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What to Know About Horse Bedding


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16 2010 USCRA Schedule

11 In The Books

26 Down the Line with Stran Smith

13 News and Notes

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ON THE COVER: The 2010 Spicer Gripp Open Calf Roping Champion - Cody Ohl Photo Courtesy of Lone Wolf Photography

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The top 10 high money winners in each division, of each quarter, will qualify for the USCRA World Championship Finals this season that will be hosted during the USCRA National Finals in Stephenville, Texas. Each quarter a roper’s money will start over for a chance of ten new high money earners for a total of 40 ropers to make up the World Championship Finals. A roper will only be able to win 2 positions for the World Championship Finals. After that it will drop down to the next place to fill a tenth position.

EE 1. Chance Jones 2. Sy Felton 3. Rex Sandifer 4. Don Mullins 5. Royce Hodges 6. Terry Davidson 7. Edsel Rhodes 8. Tanner Patterson 9. Mickey Nelson 10. Doug Hammer 11. Roy Richey 12. Jacob Lewis 13. Bud Clemons 14. Barrett Bland 15. Jesse Marshall 16. Rody Ballard 17. Dakota McDonald 18. Calvin Steen 19. Paul Luna 20. Darrell Stone 21. Brooke Wilson 22. Rodney Thacker 23. Greg Modesette 24. Austin Elliott

College Station, TX $1,889 Dublin, TX $1,120 Elgin, TX $979 Arcadia, LA $953 Willis, TX $932 Dublin, TX $890 Pueblo, CO $890 Breckenridge, TX $835 Proctor, TX $826 Dublin, TX $819 Cross Plains, TX $745 Stephenville, TX $705 Kersey, CO $690 Northfield, TX $624 Kersey, CO $605 Combine, TX $604 Post, TX $599 Hawley, TX $592 Sulphur, OK $531 Stephenville, TX $496 Las Cruces, NM $437 Springtown, TX $432 McDade, TX $425 Arp, TX $387

0 1. Seth Cooke 2. Lee Reed 3. Trinity Haggard 4. Don Sims 5. Kyle Spacek 6. Jackie Moore 7. Norman Roberts 8. David Gaston 9. Michael Clarke 10. Ty Robinson 11. Joe Morris 12. Stacey Wilson 13. Wyatt Muggli 14. Aubrey Waddle

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#2 1. Shorty Gorham 2. Blane Cox 3. Jacob Smith 4. Jamie McDougal 5. Lex Christie 6. Rod Hardesty 7. Jared Lovett 8. Kyle Hay 9. Doug Johnson 10. J. G. Marshall 11. Chad Boggs

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The Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping Written by Stephenie Wolf Photos by Lone Wolf Photography


could tell you about the legacy of the Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping, but we all know it is a roping that honors a friend. This year I am going to tell you what some of the speakers at the sponsor dinner said. I think their words better describe the event. “It’s a good Match Calf Roping contender at the 2010 Spicer Gripp - Tuf Cooper deal,” said Steve Purcella. He also told the crowd that the goal has always been to American colors and others that have gone to join Spicer at the arena in the sky were remembered. Tears have an event that is second to none and cowboy fell over smiles as men and women remembered friendly with no stock charge. Red Steagall was a guest moments in times gone by. Then it was time to get speaker this year. The Spicer Gripp Youth Foundation down to the business of roping. and Memorial Roping are close to his heart for The Texas Panhandle loves their ropers and with the numerous reasons. He stated, and I summarize—Once help of numerous and generous sponsors, they show it. again the community of Hereford, Texas raises the bar, Almost $250,000 was paid out to roping contestants or more accurately, puts more hands on the same rope this year. There were twenty-six ropers in the Senior and pulls it together. The 16th annual Spicer Gripp Steer Tripping and it had a total payout of $9,000. Memorial Roping represents the highest level of Three full rounds paid four places each. The short cooperation and commitment in the roping industry. round and the average also paid four places. Rocky The people of the Panhandle of Texas are a people that Garnett won the first go with a time of 12.36,earning take care of their own. These statements are true in so him a check of $654. Second in the first round went to many ways. A feeling flows through the crowd every Shorty Garten. He tied his steer in 14.55 seconds and day at the Gripp and it is a good feeling. received a check for $491. Bill Pearson and Pake The Spicer Gripp has grown. It now encompasses McEntire were third and fourth in the round three days of roping. The Senior Steer Tripping and the respectively. Bill earned $327 for his 15.31 seconds Ladies Team Roping ran their preliminary rounds on worth of work, and Pake earned $164 for his time of Friday. The Open Steer Tripping and the Open Calf 17.42 seconds. The payouts for the second and third Roping ran on Saturday prior to the Pro Am Team Roping. Then there was Sunday, or as I call it, Short Go rounds were the same as the first, but the names were Sunday. The Open Team Roping ran its first five rounds all new. Cecil Wilson won the second round with a time of 13.90 seconds. Jim Davis was second in the in the morning, followed by Spicer Gripp’s empty second round with his time of 14 seconds flat. Robin saddle tribute. The Marine Corp Cadets presented the

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Bland took third in the second round with a time of 14.65 seconds followed closely by Steve Harman and his time of 14.84 seconds. Buster Record decided to remind the crowd of his capabilities in the third round, tying his steer in 14.56 seconds and winning first in the round. Shorty Garten made his second appearance in the number two spot during the third round with a time of 14.70 seconds. Lionel Burns took home the third place check in round three by tying his steer in 15.05 seconds. Another new name in the third round was Rusty Martin. Rusty made his run in 15.76 seconds and earned fourth in the third round. Sunday brought back the top guys for the short go. Robin Bland won the $327 first place round check with his time of 12.66. Shorty Garten enjoyed another second place check in the short round. He earned an additional $245 for his time of 13.24 seconds. Bill Pearson and Pake McEntire once again took third and fourth in the round. This time Bill won $164 for third and Pake was awarded $84 for fourth in the short round. Their times were 16.34 and 16.99 respectively. When all was said and done, Shorty Garten was first in the average. Shorty tied four steers in 58.25 seconds and earned a check for $1,309. Robin Bland tied his four steers in 70.88 seconds winning second in the average and a check for $982. Pake McEntire was awarded the $654 check for third in average for his total time of 79 seconds. Mark Hargrove wrapped up the average. His total time on four steers was 80.30 seconds and he received an average check for $327. This was the second annual All Girl Roping at the

Cody Ohl picked up the Open Calf Roping Championship at the 2010 Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping.

