The Royal Crown Team Roping in Rock Springs, Wyoming, runs August 8 through 14, 2022, with the roping from August 8 through 10. It features team roping for both Royal Crown-eligible horses and others, as well as a 4-and-under, 6-and-under, 8-and-under and Intermediate and Limited divisions.
Monday, August 8, 2022
Rhen Richard and his home-raised One Smart Pistola topped the field in the Zesterra Royal Crown 6-&-Under Open Heading in Rock Springs, Wyoming’s Sweetwater Event Center Monday August 8, 2022.
Richard won third in the first round on One Smart Pistola with a 122.95, worth $500. He also won the third round on her with a 121.62 worth $1,500. He and Denim got $4,720 for the average win, wi a score of 489.22. Full story here. | Full results here.
Cole Davison and The Notorious Spook at the ProRodeos across Canada behind Tate Kirchenschlager, but Davison took a break with the 5-year-old to come across the border and win the Royal Crown Open 6-&-Under Heeling with a 488.86, worth $5,846.00. Full story here. | Full results here.
Intermediate Royal Crown Heading 8-&-Under
Tyler Schaffner on Inderman Ranches’ Starlight Oak 017—a Royal Crown Stallion himself and full brother to 2021 Royal Crown heading and heeling champion American Greed—won the Intermediate heading with a score of 475.27 worth $4,495.00 for the owners, $1,609.00 for the breeder JoAnn Parker and $1,609.00 for the stallion owners. Full results here.
Intermediate Royal Crown Heeling 8-&-Under
JD Gerard and This Mates Smart won $4,205 for their score of 481.29 on four head, plus another $1,522 for the owners of WR This Cats Smart and the same amount for breeders Wagonhound Land and Livestock. Full results.
Limited Royal Crown Heading 8-&-Under
Treston Brazile and Relentless Glory, bred by Treda LLC and owned by the Relentless Remuda, won the Limited Royal Crown Heading 8-&-Under with a score of 473.19, worth $2,800. The 5-year-old mare is by Metallic Cat and out of the Popular Resort Figure mare Z Oh Six, and this is her second Royal Crown title after winning the 6-&-Under Royal Crown in Waco. Full results here.
Limited Royal Crown Heeling 8-&-Under
Miles Baker and the BamaCat son RO Roll Tide Dually were 483.4 on four head to win second in the intermediate and first in the limited heeling, worth $2,800 for the limited win and $3,480 for the Intermediate. Full results.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Tate Kirchenschlager won the 2022 Royal Crown 4-&-Under Heading Futurity in Rock Springs, Wyoming, worth $9,300 for owners Lindsey and Brent Bartlett, plus $1,800 for breeders the Flag Ranch and $1,800 for owners of Royal Crown Sire First Prize Diver. Full story here. | Full results here.
Rhen Richard and CR Woody Be A Dual sealed the deal at high call to win the 2022 Royal Crown 4-&-Under Heeling, worth $8,700 for owner A&C Racing, plus $1,392.00 for the owners of Royal Crown Stallion Woody Be Tuff and $1,392.00 for the horse’s breeders at the Center Ranch.
Royal Crown 8-&-Under Heading
With the help of Dakota Kirchenschlager, Montana’s Britt Williams won the 8-&-Under Heading on his home-raised 2017 gelding Twist Of Style, by Twist Of Colonel out of TCB Just My Style. For his efforts, he won $4,600 plus $1,200 for their own Royal Crown sire Twist of Colonel and $1,200 to Williams’ parents for raising the horse. They picked up another $500 for winning third in Round 3 and $750 for winning second in Round 1, too. Full results.
Royal Crown 8-&-Under Heeling
Andy Holcomb rode Liz Hirdes’ Walkin The Dog to the Royal Crown 8-&-Under Heeling title, worth $4,500 to Hirdes plus $675 to breeders WR DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS LP and owners of Royal Crown Stallion War Bird Dog. Full Results.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Royal Crown 6-&-Under Heading
Rhen Richard picked up his third Royal Crown win of the week in Rock Springs, this time on Chics Magic Corona for $8,280 for A&C Racing plus $1,725 for the Flag Ranch and $1,725 for the owners of the late Royal Crown stallion FuryoftheWind.
Royal Crown 6-&-Under Heeling
J.D. Yates battled back with his last bullet of the week to claim the Royal Crown 6-&-Under Heeling title on the buckskin stallion Probably A Shiner, owned and raised by client Mike VanEgdom. The win—which bested the field of top heelers like Cole Davison and Dakota Kirchenschlager, was worth $9,750 for the owner, plus $1,935 for the breeder and $1,935—all VanEgdom. Full results coming soon here.