Local Gymkhana Riders Look Forward to Hosting a Fun Horse Event

Local Gymkhana Riders Look Forward to Hosting a Fun Horse Event | SLO Horse News

Speed, skill and smiles combine to provide horse riding fun at a Gymkhana event. You can get in on the local Gymkhana action June 29-30, 2019 at the Make It or Break It Buckle Show to be held at the Elks Unocal Event Center. Central Coast Riders, members of California Gymkhana Association District 40 are organizing this Gymkhana event.

Local Gymkhana Riders Look Forward to Hosting a Fun Horse Event  | SLO Horse News
Happy Horse, Happy Human
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What is Gymkhana?

Local Gymkhana Riders Look Forward to Hosting a Fun Horse Event  | SLO Horse News

The name literally means, games on horseback, but for a more descriptive definition we went to the California Gymkhana Association Website: “Gymkhana is timed obstacle racing on horseback. It is one of the most exciting family oriented equestrian sports in the world. It is a fast-growing sport for anyone to enjoy.

The California Gymkhana Association offers riders an opportunity to participate in shows throughout California. Riders may earn a variety of awards while participating in the 13 events. Some events favor speed, and some events favor skill. Awards may be earned at all skill levels, from Future Champion to Hall of Fame!”

What Makes Gymkhana So Fun and Special?

Local Gymkhana Riders Look Forward to Hosting a Fun Horse Event  | SLO Horse News
Gymkhana Fun for Everyone – Photo Credit: DoubleSRanch Photography

Everyone gets involved. All events are family friendly where everyone can compete in divisions based on speed and ability instead of age. All efforts whether riding or supporting roles are appreciated. The Make It or Break It Gymkhana Buckle Show will have a raffle for the volunteers.  Every person who judges, announces, writes times, sets up poles or barrels or shags a ball gets entered to win a raffle prize. 

Local Gymkhana Riders Look Forward to Hosting a Fun Horse Event  | SLO Horse News

$2,000 Make It or Break It Buckle Show

Local Gymkhana Riders Look Forward to Hosting a Fun Horse Event  | SLO Horse News
Molly’s Custom Buckle

The Make It or Break It Gymkhana Buckle Show will be giving away over $2,000 in awards!  First place in each division will receive a Molly’s Custom Buckle, reserve gets a custom head stall, and each division will be placed to 6th.  All riders are also entered to win a set of Wahl Bravura cordless clippers. 

Get in on the Fun. Enter the Make It or Break It Gymkhana Buckle Show

Mark your calendar for the weekend of June 29-30 and make plans to get in on the speed and skill of a Gymkhana event. To get a premium for the Make It or Break It Gymkhana Buckle Show e-mail centralcoastriders@yahoo.com or download a premium at http://calgymkhana.com/districts/district40.asp

Local Gymkhana Riders Look Forward to Hosting a Fun Horse Event  | SLO Horse News
Galloping Around the Barrel
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Pre-enter by June 15, 2019 to reserve a stall and save money. Entries will be taken up to the day of the show. 

Make It or Break It Gymkhana Buckle Show hosted by Central Coast Riders is free for public to attend. Camping for riders and stalls for horses are also free.

Local Gymkhana Riders Look Forward to Hosting a Fun Horse Event  | SLO Horse News
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Former Pony Clubber, Eventer and Dressage rider who balanced training and showing with getting a college degree (from Cal Poly SLO), becoming a wife and raising a family.

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