The Northeast Oklahoma Ranch Roping Association was founded in 2008 by Iain Davis and Ryan & Rebecca Brand, as a means of promoting reata-style roping in the area. The directors are all working ranch cowboys, cowgirls, or buckaroos, and know the benefits of practical roping skills for low-stress cattle care. We have tried to organize a group of like-minded people who truly care about the humane treatment of stock, and who wish to learn, improve and practice with one another.
Roping can be recreational without being neglectful of either the horses or the cattle. It can be competitive based on doing it well, rather than just doing it fast. Good horsemanship, roping, cattle handling, and good, smooth groundworking skills can all be judged - this is the goal for the Ranch Roping competition.
We welcome any and all who wish to join us for friendly competition and exchange of ideas and methods. Just about anyone with a horse and a rope can learn to do this if they really have the desire. All it takes is dedication and practice. It is our hope that this approach to roping and to working cattle in general will grow in support and participation in this area. We currently have participants from Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri and meet once a month. Come join us for a day of roping. Practice your fancy loops, teach us some, and learn some new ones yourself.
NEORRA News & Updates - March 2013
This website last updated 8 April 2013.