Ranch sorting championships

On Saturday and Sunday November 3 and 4 the Weddin Mountain Performance Horse Club hosted a round of the the ABCRA Ranch Sorting Australian Championships at the Grenfell Racecourse.

A large number of spectators as well as participants made their way to the racecourse in glorious weather conditions to enjoy the much anticipated equine event.

Developed as an arena sport, Ranch Sorting caters for riders of all abilities from beginner to the seasoned and expert horse person all competing at their own level.

A Ranch Sorting takes place in two pens 18m across connected together end on end with a 4m opening where they join.

Two riders on horseback sort as many (maximum of ten) head of numbered stock in numerical order from one pen to another in an allotted time.

Working cattle with finesse in a confined arena makes the sport safe and like we said a whole lot of fun!

Spectators enjoyed the entertainment of the Ranch Sorting event.

Spectators enjoyed the entertainment of the Ranch Sorting event.

Sorting the cattle.

Sorting the cattle.

A large number of participants entered the competition.

A large number of participants entered the competition.

For more information visit the WMPHC website at www.weddinmountainperformancehorseclub.com or check out their Facebook page.

Getting ready to compete.

Getting ready to compete.

Ranch Sorting is becoming a popular family sport.

Ranch Sorting is becoming a popular family sport.