President
Chuck Melin
307-359-8885

Vice President
Bob Stoddard
307-359-0660

Executive Board
Jimmy Nugent
505-280-7129

Jim Wales
602-501-4784

Butch Terrell
970-227-5876

Alan Johnson
214-686-7713

Brad McReynolds
254-747-3090

Event Directors
Rough Stock Horses
Lance Miller
435-616-2282
Bull Riding
Jim Arnold
520-507-0463
Tie Down Roping
Savvas Halikas
707-527-2846
Steer Wrestling
John Denson
719-357-1726
Team Roping
Mike Brewer
530-384-2587
Ribbon Roping
Elaine Lewis
406-642-3602
Ladies Barrels
Marlene McGaughey
308-870-1078
Breakaway Roping
Cindy Gruwell
307-216-0313
Promotion Agent
Jim Nichols
623-866-3365
Canadian Representative
Bill Reeder
403-653-7661

HALL OF FAME: A RECORD OF NSPRA HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Reta Birkhead

Reta Burnett Birkhead was born in Fisher County, Texas on March 10, 1940. She grew up on the family Polled Hereford stock farm and graduated from Hobbs High School in Hobbs, TX in 1958.

Reta attended and graduated from Sul Ross State University in Alpine Texas in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She met and married E.P. Birkhead Jr. a calf roper, at Sul Ross. Rodeo became a big part of her life. Reta and E.P. have one son, James and one grandson, Weston. They live In Midland, Texas and own Birkhead Feed Store.

Reta was a school teacher for 33 years. She taught in Odessa, Texas for 31 years and San Antonio Texas for two years. She taught first, second, and third grades, gifted and talented classed third through sixth grades, and was a supervisor for the student teachers of University of Texas Permian Basin.

Reta entered ribbon roping when she was 45 years old in Fort Worth, Texas, placing third in the event. That changed her life.

Reta was elected NSPRA Ribbon Roping Director in 1994 and served until 2000. Reta and E.P. enjoyed rodeoing in so many states and Canada, and making life-long friends. Reta treasures her varied roles in life a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, ribbon- runner, and NSPRA Ribbon Roping Director.


Inducted: 2011

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