Get ready to experience one of the most exciting rodeo events around: breakaway roping! In this variation of calf roping, the calf is roped but not thrown and tied. It’s just the rider and the calf, with the clock ticking down. The calves are moved one at a time through narrow runs leading to a chute with spring-loaded doors. The rider and horse wait anxiously in the box next to the chute, ready to burst out and lasso that calf.
Once the rope is around the calf’s neck, the rider signals the horse to stop suddenly, and the rope is tied to the saddle horn with a string. When the calf hits the end of the rope, the string breaks, marking the end of the run. It’s a race against time, and the fastest run wins!
Breakaway roping is a must-see event at rodeos across the country, and Arlee, Montana is no exception. Come experience the thrill of breakaway roping at the Arlee Rodeo, where you can cheer on the talented cowgirls as they compete for the top prize. With events for all ages and skill levels, the Arlee Rodeo is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves the excitement and tradition of rodeo. Don’t miss out on the action – plan your visit to Arlee today!