Gripp. This year 52 teams competed for the total payout of $15,000, some of which was kindly donated by Cowgirl Tuff Co. Two places were paid in each round. First in the rounds paid $450 per roper. Second in the rounds paid $300 per roper. Lari Dee Guy triumphed in the first round, winning first with a time of 10.04 seconds heeling for Barrie Smith. Then she captured second heeling for Jackie Woolman. Their time was 10.46 seconds. The mother daughter team, Rylea and Debbie Fabrizio from Colorado was first in the second round. Their time was 8.06 seconds. A time of 9.40 seconds earned Jackie Hobbs and Annette Hinkle the second place check in round two. On Sunday Jackie and Annette came tight in the short round with a time of 7.73 seconds and earned an additional check for first in the short round. Then Jackie switched sides and earned the second place short round check heeling for Barrie Smith. Barrie Smith and Jackie Hobbs took the average as well. Their total time of 55.55 seconds on three steers earned them each a check for $2,100 for first in the average. Barrie was also second in the average heading for Lari Dee Guy. They

Cody Ohl also picked up the AQHA calf horse award


Chet Herron was second in the third round. Tyler Mayes time of 11.08 seconds earned him the check for third in the third round. A time of 11.66 seconds by Jason Stockton allowed him to take home the fourth place round money. Then there was the short round. Cody Lee prevailed in the short round. He received a check for $1,891 for his 12.15 second run. Second in the short Open Steer Tripping Champion - Chet Herrin round paid $1,418 to Will Gasperson for his came tight on three steers in 58.23 seconds and each time of 12.42 seconds. Jarrett Blessing was third in the received a check for $1,575. Third in the average went short round. Jarrett tied his steer in 12.6 seconds and to Sandy McElreath and Sherry Robinson. They each took home a check for $945. $473 was paid to Trey earned $1,050 for their total time of 64.73 seconds. Wallace for fourth in the short round. His time was Finally, Chris Darger and Shadee Langston each took 13.93 seconds. First in the average paid $7,564. Chet home $525 for fourth in the average. Herron took it home for tying four steers in 50.09 Bright and early Saturday morning the Open Steer seconds. In addition, the American Quarter Horse Trippers rode into the arena. Once again four places were paid in each round and the average. The first, second, and third rounds paid $3,782 to first, $2,836 to second, $1,891 to third, and $945 to fourth. All of the rounds were close. Only .77 seconds separated first and fourth in the round one. Clay Cameron tied his first steer in 11.58 seconds and won first in the round. Second in round one went to Bryce Davis for his time of 11.88 seconds. Chet Herron was a close third tying his first steer in 11.96 seconds. Marty Jones took home the check for fourth in round one for his time of 12.35 seconds. Shorty Garten, the winner of the Senior Steer Tripping, proved that he could compete against the young guns by tying his second steer in 10.07 seconds winning first in the round. Tyler Mayes’ time of 10.62 seconds earned him second in the second round. Buster Record was another roper that demonstrated his tripping abilities in both the Senior Steer Tripping and the Open Steer Tripping. Buster’s time of 11.11 seconds in the second go round earned him the third place check. Rocky Patterson’s time of 11.18 seconds allowed him to bring home the check for fourth in the second round. The winner of the third go was Jarrett Blessing. His time of 10.92 seconds was only a bit quicker than Senior Steer Tripping Champion - Shorty Garten Chet Herron’s time of 10.99 seconds in the third round.

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Ladies Team Roping winners Barrie Smith and Jackie Hobbs

Association recognized Chet’s horse as the best tripping horse of the weekend. Will Gasperson earned $5,673 for second in the average. He tied four steers in 55.32 seconds. Third in the average went to Cody Lee. Cody received a check for $3,782 for his total time of 56.41 seconds. Buster Record rounded out the top four in the average. Buster succeeded in tying four steers in 57.23 seconds and received $1,892 for his efforts. The calf roping is a crowd favorite in Hereford, Texas. This year $20,000 was added to the calf roping pot. Forty-five ropers vied for their share of the total payout of $53,750. Just like in the Senior and Open Steer Tripping, the Open Calf Roping paid four places in each go round. First in each of the first three rounds paid $3,909. Checks for $2,932, $1,954, and $977 were written to the ropers with the second, third, and fourth fastest times in each of the first three rounds respectively. Spectators were not disappointed. Chase Williams won the first round with a time of 9.43 seconds. Hometown calf roping hero, Monty Lewis, placed second in the first round tying his calf in 9.59 seconds. Charley Russell took home the check for third in the round with his time of 9.65 seconds. Cody Owens claimed the check for fourth in the first round by stopping the clock in 10.40 seconds. Ropers stepped up their game in the second round. Shank Edwards’ time of 8.31 seconds allowed him to retrieve the check for first in the round at the pay window. Cody Ohl was a very close second in round two. Cody tied his calf in 8.45 seconds. Third in the round went to Hunter Herrin and his time of 8.56 seconds. Less than a blink of an eye separated him from Joseph Gernentz’s fourth place time of 8.58 seconds. Ryan Jarrett dominated the third round of the calf roping.

No one came close to his time of 7.88 seconds. A time of 9.06 seconds permitted Justin Maas to pick up the check for second in the third round. Adam Gray and Clay Cerny rounded out the third go with their times of 9.67 seconds and 9.93 seconds respectively. Stran Smith stepped in to the spot light for the first time in the short go. Stran tied his final calf in 8.57 seconds and earned a check for $1,955. Cody Ohl grabbed the second place check of $1,466 in the short go with his time of 8.98 seconds. Justin Maas and Cody Owens split third and fourth in the short go. Both had a time of 10.08 seconds and each received a check for $734. Then there was the presentation of the average checks. Cody Ohl was the big winner. Cody tied four calves in 40.66 seconds and earned $7,817. Not bad for less than a minute worth of work. Cody’s horse was also recognized by the American Quarter Horse Association as the top calf roping horse in the event. Monty Lewis was second in the average. Only .76 seconds separated his total time of 41.42 seconds from Cody’s total time. Monty picked up a check for $5,863. Stran Smith was a very close third in the average. Stran tied four calves in 41.64 seconds. Third in the average paid $3,909. Although he did not pick up any money in any of the rounds, JD Kibbe proved that consistency was the key to taking home the check for fourth in the average. A total time of 42.07 seconds allowed JD to claim the $1,954 paid for fourth in the average. The Open Team Roping ran first thing Sunday morning, however, many of the guys made the time in their extremely busy schedules to rope in the Pro Am Saturday afternoon. There were sixty-nine teams in this year’s Pro Am Roping. Money, saddles, buckles, spurs,


bits, hats, breast collars, watches and rope bags were awarded. Too many teams won in one way or another to review all their accomplishments here, but readers may log on to the official Spicer Gripp website to examine the plethora of results. Two teams did stand out though and must be recognized for their accomplishments. The first is Zane Tisdale and Kory Koontz. Zane and Kory won the average for the Amateur header and Pro heeler. This was extra special because Zane is currently enrolled at West Texas A&M. A scholarship fund for students of West Texas A&M is the primary beneficiary of the Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping and Youth Foundation. Hopefully, Zane’s winnings will assist in his educational endeavors. The Pro header and Amateur heeler team winners were Kevin Stewart and Milton Purcella. Milton has been a strong supporter of the Spicer Gripp for many years and was greatly deserving of this win. $98,400 was paid out in the Open Team Roping on Sunday. Each team was allowed to rope both the first and second steer, and then the roping was progressive on one. The flag dropped at 6.54 seconds for Brandon Gonzales and Kory Bramwell in round one winning them each $1,200 for first in the go. Jeff Kennedy and Ryan Mayfield were snapping at their heels with a time of 6.56 seconds. Jeff and Ryan each earned $600 for second in the first round. Similar to the calf roping, the Open Team Roping was tougher in the second round. Brandon Beers’ and Ryan Motes’ time of 5.35 seconds allowed them to each pick up a check for $1,200. Second place in the second round went to Clay Tryan and Travis Graves. Their time of 5.49

