MURRURUNDI NSW
24th - 25th Sep 2021
PRELIMINARY EVENTS

There are 7 Preliminary Events
FRIDAY   Stockman's Gear Check, Packhorse, Stock Handling, Whipcrack, Bareback
SATURDAY  Cross Country, Shoeing

STOCKMAN'S GEAR CHECK
Horse and Rider's gear must comply with the recognised criteria of Australian stockman's gear and deemed by the Judge to be safe and suited to rugged bush riding.
PACKHORSE
Competitors must pack their competition horse for the Packhorse but revert to riding this horse for the Stockhandling. Once packed, the competitor leads the packhorse through and obstacle course and unpacks at the Campsite, before resaddling the competition horse.
STOCK HANDLING
After the Packhorse section competitors proceed immediately to Stock Handling, cutting out 3 beasts in campdraft format.  Then using a dog, move the stock through an obstacle course within a set time.


WHIPCRACK
Competitors attempt to cleanly cut targets within a set time limit and then perform their Whipcrack Freestyle routine.
HORSE SHOEING - Seniors
Seniors are to prepare and shoe one hind and one front hoof in a set time.
HORSE SHOEING - Juniors
Juniors are to prepare one hoof for shoeing and then under the supervision of a peer, nail on a prepared shoe using 4 nails.

BAREBACK OBSTACLE & FREESTYLE
Riding bareback and using their own choice of horse's headger, competitors are to complete an obstacle course designed to demonstrate skill, control and manoeuvrability of their horse.

They then perform their Bareback Freestyle routine.


CROSS COUNTRY
Using the same stock saddle used throughout the competition, carrying a full length oilskin on the horse, and a stockwhip in the hand, competitors complete a course of approximately 2km with 20 jumps, as close as possible to an optimum time.
FINALS
Following the 7 Preliminary Events, scores are tallied to determine the Finalists
OPEN Top 10; RESTRICTED OPEN Top 10; NOVICE Top 5; JUNIOR Top 5


OBSTACLE TIME TRIAL (Open, Restricted Open, Novice, Junior)
A course graded to each Challenge category must be completed in the fastest possible time.

NOTE: For 2021 there will not be a Wild Horse Catch


STOCK SADDLE BUCKJUMP (Open)

Using the same stocksaddle and gear used throughout the competition, finalists are to attempt to retain their seat, for 8 seconds, on a bucking horse whilst cracking their stockwhip.