ANDERSON ARENA — Big Island
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 26 & 27, 2009 9am-3pm
Rick is a roper/ trainer who started on the California rodeo circuit in 1967 – born and raised on a ranch, Rick is a third generation rancher/horseman who credits his father as being the best horseman he has ever met. For over a decade, Rick has called Gainesville, Texas his home and considers himself a roper first, then a horseman.
“The best ropers are really a combination of both. You have to be a good horseman in order to be a good roper once you get to the higher levels of registered ropings. There are a lot of people who can throw a rope, but if you don’t have a good horse, or if you can’t make a good horse, then you are just a roper.”
Rick’s philosophy on personal improvement is not unlike those of any great professional athlete or coach. “Most of the friends I prefer to rope with are better ropers (than I) and compete at a higher level. This is the only way you can learn to be the best.”
Some of Ricks accomplishments include:
• Two time winner of the AQHA Super Horse competition (5 events)
• 99 Reserve Champion – heading and heeling
• 97 World show Champion
• 2001 World Show Champion
• 8x Reserve Champion
• Placed in the top 10 at the World Show every single year since 1994 !
• 2008 winner of 15 shootouts at USTRC regional finals at Waco
• Trainer of the horse who won 2008 World Show Champion in Amateur Heading/Heeling
• Finalist in numerous PRCA, CPRA, CCA and ACTRA ropings
• Rick’s students placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in 2008 World Amateur Heading and Heeling
Cost of the two day clinic is $250. Rick personally guarantees that any level of roper will learn something new.
Learn more about Rick in the August issue of the AQHA Journal.
For registration please call 885-0057 or 987-4052.