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Windy Ryon Memorial Roping

Rodeo Events & Organizations

Windy Ryon founded Ryon’s Saddle Shop and Western Store in the Fort Worth Stockyards, a gathering place for cowboys and ranch hands. Windy was usually in the store, trading stories with the best of them.

To honor Windy’s memory, his friends held the first Windy Ryon Memorial Roping in 1973. It has become a showcase to top professional rodeo competitors like Dean Oliver, Roy Cooper, Joe Beaver, and Walt Garrison. Thousands of spectators enjoy championship calf roping, steer roping, steer wrestling and team roping in the Windy Ryon Arena.

The Windy Ryon Memorial Roping Association provides and annual world-class roping event and a scholarship program that honors the memory of an arena cowboy or cowgirl who lived and loved the sport of rodeo.