The competition features a mounted rider and a calf. The calves are initially moved to a chamber which leads to a chute equipped with spring-loaded doors. The horse and the rider stay in another box which is adjacent to the chute which is commonly referred as the barrier. A rope is attached to the calf’s neck. It is released once when the barrier is opened allowing the calf to head toward the arena. The aim of the roper (rider) is to throw the lasso around the calf’s neck. When the rope is around the neck of the calf, the rider signals the horse to stop suddenly. The end of the rope is attached to the saddle horn by using a string. While the calf moves further, the end of the rope breaks which marks the victory as well as the end of the run.
Sarah is 16 years old will be competing in her 5th and final year of high school rodeo, she competes in barrels, pole bending, goat tying and break away roping. barrels and poles being her favourite events to compete in but loves all her events. She has qualified twice to compete in nationals in Gillette Wyoming, the biggest youth rodeo in the world.
Sarah also competes in the KCRA and has purchased her CCA card for the first time this season. Sarah has qualified for KCRA finals every season and has 2 provincial titles in barrels in the SRCA.
Sarah has had her mount Sabre since she started competing and they have grown into a pretty amazing team!
Sabre has won horse of the year twice. Once barrel horse of the year in the KCRA and also horse of the year in high school rodeo!
Sarah is focused on being accepted into a college in the USA where she could compete in collegiate rodeo.