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The Rodeo Historical Society (RHS) and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum both share a mission to preserve the history of rodeo. Since 1955 the Rodeo Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring and memorializing the great performers in rodeo and its related professions. Induction into this prestigious hall of fame is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on an honoree.

The RHS Board of Directors reviews each nominee thoroughly and annually selects a slate of nominees. RHS members vote by secret ballot to determine inductees into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, with induction ceremonies being held each fall.

Applications must be received at the National Cowboy Museum by December 31 to be considered for the coming year’s nomination slate. Applications will be held and considered for three years. After this time, the application will be returned to the submitter. Returned applications may be resubmitted with updates and additional materials. Nominations must be complete; incomplete applications will be returned and not considered. Use additional pages as needed.

Nomination Procedure:

Applications must include the following:

  • Nomination Letter (submit at least one letter of recommendation)
  • Brief, one-page biography including rodeo accomplishments
  • Completed Nomination Application; be as detailed as possible
  • Two to five photographs (these will be scanned and returned)
  • Nominee must be at least 50 years of age
  • To nominate someone to the Rodeo Hall of Fame, you must be a member of RHS.

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