Organizers are gearing up for this fall’s Rolling K Ranch Horse Classic. This is only the second year for the event, which will be held at the Ilderton Agriple, in Ilderton, Ontario, a community north of London.
Competitors get to strut their stuff in reining, trail, cutting, and steer stopping or dummy roping. Rider must compete in all events on the same horse, after all the purpose of the Classic is to see how versatile you and your horse can be. The top three overall scores will be the winners, who will receive payback and awards and first place will also receive a belt buckle.
The event organizers, Miranda and Ryan Kent, held the inaugural class at their farm, but it outgrew the venue. “[Last year] we had around one hundred people attend, and we raised $709 for Ronald McDonald House,” Miranda says. “We are working with RMHC again this year to raise funds. We have $15,000 in sponsorships to help cover costs, awards, and payback for the competitors.”
Other awards include an overall highpoint non-pro award, with the winner taking home a belt buckle and a saddle. Belt buckles have been donated for each class high point entry of the day as well.
“We have lots of opportunities for new and experienced riders to compete and win something. Even if they’re not good at a few of the events they still have a chance to win individual classes,” she adds.
The event is open to all ages and all experience levels. Horse and riders from the US and Ottawa have indicated their intent to attend this year’s show. For more information, visit the Facebook page here.