The USTPA is the National Governing Body for the sports of Team Penning and Ranch Sorting. As the only international non-profit Association in the sports, the USTPA was formed in 1993 and now proudly represents Team Penners and Ranch Sorters from around the world. As a membership-based organization, the USTPA represents riders off all ages and riding abilities.
Each year, the USTPA hosts a variety of competitions that attract riders from around the globe, in addition to assisting private show owners in producing USTPA events.
The USTPA also functions as an advocate to the working cow horse, promoting its use in our sports and educating the public about the fun, family competitions that the USTPA sanctions throughout the United States each weekend. Through member services, competition regulation, championship production and general promotion of the sports of Team Penning and Ranch Sorting, the USTPA is committed to promoting the western lifestyle.