(JD Philleo of Kinnear circling up a cow during a CSSHA Working Cow Horse Show held in June 2013. Photo provided.)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Get out and participate or come watch two Working Cow Horse shows. On August 24 & 25, The Cowboy State Stock Horse Association (CSSHA) will hold the final two shows of our Summer Series.
Location is the Pavillion outdoor arena, with shows starting at 9 a.m. There will be $1500 prize money per day, which totals $3000 for the weekend. There will also be a fun cattle sorting competition for CSSHA members on Saturday evening.
Working Cow Horse Competitions pit horse and rider against one cow in the arena, and show off the skills required for controlling cattle by maneuvering them to turn back and forth on the fence and run a figure-8 pattern, usually at a dead run. A reining pattern with sliding stops and 360 degree spins is also part of the competition.
If you’ve watched it before, or you’re curious to see it for the first time, you’ll enjoy the excitement of watching good horses and horsemanship. Spectators are welcome; there is no charge for watching and cheering!
–Wind River Country