Thu Aug 30th, 2018
The Southern Ute Drum
This year, the first Tres Rios roping was hosted at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds on Friday, August 17 — Sunday, August 19. The weekend featured a full schedule of ladies breakaway roping, Jr. calf roping and tiedown roping. The ladies breakaway started off with a classic Calcutta auction that allowed the audience to place bids on the ladies competing. Southern Ute tribal member, Kaitlyn Doughty finished the weekend with two qualified spots to compete in the American Rodeo Semi-Finals that will be held in 2019. The Jr. calf roping brought contestants from far and wide to compete and win large payout prizes. To wrap up the weekend, tiedown ropers competed against each other in two rounds, and a short go round that put Shad Mayfield in the first-place spot in the average. Overall, the Tres Rios Roping awarded $43,480 in prizes and money to the winners. They wish to thank all the sponsors, friends and family that made the roping possible!