Tie-Down Roping

Tests a horse’s ability to follow a calf at great speed, giving the rider the best opportunity to catch the calf. The horse is judged on how quietly he waits for the calf to be released; how well he runs to the calf; how he rates his speed and position so that the rider can rope the calf; and how well the horse stops and works the end of the rope, keeping the slack out but not dragging the calf. There is a one-minute time limit for all roping events.

May 14, 2019 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
World champion roper, AQHA Professional Horseman and Team Wrangler member C.R. Bradley breaks down his training process for tie-down roping horses.
March 28, 2019 | Showing , Timed / Speed events
Is AQHA roping judged or timed? And what are judges looking for?
March 12, 2019 | Timed Events , Timed / Speed events
We examine lay, material, full or scant diameters, strand count and length for team ropers, tie-down ropers and ranch cowboys.
May 01, 2018 | Showing , The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum
This performance sire was a three-time world champion halter horse.
April 10, 2018 | About AQHA , Professional Horsemen's Association program
An AQHA Leading Exhibitor J.D. Yates gives helpful hints on warming up your horse before the show.