Head Steward: Ian Clifton


  • All riders can participate in the Sporting – it is not necessary to nominate.
  • The sporting arena will be open from 9.30am – 2.00pm. Riders wanting to compete must present to the sporting arena during this time.
  • Champion & Reserve Champion Sporting in each age group.
  • In the event of a tie for the champion and reserve the highest placed rider in the flag race, then barrel race, then bending race, then time trial and then keyhole will be the decider.
  • Results will be posted during the day, and ribbons will be available for collection by the team manager only on Monday evening.
  • There are five sporting events: 
    - Flag Race
    - Barrel Race
    - Bending Race
    - Time Trial
    - Keyhole
  • Age groups: 12 years and under, 13 years, 14 years, 15 years, 16 years, and 17 years and over
  • No parent, team manager or instructor will coach riders inside the sporting arena at any time (except in the showjumping practice arena). This rule will be strictly enforced and may result in the elimination of the rider from the whole Expo event.


  1. Crack Whip
  2. Carry bag from A to B OR B to A (depending on which drum the bag is situated)
  3. Circle Drum at C
  4. Over small jump at D
  5. Through gate  
  6. Rein back through drums at E & F
  7. Through finish

The horse with the fastest time, no penalties and course completed correctly is the winner.
10 seconds for:
* making no attempt to crack whip
5 seconds for:
* dropping the bag on the ground
* knocking any drum over
* knocking rail off
* failure to close and secure gate