Contestants

Welcome, Contestants, to the 2018 World Gay Rodeo Finals. We hope you enjoy your time here in Mesquite Texas at the Mesquite Arena.

Check-in for horse contestants will be as follows:

Thursday October 25th at 8:00 a.m. to Friday October 26th 6:00pm.

Contestant Registration will be Friday October 26th from 4:00pm until 6:00pm in the Arena concourse area.

Your Barn Manager for the weekend will be Patrick Terry; he can be reached at (719) 510-6116.

The Rodeo Director is Marcus Hood, he can be reached at (972) 358-0699.

Here are the rules, regulations and livestock requirements regarding Coggins testing, health certificates and branding inspection for the state of Texas:

http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/regs/EntryRequirements_Equine.pdf

If you arrive earlier or later than the check-in times above, there are facilities to house your horses for the night. Contact Jonathan at, 972-762-8688

Here are the Rules & Regulations for Mesquite Arena:

Pick up all trash and empty in the provided trash cans and large trash container on property. There will be an area to fill up water buckets; you CANNOT fill water buckets up in stall area. These rules will be strictly enforced by both IGRA and Mesquite Arena.

For IGRA contestants who are new to Mesquite Arena, there will ONLY be dry camping. You’re more than welcome to bring your own generators however.

We would love it if you would stay with us at the Towne Suites by Marriott as it is just across the street from the Mesquite Arena, to do so, please click on the link. http://www.igra-wgrf.com/host-hotel/ don’t forget to mention the group code International Gay Rodeo Association. Prices are $119 per night.

You will have access to the stall area 24 hours a day and our Barn Manager will also be staying on site to assist you with all of your barn needs.

As you know, your first horse stall is free with IGRA; additional HORSE stalls are $25 each for the weekend. TACK stalls are $85 for the weekend.

Pasturas Los Alazanes Food Supply & Equipment is our preferred feed and tack store. They will have everything you need and more. They are exactly 2.6 miles away from Mesquite Arena.

Address: 3110 Hickory Tree

Balch Spring, TX 75180.

Phone: (972) 913-5331

Store hours:

Monday – Saturday – 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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