Current News & Announcements

Updated 12/4/2014

Upcoming Event(s):

Penning and Sort Practice




Winter Classic Thank You

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who attended and participated in our RMTPA Winter Classic and Sunday Funday!! It was a weekend filled with spirited competition, reuniting with old friends, meeting new friends and lots of laughter.

It was especially gratifying to see the awesome turnout for our Practice Penning and Rookie Drawpot. There are obviously many riders that are interested in this addictive sport. The support and assistance from our experienced members made it a special day for all involved.

The Rocky Mountain Draw was an exciting, new addition to the class lineup. Knowing that you are riding for all the money – a 90% payback “Winner Take All” – adds a new level of competition!! There were lots of cheers, encouragement and groans as the riders left it all in the arena.

A special “Thank You” to everyone who took a moment, or several moments, to help with set-up, clean-up, tear-down, etc. Our Show Office and Staff were superb!! It was a true Club effort and very appreciated!!!!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming Events! For those who missed this Show, we hope you’ll join us at the next one. Check our schedule regularly as we have several events that are being planned.

Thanks again – Happy Holidays!!

Penning Practice Feed Back

Anonymous Participant — I would like to give you some feed back on the Team Penning Practice/Fun Day I attended yesterday. I know this is new to you and your organization, and I have to say it was wonderful! I have done sorting in the past, however this was my first experience with Team Penning.

 You took the time to introduced all level of horse and rider combinations to the sport until they were comfortable moving forward. This made for a safe environment for everyone involved. Thank you. You also made it possible for the participants to enter the arena with an expericed rider which gave us direction and a little insight on what we need to improve on. Your members were very welcoming and helpful thoughout the entire day.

 I enjoyed spending the day with your organization. I look forward to attending the upcoming Team Penning events, clinics and fun days. Although I did not join as a member yesterday, I will be sending membership application in today.



 RMTPA President & Board 2015 Season Welcome

 Welcome to the 2015 RMTPA Penning Season! Your Board consists of John Shifty (Vice President), Deb Pomerleau (Secretary), Nicole Seedig (Treasurer), Dan Siebert, Cheryl Rimas, Bette Heller, Stephanie Ewoldt and me, your new President, Carlos Washington. I am proud to serve with all of these talented and dedicated members.

First, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation and gratefulness to our past leaders including Dwayne Haselip, Kelly Smith, Jim Ward, Chuck Crickenberger, John Shifty, Jim Pomerleau, and their staff, all of whom expended the energy, relentless hours and sometimes personal dollars to keep this organization together.

Second, we would like to appreciate and thank our members who endured the full impact of our country’s recession and found the capacity to continue to enjoy our sport of Team Penning.

Moving forward, as your Board, our immediate focus is to get back to what we do best – Team Pen ! As we move towards that goal, we have identified several critical paths. We must develop a Synergy and Culture with the emphasis on the growth of our Association. This includes developing members’ penning abilities to a level of competency that allows them to compete at local, regional or national shows, whether in Colorado or other States. Most importantly, to do it while having a little fun. Life is short, let’s get after it!

Let’s Team Pen !”



Finals Buckles have been shipped out. Winter Classic 2014 buckles are on order.

NEW RMTPA RULES (See Rules for Details)

  • Dress Code, effective immediately

Dress Code

  • Sportsmanlike Conduct, effective immediately

Sportsmanlike Conduct

  • New Ratings based on New Rating Criteria , coming in January 2015