New Contestants

If you’ve never competed in gay rodeo before but have always wanted to, here’s how to get started.

If you plan on bringing a horse for competition, please see the Horse Stall Information and Pennsylvania Equine Information.

1. All contestants must belong to an IGRA Member Association. You can join KSGRA to qualify.   You don’t have to be gay to compete.   IGRA believes in inclusion of all people and therefore everyone is welcome to come and compete.

2. New contestants will need to go to the rodeo registration site and complete the New Contestant Registration Form.  After you complete this form, you’ll receive your IGRA number in an email.

3. Rodeo Registration for the Keystone Charity Rodeo opens around May 18 and runs to June 8.   During this time period, you can register online at   New Contestants can also register at rodeo registration, Friday, June 22 from 6pm-9pm.

4. New Contestants You are required to attend the mandatory New Contestant Meeting on Saturday morning at 8:30 am at Diamond 7 Arena. If you miss this meeting, you will be disqualified from participating in any of your rodeo events. Per IGRA Rules there are no exceptions.

You will receive a copy of the 2018 IGRA Rodeo Rulebook at registration. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the requirements listed in the rulebook.

There is a minimum registration fee of $60.00 to compete in the rodeo. Each event is $30.00 per event, per day. All entry fees paid during registration can be paid with credit card (Visa, American Express, or MasterCard), cash, certified check, or money order. Personal checks will not be accepted. New contestants are exempt from all late fees.

Events are divided into four categories.

Rough Stock Events
Roping Events
Speed Events
Camp Events

Visit the rodeo events page for complete event descriptions.

All contestants are required to wear the following when competing. Note, this dres code does not apply to the camp events, but you must wear closed-toe shoes.
Long-sleeve shirt for all events,
Long pants for all events,
Western hat for all events, and
Boots that minimally cover the ankle and have a heel.
Contestants must wear rodeo number when competing.
No Contestants can compete while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Please remember, this is only a “getting started” list of information. Please be sure to read the 2018 IGRA Rodeo Rulebook for complete information.