September 10, 2006 - our first Gymkhana at the Cochrane Lions' Arena Grounds.
Following are photos along with the contest descriptions.
Dollar bill race - Contestants ride (Start slow and speed up) around arena bareback sitting on a "bill". Last one still sitting on their "bill" is declared the winner.
Delsey Derby - 2 contestants travel around arena with length of toilet paper
between them. Last untorn paper wins.
Coke and crackers - Coke and crackers - contestants ride to one end of arena, drink entire can of
coke, then ride to other end and consume 6 crackers. Then must ride to judge
and whistle Yankee Doodle.
Stake race - contestants run down course then weave back through stakes.
The fast version.
The not-so-fast version.
Barrel race - both traditional and slow (for the very young, the very old and
those that aren't in a hurry.)
And then the cowboy free-for-all version!
Hide race - 1 rider drags hide with person on it to far end then they switch
and run back.
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All Gymkhana Photos © Evelyn Marinoski - used by permission