Ranch Horse Versatility
Friday, August 11, 2017

Ranch and Working Cow Horses are one of the richest parts of our Western Heritage.
Show off your horse and your cowboy skills.

This event is for everyone who rides - ranchers, cowboys, competitors, non-competitors, ropers and non-ropers, reiners and non-reiners alike. Anyone with a good western horse is encouraged to enter. Bring your horse to town on the 101st Anniversary of the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo and celebrate our Western Heritage! Do what you and your horse do best!

$25 entry fee per class or all three classes for $60; 60% payback; sponsored awards and prizes

Classes:

Class I - Herd Work, Pen and Steer Stopping - 9:00 AM
Class II - Reining - 11:30 AM
Class III - Fence Work & Boxing (Limited) Cow Work Classes - 12:30 PM
All start times are approximate with the exception of Class I.
Next class will follow upon completion of previous class. Be prepared to start early.

4 Divisions in each class

Youth - 18 and under as of Jan 1, 2017. Box only in Cow Work and Breakaway may be used in Steer Stopping
Limited - Box only in Cow Work and Breakaway may be used in Steer Stopping
Novice - Limited to individuals that have won less than $750,
cumulatively, in any horse events over the last 5 years; and have not
received any compensation for horse training, coaching, or lessons
Open - Open to all#ranchhorseversatility #horse #ranch #middleparkfairandrodeo #middlepark #grandcounty #kremmling #colorado #smalltown #rodeo #4H #cattle

Awards will be made to all division winners of Classes I, II and III. Overall Champions will be awarded in each division for the high point horse entered in all three classes. You can enter and compete in only one division; you can enter more than one horse in your division.
There will be no disqualifications for broken patterns or failure to execute specific maneuvers, only plus and minus points awarded. You do not have to rope to compete.
No tie downs, training aids, martingales, etc. will be allowed. No restrictions on bits, age of horse, ownership or use of hands. Horses ridden one handed will receive extra points.

Class i - Herd Work - Pen - Steer Stopping

Horse and rider will separate a number of cattle from the herd and then hold a single cow from the herd. Riders are encouraged to work at least two animals. Rider will then pen the cow at the opposite end of the arena, hold for 8 seconds; then bring cow out from the pen and rope and steer stop the cow - 1 loop. 4 minute time limit.

Class II - Reining

NRCHA pattern #10 - Lope
National Reined Cow Horse Association Pattern #10 - Lope (Pattern available online and at Extension Office.)

Class III - Fence Work and Boxing (Limited) Cow Work Classes

Novice and Open only - box the cow, then take cow down the fence, turn back in each direction, then circle the cow in each direction - 2 minute time limit.
Youth and Limited divisions - box the cow at the end of the arena, demonstrate control by turning before markers - 50 second time limit.

Judge: TBD

For complete rules and details contact: Tim Rhine (970) 364-6020 or email tim@lodgepoleqh.com or stop in the Extension Office.

Ranch Horse Verstility Sponsors

Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, Schake Family