Sunday, February 27, 2011

Next Big Roping!! George Strait Classic.......

 -- The 29th Annual George Strait Team Roping Classic (GSTRC) is scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, March 11 & 12, 2011 at the San Antonio Rose Palace in San Antonio, Texas. The event, which originated as a small family roping by George and his brother Buddy in 1982, has grown into the most prestigious open Team Roping competition in the country. The GSTRC has become the premiere open in the sport with hundreds of thousands of dollars up for grabs each year.

The GSTRC consistently attracts the biggest names in the sport each year including past GSTRC champions Jake Long, Coleman Proctor, Brad Culpepper, Jake Barnes, Speed Williams, Rich Skelton, Tyler Magnus, Clay O'Brien Cooper, Allen Bach, Matt Tyler, Nick Sartain and Jhett Johnson.

The GSTRC is not just for the big names however. As an open roping, ropers of all levels may compete alongside each other for a chance at the big winnings. In 2010, nearly 500 teams competed for nearly $700,000 in cash and prizes. Heeler Jake Long and Header Coleman Proctor walked away with the Champions title along with $79,815 each. In addition to the cash, they each won a custom painted GSTRC Championship Chevy Silverado Dually from Cavender Chevrolet (Boerne, TX), a Strait X-treme horse slant trailer from Bruton Trailers and Twister saddles from Tractor Supply.

'We run that steer thousands of times and to come out here and do this in front of all these people and for this much money, well there just isn’t a better stage for team roping,” admits 2010 winner Proctor. 'Whether you are a fan, a part-timer, do it for fun or make a living at it there’s nothing better than this.”

'The most gratifying thing about putting on the GSTRC comes when we present the awards to the winners,' said Strait. 'The looks on their faces, the excitement and their words of appreciation make all the hard work worth every minute.'

All ropers will participate on Friday, March, 11th for cash and prizes. Following Friday's competition, the top 50 teams will come back for the final three rounds on Saturday, March 12th. Entry fee for the 29th annual George Strait Team Roping Classic will be $1000 per team. Each roper will have the opportunity to enter up to three times with different partners.

Sponsors include Hill Country Tractor, Kioti Tractor and Bill Miller Bar-B-Q.

For complete details go to

New Roping Horses at the Williams Ranch!!

Here at the Williams Ranch we have two new roping horses!! "Deone" Formerly "Red" is our new my new head horse. I will be working with him and getting him ready for the George Strait Roping coming up. I have posted video of my pre-purchase evaluation on Deone as well as several practice sessions I had with Marty Becker to see if Deone would be a candidate.

"Big and Rich" is our new heel horse...... with my Mom and Wife both heeling we need extra heel horses around and this horse is pretty nice. He needs a little work on his stop and in the corner, he can get a little lost some times, and I found out he had a little quirk.....he doesn't care for his front leg to be roped! So before I put the girls one him, I will get him desensitized. I have posted several videos of practice session with Big and Rich and will have more coming. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

2 12 2011 Wildfire Roping Open Short Round


header blue

USTRC Health Notice 
USTRC has had communication with the Texas Animal Health Commission and they have notified USTRC as producers of the South Texas Championships to be held March 3-6, 2011 that they will be on site to check current Coggins papers (Coggins test within the last 12 months) on all horses entering the premises.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuley's Truck Roping

This weekend in Glen Rose Texas, Tuley Productions is putting on a Truck Roping! They are giving away 5 Trucks!! Here is a little more info on this super roping!! Or visit

Thursday, February 10, 2011 tips!