Superintendents: Chelsea Steen, Denise Baker
Committee: Marian Trew, Sally & Clayton Chord, Angie Mattoon
Show starts – 8:30 am 0-7 Division Classes at 11 am
The format of the show has changed slightly. The committee thought this format would be better suited to the primarily ranching exhibitors, giving local horse enthusiasts the opportunity to show off their skills and try their hand at new events. The goal of this show is to learn and have fun!
Trophies – each class
Buckles – Versatility All-Around in each division
Sportsmanship awards – Youth
Exhibitors can compete in any number of events, but to be eligible for versatility all around award same horse and rider combination must compete in all events offered in their division. In the event a rider goes off course in any class the run is still scored and that maneuver is given an “OP” designation. They will not be disqualified but will not be able to place above a correct pattern. Entries may be limited, so early entries are strongly encouraged.
RANCH COWHORSE ENTRIES MUST PRE-ENTER BY AUGUST 1
TO DETERMINE CATTLE NEEDED
$5 – Non-cattle classes $40 – Ranch Cowhorse class $2 – Youth 0-7
–A RIDER CANNOT COMPETE IN BOTH LIMITED AND OPEN DIVISIONS–
Open – Contestants should be comfortable working a cow, handling a rope, etc. Anyone who trains professionally or has had open level ranch horse competition experience should show in this class.
Limited – This divison is intended for non-pro / novice amateur or contestant who is still earning maneuvers / rope handling and may not feel comfortable doing faster paced cattle work.
Youth 8-13 & 14-18 – This division will have similar expectations as the Limited Division. The Ranch Cowhorse class is not offered to the 8-13 division.
Youth 0-7 – These classes are a great way for youngsters to show their horses in a fun and positive atmosphere.
Reining: Pattern determined by judge – may consist of stops, spins, rollbacks, circles and lead changes.
Ranch Cowhorse: Open Adult – cow to be boxed, turned each direction down the fence, and either circled in each direction or roped and stopped. Limited and Youth 14-18 – box cow at each end of the arena. Class not offered for 8-13 Youth.
Ranch Riding: A pattern class where the hose is judged on its movement suitable to a working ranch horse. Pattern may call for walk, trot, lope, and extension of any gate, turn around, stop, back, cross logs, etc.
Trail: Possible obstacles – opening a gate horseback, crossing a bridge, crossing logs, dragging an object (only in the Open Division), ground tying, etc.
Halter: Conformation judged – riding age.
Halter PROSPECT: Conformation judged – horses too young to be ridden (foals to not ridden 2 year olds).
YOUTH 0-7 CLASSES:
–EXHIBITORS CANNOT SHOW IN BOTH THE LEADLINE AND WALK-TROT
Walk-trot on the rail
There will be a break before the costume class.
For more information: 605-431-9316
Mail entries to: Custer County Fair, PO Box 246, Hermosa SD 57744