Future Champions Challenge Tie-Down Roping Futurity

Rules and Payout Information


  1. There will be a total of three (3) runs.
  2. Two (2) judges will be used with each judge using a possible eighty (80) points per run; there will be a three hundred point’s maximum per judge.
  3. Anyone may be designated to ride the futurity horse. Riders under the age of eighteen (18) are permitted to ride a futurity horse.
  4. Judges or event officials may inspect all horses and equipment prior to riding into the box for inhumane or unsafe equipment
  5. Only 2 loops are allowed in any of the runs.
  6. There will be a 40 second time limit on all runs.
  7. Points will be awarded until the end of the run is signaled (2 misses, lost rope or completed run).
  8. Horses six (6) years old and under, horse can enter the futurity again as a 6 yr. old if competed at a younger age.
  9. Grade horses will be accepted for the competition with a veterinary certificate with age verification which must accompany the entry package.
  10. All riders are required to be in western attire during competition; jeans, western boots, cowboy hat, button up shirt with cuff and collar.
  11. Horse numbers must be visible at all times of the competition.
  12. Random drug testing could be done.


Payout Schedule


Number of Entries           Placings Paid Round       Money %                             Payout

1-20                                                       4                             85% Payback                     40/30/20/10

21-30                                                     5                             85% Payback                      30/25/19/15/11

40+                                                         6                             85% Payback                      28/22/17/13/11/9


The roper may throw only two loops and must be done within the two-minute time limit, which is from the time the calf leaves the chute until the roper signals the time is complete. Even when the time limit is complete, the horse will continue to be judged until the rider has mounted the horse and ridden forward.



On a 0 to 80 basis, an average performance is 70. The tie-down roping horse will be judged on four different maneuvers:




No Score



Faults are to be scored according to severity.