Horse Versatility Clinics
and Horse Shows
Rafter 6B Ranch
7830 Mears Rd. Auburn, CA95602
Ranch Horse clinics are hosted once per month by clinicians
Chris Bugenig and Sarah Kennedy. Learn through detailed instruction
the training process in developing the versatile ranch horse
from a local and reputable professional.
will be progressive and include:
Ranch Trail- Introducing obstacles found on the ranch
2. Ranch Cutting & Sorting- Establishing control using
the flag and cattle
3. Ranch Roping- Using a dummy steer & tracking live cattle
4. Ranch Riding- Developing speed control at all gaits
5. Ranch Ground Manners- Developing a quiet mind
CLINIC INFORMATION AND TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT IN THESE CLINICS,
Clinics with cattle will be posted two weeks before the
El Dorado Co. Fair, Placerville, CA
Co. Fair, Plymouth, CA
Valley Saddle and Trail Club, Carmel Valley, CA
El Dorado County Fair
Versatility Ranch Horse Clinic & Show
El Dorado County Fair Horse Show:Entry Form El Dorado County Fair Horse Show:Flyer
Dorado County Fair Grounds, Placerville, CA
County Fair Grounds, Plymouth, CA
Valley Saddle and Trail Club, Carmel Valley, CA
6B Ranch, Auburn, CA
the works is the new Calif. Versatility affiliate of NVRHA recently
named Golden State Versatility Ranch Horse Assoc. (GSVRHA) For more
information and membership forms contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Maribeth Darras at email@example.com.
Clinics will begin at 10AM for dry work and
8AM for cattle work.
ADULTS $100/session dry
$135/session with cattle
YOUTH $75/session dry
$100/session with cattle
Please bring your lunch.
Auditors are welcome @ $20/session
of National Western Stock Show Versatility Ranch Horse Class
Congratulations Sarah and Spookin In Time
Colorado January 13, 2012
Presents “The Versatile Ranch Horse Series”
Rafter 6B Ranch presents their 3rd Annual competition horse
show which showcases the ranch horse.
series was created using the NRCHA/AQHA Versatility Ranch
Horse Competition rules as a guideline only to provide a
competition that more of our local clientele would enjoy
and that would showcase the many talents of their ranch
version of the Ranch Horse competition demonstrates the
versatility of the ranch horse in five categories: ranch
conformation, ranch riding, ranch reining, cow work and
ranch trail. So come on down and join the fun.
CLASSES: Ranch Conformation: The
ranch conformation class will be based on balance, structural
correctness, breed and sex characteristic, and degree of muscling,
with balance being the most important. Horses are to be shown
in a good working halter (rope, braided, nylon or plain leather).
will be judged in one class, by division. Horses will walk
to the judge one at a time then trot straight to a cone. At
the cone, the horse will continue trotting, turn to the right
and trot toward the right wall or fence of the arena. After
trotting, horses will be lined up head to tail for individual
inspection by the judge. The judge shall inspect each horse
from both sides, front and rear.
Riding:(Patterned Riding) This
class shows the horse s ability to move at a working speed
with a rider. Horses will be shown individually (at various
gaits, such as the walk, trot, or lope-depending upon the
Division), while completing a posted riding pattern in the
will be given credit for traveling with his head held in a
normal position, ears alert and moving at a natural speed
for the gait requested. Horses will be asked to extend the
lope or the trot in at least one direction.
also will be given for making a smooth transition between
the gaits, for keeping the correct lead and for maintaining
the gait until the pattern asks for a change. A rider must
show his horse with only one hand on the reins, unless the
horse is five years old or younger and is being shown in a
snaffle bit or bosal.
Reining: This class shows the
ability of the ranch horse to rein. Each contestant will perform
Division will have its own pattern and work as explained below.
Patterns will be posted for your review at the show.
Maneuvers are: Run circles at speed or collected, lead changes,
sliding stops, spins, and roll back.
Run the designated pattern as written. Then call for the cow,
box it, make at least 2 turns (one each way) on the fence, take
down your breakaway rope or circle cow left and right circle
Limited: Run the pattern
as designated; simple changes will not be penalized but flying
changes may be credited.
the pattern as written.
Trail: This class contains a course
with a minimum of six obstacles and is designed to show a
horses ability and willingness to perform several tasks that
might be asked of him during the course of a normal days ranch
possible, realistic or natural obstacles will be used and
we may set up the course outside the arena in a natural setting.
will be judged on three gaits, walk, trot and lope performed
between the six obstacles to be determined when the judge
chooses the patter. A horse will be rewarded with higher credit
for performing these gaits on the correct lead and with an
obstacles will include dragging a log and opening and closing
a gate. Some optional obstacles might include crossing a water
hazard, crossing a bridge, unbridling and bridling, picking
up all four feet and roping a stationary steer. Super-limited
will walk/jog only.
work: Open: Option 1: Cut
a numbered cow as called from the herd, hold it from the herd
ranch cutting, then take it down the fence between the fence
and a cone and put it in the pen. Total time allowed 2 minutes.
2: Ranch cut 2 cattle
Box a cow at the end of the arena, take it down
the fence between the fence and a cone and put it in the pen.
Total time allowed 2 minutes.
Super limited: Drive
the cow from the end of the arena into the pen. Total time allowed
Riders 17 and under. Will work as described in LIMITED
or may enter SUPER LIMITED YOUTH and
will work same as SUPER-LIMITED.
Versatility Ranch Horse Show
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