Midwest Horse Fair Ranch Horse Competition
Combining the ability and maneuverability of the working ranch horse with the excitement of the show ring!
The Midwest Horse Fair Ranch Riding Competition blends the ability and maneuverability of the working ranch horse with the show ring. In celebrating this new trend, Midwest Horse Fair will offer three classes: Ranch Riding, Ranch Trail and Ranch Cow Work. Twenty horse and rider pairs will compete in each of the three classes. Participants will be eligible for awards in each class as well as overall high point awards. The competition will be featured on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in the Hutchison Arena located in Pavilion One.
- Ranch Riding: Competitors will complete a pre-determined pattern including seven required movements, which will demonstrate the horse’s free-flowing, forward movement, smoothness and responsiveness.
- Ranch Trail: Six to nine obstacles/maneuvers will be used in a trail course pattern which will highlight the horse’s ability to negotiate the obstacles willingly and effectively.
- Ranch Cow Work: Competitors will be allotted three minutes to complete in boxing, which demonstrate the horse’s ability to hold, control and maneuver a cow.
Each of the three classes will award a prize to the top three scores. Scores from all three classes will be combined to determine the overall placings. The top five overall scores will receive prizes. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
Overall High Point Awards
Ranch Riding Awards
Ranch Trail Awards
Ranch Cow Work Awards
List of Competitors
Jo Ellen Milkie