Ropes Galore Appreciation Article


What a turnout, what a weekend! The third annual Ropes Galore Customer Appreciation Team Roping and Barrel Race was held Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 in Ramona. This year we had over 700 teams and paid out over $60,000 in cash and awards thanks to the generosity of our partnering sponsors and the support and attendance of ropers and their families from all over California and a few who made the trip from out of state! Linda Davis kept the teams rolling. Lee Legasey with Perfect Timing and Billy Butler both made the trip south to ensure we had the best equipment and quality flagging. Quality, class, and perfection... many thanks to you for making this roping the quality event that it is! This year’s payout and awards grew directly because of our loyal partnering sponsors. Ropes Galore appreciates each of you for throwing your support behind this roping and giving back to the industry the way that you do. Ropers please be sure to thank and give your business support to these companies all throughout the year. Thank you SASS Electric, Western Payments, Bikes for Bakersfield, Brawley Express, Inland Erosion, Coats Saddlery, Skyline Silversmiths, Best Ever Pads, Cactus Ropes, Fastback Ropes, All American Trailers, Chowchilla Western Stampede, BEX Sunglasses, MYChevrolet, Kovac Ranch Equipment, Scott Thomas Saddlery, Ropers Sports News, McKenna Septic, Hannon Farms, Hudson SafeT-Lite, San Dimas Feed, JT Cattle Company, James Greer Cattle, Rancho Bernardo Winery, Ramona Rodeo, D-F Total Sales, Mountain Valley Ranch, Walton Construction Services and Rough Stock Photography. Special congratulations to all our future cowgirls and cowboys who competed in the Franco Concrete, Inc. dummy roping. Winners of each age group were: 5 and under, Alyssa Crandell; 6-8, Emma Crandell, and 9-11, Ryan Gorham, and they went home with brand new bikes! Thank you Franco Concrete for your continued sponsorship and investment in the future generation of this sport! We rounded out the weekend with the WPRA approved barrel race and Ramona Rodeo Jr Barrel qualifier. Over 74 entries in the open and 40 in the youth! Many thanks to Selena Roberts and her team for putting on this race, we couldn’t do this without you! Winners of each pot are (see scanned copy). On behalf of my family we want to say thank you for your continued business, industry partnership, and your friendship. We’ll see you on the road and around this same time next year for the 4th annual Ropes Galore Customer Appreciation Team Roping & Barrel Race