Friday AgStar Arena 10:00am to 11:00am
Saturday AgStar Arena 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Sunday AgStar Arena 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fundamentals of Roping
The purpose of this demo is to teach basic fundamentals of
roping from the ground. Trey will talk
about the history of roping, how and why it is used in the arena for
competition and outside for daily ranch work. He will also show how roping has evolved over the years through better
equipment and knowledge.
Friday Coliseum 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Saturday Coliseum 10:15am to 11:15am
Sunday Coliseum 10:30am to 11:30am
Watch Trey take a young horse through basic ground
fundamentals to get the horse ready to saddle. He wants basic softness vertical and lateral. The horse should circle both ways at a walk,
trot and canter as well as stops,
backups and turns from the forehand and hindquarters.
Trey Young was raised in the small town of
Crawfordville, FL, which is nestled between Tallahassee and the Gulf of
Mexico. At an early age Trey discovered he had a passion for horses and
ranch life. He inherited this passion from his father Skip Young, who also
realized the need to preserve the American tradition’s of Ranching and the
horse. His parents purchased his first horse, Dancer (who at 34 years old is
happy, healthy, and still calling the family farm home) when he was only 2
years old. Trey has early memories of racing the UPS trucks down the dirt
roads that cover the county, and trotting Dancer here and there while his
friends peddled bikes.
As a young man, Trey would spend countless hours and days with a cowboy the
local folks call “Mr. Tony,” a Mexican American man from Victoria, TX. Tony
opened his ranch to the youth of Crawfordville (“you young people,” as he would
say) who wanted to learn this way of life. Mr. Tony began teaching Trey to rope
at age 10. In an area lack of ropers, Trey spent countless hours roping
anything he could to improve his skills.
he was old enough, Trey became a member of the Florida High School Rodeo Association and entered the team roping, bull riding, and calf roping
events. Trey and
his long time partner, Gabe Gray, typically
placed high among the competition.
Trey was 16, his
dreams of bull riding and roping almost
came to a fatal end while competing at a high school rodeo event, that resulted in
a cracked skull, and 20 days in ICU in a Tampa hospital. His days of riding
bulls were over, but he continued
competing and dominating in team roping. After graduating high school, Trey
with a scholarship to Weatherford College in roping. After
competing in college for only one year, Trey moved
on to the PRCA and competed as a professional. Traveling across the country for
years, Trey met countless people, and
learned about life. Looking back on his journey, Trey is grateful for
all the lessons learned good and bad.
2005, Trey moved back home to Crawfordville and began training horses for the
public. All the skills he mastered from Mr.
Tony, and the miles of roads traveled would now come into play. In 2007, Trey
back to Texasand South Florida to further his knowledge in
horsemanship, and worked for numerous accomplished
took this knowledge and set up a round pen using the old barn on the 800
acre ranch, with only a few stalls getting started. Trey picked up a few
horses, and as time went on, his client
base grew. Since moving back, 3-Y Ranch has also expanded with the growth of
reputation. A new 21 stall barn was added
along with a covered arena, roping arena, 2 new round pens,
and an office. Today Trey is hard at work, doing what he loves.
early 2011, Trey began filming his television show, “Trey Young, the American
Horseman.” The series portrays Trey for
who he is,
and what he has learned. In between filming
he continues to ride outside horses, as well as his own. He
hosts many types of clinics at the ranch and across the country. Trey hopes by
American way of horsemanship, he can do his
part in preserving the Americans love for the horse.
the future, Trey’s goal is to take this American style of horsemanship world
pictures by Karen Moran