WELCOME TO RANCHO RIO
The Team Roping Capital of the World
ARIZONA'S PREMIER EQUINE FACILITY
Constructed on 55 pristine desert acres just minutes from downtown Wickenburg, Rancho Rio is one of Arizona's premier multi-use facilities. Each year our location hosts a multitude of equine events, gives visitors and snowbirds a place to spend the winter and serves as a trailhead for horseback rides through the scenic miles of the Hassayampa River bed. Complete with two outdoor arenas Rancho Rio will see more than 25,000 team roping teams annually. In the month of December alone, there are more than 60 ropings scheduled.
HOME OF THE NATIONAL TEAM ROPING TOUR
Rancho Rio is home to the National Team Roping Tour along with the NTR National Finals held each year in March. In 2015 Rancho Rio introduced "The Horse Sale” which has quickly become one of the industry’s top performance horse sales and is held in conjunction with the NTR National Finals.
In addition, you will find opportunities for team roping practice, roping clinics as well as weekly barrel racing events throughout the winter months. Rancho Rio is also home to a number of events benefiting the Wickenburg community. We hope to see you soon!
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Can You Rope Rio?
THE NATION'S WILDEST BOUNTY STEER
Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! Build a big loop! You now have a chance to rope Rio, the legendary bounty steer during the 2017-2018 season at Rancho Rio. Enter each day, as many times as you wish, and we'll draw one roper to show us what they've got. Rope Rio and you'll win the BOUNTY!
Slick Horns Only! Entries close at the start of the first roping of the day. All entries increase the bounty. Starting bounty is $1,000. 80% of bounty goes to roper, 20% of bounty goes to local Wickenburg charities. Slick horns only and a barrier will be used. Barrier will be a no time. (Producer may change rules as needed.)