Some of the top ranch ropers in the country will be coming to Moose Jaw this weekend for the Canadian Ranch Roping Association finals. 

The competition gets underway at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Golden Mile Arena with the first run on the open division. The open division’s second run goes on Saturday afternoon. 

On Sunday at 9 a.m., the novice division will be hitting the arena followed by the final run for the open division in the afternoon. 

Event organizer Ross Smith explains how these ropers qualified for the finals. 

“We have competitions throughout the summer and by attending them you qualify to come and rope at our finals. The finals are an all-draw format,” he said. 

For those who have never seen ranch roping, it is very different from the roping events you would see at a rodeo. 

“It’s where there are three competitors that go out and rope an animal and lay it on the ground. It’s just the way you would do it if you were treating livestock out in the open. It’s judged rather than timed. So, we’re judged on the difficulty of the loops we throw. We also throw some fancy loops,” Smith said. 

Admission for spectators is free of charge. 

You can find out more about the event at the Canadian Ranch Roping Association’s website

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