A hundred carefully chosen roping teams, true masters in the art of horsemanship, are allowed no mistakes for six rounds while competing for a $500,000 purse, making it the richest one-day open roping competition in the world – the Bob Feist Invitational 2016. This event has been a dream come true for generations of ropers since 1977. Join us on Monday, June 20, at the 39th Bob Feist Invitational Roping Event in Reno, Nevada, and kick off the summer rodeo season!
It looks like it is going to be a hot week in Reno! With temperatures reaching into the hundreds on Tuesday and Wednesday, the day of the event will be actually the coolest with (not a so cool) 96 degrees. Stock up on water and sunscreen, you’ll definitely need it. If you feel adventurous, bring your swimsuit and get a tan by the hotel pool, otherwise enjoy the AC blasting cool air.
What to Wear
Every cowboy needs a proper shirt, and our Generation’s Shirt is the best on the market. The unique design allows full range of motion with a diamond gusset underarm to provide ease of movement without coming untucked. Featuring a dropped back hem and longer sleeve length which is great for riding, this hard-wearing shirt works as hard as you do. Receive a FREE Matching Youth Shirt with any Noble Outfitters Generations Fit Shirt purchase ($39.95 value). The matching shirt for your child symbolizes the importance of passing on those family values, special traditions and life experiences, from your generation to the next.
Ladies, Noble Outfitters has fabulous western fashion for you too. Dazzle in the Countryside Print Shirt, crisp white Nashville Embroidered Shirt or the colorful Western Gingham Shirt. All three of them are semi-fitted for a feminine silhouette and feature longer hem length to stay tucked in and longer sleeve length to endure the toughest rides. If you just plan to support your roper from the stands, the Noble Outfitters Bluegrass Lace Dress is a must-have. Softly washed 100% cotton chambray with decorative lace overlay at yoke and roll up sleeve tab for adjustability will be your go-to during the hot rodeo days with a cute pair of cowboy boots.
Comfortable shoes are a must, and the new Noble Outfitters All-Around Boots are the most comfortable boots you’ll ever wear. These innovative boots feature athletic polyurethane Physio Outsole™ that is durable, lightweight and flexible. The molded performance polyurethane insole provides comfort, stability and arch support and the flexible insole and outsole feels broken in right out of the box. Unique shaft designs featuring leather were handcrafted in Italy for a personal touch.
Finally, every roper needs the legendary orange True Flex™ Roping Glove. The new standard in thin roping gloves; it’s engineered for the perfect close-contact feel while offering protection. Featuring FlexGrip for a better feeling, closer fitting glove, and exclusive Knuckle Knit construction that reduce bulk in the knuckles and palm, Noble Outfitters delivers a closer fitting glove that will exceed your expectations. The nylon/cotton/rubber blend gives the glove flexibility and phenomenal close contact feel. Available in three fun prints, what is your preference? Orange, Stars & Stripes or Pink?
Where to Stay
There is no official hotel for the Bob Feist Invitational, but the BFI Hospitality Booth is located in the lobby of Silver Legacy Hotel & Casino, hint hint. One of the most exciting of all Reno hotels, there’s a full-service casino, plus 4 restaurants, 3 cafes and 5 bars.
What to See
You are most likely in town for Bob Feist Invitational, the World’s Richest One-Day open team roping event. But the fun doesn’t end there because many hotels and casinos offer Las Vegas-worthy entertainment. Enjoy live music, catch a show or try your luck gambling. If you want to venture past the hotel quarter, take a walk to the National Automobile Museum to take a peek at the golden Delorean or visit the Nevada Museum of Art.
Good luck to our Sponsored Athlete Travis Graves, who will be competing at BFI 2016!