Calgary Stampede 2015

July 3-12 2015

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TIE-DOWN ROPING

In Tie Down Roping, the cowboy and his equine partner re-create one of ranching’s oldest tasks, roping and tying an animal.  Speed, skill and finesse are key in this event.  The cowboy waits behind a rope barrier. When he gives the nod, the calf is released and gets a 10-ft. head start. The cowboy must quickly rope the calf, dismount on the run to reach it, turn it on its side and tie three of its legs. While the roper makes the tie his horse keeps the rope taut. Time is called when the cowboy throws his hands in the air.