Ariat WSTR Finale Pays Out $16M+

In 2022, the Ariat WSTR Finale XVI exceeded payout predictions by $2 million. It is now the world's fourth richest equine event.

CMA Award Winner and roper Cody Johnson sings the National Anthem while trick rider Madison MacDonald presents the American flag at the 2022 Ariat WSTR Finale ahead of the #11.5 Gold Buckle Beer Finale. | Jennings Photography

In November 2022, the Ariat WSTR Finale office estimated payouts at the 16th Finale to be $14 million. By the time the dust settled in Las Vegas, though, the Ariat World Series of Team Roping association paid out more than $16 million to ropers competing at the South Point. That moves the Ariat WSTR Finale from the fifth richest equine event in the world to the fourth—jumping ahead of Australia’s TAB Everest turf race.

“That moves the Finale from the 5th richest equine event in the world to the 4th…”


American Rodeo Open Finale
#15.5 Zesterra Qualifier
#14.5 Bloomer Qualifier
#14.5 Priefert Finale
#13.5 Bloomer Qualifier
#13.5 Lubrisyn Finale
#12.5 Ariat Finale
#11.5 Yeti Heartland Finale
#11.5 Gold Buckle Beer Finale
#10.5 Cowboy Tack Finale
#9.5 Ariat Finale
#8.5 Fay Ranches Finale
Outside Super Qualifiers
#7 Cactus Finale

Full Results: Ariat WSTR Finale XVI

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