About the J.C.J.S.P.

The Johnson County Junior Sheriff's Posse is a playday organization with a membership open to riders of all ages that reside in Johnson County, Texas or any bordering county.

We welcome riders of all experience levels and strive to always offer a family friendly environment. Playday events consist of dummy roping, goat tying, poles, barrels, and straight barrels. We also offer leadline for those that are 6 and under who are not riding on their own yet. Leadline classes consist of barrels, flags and straight barrels and are done on a smaller pattern. Age groups are split between boys and girls and are as follows: 6 & under ride-in, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15,16-18. 

Members are eligible to compete in both the playday and roping events. All events are held at the Johnson County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Grounds at 1315 South Main, Cleburne, TX 76031. Roping events are scheduled separately from the playday events.

Updates are always posted on the Facebook page as well, please follow us on our page. The name is Johnson County Jr Sheriffs Posse, it has a red, white, and blue horse as the profile picture. 

Additional Sign Up Information

Please note that you must sign-up and pay for at least five of the seven play-days and must ride in a minimum of two events per play-day.

The annual membership fee is $20 per individual member, or $50 per family with up to five members. Entry fees are $21 for Junior Posse members and $15 for Senior Posse members . Family memberships consist of siblings. 

Members are required to earn work points, sell raffle tickets, and a sponsorship ad for the Cleburne Youth Rodeo in order to be eligible for year-end awards. 

For more detailed information please see the membership and event rules posted under rules and forms.

Rules are subject to change each year and will be established annually at the rules meeting held in January. 

We highly recommend that all members attend the rules meeting so they may vote on any proposed rule changes.

2023 Dates - 

April 1

May 13

June 17

July 14(Friday)

September 30

October 14

October 28

Location: 1315 S. Main St., Cleburne Texas - White Building

Event Start times: 

Morning Start Times: Leadline starts at 9:00 a.m. Books open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:30 a.m.  

Evening Start Times: Leadline starts at 7:00 p.m. Books open at 6:00 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. 

There will be no late sign-ups. If you are going to be coming to the playday late you will need to make prior arrangements. We are using a new rodeo program that does a draw for the running order. Once the draw is done we cannot make any changes or additions. 

Order of events:


All events are ran youngest to oldest

Dummy Roping




Straight Barrels

 Always check the Johnson County Jr. Sheriff's Posse Facebook page for changes and updates.

Cleburne Youth Rodeo

August 3-5

Mandatory: Must sign up to work 3 events

Year-end Awards Banquet


A Note from the Coggins Director

A current, negative copy of Coggins papers for any horse brought on the Sheriff's Posse grounds must be provided to the playday secretary by the second Playday attended.  

***Please clearly write the participant's name at the top of the copy to receive credit***

Horses are NOT allowed on the Johnson County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Grounds without a current negative Coggins certificate. Each member is responsible for providing the JCJSP with a copy of every horse to be used throughout the year.

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