Posts Tagged ‘team roping’

PIC YOUR PICK with Spin to Win

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Beginning NOW, as part of our #RoadtoNFR12 party, Spin To Win Rodeo Magazine and Heel-O-Matic Training Systems‘s tie-down training dummy, The Nex, are sponsoring a “Your Pick” giveaway. Post a photo of yourself (or your kids!) holding a sign for the TIE-DOWN ROPER you will be rooting for at this year’s NFR! Post the photo to our Facebook page. Then, tag Heel-O-Matic Training Systems in the comment. Share it on your page and get your friends to like it!

The photo with the most LIKES by Friday (10/12/12) at noon MST will win a Heel-O-Matic jacket and training DVD, along with a one-year subscription to Spin To Win Rodeo and a Spin To Win Rodeo ball cap.

Chase Tryan Joins the Heel-O-Matic Team

Monday, October 1st, 2012

For more information, contact:
Megan Grieve, Marketing Coordinator
Heel-O-Matic Training Systems
Phone: (720) 864-8330

Chase Tryan Joins the Heel-O-Matic Team

LONGMONT, Colo.—October 1, 2012—Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) qualifier Chase Tryan has joined roping machine manufacturer Heel-O-Matic’s endorsement team.  Tryan, 22, is a professional heeler from Helena, Mont. and has qualified for his first WNFR with team roping partner and Heel-O-Matic endorsee Keven Daniel. Tryan was in a life-threatening car accident several years ago and used a Heel-O-Matic machine to rehabilitate.

“My family pitched in and bought me a Heel-O-Matic after my accident,” says Tryan, “I couldn’t ride, so I stood on a platform and roped the machine during recovery.  I’m very excited to be on the Heel-O-Matic team.”

Heel-O-Matic looks forward to the partnership with Tryan according to Chip Bruegman, the company’s general manager.

“Chase is a young talent who really shows his ability and character in the arena,” says Bruegman.  “We’re glad he joined our team and we are excited to watch him continue to have more and more success in his rodeo and roping career.”

With the addition to the Heel-O-Matic team, Tryan will join over two-dozen accomplished ropers with 35 collective world championships.

More about Heel-O-Matic

Heel-O-Matic is best known as the leading manufacturer of team roping training aids. Heel-O-Matic products are designed to provide perfect practice for every level of roping competitor and horse trainer, from youth to professional.

Heel-O-Matic is the only roping machine with the “Heel-O-Matic Hop,” a patented hopping motion that replicates the actual movements of live cattle in tow.  These machines reproduce unlimited run patterns in any location, providing targeted practice to fit any schedule. For more information, visit or call (888) 433-5464.


Testimonial: Chuck Schroeder

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Chuck Shroeder, president of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, has reached out to us before to tell us how great his Heel-O-Matic is for time spent with his wife.  Well, all that time paid off – Congrats, Chuck!

Heel O Matic allowed me to rope essentially every day as we prepared for the AQHA Select World Show, getting on live cattle two or three times a week. While always a good idea, it was critical this year as my “coaches” had been helping me make some fairly major changes in my swing, posture, seeing the shot more quickly, and delivery. So, I really needed the runs to solidify that pattern in my head. As a result, we went to Amarillo with lots of confidence feeling we’d done the work, made two nice runs and finished in the Top Ten (8th). If it weren’t for the Heel O Matic, I simply couldn’t get on cattle often enough to get to feeling solid. I know you hear these stories all the time, but that’s mine!


Do you have a testimonial you’d like to share? Email and you might just end up being featured on our website!

Fall National Championships

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

We’re rolling right along in 2012 and the numerous fall national roping championships are just around the corner! We’ll be hitting a bunch this fall including:

WTRC Finals (Billings, MT – October 2-7)
USTRC National Finals (Oklahoma City, OK – October 20-28)
ACTRA Finals (Reno, NV – October 20-27)
INFR (Las Vegas, NV – November 6-10)
WNFR/WSTR Finale (Las Vegas, NV – December 6-15)

If you’re thinking about purchasing a machine, SuperGoat or Bones heading dummy, and you’ll be attending one of these events or know someone from your area who will be going, we can set you up with a smokin’ deal. Here’s a preview of the deals on a Ground-Driven Trainer unit:

WTRC Finals
pre-ordered $3,095 – $350 in savings!
at the show $3,195 delivered – $250 in savings!

USTRC Finals
pre-ordered $3,095 – $350 in savings!
at the show $3,354 delivered (show special + tax) – $91 in savings!

