Friday May 31st – 5:30 – 8:00 pm
VENUE: SMITHBILT HATS
One of the remarkable differentiating factors between a gunsel and an authentic westerner is one’s ability to throw a rope. Young Mattie in True Grit knew it. The First Lady of the Calgary Stampede Floris LaDue certainly knew it and John Wayne veritably lived by it.
Whoever you idolize in the Old West, you can almost be sure he or she knew how to throw a rope. Whether you’ve thought of it as a lariat, a lasso, or simply a rope, if you’ve dreamed of knowing how to throw one, this is the workshop for you.
The setting is as modern West as it gets, at the home of Calgary’s iconic hat shop, Smithbilt Hats. Our roping guides, Riley Harvie, Dusty Wigemy, Gongshow Prescott and Chelsea Cunningham will walk you through the introductory stages where you will learn how to manipulate the basic flat loop to do tricks and fancy roping loops.
The skills and tricks you will learn at this workshop are great for practical details like building hand-eye coordination and wrist dexterity, but let’s be honest – the real payoff will be when you have the ultimate party maneuver to awe and amaze your friends and family.