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.

July 21, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Professional roper Jackie Crawford’s demonstrates her drills for desensitizing a new rope horse.
June 25, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Rodeos and jackpots can be lucrative for youth ropers, but here’s how AQHA roping can benefit you too.
May 18, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
The history behind the 1989 AQHA-Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association horses of the year.
May 15, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Fairbars had intelligence, beauty, speed and athleticism that carried him to earning the the most challenging of AQHA titles.
March 12, 2020 | News and Publications , Stallion Care
The orphaned foal became the first AQHA Supreme Champion, the most prestigious title a horse can earn and a tribute to American Quarter Horse versatility.

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