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Ranch Horse Versatility

Date: November 7. 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Edmonton EXPO Centre, Hall D

Ranch Horse Versatility competitions are becoming very popular across North America. It provides a great opportunity to competitors to enjoy a friendly competition, with lots of camaraderie and enjoy demonstrating the versatility of their horses in events exemplifying activities one would encounter daily on the ranch.

There are 5 events that competitors will compete in throughout the day.

Ranch Cutting - This class is judged on the ability of the horse to work a cow by separating it from the herd and holding it to demonstrate the horses ability to work the cow. There is a 2 1/2 minute time limit, during which the rider must cut a designated/numbered cow and one additional non-numbered cow.

Working Ranch Horse - This class combines the reining ability, cow sense, and roping ability of the horse. Each exhibitor is allowed 6 minutes to complete the class, the class is judged in three parts. The reining, cow work, and roping portion.

Ranch Confirmation - The purpose of this class is to preserve the Ranch Horse type by selecting well-mannered individuals in the order of their resemblance to the breed ideal and that are the most positive combination of balance, structural correctness, and movement with appropriate breed and sex characteristics and adequate muscling.

Ranch Riding - The ranch riding class shows the horse's ability to move at working speed with a rider. Horses will be shown individually at 3 gaits - walk, jog, and lope - in each direction.

Ranch Trail - The ranch trail class contains a course with a minimum of six obstacles and is designed to show a horse's ability and willingness to perform several tasks that might be asked of him during the course of a normal days ranch work.