Dear CTPA Members and Friends,

Well gang, we held our first full penning and sorting event of the year at Rim Rock event center on April 21-22, 2018.   We had a pretty good sized turn-out of riders competing for buckles, money and points!!   The spring weather in Central Oregon gave us lots of sunshine and thanks to our sponsors, Remax Key Properties and Alex Hodge Construction, we had an awesome event.

As I like to always mention, we could not have these events without the help of our volunteers, Board members and cattle crew.   The numbering of 240 head of cattle started early Friday afternoon, with Mike Kley, John Ludwick, Bobbi Hall, Lisa Fast, Kim Rickert, Donna Kamstra and Frank and Chrislyn Prantl applying the glue and numbers to the rambunctious shedding cattle....that was the tricky part.   Thank you also to Tommi Noyes, Mike Kley and their crew in the back that kept the cattle coming and going right on track.   David Liberty and Jim Hight kept us honest with their superb judging, and, of course, Donna and Emily who tried to keep us all in somewhat of an order with candy and smiles!!

I am looking forward to our next event at Skyhawk Ranch on May 19-20th.   Be sure to keep checking the website, as some cool and fun ideas are formulating to make this next event even better.   Congratulations to our class high-point winners in penning and sorting who are now the proud owners of some pretty cool buckles and to all those who where fortunate enough to ride with friends and enjoy this sport that we are blessed to have!!   Special welcome to some new members who came, played and joined.

See you all in May!!

Member Info


The CTPA Board has been listening to its members regarding the Open Class. The Board has agreed to change both the Open Classes in the Penning and Sorting for the 2017 Season:

*No handicap * No draw * 6-ride limit*

Added bonus:

An incentive class has been to be added to the Open Class for teams whose riders are rated #4 and below. Incentive teams pay the same entry fee as the Open riders, but $15 of the entry fee will be paid back (100%) to the incentive winners and paid in accordance with the number of teams (i.e., 1- for-10 in penning and 1-for-15 in sorting).

The Board met at length on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

All other classes in Penning and Sorting will have a 6-ride limit, but will retain the requirement of one-draw team.

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