Family Ranch Rodeo Has been Postponed until Spring due to a Pigeon Fever Outbreak in Escalante.
EVENTS Limit 20 teams Three person teams. All teams mustinclude, at least one youth, 17 or under. $45 per team
Buckle prizes for Champion Team, "Top Hand" Senior and Junior and "Hard Luck".
Dummy Roping. Buckle prizes for each class. $10
We do not have any gear requirements, such as slick horns or rope length. We respect each teams skills and however they choose to do the job.
All teams must include one youth, 17 or under and have 3 people.
Team Branding- Three member team will have the opportunity to catch 2 head in no more than 10 minutes total. 2 team members, mounted, head and heel cattle. 3rd team member on the ground will help lay cattle down. The ground member will move the head rope to the front feet and make sure both back feet are in the heel loop. A team member must retrieve the branding iron from the can and brand the cattle in the location announced at the beginning of their run. Time stops when the branding iron is returned to the can. *If the ground member is a youth an adult "helper" may participate in assisting the youth for safety.
Team Doctoring- Three member team will have the opportunity to catch 1 head in no more than 6 minutes total. As time starts, all 3 members are all mounted and all cattle are on the same side of the white line marked across the arena. A number will be called out to the team. The team will then sort out 1 cattle with the corresponding number. That cattle must be driven across white line where it can then be caught by head and heel. A third member will dismount and lay the cattle down if needed, move the head rope to the front feet and making sure both hind feet are in the heel loop and remount their horse. Time stops when the third member re-mounts their horse. Each team will only be permitted 4 loops.
A time bonus of 10 seconds will be awarded by the judge to any team that throws an unconventional loop. Unconventional Loop is defined as any loop other than a traditional overhand head catch or traditional heel trap. For example, Houlihan, Back Hand, Side Arm, Off-side, Hip Shot, Scoop Loop, etc.
Alley Sorting- Three member team will have 7 minutes. When time begins, all cattle will be in one pen at the end of the alley. They will be brought out of the pen, down the alley and sorted into two separate pens, odd numbers in one and even numbered cattle in the other. Teams will be allowed to move cattle in and out of any pen until time runs out.
Teams may be disqualified, at judges discretion, for any of the following reasons.
Handling stock too rough. For example running horses into the herd, causing cattle to jump over each other, pulling rope tight on a high hock catch, or choking cattle.
Mishandling or mistreating of horses.
Points will be awarded to teams 40 for 1st 30 for 2nd 20 for 3rd All other teams will be awarded 10 points for participating.
Dummy Roping-To have the contestant rope the roping dummyThe contestant will stand between 3 to 5 feet from the dummy. Each contestant will throw 5 loops A slick horn catch will be worth 3 pts, half head will be worth 2 pts and a neck loop will be worth 1 pt. No pts for missed catch. Whichever contestant with the most points will win the dummy roping. In an event of a tie, there will be a rope off. If a contestant’s foot breaks the plane of the line, it will result in zero points for that throw. If a contestant ropes in the dummy roping, THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ROPE IN HORSEBACK