“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
Junior Boys Goat Tying
The participant rides their horse down to a tethered goat, dismounts, catches, throws, and ties any three of its legs together. The goat must stay tied for six seconds after the contestant has backed away from the animal. If the goat becomes untied before six seconds have passed, the rider receives no score. Time limit: 60 seconds.
Mounted Dummy Roping (Boys & Girls age 7-10)
Event will consist of two bales of straw stacked one on top of the other with a calf head attached. Participants must tie their rope or ropes to the saddle horn with a breakaway string. The contestant rides their horse up to the bales and throws their loop without crossing the designated line. Each roper will be allowed 2 loops. If the roper intends to use 2 loops he or she must carry 2 ropes and have the 2nd rope tied on in a manner similar to breakaway. Time limit: 45 seconds.
This event will be for day money ONLY and not for points.
Breakaway Roping (Boys & Girls age 7-10)
A variation of calf roping where a calf is roped, but not thrown and tied. It features a calf and one mounted rider who starts in the box. Once the calf breaks the barrier, the horse runs out of the box while the rider attempts to rope the calf around the neck. Once the calf is caught, the horse and rider stop and the rope which is tied to the saddle horn with a string, pulls tight and breaks loose. This signals the end of the run and the fastest time wins.
Team Roping - Header (Boys & Girls age 7-10)
Also known as heading and heeling is an event that features a steer and two mounted riders. The first roper is referred to as the "header", the person who ropes the front of the steer, usually around the horns. Once the steer is caught, the header must dally and use his horse to turn the steer to the left for the “heeler” to rope the hind feet. The “header” is the contestant in this event that will receive the time and the points.
Team Roping - Heeler (Boys & Girls age 7-10)
Also known as heading and heeling is an event that features a steer and two mounted riders. The first roper is referred to as the "header", the person who ropes the front of the steer, usually around the horns. Once the steer is caught, the header must dally and use his horse to turn the steer to the left. The second roper is the "heeler", who ropes the steer by its hind feet after the "header" has turned the steer. The “heeler” is the contestant in this event that will receive the time and the points.
Calf Riding (Boys & Girls age 7-10)
Each contestant will try to ride a calf for 6 seconds. When the calf is released from the chute it will buck, kick and run in an attempt to get the rider off it’s back. If the contestant rides for 6 seconds they will receive a score. Participants must ride with one hand and a wrap. A protective helmet and vest are required.
Junior Barrel Racing (Boys & Girls age 7-10)
A speed event in which each contestant rides their horse in a cloverleaf pattern around preset barrels, trying to have the fastest time, while not knocking over a barrel.
Junior Pole Bending (Boys & Girls age 7-10)
A timed event in which a contestant rides their horse down to the last pole at the end of the arena. Then runs a weaving or serpentine pattern through the six poles arranged in a line, down and back and then races back to the starting line.