seconds earned them each a check for $600. $600 was presented to each roper with the fastest time overall and the fastest time in the short go. The team of Turtle Powell and Jhett Johnson were both. Turtle and Jhett had the fastest time overall of 5.05 seconds and the fastest time in the short round of 5.06 seconds. Turtle’s horse was also recognized by the American Quarter Horse Association as the most outstanding head horse at the event. Patrick Smith rode the superior heel horse. After six rounds the winning total time was 42.35 seconds. Caleb Mitchell and Matt Zacanella graciously accepted their checks in the amount of $13,320 for their exceptional performance at this supreme event. Clay Tryan and Travis Graves were 43.57 on six and each earned $11,100 for their day’s work. Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith received $8,880 each for a total time of 43.94 seconds. Young guns, Tate Kirchenschlager and Will Woodfin placed fourth in the average. Their total time of 44.24 seconds allowed each of them to take home a check for $6,660. Currently both of them are a bit too young to hit the NFR trail, but you will be seeing more of these two in the years to come. $4,440 was paid to both Jake Barnes and Clay Cooper for fifth in the average. The duo had a total time of 45.40 seconds. Overall it was a premier payout for a premier event. On the Wednesday prior to the start of the roping Red Steagall stated that, “We all look at life through a different window.” Personally, I like looking out my window at the Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping each year. I love the view and invite you all to come take a look next year. It is absolutely worth it. K

Open Team Roping champions, Caleb Mitchell and Matt Zacanella

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Each month, Loops will print a list of ropers who have won Showdown positions in the past month. This report reflects the ropers who have won a Showdown position from July 20 through August 20, 2010. For a complete listing of all Showdown positions, please go to

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#1 Ras Cade Dan Johnson Dan Johnson Doug Johnson J. G. Marshall Billy Morrow

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2010 PRCA Tie-Down World Standings

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What to Know About Today’s Horse Bedding Horse owners are very familiar with bedding. Whether it is in your stall or horse trailer, bedding has become a necessity and today, there is a variety of bedding to choose from—straw bedding, wood chips, shavings and even paper shreds, there are many choices. Looking at the variety of horse bedding products available, there are some pros and cons for each of them. Look ahead to see what might best fit your needs, considering cost, availability and safety for your horses.

up safety issues for horses with respiratory problems and/ or allergies. The cost of straw depends upon location but averages about $4 per bale in most areas. It is one of the longest lasting types of horse bedding, but does not offer very good cleaning qualifications as compared to other bedding products. Straw will become wet and packed in a stall area from urine and manure, where other products allow horse owners easier cleaning capability.

Bagged Shavings

Pelleted Wood

The best thing about bagged shavings is that they are readily available and easy to work with. The downside to bagged shavings is that they are bulky to store, dusty and may become costly if you have multiple horses. There has also been a recent suggestion of negative health effects from breathing the chemical composition of pine bedding from which most of today’s bagged shavings are made. Other negative qualities of shavings are their short duration of absorbency and that they can pack down, reducing compost potential. Bagged shavings are probably the most frequently used horse bedding today and can cost anywhere from $6-$9 per bag at most feed stores and equine facilities.

A newer source of horse bedding is pelleted wood. Much like wood shavings, wood pellets are very absorbent and efficient. They are also easy to work with and although they do still take up storage room, much less is needed. In addition, wood pellets break down more easily, making them better for composting and less dusty when used. The bad point of pelleted wood is that it is more expensive than most other products. Pellets can cost between $6-$9 per bag. In addition, they are not as commonly sold across the country as shavings or straw. Many feed and farm stores deal with pelleted bedding but a steady demand for wood burning pellets offers a more lucrative market for this type of product. Lastly, pelleted wood breaks down faster adding more labor and cost due to the need to replace them more often.

Straw The oldest type of horse bedding used comes from the natural source of grain byproducts. Straw, the byproduct of wheat and barley in most cases, offers renewable, comfy, cost-effective, highly compostable horse bedding. It can also be chopped to make it easier to work with (ask your farmer or dealer about this). On the negative side, straw is bulky to store, can be hard to deal with if cut with long stalks and horses will eat it even though it does not have much nutritional value. Straw can become dusty as it begins to breakdown, offering 12 • SEPTEMBER 2010

Bulk Shavings Medium to large equine operations can often receive bulk shavings. These are easy to work with if you have the right equipment and can be very cost effective. In order to use bulk shavings, a boxed truck or trailer to transport or arrange delivery is a must and a small tractor is often needed to transport the shavings from storage to stalls. A small pushcart can also be used. In addition, the facility must have a large space

for storage and be able to ensure that the bulk material does not become wet while being stored.

Shredded Paper A new idea introduced to the horse industry over the past several years is shredded paper. This type of bedding is very absorbent and contributes little to no dust. However, they often come in huge bales that need equipment to be moved around. Some areas have begun to bag the paper shavings into wood shaving-sized bags for easier use. In either case, the availability of paper shavings is very low all across the country. Due to the low accessibility of shredded paper, there is no set price so it varies from one point to another. You can contact your local recycling plant and ask about shredded newspaper bulks or even your local newspaper mill. Make sure you ask for shredded paper that was processed but not delivered. You do not want a mix of newspaper and magazine paper.

Pelleted Straw The newest option to horse bedding goes back to an old favorite. Pelleted straw is perhaps one of the best forms of horse bedding available today from the standpoint of animal health. Pelleted straw offers no dust, provides a good cushion with low volume and is very easy to work with. This type of bedding is also very sustainable and economical due to great absorbency. Once the stall is initially bedded with pelleted straw, it acts much like clumping cat litter allowing the wet parts of the stall to be easily picked out and replaced as needed. However, pelleted straw is not readily available in most areas and the cost of this material varies. As a new concept to horse bedding it may be more readily available soon and you may want to search your local area for pelleted straw manufacturers to check for availability and cost in your area.

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Does Your Horse Have What It Takes To Be The First SuperMask II Supermodel? Farnam Launches Contest to Find the 2011 SuperMask II Supermodel

When Farnam launched the SuperMask® II Horse Fly Mask from the new Shimmer Weave™ Mesh Color Collection this spring it was just the start of things to come. Farnam put the fun in function with this new SuperMask® II fly mask featuring an exclusive tri-color Shimmer Weave™ mesh combined with fashion forward plush trim to reflect your horse’s unique color. Now, Farnam is searching the entire country, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, to find the first SuperMask II Supermodel. This special horse will need to walk the walk, and talk in whinnies – while strutting their stuff on the red carpet because the Grand Prize winning horse will star in Farnam’s national SuperMask® II fly mask advertising campaign throughout the 2011 Fly Season. SuperMask II Supermodel contest entry forms and complete contest rules are available online at and at participating Farnam dealers. Contestants must submit a photograph of one horse along with 25 words or less about why their horse should be the SuperMask II Supermodel for 2011. Entries must be received at Farnam by October 1, 2010. Twelve semi-finalists will be chosen from the pool of eligible entries and posted on the k website on October 14, 2010. The public will be asked to vote online for their favorite horse from October 15 through November 12, 2010.

