THE EVENT   |  January 13-17, 2021

2021

Art of the Cowgirl All Women’s Ranch Rodeo

Presented by COWGIRL Magazine

*ENTRIES ARE CURRENTLY FULL*

Open to the world, all-women Ranch Rodeo
4 person teams
Limited to 30 Teams
Prelims: Wednesday-Thursday
Finals: Friday
Location: Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Center, 20464 E. Riggs Road
Queen Creek, Arizona 85142
Top 4 teams come back clean slate to short round Friday

Contestant Information

Rules

Entries | $650
At minimum, $5,000 added plus $1,000 added for the ranch horse

Scoring | The cutting portion will be judged while the roping portion will be timed.  The two will be combined to determine overall score. Breakdown of judging system will be posted PRIOR TO EVENT.  This will be a basic system fit for a ranching situation.

Legal quit | When the cow turns away from the rider or stops all four feet (try to keep in simple).

Judging & Scoring | Judging, scoring information and rules for the entire ranch rodeo, including the Ranch Horse class, will be posted prior to event, along with projected payout.

Order of Events | All horse show classes will be run first, prior to any other events.

Winners | Top Hand, Top Horse and Top Remuda will be decided on by judges.

Finals |  Finals events held on Saturday TBD

CONTESTANT MAY ONLY ENTER THE RANCH HORSE CLASS ONE TIME, EVEN IF ENTERED WITH MULTIPLE TEAMS!

Points will be awarded for the top 10 placings in each event:

1 st place = 10 points
2 nd Place = 9 points
3 rd place = 8 points
4 th place = 7 points
5 th place = 6 points
6 th place = 5 points
7 th place = 4 points
8 th place = 3 points
9 th place = 2 points
10 th place = 1 point
All event points will be added to determine aggregate.

Additional event rules and points:

CONDUCT – THERE WILL BE NO WHINING, BAD MOUTHING, FIGHTING OR ACCESSIVE DRAMA TOLERATED! Any Art of the Cowgirl event production members (They will be listed) and/or judges have the right to eject anyone from the event at any time if they feel that is not being respected. This is an event put on for all of us to go spend a few days in the sunshine, rope, have fun and make a little money. Any person or group disrupting that for any reason will not be allowed to compete or spectate

DRESS CODE – Western attire (Cowboy hat, button down shirt and cowboy boots) must
be worn in the arena during competition
– Rubber on horns IS ALLOWED
– Tie downs, cavessons, etc are allowed other than during the ranch horse

Event Rules

Double Doctoring | Four contestants enter the arena where one cow is let loose. Two members will head and heel the cow, and the other two team members will string the front and hind feet. One member will chalk the head of the cow before the cow is let up. The ground crew will get back on their horses before another cow is let loose into the arena. This second cow will then be headed and heeled, and ropes will be set by the other two members. The head of the second cow will be chalked and the time will stop when the team members are all back on their horses and the ropes are off.

Event rules:
– Ropes must be properly set to receive a time
– Team may receive NO TIME at any point during the run for excessive roughness on
cattle
– 5 minute time limit

Branding | Two team members horseback, two working the ground. Two unmarked cows will be in branding pen. Members horseback must head and heel one cow before ground grew can comein. Ropes must be set on front and hind feet before one member returns to get iron. The animal must be “branded” correct (Brand right side up and visible). Ground and horseback members then switch and repeat the process. Ropes must be stripped before branding iron is returned to pot. Time stops when iron is returned to pot.

Event rules:
– No high hocks. Rope must be shook down or stripped if one leg is roped. Completing a
run on a high hock will result in a +30 second penalty
– Brand must be visible and right side up to receive a time
– Front legs are allowed. Belly ropes must be stripped
– Team may receive NO TIME at any point during the run for excessive roughness on
cattle
– 5 minute time limit

Team roping | All four members enter arena, two members head and heel one animal while the other two members head and heel the other animal. Time is called when both sets of ropes are tight and horses faced.

