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Hot Spot: Arizona Rope Horse Events, Winter 2024
Arizona's rope-horse hot spots.

With two futurities and an American Quarter Horse Association show in Arizona in February and March and plenty of horse sales to go around, the state has become the epicenter of the rope horse world in the winter. 

Trevor Brazile’s family is building a place there for a winter hangout with room for the entire Relentless Remuda, and the Richards’ A&C Racing and Roping facility is top-notch, too. Dean Tuftin also built a state-of-the-art facility there, with easy access to get to all of the ropings and horse shows.

Here are the rope-horse hot spots for the winter of 2024: 

Cole Davison

Royal Crown

Produced by Matt Zancanella and Levi O’Keeffe

Dates: Feb. 7–21, 2024 (Roping will either be Feb. 7–11 OR Feb. 19–21. Check website for details.) 

Location: Buckeye

More info:

Formats: 6-&-Under Heading and Heeling, All-Ages Heading and Heeling, 4-&-Under Heading and Heeling, Semi-Pro sidepots, Intermediate Heading and Heeling, Limited sidepot

2023 Payout:
$376,000 (owner payout)
$54,752 (stallion payout)
$54,752 (breeder payout) 

Miles Baker

American Rope Horse Futurity Association’s Sun Circuit

Produced by Jay and Lindsay Wadhams

Dates: March 4–5, 2024

Location: Scottsdale 

More info:

Formats: 6-&-Under Heading and Heeling, 4-&-Under Heading and Heeling, Intermediate sidepot, Limited sidepot, Non-Pro Heading and Heeling

2023 Payout:
$207,000 with $35,000 added

Steve Orth

AQHA Sun Circuit

Produced by Arizona Quarter Horse Association

Dates: March 4–6, 2024

Location: Scottsdale

More info:

Formats: Senior Heading and Heeling, Junior Heading and Heeling, Amateur Heading and Heeling

2023 Payout:
Option jackpot with AQHA points classes
Royal Crown Feb. 7–21
(Either 7-11 or 19-21)

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