Be prepared to travel! There are events in all parts of the country for all levels, but they aren’t always close. You might find one five miles from home one week and 200+ miles the next. Depending on the how deep you want to get involved and where you are located will make a difference. Many nationwide associations have local/district levels that you can compile points in that allow you to qualify for local, district, state and national shows.
There are private facilities and local organizations like saddle clubs, 4H clubs and different facilities that have their own events.
Embrace it the travel and make the opportunity about more than just rodeo. By just getting a few miles off the beaten path and spending a little more time, you can find some of the most amazing things! Prepare beforehand to visit local parks, restaurants and attractions on the route.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO EVERYWHERE! We love competing and all the things that come with it, but it’s okay if you can only make a few the first year. Be open with your kids about where you will go at first. You can always make adjustments.