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Get Roped In! National Team Roping League Wrangler National Finals.
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Looking for something different and FREE to do this weekend? Load the family in the car and head west to the Jacksonville Equestrian Center for the 2012 NTRL (National Team Roping League) Wrangler National Finals.

Team roping also known as heading and heeling is an event that features a steer and two mounted cowboys or cowgirls. The first roper is referred to as the “header,” the person who ropes the front of the steer, usually around the horns; the second is the “heeler,” who ropes the steer by its hind feet. Team roping is the only rodeo event where men, women, and children compete equally together in professionally-sanctioned competition in either single-gender or mixed-gender teams. Cowboys originally developed this technique on working ranches when it was necessary to capture and restrain a full-grown animal that was too large to handle by a single man.

Over $500,000 in cash and prizes were paid out in last year’s Finals. Several vendors will be on site with the latest in western attire and furniture. Roping begins each morning at 8:30am. The event will be held today, January 27th through Sunday, January 29th. The ending times vary based on the number of entries for each day. Historically Friday and Saturday will be completed by 10:00pm and Sunday by 8:00pm.

Spectator admission and parking is FREE! Concessions will be available.

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