It is the intent of the SEKLBR Inc. to provide a safe, fair, and rewarding Rodeo opportunity for the Youth in the SE Kansas region. We are an approved and sanctioned member of the National Little Britches Rodeo Assn and we will adhere to their strict but fair guide lines.
The following are the mission statements which drew us to start a franchise here in the Kansas area:
A. NLBRA Rodeo Means Tradition—Sixty Plus Years Worth
The NLBRA has been in the business of youth rodeo since 1952. The NLBRA was formed by a small group of dedicated people. Today, under a governing Board of Directors, the NLBRA ranks have grown to more than 2,000 members from 29 states participating in over 300 annually franchised rodeos throughout the United States.
B. NLBRA Rodeo Means Family
The National Little Britches Rodeo Association (NLBRA) believes in our families and their support and dedication to the youth of this country. Contestants from the ripe old age of 5 to 18 years old are eligible to join and compete in the NLBRA. The NLBRA offers western minded youth the opportunity to compete in rodeo while developing their self confidence, sense of integrity, sportsmanship, and athletic talent.
C. NLBRA Rodeo Means High Standards
The NLBRA expects – and enforces – high standards of conduct based upon a national rulebook that governs the entire association. High expectations are placed on everyone involved. All members and all franchised rodeo committees are expected to read, understand and follow the rulebook.
D. NLBRA Rodeo Means Consistency
Franchising rodeos can be compared to franchising a fast food restaurant. When you pull into McDonalds you have a preconceived idea of what to expect, whether it’s located in Florida or Utah and by franchising your rodeo with the NLBRA we want to offer that same consistency.
NLBRA franchised rodeos are consistent because each is operated by the same rulebook with specific rules that address age divisions, rodeo personnel, events offered, time limits, awards criteria and more. This ensures that if a NLBRA family
chooses to rodeo across the United States, from South Dakota to Texas and Nevada to Georgia, when they pull into the rodeo grounds they will experience consistency – and their trip to your community will be one that they will look forward to year after year. Many of tomorrow’s world champions in the professional arena are members of the NLBRA today.
That’s why the NLBRA motto is…”Where Legends Begin…”