BIG LOOP EVENT RULES:
There shall be 2 time keepers, 2 field
judges and starter.
There will be a 60 second time limit
until five places are established,
and then the fifth place time will become the new time limit.
in this event will be inspected
and objectionable ones will be removed.
Saddle horns must be dry mule hide or latigo wrapped only.
Contestants come from behind the
and the barrier will trip at the shoulder of the horse.
There will be a 15 second penalty for broken
The contestant coming from
behind the barrier box must take the first shot.
The front footer has to start from the other box.
The front footer shall not cross the designated
red posts in the arena
ahead of the stock or a 15 second penalty will be assessed.
The team will be disqualified
if for any reason either contestant
becomes separated from his/her own mount.
Stock belongs to ropers after clearing
the chute gate
regardless of what happens with one exception;
if the stock gets out of the arena, the flag will
and time will be stopped.
Each contestant will be allowed to carry only one rope.
Each team is allowed 2 loops.
Loops must contain 20 feet of rope. Each contestant will have their loop
measured and marked by an official
If either contestant, header or front footer, drops their rope
before they receive time, they will
ALL QUALIFIED CATCHES WILL HAVE THEIR LOOPS REMEASURED
Time will be taken when rope comes tight around both
Ropers do not have to face stock
the contestant roping the front feet does not have to dally.
Stock must be standing up when roped by
head or front feet..
Stock must not be handled
roughly at any time and
ropers will be disqualified if in the opinion of the field judge
intentionally done so.
In accordance with Oregon Senate Bill 835,
any "intentional tripping" will result
in immediate disqualification.
Any stock injury will result in immediate disqualification.
These rules will be strictly enforced.
The following are legal catches in this order:
1. Clean catch around the neck (A clean catch is around
the neck only).
front feet on the front catch. (A clean feet catch is both front feet only).
Any other catches will result in disqualification.
ALL DECISIONS WILL BE LEFT UP TO THE JUDGES.