Contestant Information

Rodeo Location:  

Russian River Rodeo Grounds

23450 Moscow Rd, Duncans Mills, CA 95430


Registration Friday 9/13/24     4 pm - 7 pm   
Russian River Rodeo Grounds Festival Area
  • A minimum registration fee of $60.00 USD is required to compete in the rodeo. Each event is $30.00 USD per event per day. All entry fees paid during registration must be paid in cash, credit card, certified Check (no personal checks), or money order.
  • Registration form must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee deposit of $60.00 to avoid late fees.

  • Contestants with an assigned IGRA number must mail a completed IGRA Event Entry form with a postmark date on or before August 23rd, 2024

  • Complete an online registration form with a date/time stamp no later than August 30th, 2024.

  • New Contestants not having an IGRA contestant number do not need to pre-register. They may register and become a member of an IGRA Association Friday night at registration. A GSGRA membership will be available at registration.
  • A $50.00 USD late charge will be assessed for late registration entering or adding rough stock or roping events at registration (per IGRA rules). New contestants are exempt from all late registration fees.

  • Contestants must enter a minimum of either one (1) event each day or two (2) events if only competing on one day.
Shared Horses/Equipment

You must state at contestant registration whether or not you are providing your own rigging/horse. If you are not, the rider and owner must sign a shared rigging/horse form showing the owner of the rigging/horse to be shared so that secretarial can make any necessary changes in the running order.

Rough stock rigging: may only be used twice per event, per gender.  Please state on the form for preference of who goes first.

Speed event horse: Horse may only be used twice per event, per gender.  Please state on the form for preference of who goes first.

Day Money

"Day Money" Pay-out is according to the graph in your I.G.R.A. rodeo rule-book for 2024

       $5000 Added Purse Money to be added to events

$300 Added Prize to 1st Place Best Weekend Team Wild Drag                       Costume. $150 to 2nd Place Team.

Contestant Rules

The 2024 Best Buck in the Bay Rodeo and Festival is an IGRA sanctioned event and is subject to 2024 IGRA rodeo rules.

  • All rodeo events are open to both men and women and the following rules apply:

  • Contestants must be a member of an IGRA Association and of legal age (18).

 Rules a new Contestant must know:
  • New Contestants must register at Friday night's registration (4 pm - 7 pm) at the rodeo grounds.

  • New contestants will receive an IGRA Rodeo Rulebook at registration. You can also download it by clicking on Rodeo Rulebook.

  • Contestants must be familiar with the rules pertaining to their events.

  • New Contestants MUST attend the "New Contestant Meeting" on Saturday in the small stands near the announcer booth.  Time to be posted at registration.

  • Failure to attend this meeting will result in disqualification.  Please arrive on time. Roll call will be conducted at this meeting.

All Contestants
  • All contestants are required to wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, a western hat and western type boots that minimally cover the ankle and have a heel. Hats must be worn on the contestant's head when entering the arena. No rolled or pushed up sleeves will be allowed except on the riding arm and only during rough stock events.  The penalty for infractions are posted in the IGRA Rodeo Rules for 2024.  This dress code does not apply to any camp events; however closed toed shoes must still be worn.

  • Each contestant's IGRA number must be worn on the contestant's back at all times during their specific events. Contestant's requiring a back number to be printed for them on site will be assessed a $5 fee. Only new contestants will be provided a back number at no charge.

  • Only a contestant may scratch himself/herself from any or all events.

  • No alcohol or recreational drugs may be consumed while competing.

  • Contestants may not compete if under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Pets are allowed in the contestant area, but must be on a leash. Pets will not be allowed in the Festival or spectator areas.
 Horse Stabling

Barn Manager: David Lawson

  • Bill Parmeter Fields requires living quarter horse trailers must be parked in a designated camping site.

  • No shower facilities are provided, no dumping of gray water, and no electricity is provided.
  • BBITB will provide at no charge (one) horse stall per contestant pre-registered in any horse event.

  • Contestants may reserve additional stalls at a rate of $25 USD. The fee will not be refunded. For late registrants, stalls are not guaranteed, but may be available at a rate of $50 USD.

  • All stalls will be available on a first come, first served basis; with a limited number available.  Check in time is 12 noon on Thursday and departure by 12 noon on Monday.

  • Stalls are paneled pens, with dirt floors. No shavings will be provided. Please plan to bring your own if desired.
 Veterinarian / Farrier

Our on site Vet will be provided at a later date.

A list of Farriers will be provided in the contestant bags.

 Non-Smoking Rule

The 2024 BBITB is a non-smoking rodeo during the rodeo events in the arena and secured working areas. This includes in the Arena, behind the chutes, in the barn, and/or the outside stalls. Penalties will apply for non-compliance. A Zero tolerance level will be in effect.

Buddy Passes

Buddy passes are only available for purchase at registration, Friday evening between 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Passes can be purchased by any contestant registered. The cost is $50.00.

 Awards Ceremony

7:00 PM (or two hours after the last event is posted)
Location:  Russian River Rodeo Grounds Festival Area

Rodeo Running Order

Rodeo Events Begin at 12 noon

Grand Entry 

 Steer Riding

Calf Roping on Foot

Steer Decorating

Pole Bending

Chute Dogging

Team Roping

Break-Away Calf Roping

Goat Dressing

Bull Riding

Barrel Race

Flag Race

Wild Drag Race