1. Prestige Roping Saddle
On every roper’s Christmas list this year is this team roping saddle by Cactus Saddlery. Ridden by Jake Long and Clay O’Brien Cooper, the lightweight Prestige—only 40 pounds—comes with a lifetime warranty on Cactus’ handmade, fiberglass-covered wood tree, and is designed to help your horse do his job to the best of his ability. If you prefer not to have a slick saddle when you’re roping, you’ll love the roughout design.
More info: $3,250; cactussaddle.com
2. Retro Denim Jacket
A denim jacket never goes out of style and works great paired with your favorite dress and cowboy boots or as an extra layer during chilly days at the barn. This classic Wrangler jean jacket is blanket-lined for extra warmth and is cut with premium denim, meaning it’s going to keep its shape no matter how much you wear it.
More info: $119; wrangler.com
3. Fashion Hat
Including a statement piece—like this High Desert hat from Charlie 1 Horse—is a great way to elevate your NFR look and stand out from the crowd. Mix it up from your regular cowboy-hat look and pair with your favorite Western outfits.
More info: $130; charlie1horsehats.com
4. Comfortable Footwear
During the NFR, you’re bound to spend long days on your feet, whether it’s to wander the halls of Cowboy Christmas, or check out some of the nightlife happening throughout the event. On days you know you’re going to be on your feet for long periods of time, swap out your cowboy boots for Twisted X’s full-grain leather driving mocs to make navigating Las Vegas a breeze.
More info: twistedx.com
5. Relentless Button-Down
Designed with ropers in mind, Trevor Brazile’s Relentless Ariat line has been a hit at the NFR for a couple of years now. This wrinkle-resistant, classic-fit shirt gives a nice pop of color thanks to the contrasting cuff, collar band and interior, and the roper gusset allows you to have full range of motion when you’re roping.
More info: $60; ariat.com