Earnings Bonus Incentive

Riata Buckle Earnings Bonus Incentive

Advantage: Big-Money Bonus Incentive at the Riata Buckle Championships with no additional entry fee!
Our goal with the Earnings Bonus Incentive is to provide additional opportunities for you to compete on your Riata Buckle rope horses throughout the year, in every state, at events where ropers normally compete. When you compete at any World Series of Team Roping qualification event, World Series PPQ Event, United States Team Roping Championships events, the National Team Roping Finals and the National Team Roping League, those are Earnings ropings that qualify you for the bonus Incentives. All you have to do is register.

If the roping you placed in is listed on Global Handicaps' Time Tracker and you notify Riata Buckle, you have qualified for one of the largest added-money purses of the year. The Earnings season starts December 1 (inclusive of the WSTR Finale) and runs through the Riata Buckle Championships in November of the following year. However, this year's launch will start April 1, through the Riata Buckle Championships in November 2023.

Second Advantage - Your Horse value!
By notifying Riata Buckle of your win, even if something happens and at the last second you can't attend, your horse's earnings from the Earnings Roping will be tracked, increasing your horses' value, the value of their pedigree and the value of the breeding program from which they came. This will help elevate the rope-horse business to the level of the other horse disciplines with the money available to win on these horses

The Riata Buckle Earnings Bonus Incentive Payoff: $100,000

  • Riata Buckle Earnings Bonus Incentive will occur at Riata Buckle within the 12.5 and 10.5 All-Age ropings in Guthrie, Oklahoma, in November. When you won your aggregate check, your horse became eligible for an additional $50,000 in the #12.5 and $50,000 in the #10.5, depending on how many times you won during the year.
  • After winning any aggregate check at WSTR, USTRC, NTR, and NTRL events, you must notify Riata Buckle of the win by using the online form, or by emailing us at Earnings@RiataBuckle.com. Riata Buckle will verify and confirm your win at that time.
  • Riata horses may qualify for up to four Bonus Incentive entries (two in the 10.5 and two in the 12.5) by placing in any Earnings event and any Earnings division listed on Global Handicap's Time Tracker during the roping season. However, whether as a horse or a roper, each may only enter each bonus roping twice on either end.
  • Riata horses qualify for entry as a horse, not as a team.
  • Ropers may qualify multiple Riata Buckle horses, but may only rope in each division twice on either end.

Qualify for the Riata Bonus Incentive with WSTR practice pen qualifiers

  • Ropers roping in the WSTR #10.5, #9.5 and #8.5 divisions of the WSTR may qualify Riata horses by this method.
  • When following the entry procedures of the WSTR PPQ, ropers riding the Riata Buckle horses, after giving their names and ID numbers, must additionally identify the Riata horse with his registered name and registration number; and with the use of the camera, scan face and leg markings of the Riata Horse. WSTR will notify us of winners.
  • Riata horses qualified in this manner may enter up to two times in either the 10.5 and/or 12.5 Bonus Incentives.

2023 Earnings Bonus Incentive Program Qualification Notification Form