General Information

The Missouri Gay Rodeo Association (MGRA) has been in continuous operation from 1986 - 2024. We are a 501 (c) (3) corporation who produces The Show-Me State Rodeo. We are an affiliated chapter of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) who sanctions the rodeo. We are an all-volunteer organization and any profits we make from the rodeo are given back to our community by donations to our Charity Partners.

The MGRA board of directors is working diligently to produce the Show-Me State Rodeo in 2024. We invite all contestants and spectators to join us.

Tickets to watch the rodeo can be purchased here.

Contestant Information

Entry fees are $30 per event/per day. Must enter a minimum of one event each day or two events in one day to compete.

There is a minimum non-refundable deposit required of $60.

All IGRA rules and regulations will be adhered to for the Show-Me State Rodeo.

MGRA has asked for and received a variance for the arena size to be 117 ft. X 212 ft.

Contestant registration will be at Sidekicks Saloon at 3707 Main Kansas City, Mo 64111 from 6-8 on Friday, May 10, 2024.

There will be a fundraising show starting at 9 pm. There will be a beer bust as well.
We hope to see you all there.

Late Registration & Late Fee Policy:

Late registrations will be accepted. Late Fee Policy is in effect.

Contestants who register after the preregistration period has expired shall be assessed a late fee of $50.

A late fee of $50 shall be assessed to all preregistered contestants adding rough stock events after the preregistration period has expired.

This fee applies only to contestants who have been assigned a four (4) digit IGRA contestant number more than thirty (30) days prior to registration date.

Payout for the Show-Me State Rodeo shall follow IGRA guidelines.

New Contestants:

Pre-Register by emailing the IGRA Admin Assistant or at Friday evening’s registration

The New Contestant Meeting will be at 8:30 am, at the Rodeo Arena.

Rodeo begins at 10:00 am.

Point of Contact:

Sean (Wolff) Higgins (he/him), MGRA Rodeo Director 2024,, Cell Phone (816)838-4801
Brendon Dale (he/him), MGRA Asst. Rodeo Director 2024,
Garland Rankine, MGRA President,
Shawn Shaffer, Vice President,
Sarah Fischer, Secretary,
Chirl Parker, Treasurer,
Ken Hall, Trustee,

MGRA, PO Box 45073, Kansas City, MO 64171 -

Rodeo Officials
Official Name Rodeo Running Order of Events:
Head Judge Rick Jones Grand Entry
Senior Judge Tom Sheridan Calf Roping on Foot
Senior Judge Randy Edlin Breakaway Roping
Junior Judge Chris Tobin Team Roping
Rookie Judge Marcus Hood Pole Bending
Arena Director Tim Smith Steer Decorating
Arena Crew Coordinator Devon Garcia Steer Riding
Chute Coordinator Nicole Reighlie Ranch Saddle Bronc
Secretary Ron Trusley Chute Dogging
Asst. Secretary Goat Dressing
Score Keeper Travis Zirkle Barrel Racing
Auditor David Hill Flag Racing
Asst. Auditor Wild Drag Race
Announcer Christopher Service Bull Riding
Asst. Announcer

Stall Fees/Horse Information:

The one free horse stall only applies for 3 Days (Friday through Monday Morning or Thursday through Sunday) of the rodeo weekend.
Any additional Stall Fees are noted as below
$25 per additional horse stall for the weekend (3 Days)
$25 per tack stall for the weekend (3 Days)
$25 per day per stall for any days over 3 days.
Contestants requiring more than three stalls will be charged $25/Day/Stall
$50 late fee for contestants requiring stalls who did not pre-register
Payment due at time of check in, to be collected by Barn Manager:

Barn Manager - Dean Galloway
Asst Barn Manager - Paul
The Vet on Call will be: Lee’s Summit Animal Hospital Dr Bock - 816-524-0464
The Farrier on call will be: Ryann Chapein - 913-291-4202

Sean (Wolff) Higgins (he/him)
MGRA Rodeo Director 2024
Cell phone: (816)838-4801

Brendon Dale (he/him)
MGRA Asst. Rodeo Director 2024

Rodeo Grounds & RV Information:

Sean (Wolff) Higgins (he/him), MGRA Rodeo Director 2024,, Cell Phone (816)838-4801
Brendon Dale (he/him), MGRA Asst. Rodeo Director 2024,

We have limited RV spots for $ 25 some have electrical. This will be parking lot camping at the venue.

Pets: The City of Kansas City has a very strict leash law. All pets must be on a leash or contained in your camper. There will be an animal control officer stopping by at various times over the weekend to check the tags on the animals as well as if they are leashed.

Host Hotel Information:

Host Hotel - Group Rate is Under MGRA or Missouri Gay Rodeo Association and ends April 19th.
Queen Double Room - $129 + Tax Reservations can to be made by calling the hotel at 816-448-4600.
Group Rate reservations can be made by clicking here.

AWARDS Ceremony:

MGRA will have an awards ceremony on Sunday, May 12th, 2024 at Hale Arena starting at 7:00 pm.