~All dogs must be kept on a leash, and remain in the trailer area at all times. No dogs are allowed in the barn or work area!!!~
2011 Extreme Cowboy Challenge Series
Our Fall show is always the best. Something about the crisp air and
Halloween theme adds a spirit of fun and competition. Although we were
forced inside due to mud, the show was a huge success with challenging
courses, great horses and riders.
We changed our schedule to run the Ranch Riding as the second class, right after
the Walk/Trot. It seemed to help get riders more relaxed and horse warmed up.
Kerry Fine showed her mare Lena, for the first time and had a great ride. The Open
was the most challenging, with pumpkins, spiders, and ghouls to deal with. Hot
cider, pumpkin bread, cupcakes and candy, added to the festive spirit. We had such
a good time, we decided to have a monthly workshop all winter. Check dates.
All competitors must
pre-register. You do
not need to pre-pay, but
class size is limited and
anyone not registered
may be turned away.
To reserve your spot, call
We had a tremendous response in 2011. Reserve early for
your spot. Awards will be presented at series end.
DON'T MISS IT!
Awards presented in each division for Year-End.
Divisions will be: Novice, Intermediate, Open and Ranch Riding.
We now offer a schooling class and a Walk/Trot class. Schooling Class
is $10.00 and you work with an instructor on a real course. All other
classes are $15.00.
The Cowboy Challenge is a ranch obstacle course on horseback. Open
riders may be required to swing a lariat and work a cow, or mechanical
cow. Obstacles are judged on a 0 - 5 scale. Highest score wins in each
division. In the case of a tie, a ride off may determine winner.
We can arrange a Versatility Workshop for you and a group
of your friends. Get a jump on show season and improve
your skills. Price per rider is determined by number of
horses participating. Get individualized instruction in this
fast growing sport, and build trust between you and your
horse. Call or e mail the farm to set up your workshop.
Here are some highlights from our Fall Versatility Challenge,
courtesy of our friend Jodie Clineschmidt. She is a welcome
addition to our family, and her great photographs help to
preserve the comraderie of the day. We appreciate your work.
Karen Arthur demonstrates Jeraldine's abilities
to ground tie, as she prepares to remount on
the off side. Jeraldine has blossomed this
summer and is really showing talent in both
cutting and versatility.
Julee Belsterling and Madonna
show everyone how it's done,
while negotiating the rope gate.
Julee, in her first year of competition
is proving to be a tough rider!
Karen Stankovics and Belle have become
quite a team this summer. They ended the
year placing second in the Novice division
and first in the Walk/Trot.