In addition to being the star of the photo shoot, the Grand Prize winner will also receive a Farnam® horse product prize package worth $1,000. The eleven runner-ups will receive Farnam® horse product prize packages worth $250. The SuperMask® II with Shimmer Weave™ Mesh Color Collection is available in four fashionable color configurations: Copper mesh with Cheetah trim, Silver mesh with Lynx trim, Copper mesh with Black trim and Silver mesh with Black trim. Choose the trim and weave color combination that enhances your horse’s natural coloring. It is available in Horse, XL and Arabian sizes without ears and in Horse and XL sizes with ears. The SuperMask® line of horse fly masks has been the brand of choice by horse owners for more than 20 years because it is designed to fit and conform to your horse’s natural contours. They keep flies, dust, dirt and debris away from your horse’s eyes while protecting their face and eyes from harmful UV rays and aiding eye injuries to heal. The see-through mesh does not obstruct the horse’s vision and the plush, fly-proof trim provides maximum comfort without rubbing or harsh abrasion. SuperMask® products provide proven performance – Built to Fit, Built to Last, Built to Stay On!™ – even when horses are turned out together. SuperMask® II Horse Fly Mask with Shimmer Weave™ Mesh is an official fly control product of the American Quarter Horse Association and United States Equestrian Federation.

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Did You Know? K The dates for the USCRA Finals are September 16-19, 2010 in Stephenville, Texas. Remember you have to pre-enter for the Finals. Please check the ad for dates of pre-entry.

K There will no longer be a payment system for the USCRA membership cards, starting with the 2011 season.

K Lone Star Arena is taking reservations for stalls and RV hookups online only. Go to to make your reservations. Stalls will be $25 per night, plus $7 bag of shavings. RV’s will be $25 per night.

2010 Membership Types Tiedown and Women’s Open Breakaway Membership $100 (Members from states other than Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico are $75) A USCRA membership allows ropers to compete at all regular USCRA ropings and gives ropers the opportunity to compete at the year end Semi-Finals and Showdown Finals. A roper that wins first or second in the Average at a USCRA roping earns a showdown position to rope at the 2011 Showdown Finals. The Showdown Finals will host ropings in the EE, 00 #1, #2, Open, and Women’s Open Breakaway divisions. Added money will be collected from entry fees at all USCRA produced ropings for the Showdown Finals. 14 • SEPTEMBER 2010

Attention Open Ropers and Open Breakaway Ropers Open Tiedown - One dollar per roper from the stock contractor and one dollar per roper from the USCRA producer will be collected for every roper in the EE, 00, #1 and #2 throughout the season This money will be added to the Open Showdown Finals. The added money collected does not come from the EE, 00, #1, and #2 pot. This money is coming out of he stock contractor and producer’s pocket. Women’s Open Breakaway - One dollar per roper from the stock contractor and one dollar per roper from the USCRA producer will be collected for every roper in the breakaway roping throughout the season. This money will be added to the Women’s Open Breakaway Showdown Finals.

Attention #2 Ropers Changes for the 2011 Season Ropers 40 years of age and older that have not been in the top 50 final standings of the PRCA for the last 4 years, are eligible to rope in the #2 roping. Age is as of December 31, 2011.


M.A.C. Precision Calf Feeds


Classic Equine The Official Tack of the USCRA 1301 Weatherford Hwy. Granbury, TX 76048 800.654.7864;

The Official Feed of the USCRA “For Maximum Performance” Made by: Mannsville Ag Center 580-371-9588;

Martin Saddlery The Official Saddle of the USCRA 1301 Weatherford Hwy. Granbury, TX 76048 800.654.7864;

Stephenville, Texas Chamber of Commerce The Home of the USCRA Finals P.O. Box 306, Stephenville, TX 76401 800.658.6490

Rattler Ropes The Official Rope of the USCRA 1301 Weatherford Hwy., Granbury, TX 76048 800.654.7864;

2011 Membership Application

Membership Dues: $100

Members from states other than Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico are $75 Tiedown (Classes EE, 00, #1, #2, Open) and Women's Open Breakaway 2011 Memberships are good from August 1, 2010 – September 19, 2011 USCRA Membership includes a one-year subscription to Loops Magazine. United States Calf Ropers Assn PO Box 690, Giddings, Texas 78942 979-542-1239

To join, fill out the application & mail to the USCRA office or you can join on-line at our website at Please print all information completely and legibly; please fill out a separate form for additional members.








PAYMENT OPTIONS: The USCRA accepts checks, money orders, or VISA or Mastercard for membership dues. Please make checks or money orders payable to USCRA and mail to: PO Box 690, Giddings, TX 78942. Please fill out the information below for credit card payments:


Visa-M/C Account Number

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_ _ _ _-_ _ _ _ Exp. Date



Cardholder Signature

Have you been a member of the USCRA? ______Yes ______No


DISCOUNT FAMILY MEMBERSHIP: $50 Tiedown and Breakaway You must fill out a separate membership application for each Family Membership. First family membership is full price; all additional family memberships are half price. Family memberships are defined as spouse and/or child 19 years & under or siblings that are both 19 years of age & under living at home. Family memberships receive one copy of Loops magazine per household. Additional subscriptions to Loops can be purchased for $24.00. To receive discount all blanks below must be filled out:

Current 2010 USCRA Member’s name_________________________ ID #________ Relation to you_________________ DISCLAIMER: The USCRA reserves the right to re-classify or change classification numbers at any given time. I will not hold USCRA and all those associated with the arena performed in liable for injuries. I understand I am roping at my own risk. Photographs taken at USCRA events may be used for advertising and promotional purposes. All entry fees are to be paid in cash. Pay-outs will be in cash. Please Sign Here: X_________________________________________________

Signature of member or guardian if member is a minor

ROPING SECRETARY USE ONLY Record class. #, date, dues paid, and paid by when application is turned in by roper. CLASSIFICATION #_______

DATE JOINED__________

DUES PAID $________



Check #______

Credit Card

MAILED_________ NEW CLASS #______ DATE CHANGED _________ NEW CARD MAILED__________ LOCATION JOINED_________


2010 USCRA Schedules 2010 Season USCRA Ropings

September 4-5, 2010 4-6, 2010 16-19, 2010 USCRA Finals

Vernon, TX Giddings, TX Stephenville, TX

These are the upcoming roping events on the current schedule. More events could be added. For schedule updates or changes, go to the schedule link on before you haul.

