im Brinkman, the manager of the Pitzer Ranch in Ericson, Nebraska, has been with the legendary ranch his entire life, and he’s played an instrumental role in the ranch’s success in the team roping world.
He’s a seasoned horseman and roper himself and has been involved in every aspect of the ranch’s operation, from breeding and raising horses to training and competing on them.
In this episode, Brinkman shares his insights on the Pitzer Ranch’s history, its breeding program and its focus on producing top-quality performance horses for the team roping and ranch rodeo markets. He also talks about his personal journey in the team roping world and his experiences working with some of the top ropers and trainers in the industry—and how stallion incentives like the Riata Buckle and Royal Crown are reshaping the rope horse game on the heels of the American Rope Horse Futurity Association’s explosive growth.
In addition to his role at the Pitzer Ranch, Jim is also promoting the upcoming Pitzer Ranch Spring Sale, which is set to take place on April 22. He gives us a sneak peek into what buyers can expect at the sale and highlights some of the standout horses that will be offered.
Whether you’re a team roper, a rancher or just a horse lover, this episode is sure to provide valuable insights and inspiration. So tune in to The Team Roping Journal’s The Score Podcast and join us for a conversation with Jim Brinkman of the Pitzer Ranch.