandchildren will be competing in Mason June 6 and 7. The goals of the AJRA are to continue to furnish rodeo oriented families a place for them and their families to compete in youth rodeo and receive high quality awards and recognition for their accomplishments.
The members compete in separate boys and girls categories and in the following four age groups: 8 and under; 9-12; 13-15; and 16-19. Events will include barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, calf roping, break away roping, ribbon roping, team roping, steer and calf riding, and steer wrestling.
Although the AJRA is a member organization where contestants compete for year-end points ANYONE under the age of 20 and not married can enter this rodeo.
The Mason Rodeo Association has received great support from the community for our annual banner sponsorship drive. Sponsors will have their banners displayed throughout the AJRA Rodeo and for the July Round-Up Rodeo. A $60 donation will cover sponsorship for both of these events. If you are interested in being a sponsor please call Denise Blackwell (830-258-3465) or Amanda McMillan (347-2486.)
Concessions will be provided during all AJRA performances by Cooper’s BBQ. Come out and join us June 6 and 7th - the competition will be tough!