Murrurundi NSW

22nd - 25th February 2018

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King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge Inc.                                                       

Inspired by the legendary Archie “Bung” McInnes                                                       

David & Claire Paradice


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PACKHORSE & STOCK HANDLING:


*These two events are undertaken in succession

Competitors must pack their competition horse for the Packhorse but will revert to riding this horse for the Stockhandling

Time allowed for the Packhorse is 8 minutes (excluding packing)

Time allowed for Stockhandling is 4 minutes

Dogs are optional but dog-work does carry 22 points as part of the Stockhandling score

*The dog will be released into the arena when the Competitor starts the Packhorse Obstacle Course

With bags & swag securely packed, the competitor leads the packhorse through an obstacle course unpacking the bags as required at the Campsite. The competition horse must then be resaddled.

*There will be a penalty if the competitor is not ready within the 8mins allowed.

 The competitor starts the Stockhandling by cutting out one of 3 beasts using ‘campdraft’ format.

In a controlled manner competitor & dog must then move the beasts through a set obstacle course

Preliminary Events

WHIPCRACK:

Competitors attempt to cleanly cut targets within a set time limit.

Whipcrack Freestyle

The Whipcrack Freestyle is a separate event but 10% of the score is included in the Challenge Competition. Competitors (on horse standing still) present their Freestyle routine immediately after completing the target course.The leading Freestyle scores after the Preliminaries will determine Whipcrack Freestyle winners in each Challenge (Open, Ladies, Novice, Junior)



BAREBACK OBSTACLE COURSE:


Riding bareback and using their own choice of horse’s headgear, competitors are to complete a course designed to demonstrate maximum skill, control and manoeuvrability of their horse.

Bareback Freestyle

The Bareback Freestyle is a separate event but 10% score is included in the Challenge Competition. Competitors present their Freestyle routine immediately after completing the obstacle course. .The leading Freestyle scores after the Preliminaries will determine Bareback Freestyle winners in each Challenge (Open, Ladies, Novice, Junior)

HORSESHOEING:


At the anvil only a shaping hammer & pritchel are allowed. At the horse, Competitors are allowed tools of their own choice including hoof stand, shoeing apron & tool box or wrap,

Senior competitors are to competently and neatly shoe one hind hoof, and one front hoof in a set time of 30 minutes.

Junior competitors, within 30 minutes are to prepare one hoof for shoeing, and then change the shape of either a front or hind shoe provided, from front to ideal hind shape or hind to ideal front shape.

CROSS COUNTRY COURSE:

Riding with the same stock saddle used throughout the competition, carrying a full length oilskin on the horse and a stockwhip in the hand, Competitors are to complete a course approximately 2kms long, with 20 jumps, as close as possible to a given optimum time.

Competitors are only scored on the first attempt at each jump. A vet check will be conducted on each competitor’s horse ten minutes after they have completed the course

STOCKMAN’S GEAR CHECK

10% of the Score awarded will count towards the overall Challenge Score

*Horse & Rider’s Gear must comply with the recognised criteria of Australian stockman’s gear and be deemed by the Judge to be safe and suited to rugged bush riding


2017 Challenge Rules