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J.D. Yates


Time to Change? J.D. Yates Talks Old-School vs. New-School Starts

Is it time for J.D. Yates to change his horsemanship? He thinks maybe so.

Team Roping News

J.D. Yates Retains Hot Streak in Rapid City

J.D. Yates and Peppys Stylin Lena handily won the average at the Badlands Bits and Spurs 5-6-year-old maturity.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Wade Riding High on J.D. Yates’ Iconic Buckskin YY

Tyler Wade sits in the top five in the PRCA world standings aboard a hidden gem of a horse in J.D. Yates' handy gelding Buckskin YY.

"The Score" Podcast

2021 Rope Horse Market Outlook (PART 3): Season 4, Episode 3

In Episode 3 in our series on the horse market, we talk to Trevor Brazile, Lari Dee Guy, J.D. Yates and Jann Parker about the trends and challenges facing the breakaway horse market.

"The Score" Podcast

2021 Rope Horse Market Outlook (PART 2): Season 4, Episode 2

J.D. Yates, Lari Dee Guy, Bert McGill and Dean Tuftin analyze the supply and demand forces at work in the team roping industry, and they explain how they're wading their way through the market in 2021.

Rope Horses

Yates’ ‘In The Nic of Shine’ Slides Into Top Spot as Heel Horse of 2020 BFI

Trey Yates' 14-year-old gelding Tux has been a family staple for a decade. At this year's BFI, ropers took notice.


Size Matters: Insights on Head Horse Size

Read on for insights from the winningest headers of all time.

Team Ropers

Let’s Hear It For The NFR Switch Enders

Seven cowboys have qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, both in the heading and heeling.

Team Ropers

Roping and Showing: Brazilian Heeler Lincoln Figueiredo

Whether he’s home in his native Brazil or here in America, Lincoln Figueiredo ropes all day every day. Heeling is his favorite—he’s an 8.5 on the back side—but he’s packed all kinds of roping into a very full 46 years. Figueiredo lives in Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, Brazil, with his wife, Marina, and baby girl, also Marina.

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