- Team Roper
After 50 years of roping, rodeo's, and roping schools, i know how important quality arenas, gates, and chutes are. I've seen and used them all and Priefert is the best.
First, Rickey qualified for 11 National Finals Rodeos in Team Roping. He won the NFR Average in 1988 with Charles Pogue. He has also won the Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping. He has won all the major rodeos including Reno and the Cow Palace.
He has also trained 7 NFR Team Roping horses and an AQHA Superior Team Roping horse.
He has 30 years of teaching experience. Since 1991, he has completely concentrated on teaching team roping schools only. He has developed a reputation of not only being a rodeo cowboy; but has become the best-known and qualified team roping instructor around the world. At this point in time, he is teaching around 50 schools a year. He competes on a limited basis, concentrating on the USTRC and World Series ropings, along with the George Strait, Wildfire Open, and the BFI. In 2001 Rickey came out with the first video in a series called Knowledge and Techniques for Power Team Roping Method 1, which has become the highest selling team roping video ever, Method 2 & Method 3- "Imagine, Training of the Mind" and Method 4, have followed the success of Method 1. He also has designed a best selling saddle for Martin Saddlery and a top selling Bit line for Classic Equine.
His sponsors include: Classic Ropes, Classic Equine, Martin Saddlery, Hot Heels, Cinch and Purina.