2018 Palm Springs Hot Rodeo Announces Event Schedule


The 2018 Palm Springs Hot Rodeo will take place May 10 - 13, 2018. Read on for all the details!
 


RODEO RANCH HANDS WANTED!
Volunteers are needed in every capacity from assisting at registration, to helping with ticketing and security, and working inside the arena.  Every volunteer receives a Palm Springs Hot Rodeo T-Shirt! Sign up here


HOST HOTEL
Baymont Inn & Suites at 390 S. Indian Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, CA is the 2018 Palm Springs Hot Rodeo Host Hotel. Reservations can be made beginning February 1, 2018 by calling the hotel directly: 760-778-3699. The Hot Rodeo Rate is $109+tax/night. The Baymont Inn & Suites is two blocks from Arenas Road - where most of the non-rodeo events are scheduled. Please check WWW.HOTRODEO.ORG for more up-to-date information or contact Ken Smith, our Hot Rodeo Hotel Coordinator at 760-567-4168.

Calendar of Events – Palm Springs Hot Rodeo 2018
Thursday May 10th – 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Dance Contest – 2018 Hot Rodeo Dance Champion Competition
Hunters Nightclub, 302 E. Arenas Rd., Palm Springs, CA

Thursday May 10th – 9 PM-Close
Palm Springs Hot Rodeo – Welcome Parties
Hunters Nightclub – 302 E. Arenas Road, Palm Springs, CA Blackbook Bar – 315 E. Arenas Road, Palm Springs, CA

FridayMay11th –8PM–5PM
IGRA Board of Directors Meeting
The Center - LBGTQ Center - 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr. ROOM #3, Palm Springs, CA

Friday May 11th – 1 PM – 5:00 PM
Hot & Wet Cowboy Pool Party
Baymont Inn & Suites – 390 S Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA

FridayMay11th –5PM–8PM
Palm Springs Hot Rodeo Contestant Registration
Baymont Inn & Suites - 390 S Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA

Friday May 12th – 8 PM – Close
OUT BEHIND THE SHED Kick-Off party
Brandon Stansell Concert
Tool Shed, 600 E. Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA

Saturday May 12th, 9 AM – 5 PM
Palm Springs Hot Rodeo Competitive Events
A.C. Dysart Equestrian Park – 2101 W Victory Ave. Banning, CA
March 12, 2018

Saturday May 12th, 7 PM – 1 AM
DANCING UNDER THE STARS
S. Indian Canyon & Arenas Rd. Parking Lot, Palm Springs, CA

Sunday May 13th, 9 AM – 5 PM
Palm Springs Hot Rodeo Competitive Events
A.C. Dysart Equestrian Park – 2101 W Victory Ave. Banning, CA

Sunday May 13th, 8 PM
Palm Springs Hot Rodeo Awards Ceremony
TBA


Contestant Registration & Information
The 2018 Palm Springs Hot Rodeo is an IGRA-sanctioned event and all 2018 IGRA Rodeo Rules will be followed. Please refer to IGRA.com for more info.

CONTESTANT REGISTRATION
Information and instructions for contestant registration can be found on IGRA's Contestant Registration Page.
  Pre‐registration opens April 7, 2018.
  USPS Postmark deadline for pre‐registration is April 20, 2018.
  Online pre‐registration deadline is April 27, 2018.
Contestant Registration will be held at the host hotel – Baymont Inn & Suites.
  Friday, May 11, 2018 5:00 pm ‐ 8:00 pm
  Rodeo Secretary – Ron Trusley; Assistant Rodeo Secretary – Michael Norman
Contestant Event Entry Fees, Per 2018 IGRA Rodeo Rules I . 8 – Contestants must enter a minimum of one event each day, or two events on one day; Contestant Pre-Registration must be accompanied by non-refundable $60 deposit; Contestants must reserve the appropriate number of horse stalls. Per IGRA Rodeo Rules VIII . 3 – Contestant Entry fees are $30 per event per
day. All Entry Fees paid at registration must be paid in cash, certified check, money order or credit card only.
There are currently NO variances requested by GSGRA-GPSC.
No Personal or Business checks of any kind will be accepted!

Bareback Bronc and Ranch Saddle Bronc Riding will NOT be offered at the 2017 Palm Spring Hot Rodeo.

ADDED MONEY:
Currently, no additional money has been added to Palm Springs Hot Rodeo Prize or Purse. If additional Prize or Purse Money becomes available, an announcement shall be made public.

