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As I write this, the College National Finals are underway in Casper, Wyoming, and many of our good friends are en route to Lebanon, Tennessee, for the National Junior High School Rodeo Finals. The National High School Rodeo Finals in mid-July in Gillette, Wyoming, is also quickly approaching. (Go Rope will be at the high school finals in Gillette, by the way. Come see us!) To the contestants at these national finals events~ It’s understandable that you might put additional pressure on yourself to perform on a bigger stage against tougher competition. Pressure can be a motivator for some, and...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018 Yesterday, my husband and I took our kids to a youth rodeo in Bridger, MT. I’m not exactly sure how many years Bridger has put on this youth rodeo, but my guess is close to 30 years. It was an awesome event full of kids and horses of all ages and levels of experience. It was hot. And dusty. And long. And there were rodeo burgers, and hot dogs, and Gatorade, and Popsicles, and toy trucks and tractors in the dirt. Everything a good kids rodeo should include. As the Star Spangled Banner played during...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018 As many of you know, Go Rope was founded as much more than just a tee shirt company. When my father suffered a severe traumatic brain injury in 2008 during a team roping jackpot, life, as my family knew it, changed forever. In the 8 years since the accident, my dad regained his ability to walk and talk and do a few of the things he enjoyed prior to his injury.. Unfortunately, he’s never been able to rope again due to permanent disabilities he now suffers from.. However, he has never stopped trying and working...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018 The 2017 National High School Finals Rodeo is in the books. This morning, there are a handful of competitors who will wake up with national championship trophy saddles in their possession and smiles on their faces. On the flip side of that coin, there are some 1500 contestants who may be waking up this morning with a bitter taste in their mouth – a taste of goals not met and dreams dashed. The high school finals is an environment of palpable excitement throughout the week, but is also an event peppered with tears and broken...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018 On May 10th, 2018, the best breakaway ropers in the world will converge upon Cottonwood Equestrian Center for this years World’s Richest Breakaway Roping.  With $7,500 added money and a prizeline that is nothing short of spectacular, it’s no wonder this roping draws contestants from all over the country, including the likes of WPRA World Champions – Lari Dee Guy, Jackie (Hobbs) Crawford, Hope Thompson, and Kelsie Chace.  The 2017 WRB boasted an impressive payout of over $56,000 in cash and prizes.  By winning the average and splitting a go round win, last years champion, Madison George, took home well...

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