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Gerald Roberts' Brand Rodeo Chaps and Rodeo Gear

Chap-Parel is no longer in business after the passing of it's founder, Gerald Roberts.

  • For Rodeo Chaps, please see www.circlerchaps.com (or call 785-263-4502) for high quality rodeo chaps and custom chaps for youth and adult. Circle R Chaps, located in Abilene, Kansas, is run by a close friend of the Roberts' family who worked for and learned the chap making trade from Gerald himself.

  • For Western Wear & Gear, please see www.robertscowboyshop.com in Abilene, Salina and Manhattan, Kansas.


Champion Chap
Chap-Parel: Gerald's rodeo chap manufacturing shop in Abilene, Kansas. Gerald custom-made rodeo chaps, working chaps and show chaps and other rodeo gear, such as rope bags and gear bags. Gerald invented the 9-plait bull rope still used by cowboys today.


Gerald designed, hand cut and made many styles of rodeo chaps. These are just a few.


The Ken Roberts Chap

Ken Roberts Chap
Designed to honor Gerald's brother Ken - Bull Riding Champion 1943, 1944 & 1945.


Old Timers Chap

Old Timers Hair On Chap



Old Timers Chap

Old Timers Chap



Champion Chap

The Champion Chap


All Around Chap

The All Around Chap


All American Chap

All American Chap
Designed to honor bull rider
Lane Frost


Blue Chap with Stars



The Casey Tibbs Chap

The Casey Tibbs Chap
The motif is Casey on Neck Tie.


Brown Chap



Gerald braiding his invention
The 9-plait bull rope.


Gerald at the Denver Market

Gerald at the Denver market.


It's a Family Tradition!

Since Chap-Parel's beginning, children and grandchildren have served as models for the Chap-Parel brand rodeo chaps and have been featured in the various catalogs.


Daughter, Kasey


Daughter, Kasey


Daughter, Kasey


Shannan - there's a great story behind this one!

Granddaughter, Shannan
About 1973


Jared - Adorable!

Grandson, Jared

Austin - Isn't he cute!

Grandson, Austin

Austin - Howdy Pardner!

Grandson, Austin

Skye Ann -  Yee Haw!

Skye Anne

Sierra - a real fashionable cowgirl indeed!

Great-granddaughter, Sierra
August 2000

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