Breakaway Roping

A timed competition, rather than a scored event, for amateur and youth contestants. In breakaway roping, the rope is attached to the saddle horn with a heavy string allowing it to break when a legal catch is made. All other calf roping rules apply.

January 15, 2021 | News and Publications , Tack care
How to stiffen a soft rope, fight humidity and ensure your ropes last long and hit their mark, whether you're team, breakaway or tie-down roping.
December 21, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
As Potter Ranch perpetuates champion barrel racing, roping and steer wrestling horses, they’re keeping the Driftwood bloodline alive.
December 11, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Professional roper Jackie Crawford demonstrates her drills for desensitizing a new rope horse.
October 22, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Long before the string breaks, the fastest breakaway runs are affected by a litany of factors.
September 18, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Hone your rope horse warm-up strategy with 8 tips from AQHA Professional Horseman Clay Logan.