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The Louisiana state points are earned in Louisiana  and count towards the Louisiana State Finals Event held at the the Louis Mouch Jr. Arena in Port Allen Lousiana Oct 13-15 2023.  Every show riders attend in Louisiana  counts towards this competition.  

Saddle Divisions


Prize Divisions

The following guidelines apply, and may change or be amended from time to time:


To compete at the 2023 State Finals Event, or compete for the year end prizes, riders must have:

1.        Competed in at least 5 different RSOA sanctioned events, riding a minimum of 6 rides per event; OR

2.        Competed in at least 3 different RSOA Events riding a minimum of 60 rides total; OR

3.       Competed in at least 7 different RSOA Events riding a minimum of 30 rides.

4.       Youth #1 rated riders must have competed in at least 3 events riding a minimum of 15 rides

Riders must be present at the State Finals Event, riding a minimum of 8 rides at the finals event to be eligible for State Finals awards.


The State Finals Event in October shall be a Double Points Event (for state points only, not World Points).

Prizes will be awarded from 1st through 4th place in each saddle division.  Saddle Winners will each receive a custom Double J Trophy Saddle.  These are not your typical trophy saddles.  Each winner will design his or her own saddle.  Winners choose size, type, color, tooling, conchos, stirrups, and every aspect of their saddle.  Winners can even bring their horse in for a custom fitting.  You cannot beat the quality of a Custom Double J Saddle!

  A rider  may receive only 1 custom saddle but may receive awards in multiple divisions. 


Points for every class will count towards the Division Points with the exception of the Youth, Penning, and Legends.

  • Youth points will accumulate from the following classes throughout the year.  

  • Youth Sorting AND Youth Penning Classes 

  • Sorting classes with a team limit of 6 or lower (IE #6 sort, #4 sort) 

  • #10 Beginner Ranch Hand and True Beginner Ranch Hand 


Riders ratings may be moved up or down based on several factors, the most important being their win: loss ratio.  No rider (with the exception of newer or low volume riders and others previously noted) will be moved up or down 120 days prior to the RSOA State Finals Event.  

Should a rider move from one division to another, the rider shall transfer only those points accumulated up to the amount equal to the number of points the current first place holder in the new division has accumulated.  IE if a rider is moved from the 2 division to the 3 division, and

  • has accumulated 210 points​, and

  • the leader of the 3 division has accumulated 195 points

  • then the rider transferring to the 3 division shall transfer only 195 points


Rule Changes : Rules may be amended from time to time at the sole discretion of the Association.  

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