Warriors and Rodeo Navajo Nation Military Team Roping Event 2023

It is time to get ready for the 2nd Annual W.A.R. Navajo Nation Team Roping Event!

May 6 & 7, 2023

Instructors – Eric Rogers, Aaron Tsinigine, Derrek Begay

Photography by Donovan Becenti Photographer Website Facebook Instagram

Who Can Apply to Attend the Clinic? Navajo Nation active duty military, former military, and veterans. The application deadline is Feb. 21, 2023. (application is below)


  1. Register with W.A.R. if you haven’t already. Click Here.
  2. Fill out the application form here.
  3. You will receive a phone call, email, and text after March 1st with notification of class attendees. This is on a first-come basis, so make sure to sign up early!

Where is the Clinic? – Dean C. Jackson Memorial Fairgrounds, Navajo Nation, Window Rock, Arizona

When is this clinic being held? May 6-7, 2023

  • Saturday, May 6th
    • 8 AM donuts and coffee
    • 9 AM clinic begins, colors, horses saddled and ready
    • 12 Noon lunch provided
    • 5 PM clinic ends
    • 6 PM dinner at a local restaurant for those who want to eat as a group. Not required. Pay for your own meal and drinks (time can change due to variability at the clinic)
  • Sunday, May 7th
    • 8 AM donuts and coffee
    • 9 AM Round Robin Team Roping for those who attended Saturday, ground roping competition for those without a horse
    • 12 Noon Lunch provided

Thank you Dickey’s Barbecue Pit for your great meal in 2022 & 2023!

3900 East Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301 Telephone: +1 (505) 722-2333

Lodging – There are numerous places in the area for those who are traveling in to stay. W.A.R. does not pay for travel or lodging.

  • Horse stalls at the clinic can be reserved ahead of time. Must be approved by W.A.R. upon notification of acceptance to the clinic. There will be no last-minute stall reservations.
  • Hotels – Quality Inn is closest, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, as well as numerous hotels/motels in the area
  • Campground and stalls are available for reservation at Red Rock State Park.

Why are we hosting this clinic? We appreciate your service to America. It is our way of saying thank you and reminding you that you are NOT forgotten. Our volunteers and supporters work countless hours to make these events happen. Most of our volunteers are those who serve our country. This is a way for us to give back to our brothers and sisters in arms.

Cost – This clinic is free to those attending. All we ask is each person bring one or more gifts, whether it is a unit patch, military memorabilia, a meaningful personal item, etc. to give to W.A.R. to present to our clinicians and volunteers as a thank you for their hard work. And, if you make an awesome snack or dessert – bring that, too!

Erich Rogers Erich Rogers | Facebook Instagram @erichrogers PRCA Profile

Photo by Donovan Becenti

Derrick Begay Derrick Begay | Facebook Instagram @derrickbegay PRCA Profile

Photo by Donovan Becenti

Aaron Tsinigine Aaron Tsinigine | Facebook Instagram @aarontsinigine PRCA Profile Photo by Donovan Becenti

Phil Bigthumb with Bigthumb Custom Leather is donating again for our 2023 clinic!

Red Bluff Buckles donated buckles for our 2022 clinic and they have already committed to donating two more for 2023. Thank you Red Bluff Buckles! Facebook Page.

Sponsorship and Donation Information, coming soon!