THE EVENT   |  January 19 - 23, 2022

Competitions

Live Stream of Competions available through Wrangler Network. Events subject to change. All events in Mountain Time Zone.

Wednesday, 1/19: 9 AM MST: World’s Greatest Horsewoman
3 PM: Ranch Rodeo
Thursday, 1/20: 9 AM: World’s Greatest Horsewoman
3 PM: Ranch Rodeo
Friday, 1/21: 9 AM: Breakaway Roping Long Go
6 PM: Breakaway & Ranch Rodeo Calcutta; Breakaway Finals; Ranch Rodeo Finals
Saturday, 1/22: 4 PM: World’s Greatest Horsewoman Herd Work Finals
Sunday, 1/23: 3 PM: World’s Greatest Horsewoman Reining, Steer Stopping, and Fence Work Finals

2022 Art of the Cowgirl All Women’s Ranch Rodeo

January 18-22, 2021
Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre
20464 E Riggs RD

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Producer:
Mesa Pate
(817) 964-8801 

mesa@artofthecowgirl.com

Entries Open: October 20th, 2021 at 8 AM CST
Entries Close: December 20th, 2021 at 7 PM CST

Entry Fees: $800

 **Limited to 30 teams

Entries are full for the All Women’s Ranch Rodeo. Click the link below to join the waitlist.

ENTRY INFORMATION

All entries are due December 20th, 2021Entries received after December 20th will be consider late entries, late fees will be included.  All entries must be paid in full to be included in the draw. You can enter online, mail or e-mail your completed entries to the contacts provided. We will not process your entry without a form of payment. You have two options for payment: 

  • You may include a check with your entry form for the full amount.  Checks must include a completed entry form to be processed 
  • You may include credit card information for us to charge your card. Please be aware that there is a 3.5% CC fee
  • Online entries will require a CC number to be processed

Please be aware that if you scratch your entry, we reserve the right to charge your card for any fees due.
Entry verification list will be posted on the Art of the Cowgirl website approximately one week before the draw. Draw date will be posted.  Please be sure to check your entries. 

LATE FEES ‐ Any entries taken after entries close will be charged a $50 late fee

REFUNDS – All refunds will be maid via checks and will be sent out following the event

IMPORTANT SCRATCH INFORMATION

Last day to scratch to receive refund on fees:

Wednesday, January 5th at 5 PM CST

Scratches received by January 5th includes full entry fee and cattle fees.  $30 office charge will be retained by Art of the Cowgirl

All scratches received after 5 PM CST January 5th will forfeit full cattle fees.  

NOTE:  WE MAKE FINAL CATTLE ORDER ON JANUARY 5th.  NO CATTLE FEES WILL BE REFUNDED AFTER JANUARY 5TH, NO EXCEPTIONS!

***Scratches received after 5 PM CST January 17th will forfeit ALL fees***

***A SCRATCH FORM WILL BE PROVIDED AND WILL BE THE ONLY RECOGNIZED WAY TO SCRATCH AN ENTRY UNLESS SCRATCHING IN PERSON AT THE RODEO OFFICE***

PROJECTED PAYOUT

Based on 30 entries & minimum of $5,000 added

Finals: $12,540

1st  $4,514

2nd $3,260

3rd $2,006

4th $1,504

5th $1,254

 

Long rounds: $8,360

Per event: $2,090

1st: $1,254

2nd: $836

INFORMATION, SCHEDULE, RULES AND GUIDELINES


Judges: TBD
Patterns: TBD

Schedule

(this is tentative and subject to change)

Wednesday, January 19th:

Approximately 4 PM – FIRST ROUND

Thursday, January 20th:

9 AM – SECOND ROUND

Friday, January 21st:

5 PM – Finals

EVENTS WILL BE POSTED WITH FULL RULES SOON


Finals: Top 5 teams will come back for the finals

Additional rules and Guidelines:

  • Minimum of 75% of entry fee goes back into the payout. 
  • Late entries will be accepted with a late entry penalty ($50) until noon the day before the rodeo starts. All late entries will assume “late” draw positions
  • A horse must be used in at least two events to be eligible for Top Horse
  • Top hand will be determined based on overall score.  Ranch horse scores and team aggregate will be added together, the overall rider with the most points will receive Top Hand
  • Top Horse is voted on by judges and two outside representatives.  All those with a vote will be posted at event

Events:

EVENT RULES:

BRANDING

Two calves will be let into arena. Two team members will be on their horses, two work as ground crew.  Ropers and ground grew will switch after first calf is branded