ACTRA Finals
pre-ordered $3,095 – $350 in savings!
at the show $3,334 delivered (show special + tax) – $111 in savings!

Remember, spots on the trailer are limited and we’re on a first-come-first-serve basis for pre-orders and purchases at the show so call 888-433-5464 today to reserve your machine to snag your deal!

Testimonial: Dillon Green

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Over the course of the summer and over all of the national youth events we attend, we get to know some of the kid superstars really well.  Dillon became our friend and we’re excited to see him doing so well in his young career.  He shot us a little note to share his thoughts about Heel-O-Matic…

“Thanks to heel-o-matic they have helped me with my roping and scoring and helped me tune my horse up when they need. They are a great machine! Thank ya’ll!” – Dillon Green

Do you have a testimonial you’d like to share? Email and you might just end up being featured on our website!

Testimonial: The Brittain Family

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
We love to hear from our customers about how a Heel-O-Matic has impacted their performance and family time.  Here is a little email we got from the Brittain family regarding their success with their machine:
The heel-o-matic has helped my boys more than anything else. We have enjoyed it both for patterning horses and for helping there delivery. We bought this machine at the NFR in 2010. Thanks Brett Brittain

Do you have a testimonial you’d like to share? Email and you might just end up being featured on our website!

Testimonial: Dustin Searcy

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Dustin Searcy is a Heel-O-Matic team member and an accomplished young roper.  He is an Oklahoma State High School Junior Rodeo Association Champion (2007, 2008, 2009), the 2011 Oklahoma State High School Champion and the 2012 NIRA Central Plains Region Champion Heeler. Dustin started roping a Heel-O-Matic when he was seven and continues to do so now (12 years later).  Dustin’s roping on his PRCA permit in the Prairie Circuit and rodeos for Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

We have no doubt that this young talent is going to go far and that his PERFECT PRACTICE will pay off in the roping pen! Want to keep up with Dustin? Give him a follow on Twitter!

FREE JD Yates Clinic at the NLBRA National Finals

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Heel-O-Matic team member JD Yates will be providing a FREE clinic to all NLBRA National Finals contestants and spectators on THURSDAY, JULY 26 from 3-5 PM in the main arena at the Colorado State Fairgrounds (Pueblo, CO). JD is one of the most recognized horse trainers in the performance horse industry and holds the record for the youngest qualifier to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (15 years).  He’s an industry legend who is committed to youth rodeo development. For more about JD, visit Hitchrack Performance Horses.

Heel-O-Matic and the NLBRA will be accepting a limited number of contestants to ride and participate in the clinic.  Participants will be chosen from a random draw of those who register for a chance.  To put your name in the drawing pot, visit the Heel-O-Matic booth at the NLBRA National Finals trade show starting on Sunday, July 22.  Registrants will be drawn randomly on Wednesday, July 25 and contacted by telephone.  The clinic is available and free to AUDIT for all contestants and spectators.

NLBRA Scholarship Silent Auction

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

We’re proud to partner with and support the National Little Britches Association (NLBRA)! This year, we’ll be supporting scholarship fundraising efforts with the NLBRA National Finals silent auction from July 22-28 in Pueblo, Colo.  The NLBRA is offering two CUSTOM-WRAPPED SuperGoats and a yellow Bones heading dummy for bid.

If you’re at the National Finals, just head over to the trade show and put your bid down OR if you’d like to bid remotely please send an email to  All proceeds go back to support higher education for youth in rodeo!

Practice to Win with Justin Parish

Monday, June 11th, 2012

How would you like to learn how to utilize the Heel-O-Matic to its fullest potential for about the same price as going to a weekend jackpot roping? Heel-O-Matic’s very own professional trainer, Justin Parish, is offering two and three day clinics at your arena anywhere in the United States. Think about it… You can easily spend $200-300 at a jackpot and only rope 12 steers if you’re really good or you could host a clinic and rope four or five times as many steers and learn from Justin how to improve your horsemanship and roping. You will learn all the drills on the Heel-O-Matic and then transfer this knowledge to roping live steers. Justin’s clinics include groundwork on the Bones heading dummy and the Heel-O-Matic, drills on horseback roping the Heel-O-Matic, roping live steers, video coverage and critique and addressing any horse training challenges clinic participants may have. If you are interested in a clinic please take a look at Justin’s website Talk to your roping friends (optimum clinic size is eight to ten ropers) and find out if they are interested in improving their roping success.  Then, call Justin at 817-846-6186 or email him at to get more details on clinic cost and available dates for your clinic. Team roping is fun but it’s a lot more fun when you are winning!