Ropers Sports News | September-October 2023

PAGE 16 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2023 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th SU 8:30, Rope 9:30am #13.5 Slide ................ 4 for $60 Handicap Up/Down 1.5 Seconds Number Pick Or Draw — Enter 8 Times #12.5 Pick Or Draw ... 4 for $60 Enter 8 Times #11.5 Pick Or Draw ... 4 for $60 Enter 8 Times 35% Cattle • 5 Second Barrier Info: Scott Perez (661) 305-0399 Presented by Lazy SP Ranch Jackpot Team Roping JPK Arena 9233 Sierra Hwy, Agua Dulce, CA 91390 ★ SPECIAL AWARD ★ TO HIGH POINT HEADER & HEELER OF THE FILLMORE (OCT. 14) & AGUA DULCE (OCT. 15) COMBINED Sponsors: ★ PRIZES TO AVERAGE WINNERS ★ GLOBAL NUMBERS ★ FRESH MEXICAN STEERS California’s Riche$t All Girl Roping... From Page 1 Sadie Grant and Alison Grantham put together four sharp runs to win the All Girl Team Roping. California’s Richest producer Danielle Porteur Johnson awards their Cactus saddles plus much more. – Phil Doyle Photo Blane Strohn and event producer Danielle Porteur congratulate Sage Pearce, winner of the breakaway Fast Time buckle in honor of Blaire Strohn. Blane is Blaire’s brother and was on hand to help with the buckle presentation. – Phil Doyle Photo Ever Pads for providing such an amazing prize line to our contestants, we appreciate your continued support and thank you for the prestigious awards. With such generous sponsors, all contestants also received a California’s Richest ballcap at check-in sponsored by B&S Supply, Crown Sanitation and LubriSyn HA. Thank you to all the sponsors who continue to support us: Winchester Western Wear, Advantage Truss, MY Cars, Lubrisyn HA, B&S Supply, Crown Sanitation, Mane’n Tail, JT Bradley/Bradley Builders, Boot Barn, Cinch, San Benito Roofing Co. Inc., Brent Redmond Transportation, Ram Prop/Java Express, J & S Farms, Pinnacle Flooring, Porteur Ag, BEX, Vineyard Rock, RR Labor, S.O.S Septic, Hollister Optical Eyewear, Anderson Family, Premier Equine Rehabilitation, Eric Brown, Naccarato & Son Bucking Bulls, Wire Works Custom Jewelry, Diaz Liquors, Geoffrey Barry, Premier Equine, Gary Welch Construction, 19th Hole, Graves Construction, Cerrone European, Riding Warehouse, Horse Guard, Charlie 1 Horse, Elk Grove Milling, Best Ever Pads, Cactus Ropes, Cactus Gear, Cactus Saddlery and Ropers Sports News. Many of these businesses have been with us since the beginning of our eight year history and some are new to us too. We can’t thank them enough for supporting this event along with some of the toughest women ropers in the business. We would also like to give some well deserved shoutouts to the people behind the scenes. Elly Leslie and Colleen Enk thank you for being top notch office help and keeping things on task in the office. Big shout out to pro-rodeo announcer Brent Jordan who was the voice of our event this year. Bar G Pro Rodeo Sound made sure the event music and announcements were heard loud and clear in Tres Pinos! We are so grateful that Rob Smets, World Champion Bull Fighter, was also able to join us back in California (just 30 minutes from his hometown) to announce and assist with our WRWC and WCRA partnerships. We brought back Phil Doyle Photography in 2023 and it was such a pleasure to see the event through his lens. If you joined us this year, be sure to check out and support our photographer just like they support our craft. To all our chute help and volunteers, we absolutely cannot run an event this smoothly without you. We appreciate your help in and outside of the arena. Last but not least, thanks to all the women ropers who traveled from all over to join us this year. We had girls enter from Texas to Canada and it means so much to us that even when there’s a bit of travel involved, women ropers from around the country come together to join us in Tres Pinos each year. Be sure you are following us on Facebook and check out our website ( for the latest updates, dates. California’s Richest will continue to grow, refine and rally to align with our mission: Give women ropers the chance to win big on the West Coast by providing exceptional prizes and payouts. If you’re interested in joining our lineup of sponsors, please don’t hesitate to reach out to sponsors@californiasrichest. com Team Ropers. Each lady earned a trophy Cactus saddle sponsored by Advantage Truss and Winchester Western Wear for their average of 40.14 on four head. We’re so proud of our sanctions that get ropers moving on to the next level. We feel so fortunate that California’s Riche$t was a Women’s Rodeo World Championships Qualifier again this year. Congratulations to Liz Hirdes (Pro) and Lauryn Wilson (Challenger) who qualified in the breakaway. Julie Harvey (Pro), Tammy West-White (Pro), Sadie Grant (Challenger) and Alison Grantham (Challenger) earned their qualifications in the team roping. These ladies now have the opportunity to go on to Fort Worth, Texas and compete for part of $750,000. Contestants also had a chance to earn a qualification to the American Rodeo Contender Tournament Event (West) in the breakaway. California’s Richest is roper friendly and we also proudly sanctioned with ACTRA, WCRA, WPRA, and Rope for the Crown to give contestants as many chances to win regardless of what organization they belong to. We’re all about the youth so we couldn’t pass up the chance to partner with our neighbors at Gilroy Rodeo for a special Youth Shoot Out at their event that happens just one week after ours. The top five breakaway ropers from California’s Richest entered the Gilroy Rodeo Friday night rodeo performance for a chance to win $500 added money and a buckle to the fast time winner donated by the Sparling and Anderson families. Madilyn Parsons was the Youth Breakaway Shoot Out Champion with a 3.97 run. We expect to see many more rodeo performances in these ladies’ futures and can’t wait to see all that they do. With checks paid to round winners and special incentives in the Breakaway (17/under and 40/over) as well as the team roping, there was plenty of winnings to go round at California’s Richest. But, we wouldn’t be able to award such great prizes to the talented ropers without our sponsors. We would like to send a sincere appreciation for our partnership with Cactus Ropes, Cactus Saddlery, Cactus Gear, BEX, Charlie 1 Horse, and Best See CALIFORNIA’S RICHE$T On Page 17

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