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.
MEET AND GREET!!
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.