I always thought the term “goat roper” referred to a type of dress/mentality/interests in life. My youngest referred to himself as a goat roper when he was in high school. I guess because he wore cowboy boots, drove a pickup, preferred “Mudd’n” to sports. Last week I found out that there is actually an event at National Western Stock Show 2018 that is called “Goat Rope’n”. Who knew?!?
Actually, it is an event sponsored by the Denver Chamber of Commerce which raises $30,000 to $35,000 which provides the funds for the Chamber to bid on a steer at NWSS 2018 which is part of the scholarship program. I really didn’t know what to expect when I was assigned the photography assignment but it was immensely enjoyable and entertaining!
Goats kind of do what they want, not what the goat wrangler wants! The event does involve more than goats however. There are several events that a teams of four participate in and earn a cumulative score for their team. Anything goes most of the time! Beer guzzling, barrel (or cone) racers on stick horses were timed and the fastest relay team earned points for their team. Same goes with pig wrestling and the cow patty toss.
Just a few pictures from the event:
Next year I may decide to put my own team together!