  • 6 Minute time limit
  • Time starts when flag is dropped
  • Trot until they break
  • Ropes must be set correctly on front and hind feet before calf can be branded
  • Branding iron can leave bucket at any time
  • 30 seconds for brand hitting ground
  • 60 seconds for misbranding (wrong side, upside down, etc)
  • Front legs are legal
  • Time will stop when branding iron and both ground crew are back in the circle, and ropes are off the calf
  • NO TIME at any point during the run for excessive roughness on cattle. ZERO TOLERANCE
  • In the event of a discrepancy ONLY the team captain can approach the judge. Judge’s decision is final   

TIE DOWN/STRAY GATHERING

All team members start behind the flag/line.  One steer will be let into the arena. Judge drops the flag to start time. The steer must be roped with a legal head catch and tied down. Time will be called when team and ropes are clear of the steer.

  • No loop limit.  4 Minute time limit
  • After steer is roped and mugged down, he will be tied by 3 legs. * legs must be crossed
  • All ropes and team members must be off steer before calling for time
  • Time stops when one team member raises hands after steer is tied down
  • Steer must stay tied for 6 seconds
  • NO TIME at any point during the run for excessive roughness on cattle. ZERO TOLERANCE.
  • Must be a legal head catch
  • In the event of a discrepancy ONLY the team captain can approach the judge. Judge’s decision is final   

TEAM ROPING

Members will split into two teams and head and heel the 2 steers turned in to arena. Flag will drop when ropes are tight and horses are faced.  You cannot switch partners mid run.  All team members must rope

  • Two minute time limit
  • Time starts when flag drops
  • One leg +5
  • NO TIME if one or both teams fail to catch
  • NO TIME at any point during the run for excessive roughness on cattle. ZERO TOLERANCE.
  • Slick horns, head and half head are the only legal head catches
  • No front legs
  • In the event of a discrepancy ONLY the team captain can approach the judge. Judge’s decision is final   

RANCH HORSE

One rider will enter the arena and call for a cow. Cow will be boxed until rider feels she has control of the cow. Rider must go down the fence and make one fence turn (at least) past the center marker. After fence turns rider will take down her rope, neck the cow with a legal head catch and stop the cow.  Run is complete when the rope is tight and the cow faces

  • Two loop limit
  • Rider is limited to two new cows
  • IF YOU USE TWO HANDS ON A SHANKED BIT THERE WILL BE .5 POINT PENATLY ADDED TO EACH MANEUVER
  • All bits/bosals are legal
  • No cavessons, tie downs or training aids
  • NO TIME at any point during the run for excessive roughness on cattle OR horse. ZERO TOLERANCE.
  • Must be a legal head catch
  • In the event of a discrepancy ONLY the team captain can approach the judge. Judge’s decision is final   

Finals:

  • Top 5 teams will come back for the finals
  • Finals is clean slate

Finals events:

  • Ranch Horse
  • Team Roping
  • Branding

Additional overall rules and Guidelines:

  • Minimum of 75% of entry fee goes back into the payout.
  • Late entries will be accepted with a late entry penalty ($50) until noon the day before the rodeo starts. All late entries will assume “late” draw positions
  • A horse must be used in at least two events to be eligible for Top Horse
  • Top hand will be determined based on overall score.  Ranch horse scores and team aggregate will be added together, the overall rider with the most points will receive Top Hand
  • Top Horse is voted on by judges and two outside representatives.  All those with a vote will be posted at event
  • Event tie breaker will be the Tie Down/Mugging
  • Tie Breaker in the ranch horse is the first fence turn

SCORING

  1. Points will be given according to how many teams are entered in a rodeo per event (Example: 30 teams entered: 1st 30 points, 2nd 29 points, 3rd 28 points, etc)
  2. A team receiving a ‘No Time’ in an event will receive zero (0) points.
  3. 10 bonus points will go to teams with a time in each event
  4. Event totals and bonus points are added together to determine the average
  5. FINALS ARE CLEAN SLATE, BONUSES WILL BE REDETERMINED AFTER FINALS TO DETERMINE THE FINALS PLACING AND EVENT TITLE
  6. In case of a tie in a roping event at the rodeo, points will be added and divided by the number of teams tied and awarded to each team equally. (EXAMPLE: 30 teams at rodeo; tie between 1st/2nd = 59 points, 30 points for 1st + 29 points for 2nd) both teams will receive 29.5 points
  7. Tie breaker for ranch horse is the first fence turn score
  8. In case of a tie in the average of each individual rodeo

A) The tie breaker will be used first. (TieDown/Mugging)

B) If teams are tied in the ‘tie breaker’ then it will go down to times, if teams are tied in times then it will then a coin will be flipped with team captains present to determine winner of the tie.

