Rodeo and Riata

May 9, 2024

Three-time Wrangler National Rodeo Qualifier Jake Cooper knows the importance of horsepower.

Family and Performance Horses

Apr 1, 2024

Luke Jones Performance Horses of Allerton, Iowa is a 3,000-acre ranch owned by Luke and his wife, Erin. The full-time training facility specializing

The Flashy Brown Beauty

Mar 20, 2024

The Samples family, Mike and Donna along with daughter, Micah have been breeding horses for 20 years in Abilene, Kansas. With a pasture full of

Riata's March Newsletter

Feb 20, 2024

THE RIATA BUCKLE CHAMPIONSHIPS is moving to a NEW date, September 25th – 29th, 2024, which should be our new home

Blessed with Success

Feb 19, 2024

Eric and Holly Edwards come from backgrounds in rodeo. Until recently horses had been put on the backburner while they focused efforts on their young

About Those New Stallions!

Feb 15, 2024

The 2024 Riata stallion list has been updated and there were approximately 42 changes from the 2023 list.

Producing Champions at Cowan Ranch

Jan 29, 2024

Each one of Catty Hawk’s foal crops has produced champions. Catty Hawk’s strong foundation results in exceptional performers and with progeny earning

DT Horses Increases Riata Buckle’s Hickory Holly Time 2024 Incentive to $50,000

Jan 22, 2024

DT Horses will pay Riata Buckle ropers winning on Hickory Holly Time offspring some $50,000 in 2024, an increase of $10,000 over its 2023 campaign.


Dec 4, 2023

We just completed a successful second season of the Riata Buckle! The event doubled in size in one year paying out $2.6 million

Ace Ashford and Jade Philipp Win Riata Buckle Jr #10.5

Dec 4, 2023

Teenagers Ace Ashford and Jade Philipp are working to forge their own names in the roping sphere.

Lewis & Davis win $94K in #10.5 Riata Buckle in 2023

Dec 4, 2023

Hez Got Cowboy Cash and Waylon Davis on Reydium Cat won the Riata Buckle #10.5

Cowboy Stuff for Singleton and Jolly Win Riata Buckle #12.5

Dec 4, 2023

Alabama's Tyler Singleton and Colorado's Jesse Jolly wins big at the 2023 Riata Buckle in the $12.5.

Riata #9.5 Winners

Dec 3, 2023

Cody Marx heeling on old-school 2006 model Collen All Chics by Smart Chic Olena takes the win!

Davis & Lovell Get Emotional: Riata #14.5 Win

Dec 2, 2023

On the heels of tragedy, Davis and Lovell make good at Riata Buckle.

Jake Smith and Douglas Rich win the Riata Buckle Pro Futurity

Dec 1, 2023

Douglas Rich jump rides the 5-year-old Hickory Holly Time gelding Time Toget Wreckless to win the Riata Buckle Pro Futurity behind Jake Smith.

Burning Daylight

Nov 13, 2023

“We are burning daylight, Papa John,” 9 -year-old Layton tells her grandpa, John Anderson of the Muleshoe Ranch. John had made the mistake of arriving

Welcome Platinum Trailers

Nov 3, 2023

We are proud to announce Platinum Trailers as the official trailer sponsor of the Riata Buckle!

Riata Buckle 2023 News

Oct 29, 2023

The 2nd Annual Riata Buckle Championship has doubled in size over the last twelve months. A huge thank you to all the stallion owners, team ropers, b


Oct 25, 2023

The Riata Buckle Pro Futurity has been rescheduled to start at 4 p.m. Nov. 2, 2023, one day before originally scheduled.

Online Entries are Still Open

Oct 3, 2023

The deadline for mail in entries ended on October the 2nd, however, ONLINE entries are still open!

Dechra Equine is the Official Veterinary Products Sponsor of the Riata Buckle!

Sep 27, 2023

Dechra Equine is proud to become the Official Veterinary Products Sponsor of the Riata Buckle!

Tinker with Dreams

Sep 20, 2023

To a sold-out crowd on a hot August Saturday night at the South Point Casino, Riata Buckle Stallion, Tinker with Dreams (“Cilantro”) ridden by Dany


Sep 19, 2023

On the website there are downloadable entry forms which allow you to pay for your entries by check. There is also an option to pay with a credit card

Most Added Money in Team Roping History Headed Your Way!

Sep 11, 2023

Team roping has seen added money for years, with a million dollars added at the USTRC’s Cinch National Finals of Team Roping going back all the way

Firing my Reygun

Sep 8, 2023

Zack Frei is a Utah rancher, part of the Claraboys Cattle Company that operates The Dutchman’s Ranch. The Company runs 1000 head of cattle on 500,000

Focused Efforts

Aug 28, 2023

Reid Hockenson has been a Farm Bureau Agent in Southeast Iowa since 2008. His wife, Melanie, works by his side, operating three office locations in t


Aug 23, 2023

Yesterday, August 22, the Riata Buckle made the decision to alter the 2023 format to address concerns ropers were expressing over the #14.5 incentive.

Riata’s NEW Breakaway Plan!

Aug 2, 2023

The problem for Breakaway is pretty universally known. There just has to be a way to better spread the wealth in breakaway than a simple open rodeo

Rockin Oz Ranch

Aug 1, 2023

“People shouldn’t be afraid to pursue their passions and dreams,” says Nate. “The worst day on the ranch is still better than an office job."

Fulton Performance Horses

Jul 19, 2023

Fulton Performance Horses was started by the late Brian Fulton and his wife Lisa with the goal to breed athletic, high-quality horses with the good mi