Friends of Rodeo combats animal rights groups that wish to do away with all animals in exhibition (rodeos, circuses, fairs, 4H, FFA, etc.). Friends of Rodeo has seen many changes over the years and continues to be the only organization of its type: a non-profit, grass roots membership based organization that the rodeo world has on its side to protect and preserve the future of the sport and our Western Heritage!
Welcome to the official site of the Mid-States Rodeo Association (MSRA). The MSRA is based in Michigan and sanctions rodeos throughout the Midwest states including Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Our members compete in the seven standard rodeo events: Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling as well as Ladies Breakaway Roping. The MSRA is proud to promote professional rodeo as a sport; to strive at all times to insure honesty and fairness to both the contestant and producer; to create an amicable relationship among stock contractors and to inspect, sanction and advertise rodeos being sponsored in accordance with association standards.