Working Ranch Horse

This class combines the reining ability, cow sense, and roping ability of the horse.  Each exhibitor in the OPEN/LIMITED OPEN and AMATEUR divisions are allowed 6 minutes to complete the class, the class is judged in three parts.  The reining, cow work, and roping portion.  At the end of the performance the three portions are added together for a final score.  The reining is ridden first using one of the 12 patterns approved for this class.  

LIMITED AMATEUR division after the reining pattern are required to box the cow on the short end of arena, then set the cow up and drive down the fence distance and control should be maintained for approximately 1/2 or 3/4 the length of arena. Rider will than stop and release the cow and move horse toward center of arena to set cow up for boxing cow at the opposite end. Time limit to work cow is 1 min 45 sec. When there is 1 minute  left the announcer will announce 1 min. remaining. At 1 min 45 sec the announcer will call for time. 

 

NOVICE AMATEUR and YOUTH divisions after the reining pattern are only required to box the cow on the short end of the arena with a 60 sec time limit.

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Ken Betts/ Eyem Still Smokin

 
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Kathy Judson/High Fashion Lace

 
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Ron Echlin/Hickory Miss Mint

 
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Ron Echlin/Hickory Miss Mint

 
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Russ MacKenzie/Major Jae Bar

 
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Shannon Coeurs-Ritter/High As A Kite

 
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Ryley Keiver/Ghosts Easy Sunshine

 
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Ron Echlin/Hickory Miss Mint

 
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Russ MacKenzie/Major Jae Bar

 
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Rachelle Laitila/Little Lacy Lady

 
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Joanne Block/Zippo Barry Pine