USTPA Sanctioned Event

16th Annual NOT AVI Challenge

February 5-7, 2021 • Hemet, CA

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USTPA Sanctioned Event

Winter Series Team Penning & Sorting

February 13-14, 2021 • Tucson, AZ

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USTPA Sanctioned Event

West Monroe Pen & Sort

Feb 26-28, 2021 • West Monroe, LA

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USTPA Sanctioned Event

Quarrel in Queen Creek

March 12-13, 2021 • Queen Creek, AZ

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USTPA Sanctioned Event

Let it Ride Pen & Sort

March 18-21, 2021 • Las Vegas, NV

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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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Upcoming Events



July 18, 2020 in Rules & Qualifying, World Championship Series Shows

Qualifying Requirements for 2020 World Championships

The purpose of this communication is to make you aware of the rule change for World Championship Finals Qualifying that was approved at the most recent meeting of the USTPA…
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April 6, 2020 in General

Member Update

2020 Fort Worth Cowtown Showdown Rescheduled Due to the on-going COVID -19 issues in Texas and around the country, the USTPA has rescheduled the 2020 Cowtown Showdown to August 21-23,…
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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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