4/5/6 Year Old Rope Horse Competition

The National Rope Horse Development Program, LLC was developed to give our young horses a place to go to continue to develop their talents further after our 3-year-old ranch horse competition. These horses will continue to develop, improve in their skill sets and continue to increase in their value. For the Rope Horse Competition, we will use the American Rope Horse Futurity Association (ARHFA) competition rules.

 

The NRHDP is open to any rider and any horse out of a nominated stallion (either nominated by the breeder or rider) ages 4, 5, and 6 to show in the heading and the heeling. Horses must be registered with a breed association to show proof of age. The scoring system is set up, so each run is judged by a set of judges and a time score. The judges are looking at 4 different maneuvers in the heading and the heeling. The judges scores are added with the “time score”. The time score is 80 minus the time of the run (ex: time of run is 6.00 sec the time score will be 80 - 6.00 = 74). This is added with the judges 2 scores for the score of the run. Just like any team roping, only legal head catches are acceptable for a completed run to receive a score: both horns, half-head, or around the neck. The flagger and the judge(s) have final say on any run.

1. Open to all breeds of horses. All entries must me by nominated stallions or nominated by the trainer/rider. 

2. All owners of the horse must be a member of NRHDP.

3. Entry fee is $250/nominated horse.

4. All entry forms must be completed in full and the hold harmless and photo release must be signed by both the owner and rider. Entry fees are due by 14 days prior to event or applications received after the deadline are subject to a $50 late charge.

5. 3 head

6. Rope Horse Rules HEADING

a. Each horse will start with a 70 score and go up or down from 70.

b. Judges will score each maneuver from 0 to 5 on the plus side and/or -1 to -5 on the penalty side.

c. There is a 10-second penalty for any broken barriers and a 5-second penalty for roping a leg.

d. Legal hand catches are: slick horns, half head or neck.

e. Exhibiting horse will be penalized by the judges for turning around in the box. They may walk forward but not turn around in the box while being judged.

Work Order

Horse Rules HEELING

a. Each horse will start with a 70 score and go up or down from 70.

b. Judges will score each maneuver from 0 to 5 on the plus side and/or -1 to -5 on the penalty side.

c. There is a 10-second penalty for any broken barriers and a 5-second penalty for roping a leg.

d. Legal hand catches are: slick horns, half head or neck.

e. Exhibiting horse will be penalized by the judges for turning around in the box. They may walk forward but not turn around in the box while being judged.

Work Order

MIKAEL NIXON (575) 403-7016   I    JANELL TURNER (806) 632-0979

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