September 4-5, 2010

September 4-5, 2010

September 16-19

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LCSP Covered Arena

Wilbarger County Events Center (covered arena)

Saturday, September 4

Saturday, September 4

#1 Roping 3 Head for $200 #2 Roping 3 Head for $200 11:00 a.m. EE Roping 3 Head for $200 1:00 p.m. 00 Roping 3 Head for $200 B- Breakaway Ropng 2:00 p.m. 3 Head for $150 **Buckles to average winners of each division.** (Ropings without start times will run immediately following the previous roping)

9 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 5 **Stars and Legends Calf Roping** See ad in magazine produced By USCra: 979-542-1239 or GpS Directions: 2591 Hwy 290 West Giddings, TX 78942 Driving Directions: Located 3 miles west of Giddings on Hwy 290 west. Stalls and hookups available.

Bkwy Roping EE Roping 00 Roping

4/short for $280 4/short for $280 4/short for $280

Sunday, September 5 #1 Roping 4/short for $280 #2 Roping 4/short for $280 #3 Roping 4/short for $280 (Ropings without start times will run immediately following the previous roping) produced By Wayne needham: 806-681-1820 GpS Directions: 301 Wilbarger Road Vernon, TX 76384 Driving Directions: Take business 287 and it will lead straight to the arena. Plenty of stalls. RV Park near facility. Saddle Series: At the end of the series, a saddle will be awarded to the high money winners of the EE, 00, 1, and 2. A Buckle will be awarded to the high money winner of the Breakaway-B. Visit for more information. *non-USCra: The Breakaway-A ropings do not require a USCRA membership. 9 a.m.


Go to for complete roping schedules, results, and current standings.

2011 Season USCRA Ropings

TEXAS HORSESHOEING SCHOOL 2 weeks - $1,200 4 weeks - $2,000 6 weeks - $2,700

New classes start every Monday P.O. Box 188 Scurry, TX 75158

1-800-734-3440 Mobile: 972.345.5700 16 â&#x20AC;˘ SEPTEMBER 2010

november 5-7 Roland Reid Memorial . . . . . . .Ft. Worth, TX December 11-12 . . . . . . . . . .Stephenville, TX Januray 8-9 West Texas Championships . .Sweetwater, TX February TBA March 18-20 Spring Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . .Giddings, TX april 2-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Salado, TX

May 13-15 Mo Betta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Apache, OK June 11-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Denton, TX July 1-3 Firecracker 5-Header . . . . .Stephenville, TX July 16 -17 W.E.B Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . .Location TBA September 3-5 Calf Ropers Reunion . . . . . . . . . . .Bryan, TX

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Fundraiser Series


Williams Covered Arena Hempstead, Texas


13999 FM 359 at McDade Rd.

December 11-12, 2010

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Gate Donation: Adults $5 • Kids $2 (10 & Breakfast Served Each Day - BYOB (Bring You Own Bible) ROPING: 9 a.m. Sat. • CHURCH: 9 a.m. Sun., ROPING 10 a.m. Saddles In Memory of: F.J. Jones; Calvin Greely, Jr.; J.B. Collins, Sr. & Rufus Green, Sr.

ROPE FOR LEGENDS • Order of Events for Saturday & Sunday Pee Wee & Junior Breakaway 2 for $60 Pee-Wee & Junior Tie-Down 2 for $80 Ladies w/60+ Men Breakaway (SAT) 2 for $80 J. B. Collins, Sr. Kid’s Dummy Roping (SAT) 7 & Under 8-13 14-18

F.J. Jones Youth Foot Race Calvin Greely Senior Foot Race Rufus Green Open Foot Race Limit 15 per Race • Must Attend Church

$20 $25 $30

Roping Panel will classify & reclassify all ropers. You will NOT be classified by your horse. Last to enter – first to rope. Online pay/updates – visit website for details. $500 (minimum) added to PUSU Tying Match. Secure your spot – print & mail your entry now. Added $$ to Kids Dummy Roping. See Loops & Cowboy Sports News for updates. Pee-Wee Ropers 13 & Under – Jr. Ropers 14-18. Age as of day of roping event. Be prepared to show proof of age if requested! Silent auction Saturday and Sunday. % of Proceeds will benefit senior scholarships. NO MININUM ENTRY FOR AWARDS! 10 qualifiers advance to Tie-Down Shoot-Outs. Shoot-Out qualifiers must rope both days.

All Awards will be In Honor of OR In Memory of Legend Cowboys Senior Tie-Down (50+) 2 for $100 Do You Want to Nominate a 0O Tie-Down 2 for $110 # Father & Son Tie-Down (SUN) $60 Team Legend? ~ Let Us Know Co-Ed Ribbon Roping (SAT) $50 FMI: 1 Tie-Down 2 for $110 Sedgwick or Stephanie Haynes Put Up or Shut Up Tying Match (SUN) $125 Limit (16 Entries) (Evenings) 888-300-5551 #2 Tie-Down 2 for $110 Visit our website: Open Tie-Down 2 for $125 Added $$ to TD Shoot-Outs • $500 Added to PUSU Tying Match THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL OUR SPONSORS Host Hotel: Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Gift Certificates & Free Kids Bikes Hot Food & Drinks 979.826.4200 Hempstead, TX Vendors Welcome Other Goodies! & X-mas Trees Available Reserve by 11/26/10 for event discounts


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Stephenville, Texas September 16-19, 2010 Entries The Semi-Finals Qualifying Roping, Showdown Finals and World Championship Finals are all pre-entry events. The USCRA will be taking mail-in entries for the 2010 National Finals. Those members who have qualified for the Semi-Finals, Showdown Finals and the first 3 quarters of the World Finals will be able to mail in their entries starting in July. As a member earns a Showdown position or wants to enter the Semi-Finals by mail they may up until August 20, 2010. Any positions earned after this date will be considered as an exempt entry. Exempt entries will be taken as call-in entries on September 9-10, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. without penalty. If a roper misses the deadline to enter by mail and does not qualify as an exempt entry, he may also call in and enter on September 9-10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m with a $10 late fee. Mail-in entries and exempt entries will rope AFTER ALL LATE ENTRIES! On-site entries will be taken and will include a $20 late fee.

Call-In Entries

Stalls & RV

979/542-1239 OR 979/542-2538

The Lone Star Arena handles all stall and hook-up reservations. Reservations will

Thursday, Sept. 9 - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

be taken online only. Go to to make your reservations. Stalls will be $25/night, plus $7/bag of shavings.

You must call in and receive a confirmation number. Please do not leave a message on

No unstalled horses will be allowed to spend the night at the Lone Star Arena.

voice mail–you must receive a confirmation number to be entered!

At the conclusion of the event or after 11:30 p.m. each day, horses will be

Fees, Formats & Prizes Semi-Finals: Open to all 2010 members who have competed at one or more USCRA ropings in 2010 season • $210 fee • Two full go-rounds with short-go • Custom buckles to Average winners with additional prizes to placings

stalled at owner’s expense. Check-in time is 1 p.m. Check-out time is 11 a.m.

RV Hook-up Rental: $25/night. Rattler Kids Dummy Roping Saturday, September 18 at 12:00 a.m.

Showdown Finals: Winners of Showdown positions are eligible to compete •

Age divisions: 5 & Under, 6-8 years old, 9-11 years old.

$160 fee • Two full go-rounds • Progressive third round and short-go • Added money to

Age is as of day of roping. No entry fees.

jackpot • Custom buckles and Martin saddles awarded to Average winners of EE, 00, #1, #2

All contestants receive USCRA and Equibrand products.

and Breakaway B ropings • Additional prizes to placings

World Championship Finals: The top money earners from each quarter will receive a pre-determined prize that will be awarded at the Finals. The World Championship Finals will consist of the top 10 money earners from each quarter for a total of 40 ropers per division • $150 fee • Three full go-rounds • Added money to jackpot • Custom buckles to Average winners of the EE, 00, #1, #2 and Breakaway-B ropings

Dress Code Due to photographic and sponsorship endorsements, Western attire is required of all participants in Finals events. Long-sleeved shirts, boots and hat are required in the arena. Girls do not have to wear a hat.

Produced By USCRA 979/542-1239 • w w 18 • SEPTEMBER 2010


Lonestar Arena Semi-Finals Qualifying Roping Showdown Finals WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS 2010 USCRA NATIONAL CALF ROPING FINALS SCHEDULE Thursday, September 16 9:00 a.m.

Arena 1

00 Semi-Finals and 00 World Finals (Rounds 1 & 2). These 2 ropings will be run together. Round 1 of the Semi-Finals followed by Round 1 of the World Finals, Round 2 and Short-Go of the Semi-Finals, then Round 2 of World Finals.

9:30 a.m.

Arena 2

EE Semi-Finals and EE World Finals (Rounds 1 & 2). These 2 ropings will be run together. Round 1 of the Semi-Finals followed by Round 1 of the World Finals, Round 2 and Short-Go of the Semi-Finals, then Round 2 of World Finals.

Saturday, September 18 9:00 a.m.

#1 Semi-Finals and #1 World Finals (Rounds 1 & 2). These 2 ropings will be run together. Round 1 of the Semi-Finals followed by Round 1 of the World Finals, Round 2 and Short-Go of the Semi-Finals, then Round 2 of World Finals.

9:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

Appreciation Party - Open to all ropers and their family & friends. Free beer and margaritas.

1:00 p.m.

Friday, September 17 9:00 a.m.

Arena 1

Arena 2

#2 Semi-Finals and #2 World Finals (Rounds 1 & 2). These 2 ropings will be run together. Round 1 of the Semi-Finals followed by Round 1 of the World Finals, Round 2 and Short-Go of the Semi-Finals, then Round 2 of World Finals.

Hard 8 Pit BBQ

6:00 p.m.

Arena 1

Arena 2

Rattler Kids Dummy Roping

Arena 2

Breakaway-B Semi-Finals & Breakaway-B World Finals (Rounds 1 & 2). These 2 ropings will be run together. Round 1 of the Semi-Finals followed by Round 1 of the World Finals, Round 2 and Short-Go of the Semi-Finals, then Round 2 of the World Finals.

EE Showdown Finals (1st Round) and EE World Finals (3rd Round)

Followed by

Arena 2

EE Showdown Finals (2nd Round)

12 p.m.

Arena 1

00 Showdown Finals (1st Round) and 00 World Finals (3rd Round)

Followed by

Arena 2

00 Showdown Finals (2nd Round)

3:00 p.m.

Arena 1

EE Showdown Finals (3rd Round and Short-Go)

Followed by

Arena 1

00 Showdown Finals (3rd Round and Short-Go)

Sunday, September 19 8:00 a.m.

Arena 1

Church Service

9:00 a.m.

Arena 1

#1 Showdown Finals (1st Round) and #1 World Finals (3rd Round)

Followed by

Arena 2

#1 Showdown Finals (2nd Round)

11:00 a.m.

Arena 1

#2 Showdown Finals (1st Round) and #2 World Finals (3rd Round)

Followed by

Arena 2

#2 Showdown Finals (2nd Round)

1:00 p.m.

Arena 1

#1 Showdown Finals (3rd Round and Short-Go)

Followed by Arena 1 – Main arena with concession stand and skyboxes. Arena 2 – Second arena, located behind the skyboxes.

Arena 1

#2 Showdown Finals (3rd Round and Short-Go)

Followed by

Arena 1

Breakaway B Showdown Finals (All Rounds) & Breakaway B World Finals (3rd Round)

Directions: Located on Hwy 377 north of Stephenville CALF ROPINGS & ROPING SCHOOLS



2010 FINALS • • • • • • • • •

Make entry fees payable and mail to: USCRA P.O. Box 690 Giddings, TX 78942

Payments must be made with Money Order, Cashiers Check, Personal Check or Credit Card. VISA or MASTERCARD ONLY! All Credit Cards will have a 5% processing fee. All entries must be postmarked by August 20, 2010 to avoid late fees. Entries postmarked after August 20 must include a $10 late fee. Call-in entries will be considered late. Call-in entries will be taken September 9-10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a $10 late fee. Exempt entries (any position earned after Aug. 20) will be taken with call-in entries on September 9-10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will NOT be charged a late fee. Pre entries and exempt entries (any positions earned after Aug. 20) will rope AFTER ALL LATE ENTRIES! On-site entries will be taken and will include a $20 late fee. A roper may draw out and receive a full refund up to ONE hour before the roping starts. To draw out call 254-965-7989 A roper must have earned a Showdown or World Finals position to be eligible to enter the Showdown or World Finals.


NAME___________________________________________________________________ ID# ______________________ ADDRESS__________________________________________________________________________________________ CITY____________________________________________________________STATE/ZIP __________________________ PHONE NUMBER____________________________________CELL PHONE NUMBER_____________________________________

Breakaway - B Semi-Finals $210 _______ Showdown-Finals $160 _______ World-Finals $150 _______

00 Roping Semi-Finals $210 _______ Showdown-Finals $160 _______ World-Finals $150 _______

EE Roping Semi-Finals $210 _______ Showdown-Finals $160 _______ World-Finals $150 _______

#1 Roping Semi-Finals $210 _______ Showdown-Finals $160 _______ World-Finals $150 _______

Please fill out the information below for credit card payments - VISA or M/C account number

____-____-____-____ _______________ __________________________________ Exp. Date Card Holder Signature


#2 Roping Semi-Finals $210 _______ Showdown-Finals $160 _______ World-Finals $150 _______ Late Fee ( $10)



DISCLAIMER: The USCRA reserves the right to re-classify or change classification numbers at any given time. I will not hold USCRA and all those associated with the arena performed in liable for injuries. I understand I am roping at my own risk. Photographs taken at USCRA events may be used for advertising and promotional purposes. Please sign here: __________________________________________________________________________

ENTRY OFFICE USE ONLY: Date Received: ______________ Date Entered: ______________ PAID BY: Check # __________ Cashier’s Ck or M/O __________ Credit Card __________

Lone Star Cowboy Church Presents


Saturday, September 25, 2010

$2,50 Adde 0 Mone d y

H Open $1,000 added + Saddle + Prizes H 12 & under Breakaway Buckle & Prizes Roping Follows Mandatory H Ladies (all ages) and Men 65 or older Breakaway 10 a.m. Church Service Coggins required at all events $500 added + Saddle + Prizes Call before you haul 936/597-5764 H 18 & Under Tie-down Located 1/2 mile west of Hwy 149 $500 added + Saddle + Prizes on Hwy 105 H 50 & Over Tie-down $500 added + Saddle + Prizes

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One round, 10 back in short-round in all ropings Rain Out Date: October 9, 2010 Contestant may enter only one division

Calf Roping September 24, 2010 8:00 p.m. Handicap Roping Open to the World 2 Head - $85 Breakaway 2-Head - $50 Buckles to Average Winners of the Breakaway and Tie-Down Other Prizes will be Awarded Free overnight stays welcome!

