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The SD 4H Finals Rodeo Secretary email address is
A portion of the entry process will be conducted on South Dakota 4hOnline. All paper forms must be MAILED to Kim Larson, PO Box 1232 ~ Pierre, SD 57501 by May 1. Complete the following :

  1. Enroll as a SD 4-H member in 4HOnline membership system
  2. After enrolling, register for Rodeo (104ROD) Project in 4HOnline.
  3. Complete all required SD 4-H Rodeo paper forms in this packet and submit as follows on/before Monday, May 1, 2024.
    • 4-H Finals Secretary receives the 2024 4H Rodeo Official Entry Form and Waivers (pages 3-5 of entry form)
    • County 4-H Office receives the Insurance Declaration Form 1 to participate in SD 4-H Rodeo. Click on this link for the form.

Late Entry Process:  Please refer to page 2 of the SD 4-H Rodeo Entry Packet for specific guidelines.

REMEMBER-ALL 4-H Rodeo Contestants MUST complete the Finals entry form packet in order to compete at ANY 4-H approved regional rodeo. Information found within this packet will be used by any regional rodeo you enter. The “Finals Entry Form Packet” tab contains the SD 4-H Rodeo Contestant Form pages that must be filled out and mailed to Kim Larson, PO Box 1232, Pierre, SD  57501 no later than May 1, 2024. Please spread the word with your rodeo friends/family. If you have turned in the Contestant Form pages by May 1st and are in good standing, you will automatically be entered into the Finals Rodeo if you are one of the top 4 scores/times for an event at an approved 4-H regional rodeo.
Entry Fees for SD 4-H Finals Inc. Rodeo
1. Individual contestant payment is done at Finals
2. If a contestant’s entry fee is returned to the SD 4-H Rodeo Inc. Finals as NSF or for any other reason, that contestant will no longer be in “good standing” and will be removed from the Rodeo Eligibility list. The member will be ineligible to compete in 4-H rodeos for the following year until this has been corrected.
3. Registration will be located under the grandstands on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning of the contest.
NOTE: If contestants do not wish to enter the finals or have an event/events that they do not wish to enter, they must to notify the SD 4-H Finals secretary via e-mail ( and mail a paper copy by August 1st.  SD 4-H Finals Rodeo Secretary ATTN: Kim Larson, PO Box 1232, Pierre, SD  57501.  If contestants fail to notify the secretary prior to the finals draw that they do not wish to participate, they are responsible for the entry fees.

Team ropers will be entered for the finals based on the first regional rodeo results where the team qualified. If the header/heeler information is not accurate, submit changes on the Team Roping Correction Form to the Finals rodeo secretary by August 1, 2024.  The form is available at or from your County Extension Office.  Submit the form via email to

NOTE: Team Roping Corrections are NOT accepted via a telephone.

Positions must be drawn randomly in all events.  Positions may be computer drawn.  There will be no Set Performances except for 4-H Livestock Showing.  If a contestant is showing livestock (not static exhibits) at the County’s 4-H Achievement Days, the contestant may have a set performance for Friday/Sunday or Saturday/Saturday.  Contestants must email or mail a signed letter from the County 4-H Office describing the conflict to the Finals Secretary by August 1, 2024.  Kim Larson, PO Box 1232, Pierre, SD  57501.

If a contestant will not be able to participate in their assigned draw position in any performance, they must notify the Finals Rodeo Secretary in writing by August 1, 2024. This would be considered a notified turn out and the contestant will be allowed to complete in the second go around for that performance, but will not be awarded points towards average in that event or events nor will points from that or those events go towards all around.
Submit Set Performance notification to the SD 4-H Finals Inc. Rodeo Secretary by 6:00 p.m., CT on/before August 1, 2024. Contestants may submit notification via email ( or USPS mail:
SD 4-H Finals Rodeo Secretary ATTN: Kim Larson PO Box 1232 Pierre, SD 57501


1. Contestants are encouraged to be in Western Attire to register.
2. Contestant must be present to register.

3. 4H issued back numbers must be shown at check-in.


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