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ranch work championships

OVERVIEW

The Ranch Work Championships are all-breed, timed events based on authentic work done on a ranch, with the emphasis of efficient and proper cattle handling. The championships consist of three events - ranch course, ranch penning, and ranch roping. There is no set order of these events, but it is recommended to run the ranch penning, then ranch course, and finish with the ranch roping. Contestants must enter all three classes to be eligible for all-around prizes. We set out to solve two problems we currently see among the ranch eventing community.

One being the judged aspects. Most people have a hard time understanding judging or have no interest in it. Ranch Work Championships are all timed but are capped at a trot speed. The reasons for this are simple. Being timed allows you to show off your skills to locate (Ranch Course), gather (Ranch Penning), and doctor (Ranch Roping) cattle in an efficient manner.

Secondly, when we considered the fact that cowboys maneuver cattle a gentler way than what is portrayed in other ranch events, we wanted competitors to handle cattle like a cowboy would on ranch. That’s why all classes are walk/trot only. There is no loping in a Ranch Work Championship event.

RULES

Number of cattle and arena size are subject to variance based on the facilities and number of entries. A rider and horse combination can only enter once. Multiple riders can ride the same horse in the same event. Riders may also ride multiple horses.

EQUIPMENT:

Any equipment not considered inhumane is legal (no bicycle chain bits, etc. official and management will make final decision if a question arises about equipment). One or two hands is acceptable on any humane bit, or hackamore. Any entry that the equipment has been deemed inhumane, will receive a no time for that run. If blood is found on any horse and the official or management deems it to be from abuse, the rider will receive a no time for that run and may be asked to leave the competition.

ATTIRE:

Required attire includes a long-sleeved Western shirt with collar or Western motif, a Western hat, and Western boots. Shirt sleeves must be rolled down and buttoned or snapped. Shirt tails must be tucked in. A helmet may be worn at the rider’s discretion. Any rider not wearing required attire will receive a no time.

BUY-BACKS:

Riders are allowed to declare a re-ride, if declared prior to the current set of cattle being changed in cattle events, and prior to the end of the class in the Ranch Course. If a rider declares a re- ride, the previous ride is deleted. The time from the re-ride will then become the official time for that exhibitor in that event. An additional full set of entry fees, including cattle, office and jackpot fees, are required for the re- ride. Each rider and horse combination can have only one re-ride, per event.

PAYOUT STRUCTURE (3D):

In a 3-D payout, the total jackpotted entry fees of a class is to be divided 33.33% to the 1st Division, 33.33% to the 2nd Division (15 seconds off fastest time), and 33.33% to the 3rd Division (30 seconds off fastest time). Added money will be divided equally to the divisions, or can be used in the all-around awards. The All-Around is paid out in a 3D format and is a combination of all three division times. The All-Around divisions are split by 30 seconds off the fastest time for the 2D and 60 seconds off the fast time for the 3D. At any RWC show, if not enough riders qualify in a division as monies to be paid, the money which is unaccounted for shall be divided equally among those who have placed in that division. If no riders qualify in a division, the prize money for that division shall be equally divided among those riders in the other divisions of that class who have won prize money. Each event will be paid on a format based on number of entries to determine how many places are paid in each division.

ranch courser

OVERVIEW:

Rider will go thru an obstacle course that shows the horses ability to carry a rider over a ranch. The event management or officials will design the course. Required obstacles will be a drag, and a jump not to exceed 18 inches. Any other maneuver or obstacle that would normally be found on a ranch is acceptable.

DETAILS:
• Time will start when the rider enters the arena gate or crosses a designated starting line. Time will end when the rider exits the arena gate or a designated finish line
• Only a walk, trot, extended trot, pace, single foot, or running walk will be permitted
• There is a maximum of 3 minutes to complete the entire course

PENALTIES:
• Loping (with the exception of two strides after the jump), cantering, galloping or racking +10 second penalty each occurrence
• Loss of rope on drag +15 second penalty each occurrence
• Incorrectly performing an obstacle or maneuver +15
• Knocking down or severely disturbing an obstacle +15
• Omitting an obstacle or maneuver +30 second penalty each occurrence

ranch ropingr

OVERVIEW:

A minimum of 10 numbered cattle will be placed in this pen, and 5 or more unnumbered. Two cows with each number must be used in the herd. The rider will have the option to rope either cow of the number called. When the rider enters the pen, a number will be called.

DETAILS:
• The rider must carry a breakaway hondo rope
• Time will start when the number is called and will end when the hondo breaks on the cow.
• The rider then has 90 seconds to rope the cow with designated number
• Only a walk, trot, extended trot, pace, single foot, or running walk will be permitted
• Rider may throw as many loops as time permits
• Legal catch is any catch that passes over the head, around the horns, or any foot.

PENALTIES:
• Loping, cantering, galloping or racking +10 second penalty,
• Breaking the hondo on wrong cow is a no time
• Breaking the hondo at any point during your run for any reason, excluding a legal catch, is a no time

ranch penningr

OVERVIEW:

A minimum of 10 numbered cattle will be placed in this pen, and 5 or more unnumbered. Two cows with each number must be used in the herd. The rider will have the option to work either cow of the number called. As the rider walks into the pen, one number will be called. The rider must separate that cow from the herd and push them into the catch pen on the opposite side of where the herd is held. Rider is allowed up to two additional head in the pen when the gate shuts, which is a total of 3 head. The rider can bring as many head into the pen as they want and sort out of the smaller pen. Penalties and deductions will only be assessed when the gate is shut.

DETAILS:

• Maximum of 90 seconds are allowed
• Time starts when the number is called. When the rider has closed the gate on the catch pen, time will stop
• Rider will receive a 5 second time deduction if only the one correct numbered cow is in the pen when gate is shut
• Only a walk, trot, extended trot, pace, single foot, or running walk will be permitted
• Shutting the gate without the correct numbered cow in the catch pen is a no time

PENALTIES:

• Loping, cantering, galloping or racking +10 second penalty each occurrence
• Not shutting the gate, even if the correct numbered cow is alone in the pen is a no time
• Shutting the gate without the correct numbered cow in the catch pen is a no time
• +5 second penalty for every addition cow over 3 head in the catch pen once gate is shut

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This exciting and new ranch competition is designed to give all competitors a chance at the title of “Ranch Work Champion”. We can’t wait to see you at one of our upcoming events. Please contact us with any questions or if you would like to have a Ranch Work Championship in your area.


Contact: Ranch Work Championships at 817 222-6432