Ranch Horse Competition

Double J Horse Sales is proud to give our consignors the opportunity to demonstrate their horses in the Ranch Horse Competition. Even if you don’t have a finished ranch horse, it gives you, the consignor, the option of having your horse previewed. If you’re in the market for a broke horse, the opportunity to see the consigned horses in action is available to you in the Ranch Horse Competition.

When
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Where
Dickinson, ND, 8:00 a.m. MDT

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Double J Horse Sales is proud to give our consignors the opportunity to demonstrate their horses in the Ranch Horse Competition. Even if you don’t have a finished ranch horse, it gives you, the consignor, the option of having your horse previewed. If you’re in the market for a broke horse, the opportunity to see the consigned horses in action is available to you in the Ranch Horse Competition.

In an effort to simplify judging of the competition, we will be asking competitors to demonstrate 4 of the maneuvers listed below. Which maneuvers we use will be announced sale day morning, and all competitors will be asked to demonstrate the same 4. We will also give consignors the option of cattle work. Simply complete the assigned 4 tasks and then ask for your steer to be turned out for additional points to be added to your score. If you do not choose to do any cattle work, then simply demonstrate your horse’s unique talents or demonstrate some more of the maneuvers listed below for additional points. We will again announce your horse and give you up to 5 minutes to complete the assigned tasks and do any bonus work. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall performers, along with the option of having their horses sold in an escalated sale position. This should definitely increase selling prices on these horses. Buyers are willing to pay for a horse they know they can use.

List of Maneuvers

(Remember, you will only be asked to perform 4 of these tasks, but you won’t know which ones until Sunday morning. So, be prepared for any of them.)

  • Opening/closing gate
  • Dismount drop bit and re-bridle
  • Simple lead change (lope a simple figure 8 with lead changes in middle)
  • Drag log
  • Load in trailer
  • Cross obstacle(s)
  • Turn in box (360 degrees)
  • Dismount and pick up all four feet
  • Jump a log
  • Run, stop and do either right or left roll back

PLUS bonus cattle work option