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All timed event arena - Sample-01

Sample timed event rodeo arenas

Timed Event Arena's

Timed event rodeo arenas may play host to an individual rodeo event or a variety of rodeo events. The image on your left displays a sample arena designed to host all of the timed events. Many clubs however require an arena simply for their individual timed event. These events may include:

  • Calf Roping Arenas; also known as Tie down roping.
  • Team Roping Arenas; also known as heading and healing
  • Steer Wrestling Arenas; also known as bulldogging
  • Barrel Racing Arenas

Timed event arena’s feature roping chutes, stripping chutes, arrow sort pens and panels & gates.

Click on the green arrow in the top right corner to see examples of arena’s designed for an individual timed event.

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Calf Tie-down roping arena - Sample 01

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Calf Tie-down roping arena - Sample 02

Sample timed event rodeo arenas

Calf Tie-Down Roping Arena Designs

Calf Roping, also known as tie down roping requires a horse and rider to work as a team. In this event, the rider speeds off after the calf only after the calf has broken the barrier. After successfully roping the calf the rider dismounts and runs down the rope to the calf while his horse remains in position. The cowboy then flips the calf onto its back and ties any three legs of the calf with a piggin’ string. While time is called when the legs have been tied the ride is not successful if the piggin string does not hold for six seconds. Click on the green circle in the top left corner to see more samples.

This is a team event that partners a cowboy with his horse. The skill of the horse to gauge the speed of the calf, stop at the right time, and hold the rope taught after the rider has dismounted is critical to the success of the cowboy.

Breakaway roping is another timed event based on the challenge of calf roping.

Links: Pro Rodeo Canada,

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Team Roping Arena - Sample 01

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Team Roping Arena - Sample 02

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Team Roping Arena - Sample 03

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Team Roping Arena - Sample 04

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Team Roping Arena - Sample 05

Sample timed event rodeo arenas

Team Roping and Steer Wrestling Arena's

Team roping and steer wrestling use a similar arena design.

Team roping requires two riders, a header and a healer, to work together to rope a steer in the shortest time possible. The header ropes the head of the steer and the healer then ropes the rear feet. When both ropes are successfully thrown and drawn taught with the riders facing each other the time is called.

Steer wrestling requires two riders as well. One rider acts as the hazer and is responsible for keeping the steer running straight while the second horse runs past the steer. As the second horse passes the steer the rider leans out from his horse and grabs the steer by the horns before dismounting. Upon dismount the cowboy digs his heels into the dirt in an attempt to slow the steer down. When the steer has been stopped the bulldogger then shifts his left hand under the steers jaw and wrestles the steer to the ground. When all four feet or the steer are off the ground and the steer is laying on his side the clock is stopped.

Links: Canadian Team Roping Association, American Cowboy Team Roping Association, Pro Rodeo Canada

 

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Barrel Racing - Sample 01

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Barrel Racing - Sample 02

Sample timed event rodeo arenas

Barrel Racing Arena designs

Barrel racing is a timed event that combines the horse’s athletic ability and the horsemanship skills of a rider in order to safely and successfully maneuver a horse through a clover leaf pattern around three barrels and cross the finish line.

Standard barrel racing patterns call for a precise distance between the start line and the first barrel, from the first to the second barrel, and from the second to the third barrel. Usually the established distances are as follows:

  • 90 feet between barrel 1 and 2.
  • 105 feet between barrel 1 and 3 and between 2 and 3.
  • 60 feet from barrels 1 and 2 to score line.

Barrel Racing links: