Blanco Cowboy Church hosted their Members Invitational Saddle Team Roping on a perfect fall day, Sunday, October 19th. Invited Team Ropers and their families rode in from the North, South, East and West to attend the 10 a.m. Worship Service as their Entry Fee. Cowgirl, Rene Krause, and her son, Hesston Krause opened the worship service with Cowboy Praise Music. Children's Church Minister, Donna Kramer, ministered to the children while Pastor Frank Spillman preached the Word of God to a full house of cowboys and cowgirls. A bountiful lunch was served to everyone after the service. While cowgirl bookkeper, Tori Sherrill, drew and posted the roping order, the horses were saddled and warmed up in the arena, and the steer horns were wrapped. Flagman and Judge, Jack Brooks, signaled to the chute workers and gate man, set the electric timer in place and started the Team Roping with a draw-three and progressive-after-one format. Everyone gathered under the oak trees, along the arena fence or settled comfortably on the back porch to cheer on the ropers and enjoy some great fellowship. A large water trough of iced down bottles of cold water was welcome during the warm afternoon hours.
When the dust settled the winners of the Heading and Heeling Saddles were announced, and both winners were invited guest ropers. Blanco Cowboy Travis Gourley was awarded the Champion Heeling Saddle and Boerne Cowgirl Diane Haffener was awarded the Champion Heading Saddle.
Everyone headed home to do the evening chores, looking forward to next year's roping, as we all continue Roping For Jesus.