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WRPA Breakaway Roping

woman on horseback roping calf

Watch the women's roping competition every night at the Horse Heaven Round-Up.

Breakaway roping is a variation of calf roping where a calf is roped, but not thrown and tied. It is the only other all women's event, besides the barrel racing. It is a very fast-paced event in which the roper gives the calf a head start, then ropes the calf. After roping the calf, she stops her horse, the rope breaks away from the saddle horn and the calf runs free down the arena.
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