4:00pm - Extreme Mule Challenge
Held in the lower field.
Mule and rider are timed as they complete a series of challenges in the open field.
5:30pm - Field Jump
Held in the lower field.
Mule and rider are timed as they complete a series of jumps in the open field.
6:00pm - Ring 1
1. Coon Mule Jump - 54" & Under
Mules must jump from a stand still without knocking the bar off of the jump. The mule that jumps the highest, through a process of elimination, is declared the winner. Two divisions based on height of mule at withers.
2. Coon Mule Jump - Over 54"
3. Liberty Race - All Ages
Competitors will turn their mules loose in the ring and have their tack along the ring edge. Competitors must catch their mule, tack their mule, mount and ride to a finish line. Fastest time wins.
4. Baby Bottle Race - All Ages
Competitors, with a partner, ride together around the ring. While responding to comments from the announcer, the rider will feed the bottle to their partner. First one to finish the bottle and return to the center of the ring wins.
5. Rescue Race - All Ages
Riders race down to a barrel, where their partner must transfer from the barrel to the mule and ride back to the finish line. Fastest time wins.
Hay rides following the Mule events!
9:00pm - Night Coon Hunt with hounds led by Mike Jarboe. Mule Riders welcome.
6. Youth Mule Halter - 13 & Under
Mules are judged on conformation, body style and turnout.
7. Adult Mule Halter
8. Donkey Halter - All Ages
Champion/Reserve Champion Halter Mule - First and second place winners from classes 6 - 8 will compete for the overall championship.
9. Leadline - 9 & Under
Riders 9 and Under are judged on proper positioning of body; hands, legs, arms, head and feet. Riders should have control of their mule.
10. Child Walk - 9 & Under
Beginner riders are judged at the walk. Riders should show their ability to ride and control the animal. Class is intended for youth riders, not yet ready to lope.
11. Child Walk/Jog - 9 & Under
Beginner riders are judged at the walk and jog. Riders should show their ability to ride and control the animal. Class is intended for youth riders, not yet ready to lope.
12. Youth Hunter Under Saddle - 13 & Under
Mules are judged on their English gaits; Walk, trot, canter, reverse and back.
13. Adult Hunter Under Saddle
14. Youth Hunt Seat Equitation - 13 & Under
Riders are judged on proper riding technique at the walk, trot, canter, reverse and back.
15. Adult Hunt Seat Equitation
16. Youth Western Pleasure - 13 & Under
Mules are judged on their Western gaits; Walk, jog, lope, reverse and back. Which mule would be a "pleasure" to ride!
17. Adult Western Pleasure
18. Old Gray Mule Pleasure
For our senior riders, age 39 and older. Entrants in this class can not complete in the Adult Western Pleasure class.
19. Youth Mulemanship - 13 & Under
Riders are judged on proper riding technique while navigating a pattern.
20. Adult Mulemanship
21. Youth Barrels - 13 & Under
Riders are timed while they navigate their mule through a cloverleaf pattern. A five second penalty is added for knocked over barrels. Riders must not break the pattern.
22. Adult Barrels
23. Youth Versatility Race - 13 & Under
Mule and Rider begin at the start line and while mounted, navigate through a pattern of poles and barrels. Fastest time wins.
24. Adult Versatility Race
25. Youth Pylon Alley - 13 & Under
Mule and rider race down the arena, through an alley of cones, and spin around a cone and race back. Any cones knocked over results in disqualification. Fastest time wins.
26. Adult Pylon Alley
27. Youth Egg Race
This event will involve some type of an egg. We will surprise you.
28. Adult Egg Race
29. Monkey in a Tree - All ages
Riding double, your partner grabs onto a hanging rope, while the rider races around a barrel and back to pick up your "monkey in the tree" and cross the finish line. The fastest team wins.
Mule Pull following the conclusion of the individual events. (Around 5:30pm) - Prize money added.
Teams of mules compete to see who can pull the heaviest weight a predetermined distance. If more than 6 entries, 2 divisions will be created (heavy and light weight).
7pm - Music by Billy Harrison with Dee Gunter and his Bluegrass Buddies!!!
8:00am - Cowboy Church
9:00am - Guided trail ride. Open to horses, mules and donkeys.
30. Single Mule Driving - All Ages
A single mule is judged on its ability to pull a cart/carriage.
31. Youth Poles - 13 & Under
Riders are timed while they navigate their mules through a pattern weaving in and out of the poles. Knocked over poles add a 5 second penalty. Fastest time wins. Two classes divided upon age of rider.
32. Adult Poles
33. Men's Team Hitch
Two mules together, driven my a man, are judged on their ability to pull a carriage or wagon.
34. Women's Team Hitch
* Animal Dress-Up * Start at 12:00pm
All animals welcome! Horses, goats, guinea pigs, it's up to you! Handler and animal will be judged on their costumes and story. Prizes awarded for most creative costumes and story.
35. Switch Rider - All Ages
Competitors, with a partner, ride together to one end of the ring, switch riding positions with their partner, and return to the finish line. Fastest time wins.
36. Youth Laundry Race - 13 & Under
Riders are timed as they race down to a station of assorted clothing. Riders must dress and race back to the finish line. Rider may choose to dismount or stay on the mule. Fastest time wins.
37. Adult Laundry Race
38. Youth Head to Head Race - 13 & Under
Heats of riders race around the ring. The first to cross the finish line advances to the next round. The fastest mule in the final round is the winner.
39. Adult Head to Head Race
40. Youth Feed Bucket Race - 13 & Under
Riders navigate their mules through a jump pattern. Going off course will result in a DQ. Knocked over jumps will add a time penalty. Fastest time wins.
41. Adult Feed Bucket Race
Running concurrent in Ring 2
42. Youth Trail Class - 13 & Under
Mule and rider complete a judged obstacle course. Class will be held in Ring 2.
43. Adult Trail Class