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Western Games Event - Tuesday of Fair Week at 6pm

The Western Games Department is a unique event at our fair that is commonly referred to as a horse and rider "playday" or "gymkhana" that includes speed racing events in three patterns for age groups from youth to adult. There are three patterns in which riders compete for fast times: Cloverleaf Barrel Pattern, Pole Bending (a weaving pattern) and Idaho Figure 8 (a figure eight pattern).

The Western Games department awards ribbons as well as prizes and swag. Come watch an exciting, fast paced "play day" between horse and rider at the Bill Conboy Arena on Tuesday night of the fair week. Horses love to hear a good crowd as much as riders do!


EVENT BEGINS Tuesday 6pm

AWARDS Friday 3pm

PARADE OF CHAMPIONS Saturday 11:45am

LIVESTOCK PARADE Sunday 12:15pm




2024 Western Games Exhibitors Information

WESTERN GAMES - OPEN - DEPARTMENT 210

Revised: 4/19/24

Superintendent: JACKIE DUMOLT, 509-261-1161 or 509-773-0411

ENTRY DEADLINE: JULY 19

ENTRY FORMS: Coming Soon!

ENTRY FEE: $10 PER RIDER

PREMIUM POINTS: BLUE 50 RED 35 WHITE 25


SCHEDULE:

Event Begins - Tuesday 6pm

Awards - Friday 3pm

Parade of Champions - Saturday 11:45am

Livestock Parade - Sunday 12:15pm


GENERAL RULES

1. WESTERN GAMES MUST BE ENTERED ON A SEPARATE ENTRY FORM FROM ALL OTHER HORSE ENTRIES. ENTRY

FORMS AND FEE FOR ALL CLASSES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY STATED DEADLINE. NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED.

2. Western Games Rules used and posted with the following modifications:

a. Starting line is the eye or flag.

b. No run out lanes in any event.

c. Peewees riders can have an assistant on foot walk tem to the starting line ONLY.

d. Pole bases are the ones available on the grounds.

e. Hard hats recommended, but not required, cowboy hat or no hat. No visors or caps.

3. No Showmanship required.

4. May haul in. Do not have to stall during the fair.

5. Due to time allowed, only one run/rider/event.

6. Helmets NOT REQUIRED, BUT STRONGLY ENCOURAGED WITH ASTM/SEI APPROVAL.

7. No exhibitor under the age of 6 is permitted to participate in the Western Games Department.


ROSETTES

Rosettes are awarded to the Grand & Reserve Champion High Point winner in each age division.

All age divisions are based on age reached by October 1 of the previous year.


LOT 1. 75 FT. BARREL RACE

Class 1. Peewee - 6-7

Class 2. Junior - 8-10

Class 3. Intermediate - 11-13

Class 4. Senior - 14-18

Class 5. Adult - 19+

LOT 2. POLE BENDING

Class 1. Peewee - 6-7

Class 2. Junior - 8-10

Class 3. Intermediate - 11-13

Class 4. Senior - 14-18

Class 5. Adult - 19+

LOT 3. IDAHO FIGURE 8

Class 1. Peewee - 6-7

Class 2. Junior - 8-10

Class 3. Intermediate - 11-13

Class 4. Senior - 14-18

Class 5. Adult - 19+

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