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

Local Gymkhana Riders Look Forward to Hosting a Fun Horse Event

Speed, skill and smiles all combine to provide horse riding fun at a Gymkhana event. You can get in on the local Gymkhana action June 23-26, 2022 at the Make It or Break It Saddle Show to be held at the Elks Unocal Event Center. Central Coast Riders, members of California Gymkhana Association District 40 are organizing this fun family and friends event.


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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 Saddle 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. 

Make It or Break It Saddle Show Awards

Overall High Point prize is a Custom Corriente Saddle

The Make It or Break It Saddle Show will be giving away over $10,000 in awards!   

The three day combined high point is a certificate for a Custom Corriente saddle! Second place highpoint is a Best-Ever Saddle Pad and third place highpoint is a Molly’s Custom Buckle. High point awards go through 10th place in each division, with ribbons to fifth place for each event in every division. Pre-entered lead line entrants get a belt buckle.


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

Mark your calendar for the weekend of June 23-26, 2022 and make plans to get in on the speed and skill of a Gymkhana event. To get an entry form for the Make It or Break It Gymkhana Saddle Show e-mail centralcoastriders@yahoo.com or download a premium here:


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 10, 2022 to reserve a stall and save money. Entries will be taken up to the day of the show.  Post entry fee is $13.75 per event.

Make It or Break It Gymkhana Saddle Show hosted by Central Coast Riders is free for public to attend. Dry camping for paticipants is free. Stalls are $20/ horse for the weekend. No tying to trailers overnight is permitted.

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


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