Entries Invited For The Colorado Cowboy Challenge Race At The Rocky Mountain Horse Expo In Ignacio

Entries Invited For The Colorado Cowboy Challenge Race At The Rocky Mountain Horse Expo In Ignacio

Every age can find a fun challenge at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo in Ignacio, CO

New for this year: EXCA-sanctioned “Colorado Cowboy Challenge” race and-for the little ones–Mutton Bustin’

The Extreme Cowboy Association and the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo will join forces at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds in Ignacio, Colorado, September 18-20, 2009, to stage a 3-day “Colorado Cowboy Challenge,” which is a timed, judged obstacle course race-and as Extreme Racing fans know, the wilier the obstacle, the wilder the ride.

The Colorado Cowboy Challenge Race will be sanctioned by and run according to the rules of the Extreme Cowboy Association, founded by legendary horseman Craig Cameron in conjunction with HorseTV. Costs to enter vary according to division, and entrants in every division except novice are eligible to win cash prizes. The event is open to all riders, age 14 and over, with qualifying races Friday and Saturday, followed by finals on Sunday. Races will be held each day from 1-3 p.m. Fun to watch, and even more entertaining to ride, the Colorado Cowboy Challenge is sure to please both the crowd and the participants.

Sign up now through the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo at expo@rockymountainhorseexpo.com or (303) 292-4981. The event is limited to 40 entries, and there must be a minimum of 12 entries above novice for the race to be held. Stalls are available through the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo and come with grounds passes. Per the requirements of the Sky Ute facility, every horse entering the grounds must have a current (within 12 months) negative Coggins and a 30-day health certificate.

As for the little ones, the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo is looking for a few brave rodeo fans-or maybe MORE than a few-to try their skills at mutton bustin’. The sheep will be ready to go at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, in a special, kid-sized chute by Priefert Ranch Equipment. Safety gear will be provided, and parental consent is required. Mutton busters should be between 3-7 years old, and weigh no more than 55 pounds. Ribbons will be awarded for various categories; there will be a nominal charge to participate.

Whatever your age, you’ll find plenty to interest you-and maybe even a few new challenges-at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, Sky Ute Fairgrounds in Ignacio, CO, September 18-20, 2009. Clinicians and speakers, unique shopping, the Green Resources College, and more: visit www.RockyMountainHorseExpo.com or call (303) 292-4981 for more information.