Come see the skill and agility of ranch cowboys and their ranch work partner. Reining, roping, and cutting are showcased along with an originality category for a truly crowd-pleasing performance. This event is the Regional & National Finals of the RHAA Working Ranch Horse Competition – an invitational event from sanctioned competitions that culminates in the naming of the “Best Ranch Horse in the World” during the final night of the Ranch Rodeo.
RHAA World Finals Schedule:
Thursday, May 9th
Semi-Finals Round 1: Taylor County Coliseum.
The only contestants to compete are the qualifiers from the local RHAA sanctioned competitions.
Friday, May 10th
Semi-Finals Round 2: Taylor County Coliseum
The 2nd go-round for each contestant to compete in their class to see who will take the spots of the Top 20 Finalists.
Saturday, May 11th
Top 20 Finals: Taylor County Coliseum
Names the Top 5 Ranch Cowboys & Ranch Horses in the World!
Competitions include a dry work pattern made up of circles, spins, stops, lead changes and roll backs. Once the pattern is completed, riders box a cow on the end of the arena, then drive it down the fence and turn the cow each direction. To complete the run, contestants then rope the cow and drag it several feet to show the horse's ability to work the cow.