Ranch Roping 
& Rope Horse Shows

Hosted by TVCC's

Ranch Competitor's Team

2017- 18 Tentative Dates 
November 11th - Ontario Fairgrounds
February 17th (Practice) - Lvstck Center
April 7th - Nampa Horse Park   
May 12th - Ontario Fair Grounds 
May 27th - Ontario Fairgrounds (Finals)

          Judged Ranch Roping 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 a part time or full time business.  

5) Offer an educational series with college credits available 

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

         - For more info click here:  Dual Credit 


Ranch Roping Scoring Will Be Based On Three Factors:

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.

TVCC will host a total of 3 ranch ropings throughout the year.  During TVCC's ranch ropings there will be 10 different divisions and 10 different classes. Prizes will be awarded 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.   



               Kids Divisions 

  •                      1) Mini-Might (7 & under helped by adult)
  •                      2) Mighty Might (7 & under rope and ride by themselves) 
  •                      3) Pee Wee (8-10)
  •                      4) Junior (11-13)
  •                      5) Senior (14 and older)
  •                      6) College 
  •                 Adult Divisions 
  •                      7) Beginner 
  •                      8) Intermediate
  •                      9) Advanced  
  •                      10) Colt Class (60 rides or less) 

Ranch Roping Classes: 

  1) Ground Work - Rope dummy sitting on sawhorse, ride horse through obstacle course & rope, rope calves on foot.

  2) Phase 1 - Rope dummy on horse, work cow on horse, rope cow w/ breakaway hondue on foot

  3) Phase 2 - Rope dummy on horse back, work cow on horse back, rope cow w/ breakaway hondue on horse 

  4) Phase 3- Rope w/ exp. roper, herd of calves with numbers, call number, rope calves, must hold rodear 

  5) Phase 4 - Judged Jack Pot Team Branding

                             - Herd of calves with numbers, call number, rope calves, must hold rodear

  6) Phase 4 - Judged Jack Pot Team Doctoring 

                             - Simulated Pasture Doctoring, two calves in pen, each person heads and heels, fix ropes 


   Ranch Roping: Score Sheets

AQHA Judged Rope Horse Classes


    7) Team roping heading         

            - Heading Score Sheets

    8) Team Roping Heeling 

            - Healing Score Sheets 

    9) Calf Roping    

            - Calf Roping
   10) Break Away 


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)

Rope Horse Classes (Out of the box)   $25

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

Schedule of Events 

Schedule for 2/15/18 - Practice and Jackpot 

Preliminary Events

8:00 -  9:00                           Cowboy Christian Fellowship   

9:00 - 10:00                          Sign Up, Warm Up and Mini Clinic with College Kids

Warm Up and Beginner Competitions (Focused on setting correct muscle memory in inexperienced horses and ropers)                    

10:00 - 12:00                        Ground Work and Phase 1 (All ages and Divisions) 

12:00 -  1:00                         Phase 2 (All Ages and Division)  


Ranch Roping Competitions (Live Roping) 

1:00 -  3:00                           Phase 3 (All Ages and Divisions)       

3:00 - 5:00                            Phase 4 (All Ages and Divisions) 

                 ~ RANCH ROPING SERIES SPONSOR ~

Mini Mite Video 

Level 2 Video 

Judged Roping Events Out of The Box  

      Judges Perspective Heading 

       Judges Perspective Heeling 

  Judges Perspective Calf-Roping