Play Day events are held once a month beginning in February and running through October. Play days are scheduled on Saturdays in February, March, April and May. The events are scheduled on Friday nights for June, July and August.
Play days are a series of timed speed events consisting of a horse, rider and a pattern. Participants in the play days are of all ages, sizes and abilities and promote a family atmosphere since everybody can compete. We also have a significant number of people who just come to watch and cheer on their family and friends. Grandparents are frequent visitors to our play days.
Barrel races are a common play day game, besides being a very competitive rodeo event. In barrel racing a horse and rider attempt to complete a clover-leaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time. A variation of this event is straight away barrels where is the pattern is “straight.”
Pole bending is a race-timed event. The object is to run the pattern of weaving between 6 poles in both directions correctly and as quickly as possible, without knocking down any of the poles.
Flag racing involves grabbing a stick or flag from a barrel on one side of the arena and then racing around the course and placing the stick or flag into a barrel on the other side of the arena. The winner is the one who finishes in the shortest time.
Other events can be included in a play day such as keyhole, pylons, ribbon race, and flying W. Our designated events change from time to time to keep it fresh.
Every Play Day and every event has an age group and an event to fit all who wish to compete. Typical play day classes include “lead line” for those who don’t have the ability to control the horse and are “led” through the pattern, and various age classes.