Dec. 9, 2015 02:44

Gold Plus - January 2016

Happy New Year Ropers!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! As we embark on a new year, I can’t help but to be excited to jump into 2016! We have lots of great new things coming to the USTRC in the New Year that will present new opportunities for ropers! It is going to be a great roping season for everyone and with over 80 sanctioned events across the country to compete in, there will be at least one roping that is tailored just for you!

The Gold Plus division is no exception, New Year, New Formats, New Opportunities! Effective January 1, 2016 the #12 Gold Plus division and #10 Gold Plus division will be 80% payback at all sanctioned events! The Incentive in the #12 Gold Plus will be changed from a #10 Incentive to a #11 Incentive. These ropings will be four steer averages, progressive after one and open to Gold Plus members age 25 and older. Each Division will feature two different format options to be chosen by the producer. Option 1 is $150 per roper, enter two times. Option 2 is $150 per roper, enter three times. Again, each producer will choose the format that best fits their schedule. It is an exciting time to be a Gold Plus member and if you have not renewed your card for 2016 you still have time! You can buy your card by calling the Gold Plus hotline at 1-800-250-4966, you can renew online at or you can buy it at a roping. Remember if you buy your card at an event, buy it before you rope and keep your receipt until your new card comes in the mail.

As we complete the holiday season and enter into a New Year, I am extremely thrilled to once again be your Gold Plus representative and I am looking forward to hearing from my favorite group of ropers in 2016! With all the turmoil in the world around us today, it’s the simple joys of being able to compete in our great sport of team roping that is both exciting and memorable. Having the opportunity to surround ourselves with family and friends on the weekends at USTRC events; sometimes life doesn’t get any sweeter.

With that being said, don’t forget to make your New Year’s resolutions, eat your black-eyed peas and mark your calendars for all of the great events we have in store for you! We are looking forward to another great roping season here at the USTRC and if you have any questions, need to make stall reservations or anything else we are just a phone call away! So pull up those boots and get ready to fill your wallets; 2016 is officially in full swing!

— Lauren Hardman

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