As a first-generation horsewoman,
Caitlin's passion has always been encouraging.
youth to get involved with horses.
In 2018, Caitlin represented the state of
Kentucky as its Miss Rodeo Kentucky.
Caitlin traveled the States as an advocate for Rodeo and the Western way of life and one of the most popular questions she received during her travels was "How do I get involved in Rodeo?" This broke her heart as so many children were eager to get involved but, without any guidance, the likelihood of kids getting a chance to find a coach that provided a horse to support their goals was slim to none.
Caitlin’s passion led her to develop a youth rodeo program that offers the chance to not only learn, but also compete at a competitive level. She spent years finding and developing horses that could safely teach riders the joy of Rodeo without over facing them.
Once riders graduate from her Beginner Rodeo Lesson Program, Riders can try out for the Competitive Little britches team.
What is the National Little Britches Rodeo Association?
The National Little Britches Rodeo Association or NLBRA, which was founded in 1952, is a youth rodeo organization for kids’ ages 5 to18. The NLBRA’s principal goal is to develop within its members and their families a spirit of fair competition and appreciation of good sportsmanship throughout the experience of healthy rodeo competition.
The Association annually sanctions over 500 youth rodeos in 33 states, which provides more opportunities for NLBRA members to earn points and qualify for the National Finals Rodeo. All of our franchisees operate in accordance with the NLBRA Rulebook. More than 3,300 kids from 33 states compete in NLBRA rodeos each year. Contestants compete for prizes such as saddles, buckles, scholarships, and cash at local rodeos as well as the National Finals events. By competing at local events, contestants work to qualify for the annual National Finals Rodeo.
NATIONAL FINALS RODEO: The 2022 National Little Britches Finals Rodeo (NLBFR) is scheduled for July 4-10th at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. In 2021, the NLBRA hosted 1613 contestants, who competed for the more than $380,000 in awards and college scholarships that were available during the weeklong competition, making it the largest youth rodeo under one roof in the world. The Lazy E Arena, who will host the National Finals Rodeo 2021-2025, estimated the annual economic impact at nearly $20 million.
We currently hold tryouts at the Beginning of August for the team which offers four spots for Junior and Senior Youth Riders.
The program requires team riders to practice a minimum of three days at the barn and follow a work-out plan at home and have a monthly coach check in.
Riders with their own horse may participate on the team without trying out, please contact Caitlin directly at email@example.com for details.
Upcoming Competition Schedule
Midwest Youth Rodeo Association at C BAR C in Cloverdale, Indiana