Ritchie Industries Announces Sponsorship of USTRC

Conrad, Iowa (December 29, 2010)— Ritchie Industries, manufacturers of durable, dependable automatic waterers, has announced it will become a sponsor of the United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC).

The USTRC has been a leader in producing championship roping events for amateur ropers since 1989. They have delivered more than $25 million in cash and prizes to its members. Their unique TRIAD classification system maintains the handicaps of almost 127,000 team ropers across North America. The USTRC continues to make history and revolutionize the sport of team roping through fairness and a “roper first” philosophy.

“We decided to become a sponsor as the USTRC came highly recommended to us and the more we learned about it, the more impressed we were with the organization,” commented Leon Yantis, President, Ritchie Industries, Inc.

Ritchie Industries manufactures 11 families of products representing 37 products and respective accessories. Their horse waterers are designed with simplicity and a horse’s safety in mind. Four product families are ideal for equine as well as livestock use. They include the new EcoFount, the OmniFount, the Thrifty King and the WaterMatic families. The Stall Fount series of waterers are wall-mounted 304 stainless steel waterers.

Since 1921, Ritchie has manufactured waterers for many species of livestock, including beef, dairy, equine, swine, sheep and goats. The distinct Ritchie design has been the standard bearer of quality. Ritchie fountains continue to serve all sizes of operations and the livestock industry with equipment designed to provide years of trouble-free use. For the name of the Ritchie distributor in your area, please call 800-747-0222 or visit