Cattle furnished by Stephen Perry CALF ROPINGS & ROPING SCHOOLS


2010 Preliminary Double Mugging October 28, 2010! 1:00 p.m. SHARP ! Check-In 11:00 a.m. 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena Books Open : September 1, 2010 8:00 a.m. Books Close : October 15, 2010 5:00 p.m. Positions Drawn •Two head for $200 • Open entries Roper enters as individual! Top 20 teams qualify for World Championship, October 31, 2010 $400 fee due upon qualification for October 31st ! One & Short in finals Qualified contestant may compete only 2 times in finals Entry number 325/653-7785 2010 Preliminary Calf Roping October 29, 2010! 10:00 a.m. SHARP ST 1 Community Credit Union Spur Arena 2 Full go’s • Top 12 to Short - Go Top 5 guaranteed to rope in Saturday Invitational Calf Roping Books open September 1, 2010 8:00 a.m. Books Close October 15, 2010 5:00 p.m. Entry fees: $225 • All fees due up front • No refunds • Credit Cards Accepted Entry number 325/653-7785 • Roping paid out $20,000 in 2009 Calves will be drawn for - FIRST TO ENTER, LAST TO ROPE First calf will be turned out at 10:00 a.m. SHARP on October 29. Ropers not checked in will forfeit all fees. All horses left on grounds must be stalled. •Stalls are $20/night Ropers qualified for Saturday roping will receive a free stall. Match ropers and ropers already entered in the Calf Roping Saturday will not be eligible to enter. Top 5 qualify for Calf Roping October 30, 2010

2010 Cowboy Roping Fiesta

presented by the San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Association October 30 & 31, 2010 • San Angelo Roping Arena Saturday, October 30 1:00 p.m. Match Calf Roping plus 40 of the top ropers in the countrycompeting for over $48,000 - Outdoor Roping Arena

8:00 a.m. Senior Steer Roping presented by Senior Steer Roping Assn. 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena

9:00 p.m. Jake Hooker & Outsiders BYOB ! Wells Fargo Pavilion

9:00 a.m. Cowboy Church with Cory Wall Sale Pavilion

Sunday, October 31

1:00 p.m. Top 35 steer ropers compete for $35,250 Double Mugging World Championships - 20 teams qualified Outdoor Roping Arena Roping Tickets $10 each day # On Sale September 1 # Call 877/727-6336 for more info Cowboy Collectible Show 9:00 a.m. each day # Free Admission # San Angelo Coliseum & Cattle Barn For more information visit 22 • SEPTEMBER 2010


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Schedule of Events

Thursday 8:00 a.m.: 12 & Under Tie Down (First 3 Rounds)
 2:00 p.m.: All-Star Calf Roping (First 3 Rounds) LIMITED TO 81 ROPERS
 9:00 p.m.: 12 & Under Tie Down Finals and All-Star Shoot-Out

Stephens County Fair & Expo Center Duncan, Oklahoma Thanksgiving Day & Weekend November 25, 26, 27, 28, 2010

Eight Championship Trophy Saddles

Friday 8:00 a.m.: 13-15 Tie Down 
 :00 p.m.: (Approx.) 12 & Under Breakaway

 2 Saturday 8:00 a.m.: 13-15 Breakaway
 2:00 p.m.: (Approx.) 19 & Under Girls Breakaway

 Sunday 8:30 a.m.: Cowboy Church Service
 9:00 a.m.: 16-19 Tie Down (Limited to 125 Ropers, Fresh Calf for Each Roper)

 Cowboy Auction held prior to the start of each roping (cash only)


Saddle to Youngest Tie Down Roper

Rope Cans for fastest time in each roping. HOGG SADDLE to Winner of All-Star Roping! Entry Deadline: November 8, 2010 May enter online

Entry Fees 12 & Under Breakaway - $125 12 & Under Tie-Down - $125 13-15 Breakaway - $150 13-15 Tie-Down - $150 19 & Under Girls Breakaway - $150 16-19 Boys Tie-Down - $200 All-Star Calf Roping - $550 Visa & Mastercard accepted

Joplin Stockyards Barry Burk Championship Jr. Roping Round-up

Vendors Welcome Call us for more information: Chris Neal: 479/462-7275 Mark Holder: 918/773-2125 or visit our website for entry form and details CALF ROPINGS & ROPING SCHOOLS


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Championships Up to


or more added to the Finals (half the $100 membership will be added to the Finals and will stay in that division)

----------New Divisions for 2011----------

#13-#12-#11-#10-#9-*BA Directors will be in charge of Numbering, Formats, & Finals *Breakaway will be all divisions combined with a handicap (Open=even, A=-.5, B=-1, C=-1.5) - 13 & Under Boys and 60 & Over Men - All Women

Legends Divisions - 50 & Over, 60 & Over, 70 & Over 15 Ropings across Texas and Oklahoma Abilene Decatur OKC Stephenville

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H First Roping - October 30, 31 - Diamond T Arena - Denton, TX

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total of $2,600 in added cash and STRAD Energy buckles made a very

successful, season-ending finals for ropers in Pueblo, Colorado. The success of the STRAD Energy Bonus season continued with the winners including: EE 00 #1 #2 BA-B

Edsel Rhodes Galvin Rita Doug Johnson Glen Stuckey Allen Johnson

Glen Stuckey, STRAD Energy #2 Series Champion

With a change in the upcoming 2011 calf roping season, ropers can count on more great roping events in Colorado. The organization will now be known as “The Good Times Calf Ropers.” Ropers can rest easy knowing the production will continue as they have for the past four years. One change in the new season will be a modification in the STRAD bonus, allowing more ways for ropers to win. The bonus money at each event will be split $500 and $300 using the same “bonus calf” format. The $200 bonus will be given to the fastest calf of the weekend in the

Doug Johnson, STRAD Energy #1 Series Champion

Allan Johnson, BA-B STRAD Energy Series Champion Edsel Rhodes and wife, Jane, STRAD Energy #EE Series Champion

Attention! Spencer Miller Memorial Roping

Galvin Rita, STRAD Energy

#00 Series Champion Ropers are invited to attend this event on September 25, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Latigo Arena north of Falcon, Colorado. The event will showcase the following divisions: EE 3/$150, Equal Opportunity Open 3/$150, Equal Opportunity Breakaway 3/$120. Watch Loops for all of the season schedules, dates, and more information for “The Good Times Calf Ropers!”

