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Robert roper Cattle Rancher, Barrel Racer, Mustang Trainer

Robert Roper | 555.789.0000 | robertroper@solskenranch.com

Just like generations and generations of Americans before me, there was an innate calling for me, a young New Yorker living on Long Island, to head west. There's something about the liberated nature of the great American West that is too grand to put words to, but I knew I had to find a way to make a living by living in harmony with it. Today, you can find me on my ranch in Wyoming, wrangling cattle in the morning, fishing over lunch, training mustangs in the afternoon, and working with leather by the fire in the evening.

In 2004, I co-founded Solsken Ranch in Cody, Wyoming along with two of my most trusted entrepreneurial partners. Today, the 30,000 acres of Solsken Ranch serve as a home to cattle, mustangs, ranch hands, and visitors alike. We produce the highest quality beef for much of the Southwest region, and are thrilled to be repopulating the mustang population one pony at a time.

Education & Work Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree in Management and Entrepreneurship from Leeds School of Business, UC Boulder
  • Certificate of Ranch Management, Texas Christian University
  • TIP Trainer, Mustang Heritage Foundation
  • Finance Manager, Diamond 4 Ranch, Wyoming

Current Work

  • Mustang Trainings
  • Cattle Ranching
  • Fishing Tours
  • Retreat & Workshop Hosting at Solsken Farms
  • Permaculture Partnerships

Recognition

  • 1996 ranked No. 1 in Pro Rodeo Circuit Standings
  • 1999 recipient of the Farm Bureau Achievement Award, which recognizes Young Farmers & Ranchers who have excelled in their farm or ranch and have honed their leadership abilities to superiority.
  • 2006 Winner of Sportsmen's Compass National Ice Fishing Contest
  • 2017 Winner of Sustainable Food and Farming Award by Compassion in World Farming
"MY RESTLESS, ROAMING SPIRIT WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO REMAIN AT HOME VERY LONG." - BUFFALO BILL
"My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long."