This year the Rice Bull Riding Co. is kicking off a brand new way for contestants to enter. The Rice Bull Riding Co. will no longer be participating in the system that has been around for generations. In the past, and currently across the country most associations, and producers have call-ins between one and two weeks before a rodeo event. These call-ins are how the rodeo contestants enter each and every rodeo event. If you picture a radio station that has a contest to win tickets, this is kind of like that except there are multiple tickets available at once, and it’s first come first serve.
The Rice Bull Riding Co. is switching to a text to enter system for their 2016 tour, named, The Rice Bull Riding Co. Shock and Awe Tour. The text to enter phone number is 501-318-7758. When a potential contestant would like to enter, they send a text to that number, and in the contents of the text message, the contestant must text the following:
- FULL NAME
- EVENT YOUR ENTERING
- NFPB YES OR NO
- FULL NAME
- PERF OR SLACK PREFERENCE
- HOW MANY HORSES RUNNING
- EVENT YOUR ENTERING (we have entry for several events on the same date, if entering more then one list them all)
Shortly Midwest Rodeos will have a the The Rice Bull Riding Co. full entry / TEXT-in schedule on our Events Calendar. The Rice Bull Riding Co. has made the decision to go with the new texting in format as they have so many events this year, and there were several events that call-ins would have been too much, as they will have contestant entries for multiple events in the same night. After the entry time has closed the potential contestant, they will receive a text message back confirming the entry and if the bull rider is an active performer, or on the alternate list, and for barrel racers if they are in the performance or slack.
Contestants must check in an hour before the performance as per the Rice Bull Riding Co. rules. If a contestant has not checked in within 30 minutes of the performance an onsite alternate may take a contestants spot.
Midwest Rodeos feels this will be a great new contestant entry system for the 2016 season, and we wish the Rice Bull Riding Company, and all of their contestants an amazing, and safe season.
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