Ranch & Rope Horse Shows 

Hosted by TVCC's

Ranch Competitor's Team

2018-19 Tentative Dates 
November  17th (Practice)
January 26th (Practice) 
February 15th & 16th
March 14th & 15th
April 5th (Practice)
May 10th & 11th 
June 6th and 7th  

          Judged Ranch and Rope Horse Shows

Mission Statement:

The Main focus of TVCC's ranch roping series is to:

1) Create a sport promoting the different areas needed to be successful ranch roping.    

2) Set a solid foundation in young kids and horses getting ready to enter the rodeo arena.  

3) Provide a fun atmosphere where parents and kids can play together at any age, or skill level.  

4) Help kids develop skills in the equine and ranching industry that could lead to part time, or full time employment.  

5) Offer an educational series for high school students with college credits available 

         - ANS 144 Ranch Roping Syllabus (Nov 6th - Nov 10th)     

         - For more info click here:  Dual Credit 

The goal of TVCC's Judged Rope Horse Series is to help young horses and kids advance in skill and ability. During the fall we will focus on just ranch roping classes, during the winter we will have a ranch roping and ASHA working cow horse classes and the final show in the spring we will have ranch roping, ASHA working cow horse classes and AQHA judged rope horse classes.  During TVCC's ranch ropings there will be 10 different divisions and 10 different classes. Prizes will be awarded for kids divisions at the finals May 25th-27th for the high point competitors in each division.  Competitors in each division can compete in as many classes as they like and the total points will go to year end prizes.  Adults who choose to enter foundation building classes (Ground Work - Phase 2), the money from these classes will go for year end prizes for the kids divisions.   

                         Ranch Competitor Sponsors 
                                                                         Cover Letter
                                 Sponsor Sheets  

Ranch Roping Horse Shows
(Fall, Winter & Spring Competitions)

  (Use TFTC Ranch Roping Judges Sheets) 

  Ground Work 

Rope dummy sitting on sawhorse, ride horse through obstacle course & rope, rope calves on foot.

Phase 1  

1) Rope Dummy on Horse, 2) Work Cow on Foot, 

3) Rope Cow w/ Breakaway Hondue on Foot

Phase 2 

1) Rope Dummy on Horse Back, 2) Work Cow on Horse  

3) Rope Cow w/ Breakaway Hondue on Horse 

Phase 3 

Rope w/ Exp. Roper (Judge Just Inexperience Roper)

Herd of Calves w/ Numbers, Call Number, Rope Calves, Must Hold Rodear 

   Phase 4 (Branding)

Judged Jack Pot Team Branding (Judge Header & Heeler)

 Herd of calves w/ numbers, call number, rope calves, must hold rodear

  Phase 4 (Pasture Doctoring)

Judged Jack Pot Team Doctoring (Judge Header & Heeler)

     Simulated pasture doctoring, two calves in pen, each person heads and heels fix ropes themselves.



Kids Divisions

Adult Jack Pots 
Colt-Class (60 Rides or Less)
Phase 3 (Inexperienced Roper Roping w/ Experienced Roper)  
Phase 4 Branding 
Phase 4 Pasture Doctoring 

                                     Judges Corner
                                                             (Score Sheets)

                    Ground Work                                               Phase 1                                                     Phase 2

                        Phase 3                                            Phase 4 - Branding                           Phase 4 - Pasture Doctoring  


3 Questions That Judges Will Ask While Scoring Phase 3 and Phase 4 

1)  Who a rancher would want to hire to train his horses, brand his calves and doctor sick cows outside?    

2)  Which horse would sell for the most money at a ranch horse sale?

3)  Which horse would a team roper want to buy? 


Ground Work through Phase 2

           - $10 (Focused on developing correct muscle memory in horses and ropers)

Phase 3 (Team Branding) 

           - $25 (Inexperienced roper roping with experienced roper, just inexperienced roper pays)

Phase 4 (Team Branding, Combined Score of Header and Heeler)

           - $25 Open Jack Pot, ($50 per team)

Phase 4 (Pasture Doctoring)   

           - $25 Open Jack Pot ($50 per team)

Reining Cow Horse Shows
(Winter & Spring Competitions)

Use ASHA Stock Horse Judges Sheets for Reining Classes
Use TVCC Stock Horse Score Sheets for Working Cow Horse 
(To See Cow Working Score Sheets)
 (Click Here)
Level 1
Ranch Riding Pattern 
ASHA Pattern
1) Work Flag, 2) Track Cow (Rate, Stop, Turn) 
3) Rope Pull Dummy (Walk or Trot)  

Level 2
Trot Reining Pattern 
ASHA Youth Pattern 1
1) Box Cow, 2) Hold Balance Point & Turn Cow Away 
3) Rope Pull Dummy (Trot or Lope)  

 Level 3
Lope Reining Pattern
ASHA  Youth Pattern 1
1) Box Cow, 2) Pen Cow in Roping Box
3) Rope Cow: Stop and Turn Cow 

 Level 4
Advanced Reining Pattern 
ASHA Youth Pattern 2

1) Box Cow, 2) Fence Work,
3) Rope Cow: Stop & Tun Cow, Turn Horse & Drag Cow  

Reining Classes
(Score Sheets)

               Beginner                                   Novice                                 Intermediate                              Advanced  


Cow Horse Classes             $25

Reining Classes                   $10          

                            Rope Horse Show
                        (Competition Only In Spring

                                                              (Use AQHA Rope Horse Score Sheets)
                                                                 Level 1

                                                                                  Trot out of Box
                                                                              Rope Pull Dummy  
                                                                        (Head, Heal or Breakaway) 

                                                                 Level 2
                                                                                  Lope out of Box
                                                                              Rope Pull Dummy  
                                                                      (Head, Heal or Breakaway)   

                                                                                       Level 3
                                                                        Rope Slow Steers/ Calves 

                                                                                       Level 4
                                                                         Rope Fast Steers/ Calves

Judges Corner:

      Judges Perspective Heading                   Judges Perspective Heeling                  Judges Perspective Calf Roping
                  Score Sheets                                            Score Sheets                                              Score Sheets


Rope Horse Classes (Out of the box)   $25

           - Team Roping (heading or heeling), Break Away, Calf Roping