Event rules:
– One leg +5
– Three loop limit per pair (6 per team)
– NO TIME if either/both pairs fail to catch in three attempts
– Team may receive NO TIME at any point during the run for excessive roughness on
cattle

Rein/Fence work | One competitor will enter the arena, do a simple reining pattern (pattern TBD) then call for their cow. Upon receiving a cow in the arena the contestant must hold that cow on the prescribed end of the arena for a sufficient time to demonstrate the ability of the horse to contain the cow at that end (box). After a reasonable amount of time, the contestant must take the cow down the fence, past the center marker, and make at least one turn each way on the fence. After completing the fence turns required, the contestant can release control of the cow.

  • Contestant must track and make a legal head catch, dally and stop the cow. Dragging the cow in the opposite direction is not required.  Three loop limit per contestant. New cow can be given by judges. Second cow must be run, only two cows per contestant.

Ranch Horse Class | Each team must designate one team member/horse to compete in the Elite Ranch Horse. Their
scores will count towards both the rodeo aggregate and Elite Ranch Horse event/side pot.
One competitor will enter the arena, do a simple reining pattern, then call for their cow.
Upon receiving a cow in the arena the contestant must hold that cow on the prescribed end of the arena for a sufficient time to demonstrate the ability of the horse to contain the cow at that end
(box)
After a reasonable amount of time, the contestant must take the cow down the fence, past the center marker, and make at least one turn each way on the fence

After completing the fence turns required, the contestant can release control of the cow.
Contestant must track and make a legal head catch, dally and stop the cow. Dragging the cow in
the opposite direction is not required.

Ranch Horse Event rules:
– A contestant may show in the ranch horse class on multiple teams but must use a
different horse for each team as this is paid as a separate class as well as counting
towards the rodeo aggregate
– No tie downs, martingales, cavessons or training aids of any kind
– All bridles and rein setups acceptable. Chain curbs are permitted
– Two hands are acceptable on snaffle bit and hackamore horses. If you use two hands on
with a shanked bridle you will receive an automatic ½ point deduction on each maneuver
– Three loop limit
– New cow can be given by judges. Second cow must be run, only two cows per contestant
– Contestant may receive NO TIME at any point during the run for excessive roughness on cattle or horse

Entries are Full!

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The following must be submitted to complete your entry:

At least two team members must be named

Other members may be listed as TBD

All four team members must be named by December 1 st

Online entry form by (checks post marked) November 1st

Entries & payments are due by November 1, 2020. $100 late fee will be added to any entries or payments received after November 1st

Checks can be made to:
Art of the Cowgirl
2132 Main Boulder RD
McLeod, MT
59052

CHECKS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 1 OR ENTRY WILL LOSE SPOT

SCRATCH REQUIREMENTS

– Scratches after November 1 st responsible for cattle fee
– Scratches after the draws are posted forfeit all fees

All payments are made to Art of the Cowgirl. Check or Credit Card only. A processing fee of 3%
will be added for US cards, 4% for international cards.

ALL FEES ARE IN US DOLLARS

Draws will be posted December 30th by 7 PM Mountain Time. No new entries will be taken once the draw is posted, no exceptions.

Rodeo Director:
Sierra Hunewill-Brown
(775) 790-6819
sierra@artofthecowgirl.com 

Location

Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre

20464 E Riggs RD
Queen Creek, AZ
85142

STALL & RV HOOKUP INFORMATION

Stalls and RV Hookups must be reserved through Horseshoe Equestrian Park
*All Bedding must be purchased at HPEC. Stall, bedding and RV reservations will be taken by HPEC Staff.
Call: 480-358-3793

Stalls
$15/night + $10 clean up fee per stall
1 night = $25/stall
2 nights = $40/stall
3 nights = $55/stall
4 nights = $70/stall
5 nights = $85/stall
Haul in Day Fee: $10 per horse
Shavings: $10/bag
RV (power and water) : $25/night/space
Dry Camp (no hookup): $10/night/space