CONTESTANT LATE REGISTRATION POLICY
(IGRA Rodeo Rules VIII, 2, F & G)
Late entries for Hot Rodeo 2018 will be accepted. A flat $50 late fee will be charged per contestant for rough stock and roping events. The late fee applies to contestants who have not pre-registered, as well as pre-registered contestants adding these events after the pre-registration deadline. New contestants (those not assigned an IGRA contestant number prior to April 12, 2018) will not be charged a late fee. Please contact info@HotRodeo.org for more information.
 


HORSE CHECK-IN AND STALL FEES
  Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Noon ‐ 9:00 pm
  Friday, May 11, 2018 | 9:00 am ‐ 9:00 pm
  Shavings will be available for purchase.
(IGRA Rodeo Rule VII, 20)
Horse contestants are provided one (1) stall at no cost. Contestants reserving additional stalls will be required to pay stall fees of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per additional stall for the rodeo weekend. Tack Stalls are not available. Stalls are not guaranteed for contestants who do not make reservations prior to the contestant pre-registration cutoff date (Friday, April 28th). Late entries and those contestants not reserving an adequate number of stalls will be charged a fifty dollar ($50.00) late fee. New contestants (those not assigned an IGRA contestant number prior to April 12, 2018) will not be charged a late stall fee for the first stall. Please email info@HotRodeo.org for reservation information.
All horses must be off the rodeo grounds by 11:00 am on Monday, May 14, 2018.
It is the responsibility of contestants to know the state laws and rules regarding Health Certificates and Coggins tests for each state that will be traveled. For additional information, see the website www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/importexport (U.S.) and www.inspection.gc.ca (Canada).
Note: Pets are allowed in the barn and spectator areas only and must be on leashes and under control at all times. Those individuals failing to comply will be asked to leave the premises.
The Rowdy Rose is a nearby Feed & Tack store with other western wear and western lifestyle items. Visit them at 1879 W. Lincoln St., Bldg. E in Banning, CA or online at www.therowdyrose.com.

VETERINARIAN / FARRIER
Barn Manager, Veterinarian and Farrier information will be included in the pre-registration letter to contestants and in the contestant bags, as well as posted in the barn area and around the grounds. If you would like further information before arriving at the rodeo grounds, please email info@HotRodeo.org.
  Barn Manager: Don Kendrick & Saul (Pepe) Lozada
  Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel Reedy, DVM
  Farrier: Jaimes Loughrey
Per IGRA Rule VII, the hosting association must provide information for an on-call Veterinarian and Farrier during the period of time animals are permitted at the rodeo grounds; and an on-site Veterinarian during the running of all events. Contestants are responsible for paying the Veterinarian and Farrier for any personal use.
RV PARKING / CAMPING / HORSE TRAILERS
Reservations for RV parking, camping and horse trailers are required. Contestants with horse trailers will be given one spot per trailer free of charge. Otherwise, RV and camping spaces at the rodeo grounds are $20. Please contact info@HotRodeo.org for more information.

BUDDY PASSES
Buddy Passes will be available at contestant registration only. No Buddy Passes will be available after registration closes. No replacement Buddy Passes will be issued if original is lost, stolen, or destroyed. The fee for a Buddy Pass is $30. Buddy Passes will allow access to all rodeo events including the Saturday night dance.
For contestants traveling with children age 14 and under, Junior Buddy Passes are available for $15 each. Junior Buddy Passes allow access to all rodeo events at the Rodeo Grounds only.
There is a maximum of 1 Adult and 2 Junior Buddy Passes per contestant.
Buddies and Junior Buddies must be present at registration with contestant to purchase a pass.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Your contestant badge received at registration on Friday night will gain you admittance to:
  The rodeo both Saturday and Sunday
  Saturday night dance in Palm Springs
NO SMOKING WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE ARENA OR CHUTE AREAS
IGRA Rodeo Rule IV.4 will be strictly enforced.
Any participant in an IGRA rodeo as a rodeo contestant, stock contractor and personnel, arena/chute volunteer, rodeo official, or security personnel, may be asked by any acting rodeo official to leave the rodeo arena and secured working areas if under the influence or in possession of an open container of alcohol or any illegal drugs of any kind. Disciplinary action may be taken against any participant in an IGRA rodeo for the possession of an open container of alcohol or any illegal drug in the secured areas of the rodeo including the arena, chutes, barn, or contestant areas at any time from the start of the first rodeo event until the rodeo conclusion each day. Disciplinary action may include disqualification, and/or loss of certification.
Disciplinary action may include disqualification, and/or loss of certification. This includes any buddies you have signed in under your contestant number.

For more information, visit the Hot Rodeo website, or email the Hot Rodeo directors.