Show Schedule

Friday, Oct 4, 2019
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019
Sunday, Oct 6, 2019

Extreme Mule Challenge - Lower Field

4:00 pm

Mule and rider are timed as they complete a series of challenges in the open field.

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


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 - 80 pounds and Division 2 for children weighing 50 pounds or less.

Sign-ups begin at 6:00pm.

Mule Hay Rides in Ring 1


Everyone is welcome to ride in the mule drawn wagon.

Mule Soccer


2 teams will face off in the ring to play Mule Soccer... a creative cross of polo, field hockey, and soccer!

Music & Dancing


Music by TNC DJ & Karaoke - Tommy Crummitt

Night Coon Hunt


Night Coon Hunt with hounds led by Mike Jarboe.  Mule riders welcome.

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Cowboy Church


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 - Christy Thomas.

Trial 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.  Youth Speed Jump- 13 & Under

Fastest time over a series of jumps wins.

35. Adult Speed Jump


36. Youth Feed Bucket Race - 13 & Under

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.

37. Adult Feed Bucket Race

Animal Dress-Up

Around 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.

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.

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Mule Show - Ring 1


Today's Judge is Bonnie Strain

3. Youth Mule Halter - 13 & Under

Mules are judged on conformation, body style and turnout.

4. Adult Mule Halter

5. Donkey Halter - All ages

Champion/Reserve Champion Halter Mule

First and second place winners from classes 6 - 8 will compete for the overall championship.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Open Hunter Under Saddle - All Ages

Mules are judged on their English gaits; Walk, trot, canter, reverse and back.

10. Open Hunt Seat Equitation - All Ages

Riders are judged on proper riding technique at the walk, trot, canter, reverse and back.

11. 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!

12. Adult Western Pleasure

13. 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.

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 obstacle course/race to honor her.


         We ask that all competitors, spectators and visitors with mules, please come to Ring 1 for a meet and greet.  A great opportunity to show the popularity of the mule community.  Feel free to ride or lead your mule.

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.

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).

Live Music


Live music by Billy Harrison and the Haywire Band!

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