Youth Ranch Horse Mentor Matchup


January 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am
CINCH Arena/Events Center

The Youth Ranch Horse Mentor Matchup provides an opportunity for local equestrian youth to learn and compete during the National Western Stock Show through relevant hands-on educational activities with their equine partner and top equine professionals.

Taking place on opening day, the Mentor Matchup will match selected youth with industry professionals who will act as their “coach” for the day. They will be given one-on-one practice time in the morning followed by a competition in the afternoon. Practice and competition phases will include various activities found on ranches including reining, ranch riding, ranch trail and cattle work like roping, boxing and fence work. A Champion and Reserve  Champion will be named and awarded scholarship money of $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.

Up to 10 individuals, ages 14-21, from Colorado and Wyoming will be selected to participate.