News & Updates

  • 2024 DRTPA Finals will be held at the Ike Hamilton Expo in West Monroe, LA – date tbd.  It takes 4 sanctioned events with 10 rides per show to qualify for the 2024 Finals.
  • Be a part of the 100 RIDE CLUB by riding a minimum of 100 times at DRTPA sanctioned events and be eligible to ride in the SPECIAL ADDED MONEY PENNING & SORTING CLASSES at the 2024 DRTPA Finals.  There was $18,971 paid out in these NO ENTRY Fee classes at the 2023 Finals. 
  • ATTENTION YOUTH RIDERS – Saddles will be awarded to the Junior Youth High-Point Rider and the Senior Youth High-Point Rider at the 2024 Finals.
    • Congratulations to 2023 DRTPA Finals Youth  Winners 
      • Jr. Youth Champion – Layla Scott
      • Jr. Youth Reserve Champion – Gage Moore
      • Jr. Youth 3rd Place – Abigail Knight
      • Sr. Youth Champion – Sophee Evans
      • Sr. Youth Reserve Champion – Raegan Cody
      • Sr. Youth 3rd Place – Shiann Buckner
  • 2024 Year End Points Race – will end with the last show of the season.  Trophy saddles will be awarded at the finals to the qualified high point rider in each classification (#1, #2, #3, #4, and #5).
  • 2024 Finals High Point Rider- High point rider at the Finals will receive a Trophy Saddle.  Riders will go into the Finals with zero points.  All prizes awarded at the Finals will be based on points earned at the Finals.


2023 is in the books and what a great year it was for producers and members alike.  DRTPA continues to strive to offer quality shows in a family friendly environment which we could not do without the continued support of our producers.  Thank you to each and every one of our producers for the work they do to keep this Association and our sport alive.  

The 2023 Finals were held at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, Louisiana, November 30, – December 3, 2023.  Thanks to all the member participation throughout the year and at the 2023 Finals, the Board of Directors were again able to award an 80% payback at the Finals.  The 2023 Finals ran 1556 first go teams with paybacks and awards totaling $188, 997.

Our Youth Auction raised $6,555 which goes toward awards at the 2024 Finals, thanks to the donations made by our members and sponsors.  Youth riders do not have to qualify to ride in the youth classes at the Finals as long as their parent or guardian has met the qualifications to participate.

The Show Schedule for 2024 has been posted and will be updated as more shows are scheduled.  You can check it out  under Schedule of Events.   You only have to attend four (4) shows and ride a minimum of ten (10) times in each of the shows to qualify to participate in the 2024 DRTPA Finals.

Be a part of the 100 RIDE PENNING & SORTING CLUB
Our ever popular “100 Ride Club” events had a total of 47 participating riders at the 2023 Finals.  As an added incentive to our “100 Ride Club” qualifiers those members reaching 100 rides during the 2024 show season will receive a $2.00 credit to their show bill at the 2024 Finals for every qualifying ride made during the 2023 show season.  The total amount refunded to qualifying riders participating at the finals was $12,350.

Dixie Region Team Penning Association is very excited with the growth of our Regional Association. We hope you will come join us for an exciting 2024 DRTPA season and a Finals of Great Paybacks, Awards, Banquet, and some of the greatest people in the team penning and sorting sport. For new members we look forward to you becoming a part of the Dixie Region Team Penning family, and for current members we can’t wait to see you again during the coming show year. Safe Travels to You All.