The Ultimate Ranch    Challenge

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Due to the uncertainty of events being able to go ahead because of covid restrictions and vaccination rules, our Ultimate Ranch Challenge 5 series event has not had a great start, we have therefore decided to start the series in Jan 2023!

We will however be running 1-day events during 2022,  dates will be posted soon!

Never before has there ever been an event like this!

Three Events, One Entry Fee

Demonstrate your skills in these 3 combined events challenge to show you and your horses’ over all ability to perform daily ranch tasks. This event is set over 2 days with events or both youth and adult in green horse, novice and open rider events, even your littlest rancher can enter our junior event either supervised or on lead line. Family discounts available!

Over night camping available at no extra cost!

Show commences at 8:00am with guided walk through of all events 8:00am - 9:00am

The Ultimate Ranch Challenge is primarily a 2 handed event, but an allowance will be made for those who only ride one handed but they must use the same bit in every event.!

No matter what breed of horse or saddle you ride in, everyone is welcome!

Personal gift Vouchers are available at no extra cost!


Saturday Night Entertainment!

Smorgasbord Dinner & Show 

If competing add your booking to the bottom of your entry form.

Non competitors WELCOME!

To book email booking name and qty attending and a copy of payment receipt to for payment details click on the Fees & Entry Form link

High Point Awards


These shows are a series of 5 which have High Point awards for 2022, at the end of the 5th show your points are all added up and first prize is a 2-year-old QH gelding, plus buckles and ribbons. Join in compete and be entertained in a great atmosphere.

Enter now !  

 Entries close & payments due 7days prior to event at 9pm

Complete all 3 event s

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to win the 
The Ultimate Trail Challenge

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Open Riding  

Demonstrate your horsemanship, and your horse’s ability to ride out and perform daily ranch tasks, in this event you will be require to perform tasks such as navigating poles, opening gates and performing a riding pattern. The set pattern for your event will be available for you to view and walk through on the day of the event. Judges will look for, use of reins, and leg aids, degree of difficulty, time taken at each task, horses’ willingness to perform maneuverers plus your overall horsemanship. 

Herd sorting

Competitor has 4 minutes to complete their run, Judge will nominate the first number to be sorted, rider sorts through the herd to drive out the required numbered cow to cross over the marked line then break off to work the mechanical flag, once this sequence is completed rider will then return to the herd to drive out the next numbered cow and repeat. Run will end when second sequence is completed and rider has backed off of the buzz sounds, which ever commences first.  This is a snaffle bit event ridden 2 handed.

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Trail & Obstacles Course

Navigate obstacles and perform rescue tasks while travelling around our exciting course, this event is judged on the performance of the horse over each obstacle, with emphasis on manners, response to the rider and quality of movement. Credit will be given to the horse that is happy to move over and around the obstacles with style and a degree of speed but showing caution, your horsemanship will be your overall winner as it will be judged above correctness