Calling All Appaloosa Ropers!

Are you a roper whose mount is an Appaloosa? Or, do you know someone who ropes on an Appaloosa? In either case, that athletic Appaloosa could be eligible to win a portion of a new $40,000 timed-roping incentive package to be awarded at this year’s World Championship Appaloosa Show, set for October 26 – November 3 in Fort Worth, Texas. The package includes $10,500 in cash; plus a horse trailer, a ton of feed, trophy saddles and buckles, roping dummies, and saddle pads.

The cash and awards will be distributed to the top performers in these four classes: open and non-pro timed tie-down roping and open and non-pro timed heading and heeling. Details are available by calling the ApHC Performance Department at (208) 882-5578, ext. 400.

The ApHC thanks Mike Mataya, M&C Ranch, and Hyman and Julia Young, owners of Appaloosa performance horse Last Day Lite, for their cash contribution to the prize purse. Thanks also the Sundowner of Texas for its donation of an S&H trailer; Nutrena for its feed donation; Luskey’s/Ryons and Coats Saddlery for donating the trophy saddles; Gist for providing the trophy buckles; Hot Heels for furnishing he roping dummies; and Classic Equine for awarding the saddle pads. And, the ApHC also gives a tip of the hat to Appaloosa enthusiast Darren Locke for his efforts in helping generate this new incentive for Appaloosa timed-event ropers.


  1. Sandra Ward Said,

    July 18, 2007 @ 7:38 pm

    Great idea!!! Huge opportunity for ropers, but let me ask this:

    Do these ropers have to qualify in order to get to the world show to compete for this? Seems like notification is pretty late into the show season to get folks qualified as not all shows have cattle events – would have been much better to hear about this in the spring.

  2. Steve Said,

    July 19, 2007 @ 2:47 pm

    Yes, we realize it’s a relatively short qualifying time frame. There has been some general information distributed earlier, but never enough. Only the two open classes require qualifying points. The Performance Dept and marketing folks can help with a list of approved shows remaining that have cattle classes scheduled.

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