1. SEE GENERAL RULES – ALL EVENTS
2. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY ROPER TO READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL RULES PERTAINING TO HIS EVENT, THE DUTIES OF EACH RODEO OFFICIAL, AND THE CAJUN RODEO ASSOCIATION RULES IN GENERAL.
3. Breakaway Roping will be open to all girls, boys thirteen (13) & under, and men fifty five (55)over. Boys cannot turn fourteen (14) before January 1st, of said rodeo year.
4. Back gate will remain open during the breakaway event.
5. No reruns will be given for faulty equipment.
6. Calves must be branded or tagged plainly so that anyone can read the numbers. Crayons and paint are not permissible. Stockyard tags are permissible. Ear tags are preferred. Producers are responsible for tags.
7. For rerun stock to be returned to roping chute, at least three (3) calves must be returned at a time. No animal can be returned alone.
8. One loop will be permitted. Rope is to be tied to the saddle horn by a nylon string, in such a manner as to allow the rope to be released from the horn when the calf reaches the end of the rope. A visible cloth or flag, preferably white, must be attached to the end of the rope tied to the horn with to make it easy for the flaggers to see it break it free.
9. Flag must be tied no more than six (6”) inches from the end of rope.
10. The contestant shall receive no time should he break the rope from the horn by hand. If rope dallies or will not break free when the calf reaches the end of the rope, the contestant may undally rope, but cannot break the string.
11. Time will be called from the drop of the flag at the barrier to the break of the rope string from the saddle horn.
12. A legal catch will be defined as the loop going over the nose, ears and head of the calf with the rope breaking away from the saddle horn without any leg or tail of the calf in the loop.
13. Roping the calf without releasing the loop from the hand is not permitted.
14. In Breakaway Roping, the contestant shall not attempt to rope the animal until the barrier flag has been dropped. Any attempt by a contestant to position his horse behind the barrier, enabling the contestant to rope the animal without leaving the box or barrier, or both, shall be considered a disqualification.
15. If barrier neck rope stays on calf, jerks calf and roper tries him, he will not be entitled to a rerun.
16. Judge will appoint someone to stand on the score line.
17. The Breakaway must have a separate set of calves from the Calf Roping.
18. Once rope is thrown no rerun will be given unless the calf run was not the calf drawn. In this case, the correct calf will be run.
19. Calves used for roping contest may be used in jackpot calf ropings and matched calf ropings, but they cannot be used as practice calves.
20. Calf must be roped before it crosses the plane of the out gate.
21. If calf fails to cross the score line in front of the linesman, the stock will be brought back for a rerun. All penalties incurred on the first run will stand. Contestant may have person stand between the score line and the chute. This person may not come in any contact with the calf.
22. In any situation where there is no rule to govern, the decision of the judge will be final.
BREAKAWAY ROPING – BARRIERS AND SCORING
1. Hatersfield barrier must be used at all approved rodeos.
2. Minimum length of barrier will be the length of the box minus four (4’) feet and the maximum length of the barrier will be the length of the box minus two (2‘) feet.
3. Judges are responsible to see that barriers are in place before the first (1st) performance.
4. All barriers and boxes for roping will be tape-measured and recorded with the rodeo secretary by the judge.
5. If automatic barrier fails to work, it will be left up to the barrier judge whether or not a ten (10) second penalty is place on the roper.
6. All stock that is taken over because of faulty barrier equipment will be taken after the performance. All parts of the barrier will be properly secured.