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

The Black Stallion

Jul 11, 2023

When you start looking at the Riata Buckle stallions, they all seem to get buttonholed pretty quickly. It gets a little murky when you start listening

Pure Dedication

Jun 16, 2023

Inaugural year Riata Buckle Stallion, Aint Seen Nothin Yet (Smart N Famous by Dash Ta Fame) has been booked full since last September.

Riata Inks First Incentive Sponsorship With Hickory Holly Time

Jun 7, 2023

The Riata Buckle has signed its very first horse sponsorship with DT Horses and Hickory Holly Time. The Hickory Holly Time Incentive will include $40,

Midwest Agri rebrands bagged products!

Jun 5, 2023

Midwest Agri is thrilled to announce the rebrand of their bagged products to Unbeetable Feeds!

100X Equine is the Official Supplement Sponsor

Jun 1, 2023

Riata Buckle Welcomes 100X Equine as Our Official Supplement Sponsor!

A Second Chance

May 22, 2023

Dr. Bruggen and Jason take pride in their Riata Buckle stallion, Smooth Ivory. The flashy buckskin stallion is by $2 million dollar sire, A Smooth Guy

A Keen Eye for Exceptional Horses

May 16, 2023

“They say you’re lucky to have one really good horse in your life,” says Joe Spitz. “And we’ve been fortunate enough to have several.”

Where Two Dynamos Meet

May 12, 2023

Julie Castaneda has several different business ventures. She and Phil, her husband, have 10 kids, ranging in ages from 17 to 41. Their 40-acre ranch

Fiesta Time

May 4, 2023

In December 2019, Cassidy purchased the gray stallion from Royal D Ranch of Henrietta, Tx. Cassidy had been riding horses for Richard and Dani

Get Western

Apr 27, 2023

Shank and Stacy Stephens had just lost their stallion in 2016. A friend called them not long after to tell them he had a stallion they’d probably want

Myers Kind of Guys

Apr 20, 2023

Bill and Deb Myers have made a living raising and training horses since the mid-80’s. Through the years, they’ve focused their breeding program

Riata Buckle Doubles Down with Proxy Horses

Apr 6, 2023

About a year ago, we were able to get Riata Buckle Stallion owners to agree and allow use of un-nominated horses for a couple of years to...

Continued Traditions – Tongue River Ranch

Apr 5, 2023

In 1898, 78,000-acres of land in Texas was purchased by Eric and Albin Swenson located on the Tongue (South Pease) River and the Tongue River Ranch...

He's a BIGs Deal

Mar 23, 2023

Shane and Jessica Boston met in 2015. At that time, Jessica was working as a marketing consultant for several cutting horse ranches...

The World's Greatest Horseman, Phillip Ralls

Mar 2, 2023

The National Reined Cow Horse Association's 2023 World's Greatest Horseman took place in Fort Worth, TX recently. Phillip Ralls entered the event...