April 14, 15, 16 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN

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TWO Obstacle Challenges at Expo 2022!

Breeds at Expo Open Obstacle Challenge
Thursday, April 14
   Coliseum   8:30am to 10:00am

All breed representatives at Expo are invited to apply for a spot in the Thursday only Breeds at Expo Obstacle Challenge. Contact Barb Whiteis at barb@happyanimalbedding.com for information if you are a breed rep at Expo and would like to enter. There is no charge to participate.

The first portion of the 90 minute session will be a practice warm up/course walk through to acquaint horse and rider with the approximately ten obstacle stations which might include:

Gallop with Flag
Barber pole - lope gait both directions
Go Thru wagon tunnel
Rope/Pole Gate
Get off, have horse lunge over poles while standing on the mounting block, get back on using a mounting block.
Fast lope
Roll backs
Backing up around obstacles
Side passing over a pole

Judging will be based on obstacle navigation, completion and horsemanship. Speed through the course will be a factor as well. Decisions of the judge is final.

Clinic and Obstacle Challenge Jackpot Competition with Michael Gascon
Friday, April 15
   Coliseum   8:30am to 10:00am
Saturday, April 16   Coliseum   8:30am to 10:00am

Announcing a new Obstacle Event at the 2022 Expo limited to 10 contestants. Event will include clinic time with Michael Gascon culminating in a jackpotted competition! The Obstacle Event will begin on Friday in the Coliseum where clinician Michael Gascon will school the riders from 8:30am to 10:00am on various obstacle techniques and strategies. On Saturday, again in the Coliseum from 8:30-10:00am, Michael will conduct a short schooling review and then the 10 riders will take part in the Jackpot Expo Obstacle Run.

No more than 10 riders will participate. Fee for a Thursday and Friday night stall at Expo, bedding, one admission wristband to Expo and entry into the Jackpot competition is $175.00. An Expo Stall contract must be completed. Money prizes will be awarded 1st through 4th place.

The course will consist of about 10 obstacles combining horsemanship maneuvers and obstacles. The course will be judged on completion and fastest time.

Obstacles may include:
carrying items

Horsemanship tasks may include:
lope/gait at speed
backing around obstacles

Interested riders should contact Barb Whiteis at barb@happyanimalbedding.com for more information.


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