Ropers at the 2020 ARHFA World Championship. * Photo by Molly Montag

RESULTS: ARHFA Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo took place in Texas from February 27 through March 17 and hosted judged roping sanctioned by the American Rope Horse Futurity Association (ARHFA). As team roping continues to outgrow any other Western Performance Horse event, the futurity ropings are growing in popularity. They give ropers an opportunity to season young horses before heading to rodeos or jackpots and judge horses based on the proper execution of the roping run, not just speed.

Over March 14-15 spectators witnessed many offspring by top Western Performance Horse sires perform in the roping pen being ridden by the best of the best. Young, syndicated stallion, The Darkk Side took home yet another heading championship.

Futurity Heading

Place/ Horse (Sire x Dam x Dam’s Sire)/ Rider/ Owner/ $$$

1/ The Darkk Side (Once In A Blu Boon x DT Sugar Chex Whiz x Shiners Lena Chex)/ Miles Baker/ The Darkk Side Syndicate / $10,360

2/ SJR Bet He Sparks (Bet Hesa Cat x CD Sparkle x CD Olena)/ Tate Kirchenschlager/ Belo Wiley/ $8,140

3/ Stylin Bill (Stylin Cat x Billie Sue Canoso x Little Canoso)/ Miles Baker / Relentless Remuda / $6,290

4/ Bet Hesa Smooth Cat (Bet Hesa Cat x SDP Quiverin Step x Wimpys Little Step) Joseph Harrison / Katherine Joos/ $4,440

5/  Sweet But Psycho (Catty Hawk x Gar Bella Lena x Duals Blue Boon)/ Coy Rahlmann / Ben Jordan / $3,330

6/ Midnight Patron (Dual Patron x Circle Bar Gypsy x Starlights Gypsy)/ Clay Lewis/ Clay Lewis / $2,590

7/ DCC Fools Gold (Metallic Echo x  DCC Smooth Sugar x CJ Goldrush)/ Tate Kirchenschlager/ Dasco Cattle Co./ $1,850

Futurity Heeling

Place/ Horse (Sire x Dam x Dam’s Sire)/ Rider/ Owner/ $$$

1/ Pride And Joyy (Stevie Rey Von x  Fun N Fancy Free x Peptoboonsmal)/ Jeremy Buhler/ Relentless Remuda & Solo Select & Kaleb Terlip/ $11,155

2 Rockk Star (Peptoboonsmal x Aristocratic Star x High Brow Cat)/ Hunter Koch/ JD and/ or Lindsey McGuire/ $8,730

3/ CR Better be Tuff (Woody Be Tuff x Calie Del Rey x Dual Rey)/ Joseph Harrison/ Darren & Tara Johnson/ $7,275

4/ The Notorious B I G (CD Lights x DT Sugar Chex Whiz x Shiners Lena Chex) Billie Jack Saebens)/ Southern Ranches/ $5,335

5/ Its Metallic (Magneticat x  Freckled Catto Kitty x Catto Boy)/ John Philipp/ John M Philipp/ $4,365

6/ DF Bet Hesa Legend (Bet Hesa Cat x Gunna Be A Legend x Little Lenas Legend)/ Billie Jack Saebens/ Patrick Gideon/ $3,880

7/ Roll Your Nickles (Shiners Nickle x Tootsie Rey x Dual Rey) Cade Rice/ Logan & Garrett Krone/ $3,395

8/ Canteburys Cherrey (Cantebury Cat x Cherrey x Dual Rey)/ Hunter Koch/JD and/ or Lindsey McGuire/ $2,425

9/TK Dangerousdynamite (Light My Dynamite x My Lil Ms Dangerous x Sweet Lil Pepto)/ Hunter Koch/ Tydaniel Haller/ $1,940