We searched the industry for what every team roper and barrel racer wants to find under their Christmas tree, and we brought it all together here. Share this with your friends and family so you all get what you want Christmas morning.
VenTECH Elite Sports Medicine Boot
Now with VenTECH technology, the Elite Sports Medicine Boot is lightweight and multi-layered with a ventilated, limestone-based neoprene exterior and UltraShock lining. Ventilated neoprene conforms to your horse, allows heat and moisture to escape, and keeps your horse cool, comfortable and performing at its best. The boot provides 360 degrees of protection, safeguarding the cannon bone, tendons and soft tissue, and is proven to absorb over 26% of energy from hoof impact. The uniquely designed suspensory strap stretches with each stride, allowing full ankle movement and helping to eliminate hyperextension of the fetlock. The distinctive angle of this strap guarantees proper application, ensuring the boot provides maximum protection.
Special deal: Buy a pair of Sports Medicine Boots between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 and receive a free pair of Ballistic Bell Boots.
More info: $94.95;?www.profchoice.com
Every feature of the CSI Saddle Pad system is designed with your horse’s comfort and performance in mind. The system works with all types of saddles, including traditional tree saddles, flex panel and treeless saddles. At the heart of the system is the revolutionary CSI Flex-Plate. First and foremost, this in-pad plate increases the contact area of the bars in your saddle. This spreads the pressure of the saddle and the rider’s weight out over a larger area that in turn reduces or eliminates pinch and pressure points. The CSI Saddle Pad can help resolve problems related to saddle fit and promote better performance, no matter what type of riding you do.
More info: $350 (standard); csipads.com
X Series Ultimate Performance Pad
TheX Series Ultimate Performancepad by Reinsman is constructed with a top layer of 100% wool, hand-woven Navajo blanket. A 3/4″ orthopedic memory felt, combined with a Tacky Too bottom, go against the horse. The pad is designed to keep pressure off the spine and allow additional airflow along the horse’s back. The Tacky Too is breathable, non-slip, and non-sweat absorbing. Horses’ hair will not adhere to the pad, making it a low-maintenance, long-lasting choice. 34″x36″.
More info: $173; reinsman.com
Straight Time Stirrups (STS) offers 8 sizes of made in the USA stirrups so that everyone in the family can have a set of their own. Straight Time Stirrupsare available in the following sizes: youth, barrel, jr. roper, cow horse, roper/trail, deep roper, packer/over-size and narrow top. They range in size from youth stirrups at 4″ wide and 4.25″ tall to the packer/over-size at 6 3/8″ wide and 6 3/4″ tall. Stirrups are available in burnished, polished, satin nickel, satin copper, powder coated, leather covered and custom-hand engraved.
More info: Prices start at $69.99; straighttimestirrups.com
SMx H.D. (Heavy-Duty) Air Ride Saddle Pads
These Heavy Duty SMx Air Ridepads from Professional’s Choice have a ?-inch breathable core and hand woven 100% wool Navajo blanket top. Heavy-Duty SMx Air Ride core protects the horse’s back from pressure. 100% merino wool lining helps wick away moisture and conforms to the horse for maximum comfort. Heavy-Duty Air Ride absorbs shock that could affect the performance of the horse. SMx Air Ride Saddle Pads are available in a variety of special sizes, shapes and color combinations.
Special deal: Buy between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 and receive $25 off the retail price.
More info: $179.95-$249.95; www.profchoice.com
Wrap N Ride Sports Medicine Boots
Wrap N Ride boots byBar-Fare a great option for everyday use since they are an easy-on, easy-off design, lightweight and conform snugly to the horse’s leg, keeping dirt and debris out. Because of their flexible design, they also allow complete freedom of movement for the horse fetlock area and won’t interfere with the leg’s natural action. They come in a universal size that will fit 90% of horses because of its wide range of adjustability. Bar-F carries them in Black, White, Red, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Neon Pink, Neon Green, Sky Blue and Purple.
More info: $69;horseboots.com
Just in time for holiday shopping, Cactus Saddlery has a special selection of 18 hand-crafted, fancy team roping saddlesin stock while they last. Normally only available as custom orders that require additional creation time, these saddles feature a variety of popular looks that range from traditional to modern. All are exquisite in the detailing and workmanship.
