BREAKING DOWN THE BREAKAWAY
By Jordan Jo Fabrizio and Ken Amorosano
One of the brightest advances for women in the sport of rodeo is breakaway roping.
LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Cowgirls have an opportunity like never before.
WANT TO DO THIS?
You'll need a performance horse You'll need a rope You'll need training
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The contestant has a rope tied fast to her saddle horn.
Upon entering the “box” and backing into position, she nods for the release of her calf.
The calf gets a head start, so the roper must not break the barrier.
CATCH THE CALF!
Roping the calf, she brings her horse to a quick stop, causing the rope to break away.
This dramatic break away action exposes the flag, alerting the arena judge to stop the clock.
The fastest time wins.
WHERE TO BREAK AWAY
WHERE TO BREAKAWAY ASSOCIATIONS Women’s Professional Rodeo Association - WPRA - wpra.com World Champions Rodeo Alliance - WCRA - wcrarodeo.com BREAKAWAY SCHOOLS Rope Like A Girl - Lari Dee Guy - larideeguy.com Jackie Hobbs-Crawford - No Limits Clinics - jackiecrawfordroping.com Josey Ranch Breakaway Roping Clinic - joseywesternstore.com NRS Ranch Clinics - nrsranch.com Follow Jordan Jo Fabrizio on Facebook @jordanjofabrizio and on Instagram @jordanjo.fabrizio