Harrison Mule Days
CARROLL COUNTY EQUESTRIAN CENTER
SEPT 30 - OCT 2, 2022
Friday, Sept 30, 2022
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022
Extreme Mule Challenge - Lower Field
Mule and rider are timed as they complete a series of challenges in the open field.
Truck & Trailer Obstacle Course
Drivers Age 16 and over will maneuver an obstacle course with a provided truck and trailer.
Mule Show - 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"
Mutton Busting is an event similar to bronc riding or bull riding, in which children ride sheep.
Two divisions will be offered. Division 1 will be for children weighing 51 - 70 pounds and Division 2 for children weighing 50 pounds or less.
Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm.
Dummy Steer Roping
Following Muttin Busting
Run by LLR! $100 cash added. Two age divisions: 13 & Under and 14 & Over.
Music & Dancing
Music by TNC DJ & Karaoke - Tommy Crummitt
Mule Hay Rides and Free Kids Rodeo Races
Everyone is welcome to ride in the mule drawn wagon. On-foot barrel race and boot race for kids.
Night Coon Hunt
Night Coon Hunt with hounds led by Mike Jarboe. Mule riders welcome.
Mule Show - Ring 1
Today's Judge is Jennifer Wilmot
3. Youth Mule Halter - 13 & Under
Mules are judged on conformation, body style and turnout.
4. Adult Molly Mule Halter
5. Adult John Mule Halter
6. Donkey Halter - All ages
Champion/Reserve Champion Halter Mule
First and second place winners from classes 3-6 will compete for the overall championship.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Open Hunter Under Saddle - All Ages
Mules are judged on their English gaits; Walk, trot, canter, reverse and back.
11. Open Hunt Seat Equitation - All Ages
Riders are judged on proper riding technique at the walk, trot, canter, reverse and back.
12. 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!
13. Adult Western Pleasure
14. Youth Mulemanship - 13 & Under
Riders are judged on proper riding technique while navigating a pattern.
15. Adult Mulemanship
16. 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.
17. Adult Barrels
18. 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.
19. Adult Versatility Race
20. 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.
21. Adult Pylon Alley
22. The Donna Brown Fun Class
In memory of our beloved Donna Brown, we have created a fun pick-up-your-rider class to honor her.
23. 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.
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).
Live music by Billy Harrison and the Haywire Band!
To be held in the main tent.
Guided Trail Ride
Open to horses, mules, and donkeys. Meet in Ring 1.
Mule Show - Ring 1
Driving Judge - Ann Sanders
Trail Judge - Candace Davidson
24. Youth Trail Class - 13 & Under
Mule and rider complete a judged obstacle course.
25. Adult Trail Class
26. Single Mule Driving - All Ages
A single mule is judged on its ability to pull a cart/carriage.
27. 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.
28. Adult Poles
29. Men's Team Hitch
Two mules together, driven by a man, are judged on their ability to pull a carriage or wagon.
30. Women's Team Hitch
31. 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.
32. Youth Carrot Race - 13 & Under
Riders are timed as they race down to a carrot dangling in the air and then return to the starting line. Fastest time wins.
33. Adult Carrot Race
34. Dizzy Bat Races - All Ages
Race your mule down the ring to the bat. Dismount and spin around the bat a set number of times. Mount up and race back to the start line. Fastest time wins.
35. Feed Bucket Race - All Ages
Riders walk or run from one end of the ring, around a barrel and return to the finish line carrying a bucket of feed. The goal is to have your mule follow you. Going off course will result in a DQ. Fastest time wins.
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.
Dog Water Races - Held Offsite
In the water race, a well-scented lure or a raccoon in a cage is floated or suspended on water in such a way that the dogs cannot contact it. Boundary markers designate the entry and exit points for the dogs. The home tree is 20 yards or more from the opposite shore. The winning dog is the first to correctly follow the scent across the pond to the home tree and indicate on it.
The event will be held at the Harrison Pond, on the corner of Gillis Falls Road and John Pickett Road. There are plenty of riding trails that will take you there. If you wish to drive, there will be parking available in the field at the pond.