Take advantage of this limited holiday offer from Cactus Saddlery in two steps:
1. Go to cactussaddlery.com to find the selection and an authorized retailer near you.
2. Contact the retailer and request that they order the in-stock team roper for you.
More info: Price based on individual retailers; cactussaddlery.com
Saddles made for the athlete. This is the goal of Cowboy Classic Saddlery:to make sure that the horse is able to perform at its best. Custom saddles made to order. If you are in their area, they will custom fit your horse at no extra charge.
More info: Starting at $750; cowboyclassicsaddlery.com
Josey Ultimate Renegade Ty Mitchell Edition
This great looking saddle was designed withTeam Josey barrel instructor Ty Mitchell. Built on the Josey Ultimate tree, it provides a dished center pocket seat to keep you balanced, in correct position, and in stride with your horse. A 4″ forward slanted horn helps you push down into the turn, and pull up coming out of the turn. Free swing, forward hung stirrup leathers help keep your feet in front of you, with wide aluminum rubber grip stirrups for balance. The close-contact skirt shape is cut out under your leg to keep you close to your horse for precise cueing. Beautiful floral tooling, Apache-leather seat, silver-laced cantle, and unique iron and copper conchos add to the appeal of this great saddle.
Available in antique (shown) or regular oil finishes, 13 ?”-17″ seat sizes, and Regular or Wide tree. Matching tack available.
More info: $2,350; circley.com
Clay Tryan Signature Series Roping Saddle
Made in the USA and designed byReinsman to Clay Tryan’s specifications, this is a hand-made, hand-tooled Montana flower in walnut leather roping saddle. It’s made with 100%-wool sheepskin lining, and comes standard with roper back cinch. It’s shown with upgraded optional silver burst conchos and back cinch buckle. Upgraded seat is shown in elephant hide. Other seat options are available. Seat sizes 14″-16″. The saddle is built on a wood fiberglass-covered tree with 10-year warranty and original DM bars. Rigging-7/8 position with stainless steel dees. It comes with 3″ deep-roper, hand-tooled stirrups.
More info: (800) 548-2487;reinsman.com
Ariat’s M3 offers dark-wash cotton that’s hand-sanded with whiskers and pocket grinding for a soft, comfortable feel. Relaxed fit through the waist, thighs, and knees. Lower-rise waist with straight leg cut. Classic stitching on back pockets and extra deep front pockets. The M4 comes in a medium-tinted wash denim that’s tough yet comfortable. Hand-sanded, whiskered and ground for softness. Stylish cross piecing on back pockets and deep front pockets. Relaxed through the waist, hips and thighs, with a low-rise waist and fashion boot cut leg.
More info: $59.95 (M3), $69.95 (M4); ariat.com
HOOey Athletics Hoodie and Big League Baseball Tee
Made from high-quality, 100% cotton, this super-soft and super-comfortable unisex HOOey Athletics Hoodieis lightweight with an athletic feel. The sleeves are even long enough to rope in, for both men and women. The women’s Big League Baseball Teewith 3/4-sleeves is super comfortable with a relaxed fit. The burnout is 100% cotton.
More info: $49.99 (hoodie), $34.99 (tee);?getyourhooey.com
Men’s Ranchero Boots
The premium full-grain leather foot and shaft sports high-amp color and metallic cross detail, but the Ranchero by Ariat doesn’t forsake performance for looks. ATS technology, Veg Tan leather outsole and leather-lined shaft assure this boot is comfortable and durable until the final encore.
More info: $249.95; ariat.com
Rock 47 Skeleton Wash Knit and Wrangler Premium Patch Collection Booty Up Jeans
Wrangler’s 100-percent cotton, V-neck, long-sleevedRock 47 Skeleton Wash Knittee adds a little bling to your look with subtle studs on its front. Pair with Wrangler’s Premium Patch Collection’s Booty Up jeans with under-sewn seams, slanted side darts and repositioned back pockets that visually lift the seat in American Royal wash for a polished look.
