USTPA Sanctioned Event

West Monroe Pen & Sort

Feb 26-28, 2021 • West Monroe, LA

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Diamond B Pen & Sort Series

March 6-7, 2021 • Healdton, OK

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Quarrel in Queen Creek

March 12-14, 2021 • Queen Creek, AZ

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Let it Ride Pen & Sort

March 18-21, 2021 • Las Vegas, NV

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USTPA Sanctioned Event

JL Arena March Madness

March 26-28, 2021 • Whitesboro, TX

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USTPA Sanctioned Event

Garwood Arena Team Penning Series

March 26-28, 2021 • Columbiana, OH

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2020 was a challenging year for not only equine sports associations such as the USTPA, but in fact for this entire country and its people.  The USTPA is thankful to have been able to produce this “America” video with the help of so many of our members from around the nation.

Despite the challenges we faced last year and may continue to face in the future, we look ahead to 2021 with a grateful and positive spirit, thankful for this great country and the many opportunities it offers.

Charitable Partnership with the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation

The United States Team Penning Association, Inc. is partnering with the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by the Holsey family of Crockett, Texas in honor of Michelle Lynn Holsey who passed away from breast cancer in 2006.

In an effort to help raise funds for the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, the USTPA will include the foundation in its annual Live Auction and Play-with-the Pros Fundraiser…


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January 22, 2021 in Rider Ratings

January 2021 Rider Ratings Update

The United States Team Penning Association, Inc. today announced updates to ratings for certain riders. The updates were made following the Fall 2020 meetings of the Regional Ratings Committees and…
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April 6, 2020 in General

COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Information

In an effort to keep our members fully informed, the USTPA would like to make certain everyone is aware of the two primary loans that may be available for US…
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Hall of Fame

The USTPA Hall of Fame recognizes the unique contributions and positive impact outstanding individuals have had on the sports of Team Penning and Ranch Sorting.

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What is Team Penning & Ranch Sorting?

Team Penning and Ranch Sorting are sporting events that involve the movement of cattle on horseback by rider teams.

Created to preserve that traditional skill sets of working cow horses and handlers, Penning and Sorting challenge modern riders and mounts to compete in a timed event to identify, move and pen specific cattle from a herd in a limited amount of time. Penning and Sorting are timed events that involve speed, precision and strategic planning in order to quickly and accurately cut and pen the cattle.

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