STALL & RV HOOKUP INFORMATION

Stalls and RV Hookups must be reserved through Horseshoe Equestrian Park

STALLS AND RV HOOKUPS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE

*All Bedding must be purchased at HPEC. Stall, bedding and RV reservations will be taken by HPEC Staff.

To reserve stalls and RV Hookups call: 480-358-3793

2022 World’s Greatest Horsewoman

January 18-22, 2021
Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre
20464 E Riggs RD

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Producer:
Mesa Pate
(817) 964-8801 

mesa@artofthecowgirl.com

Show Secretary: 

Nelle Murphy
(580) 276-0761 

nelle@artofthecowgirl.com

Entries Open: October 20th, 2021 at 8 AM CST
Entries Close: December 20th, 2021 at 7 PM CST

Added Money: $10,000 Minimum
Entry Fees:
$1,000
Cattle/Office Fees: $365
Late Fees: $250

ENTRY INFORMATION

All entries are due December 20th, 2021. All entries are due December 20th, 2021Entries received after December 20th will be considered late entries, late fees will be included (may not receive jacket or other competition items).

All entries must be paid in full to be included in the draw. You can enter online, mail or e-mail your completed entries to the contacts provided. We will not process your entry without a form of payment. You have two options for payment: 

  • You may include a check with your entry form for the full amount.  Checks must include a completed entry form to be processed 
  • You may include credit card information for us to charge your card. Please be aware that there is a 3.5% CC fee
  • Online entries will require a CC number to be processed

Please be aware that if you scratch your entry, we reserve the right to charge your card for any fees due.


Entry verification list will be posted on the Art of the Cowgirl website approximately one week before the draw. Draw date will be posted.  Please be sure to check your entries. 

LATE FEES ‐ Late fees will be charged to any entry received after the due date and up to 12 PM the day prior to the show’s start.  Late fees are outlined below.

REFUNDS – All refunds will be made via checks and will be sent out following the event.

IMPORTANT SCRATCH INFORMATION

Last day to scratch to receive refund on fees:

Wednesday, January 5th at 5 PM CST

Scratches received by January 5th includes full entry fee and cattle fees.  $30 office charge will be retained by Art of the Cowgirl

All scratches received after 5 PM CST January 5th will forfeit full cattle fees.  

NOTE:  WE MAKE FINAL CATTLE ORDER ON JANUARY 5th.  NO CATTLE FEES WILL BE REFUNDED AFTER JANUARY 5TH, NO EXCEPTIONS!

***Scratches received after 5 PM CST January 17th will forfeit ALL fees***

***A SCRATCH FORM WILL BE PROVIDED AND WILL BE THE ONLY RECOGNIZED WAY TO SCRATCH AN ENTRY UNLESS SCRATCHING IN PERSON AT THE SHOW OFFICE***

INFORMATION, SCHEDULE, RULES AND GUIDELINES


Judges: 

Judge 1: Jason Hershberger

Judge 2: TBD


Patterns: TBD

Schedule

(this is tentative and subject to change)

Tuesday, January 18th:
8 AM – Herd Work

Wednesday, January 19th:
9 AM – Reining 

Thursday, January 20th:
Approximately 2 PM – Steer stopping followed by Fence Work

Saturday, January 22nd:
Approximately 4 PM – Herd Work Finals

Sunday, January 23rd:
3 PM – Reining, Steer Stopping and Fence Work Finals

Open to all breeds of horses of all ages regardless of show history


 

Non-pro side pot:

This event will remain an open event, but in 2022 there will be an added incentive for non pro’s competing with the addition of the non pro side pot.  All NRCHA card holding non pros will be eligible for the side pot.  Side pot payout and information will be posted prior to the show.


Equipment: 

Horses must be shown in a bridle throughout all phases, no tie‐downs will be permitted.  

The traditional bridle with romal must be used. With romal reins, hand is to be around the reins in a fist position with thumb up and no fingers between the reins. In the herd work only, romal reins can be held in one hand. Roping reins are optional in the Steer Stopping.

A rider may show only one horse. An owner may enter more than one horse provided there is a different rider for each entry. No change (substitution) to a horse / rider combination is allowed once the first go has taken place. 

FINALS

10 horse/rider combinations will advance to the finals on the last day of the contest. If a tie advances more than 10, all ties advance. The payout will be adjusted/reworked according to the number of horses in the finals, but the total payout will not change.

Finalists start with a clean slate.