More info: $46 (tee), $64 (jeans); wranglerwestern.com
Cinch White Label Jeans and Quilted Jacket
The White Labeljean from Cinch just keeps getting better. The new dark rinse on the favorite White Label adds a little more color to the Label’s already stellar line-up. Next, throw on the poly-fill jacket from Cinch. The quilted style ensures maximum warmth and the cool grey fabric with yellow accents ensures maximum looks.
More info: $90 (jeans), $120 (jacket); cinchjeans.com
The Best of the West package from Double R Ranch Co., a tribute to renowned photographer of the American West David Stoecklein, includes a signed copy of “Photographing the West,” as well as Stoecklein’s favorite Double R Ranch Co. cut, a 2-pound “Cowboy Chop” (a bone-in ribeye chop). This exclusive gift includes free premium shipping, recipe suggestions and a custom cooler box.
More info: $125; ?thedoublerranch.com
Silver Filigree Three-Piece Buckle Set
Thisbuckle set fromMontana Silversmiths is a proud American-made set featuring Western hand-engraved filigree and beaded accents.
More info: $120; montanasilversmiths.com
Legends of the West Collector’s Edition
From the editors of American Cowboy, this special edition leads with John Wayne and includes the West’s most epic personalities. Contents include The Top 25 Legends of the West, the Ode to the Cowgirl, the History of the Singing Cowboy, an illustrated map of Cowboy America, and lots of rodeo greats.
More info: $13.99;horsebooksetc.com
This book will be a one-of-a-kind tribute to generations of PRCA Cowboys and their families. This unique collection of recipes, photos and storieswill give you an inside look at some special memories of celebrations passed down from generations of cowboys and cowgirls who blazed our rodeo trails to the sons, daughter, husbands and wives that are reaching new heights in professional rodeo right now.
Featuring rodeo greats such as the DeMoss Brothers, the Cooper family, the Branquinho family, the Beers boys, Don Gay, Clay O’Brien Cooper and the Tryan family.
Special deal: A portion of every book sold will be donated to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.
More info: $24.95;bringemonhome.com
Fast Back Ropesare known for having body and action?sometimes to the degree that lower-numbered ropers aren’t comfortable with them. In response to that, chief rope maker at Fast Back, Al Benson, created the Natural. The Natural touted a slightly deader feel and accentuated tip feel?and it became very popular.
However, Fast Back sensed that consumers were interested in a rope somewhere in between and that’s how the Redline is different. It combines the feel of the Natural in a smaller and lighter rope.
The four-strand is, obviously, red in color. The head rope is 31 feet long and comes in XXS, XS, S, MS lays. The heel version is 35 feet long and comes in S, MS, M, HM.
More info: $41 (head) $43 (heel); fastbackropes.com
The Jakesteer, by Rope-O-Matic, is life size, comes with three sets of horns and can be adjusted for three different looks for the perfect practice. Used and endorsed by Jake Barnes, who is known for his hours spent roping the dummy each week. Made of heavy-duty plastic with carpet and handles for easy handling.
More info: $279.95, plus $50 shipping; rope-o-matic.com
The BONES from Heel-O-Maticis the most realistic heading dummy?on the market.? Designed with perfect dimensions, you’ll get full curl practice sessions with no tipping or sliding.?Unique base inserts let you add challenge to your practice session by?raising, lowering or tipping the head. Each BONES comes with a horn wrap for a natural feel and three sets of horns for varied practice lengths:? 19″, 28″ and 33″, or leave the horns off for a 14″ spread ideal for calf and breakaway ropers.?The BONES is available in brown, black, blue, yellow, pink or purple. Kids love them, too!
More info: $325, plus $75 shipping; heelomatic.com
The Hurricane and the?El Dorado
The El Dorado by Callaway Ropes is a yellow four-strand heel rope. It is made of poly and nylon. The poly that is used in this rope is brand new to the team roping industry. This rope has good tip weight and great balance. Callaway touts it as possibly the best rope the company has made yet.
The Hurricane by Callaway Ropes is a super scant, four-strand head rope. It is made of nylon and two kinds of poly. This gives the rope weight without being too big in your hand. The Hurricane is good in all kinds of arena conditions.
More info: $40 (El Dorado), $38 (Hurricane); callawayropes.comSWR