Fun Horse Show

The 2021 Horse Show will be held on September 19th.

Last year's favorite classes were the baby bottle race, the musical hay bales, and the costume contest class.


Sunday, September 19, 2021 - Registration begins at 8:00AM

(Registration will be closed during Cowboy Church and will reopen at 10 am)


Show Starts at  10:00 AM

Current Negative Coggins Required on all horses

Entry Fee: $8.00 per class or all classes for $70.00

Ribbons Awarded to 6th place, High Points award to 2nd place, Points 1st - 6th places


  • 12 & under
  • 13-17
  • 18 & over
  • Walk/Trot
  • 3 lead line classes*

Helmets Required While Mounted for ages 17 & Under

Class List

  1. Ring Spearing
  2. Texas Barrels*
  3. Carrot Race
  4. Baby Bottle Race
  5. Poles*

INTERMISSION:    Concessions, Dylan Trivia Game, Birthday Cake, Balloon Release, Raffle Drawings  

  1. Costume Contest
  2. Gate Race*
  3. Laundry Race
  4. Potato Race
  5. Barrel Race

Show management or Halifax County will not assume liability for damage, injury, or theft for exhibitor’s horses, equipment, to his personnel or self. Exhibitor will assume full liability for any claim or suit arising from damage or injuries cause by his horses, personnel, or equipment while on the Halifax County Horse Complex grounds.

Description of Classes

Ring Spearing: Using a wooden stick designed like a knight’s lance, participant rides past rings and spears as many as they can. Timed. 5 second penalty for each ring missed.

Texas Barrels: Three barrels in a line. Rider weaves in and out of the barrels, turn end barrel and weaves back through barrels. Cross timer. Timed. 5 second penalty for each barrel knocked over. Failure to execute pattern will result in DQ.

Carrot race: Rider rides to barrel, dismounts, picks up carrot. Horse must follow rider around barrel and back to finish line. DQ’d if rider touches horse. Horse may bite carrot. Fastest time wins.

Baby Bottle Race: Two riders required. Must ride double. Rider in front holds bottle. Rider in back drinks bottle. Best time wins. DQ’d if bottle is dropped or if drinker touches bottle.

Poles: Fastest horse weaving in and out around poles. 5-second penalty for each overturned pole. DQ’d if pattern is broken.

Costume Contest: Rider and/or horse wears costume. Costumes are judged by panel.

Gate Race: Two sets of gates and one barrel. Rider must cross through both gates and round the barrel. Cross timer. Timed. Failure to execute pattern will result in DQ.

Laundry Race: Clothes line, 2 stands, laundry bag with clothes. Rider takes laundry bag with clothes to the clothes line and hangs out the laundry. (Rider may dismount or stay on the horse.) Once clothes are hung on the line, rider will bring back other bag full of clothes for the next rider. Cross timer. Timed. DQ if not all clothes on line.

Potato Race: Collect potato from barrel. Potato has to be with the rider at the finish line. Fastest time wins. Rider has to go around barrel.

Barrel Race: Fastest horse around 3 barrels (clover leaf pattern) 5-second penalty for each overturned barrel, DQ’d if pattern broken. Fastest time wins

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