Important News

  1. Nominations are being accepted for the Barry Tully Cowboy of the year Memorial buckle.
    The nominations sent in are for MTRA members that work hard to promote and ensure well being of the sport/organization. The nominees should show good sportsmanship and fellowship with other competitors.  Please forward your nominations as soon as possible to mtraroping@gmail.com
  2. The AGM will be on 02 September in the morning before the finals in Virden.  We will need the positions of President, Vice-President and Secretary filled.  It’s your chance to step up.  You can email your intentions to mtraroping@gmail.com More details with timings to come.  


The MTRA has adopted a new fee structure for sanctioned event. 

This is replacing the old 5% for roping costs to organizers.  The new fee is $50 plus $2/team at your roping.  So if 55 teams are present your cost is $50 plus $2 x 55.  Your total would be $160.  If you have 125 teams at your roping the cost would be $50 plus $2 x 125.  Your total would be $300.  The $2/team can be passed down to your ropers or absorbed in the roping costs by the organizers.  We are hoping this will increase the number of ropings seeking MTRA approval and perhaps lower the entry fees. 


Memberships can be purchased at any MTRA sanctioned events or by mailing a cheque to: 


Martin Duval

61 Aldrin Way

Brandon MB



Adults: $50

Kids (14 years old and under ): $25





The M.T.R.A was established in 1975 and has seen many different walks of life from ranchers & business men to nurses and dentists compete in the association.

Team roping also known as heading and heeling is an event that features a steer (typically a Corriente) and two mounted riders. The first roper is referred to as the “header,” the person who ropes the front of the steer, usually around the horns, but it is also legal for the rope to go around the neck, or go around one horn and the nose resulting in what they call a “half head,” the second is the “heeler,” who ropes the steer by its hind feet, with a five second penalty assessed to the end time if only one leg is caught.

The Manitoba Team Roping association uses numbered ropings to allow competitors of any ability to successfully have a chance to win.

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