We have made several adjustments to our format and rules, with the goal of preserving the friendly, local atmosphere of the Ranch Roundup and leveling competition. Please send us a message if you have any questions . Thanks!
New Open Division
- Open Division added to these classes: Ranch Cutting, Ranch Trail, Ranch Riding and Ranch Reining. The other division in these classes will be referred to as Limited Amateur.
- Open competition is usually for the most experienced exhibitors, trainers and professional horsemen but many amateur and youth members can be tough competitors as well.
- Professional competitors are defined as those have shown, judged, trained or assisted in training a horse for remuneration, monetary or otherwise, either directly or indirectly, or received remuneration for instructing another person in riding, driving, training or showing a horse for four calendar years previous.
- Paybacks are added to these Open Division classes: Ranch Trail, Ranch Riding and Ranch Reining.
- Paybacks in the Open Ranch Cutting class will be calculated and awarded separately from Limited Amateur Ranch Cutting.
- In each of the 4 Open Division classes, participants will compete for first-place awards and paybacks to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Placement points will be tracked, and these four classes will contribute to an Open Champion award and an Open Reserve Champion award. Points earned in these classes are separate, and will not contribute, to the overall weekend high point awards.
General Entry Changes
- No same-day entries. You must be pre-entered in at least one class to add on show days.
- In team events, a participant may enter twice, as long as each team is different.
- In Open Ranch Cutting, Ltd Amateur Ranch Cutting, Ranch Horse and Buckaroo, one person may enter twice, but each go must be on a different horse. Each go will qualify for placed awards, but only one score can be counted toward High Point.
- Limited Amateur Division: In Ranch Reining and Ranch Riding, one person may enter twice, but each go must be on a different horse. Each go will qualify for placed awards, but only one score can be counted toward High Point.
- Open Division: In Ranch Reining and Ranch Riding, one person may enter any number of times, but each go must be on a different horse. Each go will qualify for the first place award, but only one score can be counted toward the Open Division Champion and Reserve Champion awards.
- New! Century Roping. Combined age of team partners must be 100 years or more.
- New! Ladies Roping. Replaces Ladies/Mixed Roping.
- The Calf Doctor team size is increased to four.
- Rubber on the horn is allowed in all classes except Old-Style Reata Roping
- Old-Style Reata Roping is moved to Saturday afternoon in the small arena.
We are pleased to announce our judges for this year’s event:
Billy CochraneSanger, CA
Saturday, Large Arena: Ranch Trail & Ranch Riding
Sunday, Large Arena: Working Ranch Horse, Buckaroo, Ranch Reining
Ray BertaCarmel Valley, CA
Saturday, Small Arena: Old-Style Reata Roping
Bonnie JohnsonPaso Robles, CA
Saturday, Small Arena: Cutting
Andy BarringtonKing City, CA
Saturday, Large Arena: Four-Man Calf Doctoring, Two-Man Ranch Sorting
Sunday, Small Arena: Four-Man Calf Branding, Junior/Senior Roping, Ladies Roping, Century Roping