Breakaway. Open breakaway ropers are invited to enter with a one second handicap. The new season will host several great events and will feature the following format at each event. The EE will still lead off the ropings, followed by Equal Opportunity Open then Breakaway, 00, and #1. The 2011 season will start Oct 2/3 at Cactus Creek Arena near Pueblo, Colorado. The event will start at 1 p.m on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. L LOOPS MAGAZINE • 25


ecently in Sikeston one of my horses, Sports Center, got sick and tied up due to the heat and humidity. We were able to give him some medicine, cool him off and get him to relax and he’s okay. It’s easy to forget how much the weather can affect us and our horses. It sounds really simple but stop and water your horse often. A horse turned loose will go drink when they’re thirsty. They are not used to being served water and if they don’t drink when offered, hang a bucket in front of them, even in the trailer. Anytime I change climates or know that I’m going where it’s going to be hot, I give my horses Restore Electrolyte Paste, especially at a jackpot. Personally, the humidity or wet heat really jerks it out of me and I try to drink a lot

of water. I also take a supplement called Amino Vital. This has the good stuff that’s in Gatorade, without all the sugar. When hydrating, steer clear of sugary drinks, especially energy drinks because the sugar doesn’t do anything but dehydrate you more. Another thing people forget is how hot protective boots are for our horses. Technology has come a long way and boots are better now than ever, but they are not made to leave on. They are protection for those few seconds you are asking your horse for his life. I can’t tell you how many horses I see standing around, in the heat, sweating and stomping because their boots have been left on. Boots are protective wear, not house shoes. Keep your trailer well ventilated when

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hauling. My trailer has drop down doors, both at the head and tail and when it’s hot I keep both ends down to keep the air moving. I also have fans in my trailer. I’ve been asked why I don’t air condition the horse compartment of my trailer. I think it would be a greater injustice to your horse because they are not used to air conditioning. I have recently been blessed with another great horse. This is a sentimental time for me because we’re at Canby, Oregon and that’s the last place Shawn McMullen and I were before we had the wreck in 1996. Shawn was my best friend and I still miss him terribly. His nickname was Merle and this new horse reminds me of him so much that I have started calling him Merle. When I think back to that time, it really puts things in perspective. Don’t take anything for granted. Enjoy your family, your friends and make the most out of life because you just never know.



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recently went to the eye doctor to get my eyes checked. I’ve always known that my left eye was a lazy eye and that I was not able to see out of it as well as I could out of my right eye. Seeing what is happening in our lives is equally as valuable. It has been said that hindsight is 20/20. The great advantage that we have in serving God is that He not only knows our past, but He also knows our present and our future. Life is a journey and every journey has a destination. Everybody winds up somewhere in life, but a few people end up somewhere on purpose. The words that we would all like to be able to say at the end of our life are, “I did it, I succeeded, I finished well, my

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life counted, and I did what I was created to do.” Without a clear vision odds are you will come to the end of your life and wonder what you could have done or what you should have done. Like so many, you may wonder if your life really mattered at all. Vision gives significance to the otherwise meaningless details of our lives. Believe it or not, it’s not always about what we’re doing but rather why we are doing it. The vision that God has for your life will bring your world into focus. God has a wonderful way of bringing order to chaos. When we see our lives through God’s perspective, the gift of His vision enables us to see verything differently. The scripture says, “We are not our own, but that we’ve been bought with a price.” That may seem like a strange statement coming from a loving and a giving God. When we understand that His ways are so much better than our ways, we simply put faith in His plan for our life. We do away with our plans. When we know God, we know peace. I read a bumper sticker one time that said, “No God, No Peace” “Know God, Know Peace.” We really did give up our right to be in charge when we accepted Christ and agreed to follow Him. Why would any of us want to have second best for our lives or think up and do our own thing when God’s plan could be more fulfilling than any plan we can dream up? Anyone who is frustrated or broken hearted about the way things are, in light of the way that they believe things could be, is a candidate for vision. A vision is born in the soul of a man or woman who is consumed with the tension between what is and what could be. There are many things in life that we could do, but not all things in life that we should do. That’s where God really makes a difference when we acknowledge Him in all our ways and allow Him to direct our path. Some of these thoughts came from a book titled “Visioneering” by Andy Stanley.


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heck it out, The USCRA Finals are here! This is the biggest time of the year for calf ropers. The 2010 USCRA Finals wraps up a solid year for the association and ropers from all across the country will descend upon the LoneStar Arena in Stephenville, Texas for four days of great calf roping action. The 2010 Finals schedule will host many ropings for every caliber of roper, including the Semi-Finals action in EE, 00, 1, 2 and Breakaway-B divisions. The Semi-Finals offers one final chance for ropers to gain entry into the World and Showdown Finals that will host each of the same divisions throughout the weekend’s event. September, 16 - 19 will be a showcase of talent in the world of calf roping as the USCRA rolls out its 2010 National Finals of Calf Roping. Another thing the 2010 USCRA National Finals triggers is the new season. If you haven’t heard, the USCRA

is changing their season format by hosting 12 large ropings in 2011. This change will replace the format of hosting a number of smaller ropings and offering ropers a chance to fill their pockets when these events come around. The plan has been laid out and judging from the number of questions and interest from ropers over the past couple of weeks, the new format looks to be a success already. Ropers are becoming excited about the potential of these events. However, there has been some concern about local ropings, producers who host these events and where they fit into the new format of the calf roping season. I believe these producers and the smaller ropings are the backbone of the industry. These events are where ropers “practice competing.” What that means is that ropers get a chance to rope under much the same conditions as any larger event and become accustomed to the


pressures of competition. And, the best part about it is, if they succeed they get rewarded with a payout. Now these ropers are prepared for competition, and the larger events fill up with ropers who are confident and ready to compete, making the event exciting in every division. But, one question goes unanswered. Is there enough money to go around and sustain the new calf roping season in these poor economic times? That is a question which is yet to be answered; however, I believe this new format is the answer as well. Just like the overall economy of the nation, the only way to spin it around in a positive direction is to get people to spend money. So, if you think about it that way, you can see that while ropers begin spending money to entertain the new season’s formats it will generate more money inside the sport. This in turn grows the sport as new ropers are engaged and older ropers who may not have been active at events may begin to rope again due to the high energy and economic growth of the overall sport. I wish you all the best of luck at the USCRA Finals! K

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H H & H Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Haynes Annual Calf Roping . . . . . . . . .17 K King’s Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 L Lonestar Cowboy Church . . . . . . . . . . .21 M Mannsville Ag Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Sid Miller Calf Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 R Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Rising Stars Calf Roping . . . . . . . . . . . .23

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