NDRA Finals Rodeo

Watford City, ND

September 29th & 30th

Watford City, ND

Arena Location: Multipurpose Building - McKenzie County Fairgrounds

Dates & Times: Performances - Friday, September 29th – 7 pm CT; Saturday September 30th – 6 pm CT

Finals Information

Check in for the finals will start at 3 PM CT at the outdoor arena announcer building. There will be one companion pass issued per contestant and they must be present when checking in. No loose wristbands will be given out. Stock Contractors will be issued three wristbands and will need to be present to be put on by the secretary.

The indoor arena will be open to ride in from 4 to 5 PM CT on Friday and 3 to 4 PM CT on Saturday. The outdoor arena is available for warming up your horses.

2017 NDRA Finals Personnel

Judges - Chuck Christman, Denny Heid & Howard Larson
Bullfighters- Justin Ward & Cody Kehr
Pick Up Men - Brandon Hatzenbuhler & Ryan Hanna
Timers - Maci Abrahamson & Samantha Drader
Finals Secretary - Michelle Rotenberger & Barb Waagen
Livestock Superintendent – Russ Kling

Lodging Information:


Host Hotel: Teddy's Residential Suites - 701-842-6480 

Host Hotel: Little Missouri Inn & Suites - 701-842-6262 (has a pool)

Hotel: The Watford - 701-842-6800

There is a block of rooms reserved and the rate is $89/night. Let them know you are with the NDRA to get this rate. The block will be lifted September 8th, but they will continue to honor the rate if there are still rooms available.


Awards Banquet

The NDRA is planning an awards banquet on Sunday October 1st at Outlaw's down stairs in a banquet room. We will start at 11am with a brunch and the awards will be presented at noon.  Cost to attend is $15.  Please send an email or message us to reserve your spot for the awards banquet.

Anyone receiving a year end award needs to attend to get their award(s). If you have any questions, please contact JD Bubel.


There will be no stabling your horses to your trailer during the finals overnight or creating a pen next to your trailer to keep them in.  You must purchase a stall if you are staying on the grounds or you will need to make other arrangements for keeping your horses over the weekend. 

Stalls are available and you must fill out form and send in to reserve your stall.  The McKenzie County 4-H Leaders are in charge of stalls for this year's finals. Click here to download the form and make your reservation.  Stalls are $25 for one horse and $35 for a larger stall that you can have 2 horses in.

You must clean out your stall before you leave.  If you fail to clean out your designated stall(s) you will be assesed a $50 fine for each stall you rented that was not properly cleaned out. There will be wheel barrows and stall cleaning items available to assist in cleaning your stalls.


Vendor Booth

If someone is interested in having a booth at this year's finals, you can contact Tim Jorgenson at tjorgenson_58854@yahoo.com for more information and to reserve a spot.  Click here for more information on the vendor booths for the finals.


Jackpot Barrel Racing

There will be a jackpot barrel racing to be held in the outdoor arena on Saturday September 30th.  Click here for more information.





Online Entries
Open on the Friday a week prior to rodeo

Phone Entries
Monday week of rodeo
3pm - 8pm (MT)

Central Entry Phone Number