Breakaway Roping

Let's go, girls! This roping event for women is not one to miss. While settled in the box, the cowgirl focuses her horse on the calf in the chute. Once given a nod, the chute then comes open, allowing the calf to get a head start. The rider ropes the calf around the neck and stops her horse. The clock is started once the calf Is released, and the time stops when the rope breaks away from the saddle horn. While this event sounds similar to tie-down roping, the rope is tied on with a small cotton string. This quick, intense rope of the calf will have you on the edge of your seat!