Ontario High School Rodeo Association

Our Mission

The Ontario High School Rodeo Association's mission is to promote the positive image of rodeo, preserve the western heritage and maintain the highest regard for the livestock. It is dedicated to educating youth and instilling the value of good sportsmanship.

2014 Provincial Finals Group



2015 National High School Rodeo Finals

July 12 - 18th, 2015 @ Rock Springs, Wyoming

2015 Jr High National Rodeo Finals

June 21 - 27th, 2015 @ Des Moines, Iowa


On March 5, 2014, OHSRA lost one of its beloved family members,

Ben “High Pitch” Samplonius.


Ben became a member of our Rodeo Family in April 2011 while shadowing another bullfighter. Ben continued on from there to become “our bullfighter”. He was an extremely talented and gifted young man.


Loved by all who competed in the arena requiring his expertise during rough stock events and by those of other events as he leant a helping hand to assist wherever he could and also by the Board of Directors and parents for his constant encouragement to the competing members.


Ben had an incredible sense of humour that we all had the benefit of seeing at every event. He also had a unique way of making friends with whomever he met and maintaining those friendships. We all looked forward to our next rodeo so we could see Ben and enjoy his stories and humour.


Ben enjoyed life, his friends, his animals and Rodeo. He exemplified humanity and kindness to all. He was also extremely gracious and could take the good with the bad. He never looked for recognition of his achievements and took advantage of learning from everyone and sharing that experience both in and outside the arena.

There is not a member of our Rodeo Family who would not call Ben a true friend. In remembering him, we will always remember his HUGE smiles, infectious laugh and loving nature.



The Ontario High School Rodeo community is saddened with the word of the passing of Rick Adamson whom had lost a battle with cancer.

Rick was a member of the Hillsburgh Fire Department (Erin-Hillsburgh Firefighters) and recently was bestowed an honour for over 20 years of exemplary service.

Around the High School Rodeo Arena, Rick served as one of our Paramedics at events at TLC Quarter Horses, Erin Fairgrounds and even beyond. He truly became a member of our family, on a first-name basis with a lot of our competitors, parents and personnel. Our events were brighter with his presence; as he was always there to cheer on competitors and share laughs with the crew afterwards.

He will certainly be missed by many in our rodeo community, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this trying time.

Arrangements and information will be made available at the Butcher Family Funeral Home (Erin) website

Coming Events

OHSRA Paris Cutting Events 1 and 2

OHSRA Sanctioned CUTTING EVENTS 1 and 2

Location: Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris, Ontario
Dates: August 29 and August 30, 2014 @ 12 pm (noon)

Event entry form here

PLEASE NOTE THAT CUTTING EVENTS AT OHSRA ARE ONLY OPEN TO STUDENT MEMBERS IN GRADES 9 to 12.  YOU MUST PURCHASE A NCHA MEMBERSHIP for $15.00 to Participate. Please find the membership forms online @ www.nchacutting.com. AND YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR 2014/2015 OHSRA and NHSRA MEMBERSHIP FORMS INTO Shelby McEachern @ shelbymceachern3@gmail.com or via mail 293199 8th Line, Amaranth, Ontario L9W 0J6 prior to competing at this event.

Mitchell Qualifying Rodeo - Both High School & Junior Division

Location:CANCELLED, this rodeo will not happen in 2014

 Mitchell Fairgrounds, 155 Wellington Street, Mitchell, Ontario
Show Times: TBA
Download Here
Entry due date: TBA
Please see bottom of entry form for submission information.
Note: 2014/2015 Membership Forms must be in to Shelby McEachern 293199 8th Line, Amaranth, Ontario L9W 0J6 or email to shelbymceachern3@gmail.com before the event! Don't forget to complete both the OHSRA and NHSRA forms and they must be notarized where required to be considered complete.
Mandatory Contestant Meeting at TBA

Working Cow Horse Event - John Walker Farm


LOCATION: John Walker Farm, Richmond Road, Richmond, Ontario
DATE: September 14, 2014
TIME: 10 AM Start


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WORKING COW HORSE EVENTS AT OHSRA ARE ONLY OPEN TO STUDENT MEMBERS IN GRADES 9 to 12. Also note that, you must purchase a ORCHA membership for $20.00 to Participate. These can be purchased at the event.

All entries and OHSRA money are to be submitted to LORIE DONALDSON before September 12, 2014.  You must also have submitted your 2014/2015 OHSRA and NHSRA MEMBERSHIP FORMS to Shelby McEachern @ shelbymceachern3@gmail.com or by mail 293199 8th Line, Amaranth, Ontario L9W 0J6 prior to competing in this event.

OHSRA Sanctioned Rodeos 1 and 2

OHSRA Sanctioned Rodeo's 1 and 2
Saturday October 4, 2014
2 Rodeo Performances
@ 10 am and 2 pm
Grays Arena
5677 Third Line, Hillsburgh, Ontario

High School Rodeo Entry Form Here

Junior High Rodeo Entry Form Here

OHSRA Sanctioned Rodeos 3 and 4

OHSRA Sanctioned Rodeos 3 and 4
Saturday October 25, 2014
2 Rodeo Performances
10 am and 2 pm
Grays Arena
5677 Third Line, Hillsburgh, Ontario

Highschool Rodeo Entry Form Here

Jr High Rodeo Entry Form Here

National Jr High Finals Rodeo

National Jr High Finals Rodeo, Des Moines, Iowa,  June 21st - 27th, 2015

National High School Finals Rodeo

National High School Finals Rodeo, Rock Springs, Wyoming, July 12th - 18th, 2015

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