In the event that any finals qualified horse / rider combinations do not compete in the finals (scratch), the horse/rider combinations will still receive a finals check. If there are multiple scratches, the finals placings for the scratched horses will be placed based on their preliminary score.


 

Additional rules and Guidelines:

  • NRCHA Rules will be followed
  • 70% of entry fee goes back into the payout. 
  • Late entries will be accepted with a late entry penalty (25% of the entry fee) until noon the day before the class starts. All late entries will assume “late” draw positions 
  • Non pro’s will lose eligibility by riding a horse they do not own for this competition
  • Electric barrier in the steer stopping

 EVENTS

Herd Work: 

  • 2 1⁄2 minute time limit
  • Judging will begin at the line
  •  Herd help is available, competitors are also able to bring their own help
  •  Romal reins may be used in one hand in herd work only
  •  Using two hands will result in a 0 (one hand may hold the Romal)
  • With Romal reins, hand is to be around the reins in a fist position with thumb up and no fingers between the reins.
  •  Illegal equipment will result in a 0

Reining:

  • Judging will begin when horse enters arena
  • Using two hands will result in a 0
  • With Romal reins, hand is to be around the reins in a fist position with thumb up and no fingers between the reins. Romal is to be held in opposite hand
  • Illegal equipment will result in a 0

Steer Stopping:

  • Electric barrier will be used
  • Judging begins when horse enters the box
  • No Loop Limit
  • 60 Second time limit
  • Competitor may strip loop and rebuild as long as they have not dallied
  • Dallying signals commitment to loop and end of run
  • Roping reins are permitted. NRCHA Legal bit must be used with leather curb strap
  • No tie-downs
  • All legal head catches are allowed (slick horns, half head, neck)
  • Steer must face and rope come tight to get a flag
  • Illegal equipment will result in a 0

Fence Work:

  • Judging will begin when horse enters arena
  • Using two hands will result in a 0
  • With Romal reins, hand is to be around the reins in a fist position with thumb up and no fingers between the reins. Romal is to be held in opposite hand
  • The required pattern for the cow work is: Boxing, Fence turns and Circles, in that order
  • Illegal equipment will result in a 0

Art of the Cowgirl World’s Greatest Horsewoman adheres to NRCHA Rules and judging
unless otherwise stated. Please view the NRCHA Rule Book regarding any questions
regarding class rules, scoring, etc. Rules will be posted at event and any ART OF THE
COWGIRL RULES THAT CONTRADICT NRCHA RULES WILL BE NOTED

 

STALL & RV HOOKUP INFORMATION

Stalls and RV Hookups must be reserved through Horseshoe Equestrian Park
STALLS AND RV HOOKUPS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE
*All Bedding must be purchased at HPEC. Stall, bedding and RV reservations will be taken by
HPEC Staff.

To reserve stalls and RV Hookups call: 480-358-3793

Questions? Please contact Mesa Pate


Mesa Pate
(817) 964-8801 

mesa@artofthecowgirl.com

 Friday, January 21, 2022
Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre
20464 E Riggs RD

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Producer:
Broken Circle Border Collies

Show Secretary: 

Robin Brown
(208)-741-0969

Entries Open: October 20th, 2021 at 8 AM CST
Entries Close: Postmarked by January 15th, 2022

Added Money:
Entry Fees:
$75-$100
Cattle/Office Fees:
Late Fees: $250

INFORMATION, SCHEDULE, RULES AND GUIDELINES


Art of The Cowgirl Cattle Dog Trial 

produced by Broken Circle Border Collies

Friday, January 21, 2022

Handlers meeting 11:45am

Trial 12:00

ENTRIES MUST BE PRINTED AND POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 15, 2022

Please contact Robin Brown for questions

208-741-0969

Send Checks to: Robin Brown 2153 Ogle Lane, Indian Valley ID 83632 

Sanction with the National Cattle Dog Assoc.(NCA)

3 CLASSES

Novice Class: Novice dog novice handler

Open Class: any dog may compete in the open class

Intermediate Class:Any age /any handler that hasn’t competed in the open

Art of The Cowgirl Open Breakaway Roping

Presented by Merck Animal Health

 Friday, January 21, 2022
Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre
20464 E Riggs RD

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Producer:
Mesa Pate
(817) 964-8801

mesa@artofthecowgirl.com

Entries Now Open

Added Money: Minimum $5000
Entry Fees:
$250

Progressive after first run. Top 10 on two will rope Friday night during the night performance of Art of the Cowgirl. Buckle and Saddle to winner, Minimum of $5,000 added. 70% Payback.