Working Ranch Horse Gathering

Panguitch will not be hosting a 4-H Working Ranch Horse Gathering this year. We feel it is best to postpone our Gathering to allow time for greater growth, organization, and support of the Working Ranch Horse Program. Thanks to all those that have supported us over the past 5 years. We hope to have Gathering again in the Future

Thanks to all those who supported the 2011 Annual Cowboy Heritage Festival and 4-H Working Ranch Horse Gathering, We had a great turn out and the youth were the best reward anyone could ask for in putting on the event. Thank you to everyone for their sportsmanship and help. Please be sure to thank the sponsors who support and make the event possible.

October 7th 2011
2pm– Western Arts and Trade Show
3pm– Cowboy Jubilee
           *This is an Open Mic for Music and Poetry
4:30– Honoring of Lifetime Cowboys Program
5pm– Dutch Oven Dinner
6pm– Open Ranch Rodeo
          *For Youth to Adults with Cash payouts- Pre-registration required this year by Oct 5th!
October 8th 2011
8:30am- 4-H Gathering required Contestant Meeting
9am- Western Arts and Trade Show
9am- Start for Chili Cook-Off
10am–4-H WRH Gathering (Contestant meeting 8:30 am, Test begins at 9am)
           *Saddle for each 4-H age group High Point Champion
12pm–Cowboy Bean Chili Cook Off Lunch
2pm- Cowboy Poetry Contest (to follow Gathering)
5pm—Extreme Horseman Challenge- Belt Buckle and cash prizes

2011 4-H Working Ranch Horse Gathering Registration Form pdf   

Online Payment and Registration for 4-H Gathering click here

The WRHG is an opportunity for youth to showcase their skills and abilities related to cattle handling and ranch related activities. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H as of October 1st, 2011 but will compete in 4-H age groups as of January 2011. Each participant will compete in a Test, Ranch Heading, Ranch Heeling, Ranch Sorting, and Working Ranch Horse Reining with Cow work on the fence. WRHG Registration forms are due on or before September 20, 2011. Registrations made or postmarked after the the 20th will be charged a $5.00 registration fee and will not include the free dutch oven dinner. 
Click on the following link for competition rules:
For stalls contact Triple C Arena Manager Tony Beckstead upon arrival 435-616-2282
Trade show application  We are still accepting applications for Trade Show vendors! Application deadline extended! Call for more information 435-826-4088

Cowboy Poetry or Cowboy Bean Chili Cook Off registration form 

You could be this years winner of our popular Cowboy Bean Chili Cook Off Cash Prize and Trophy. Deadline for registration is Sept 20, 2011.
Open Ranch Rodeo- This year we have changed the registration process for the Ranch Rodeo (because of the confusion of registration forms).  You must preregister for the Ranch Rodeo by October 5th by calling Cassie Lyman (435-826-4088) or e-mail Cassie Lyman your information and pay in CASH when you arrive Friday night. We have changes a few events for this year so view the events rules pdf for event information (Contestants may ride in team event a max of four runs but must have different team makeup for each run).  Please remember CASH ONLY (no checks or credit cards) so we can payout cash to event winners. Ranch Rodeo Events at a Glance: Mutton Bustin (for our little ones)$5.00, All team events $10 per person per team: Two man Hide Race, Two man Team sorting-(three divisions youth/youth, youth/adult, and adult/adult), Three man Team Ranch Branding, and Three man Stock Trailer Load.
Extreme Horseman Challenge- For those who may be unfamiliar with the Extreme Horseman Challenge come and see this years event it is worth watching! A Horse and Rider must maneuver through and obstacle course under the pressure of time. The race course will be constructed within the indoor arena and will feature obstacles similar to those featured in previous races as well as several new obstacles. The course (may include but are not limited to) obstacles and activities such as: saddling or unsaddling the horse, dragging logs, jumping obstacles, loading into a trailer, backing up through a pattern, speed event maneuvers, roll backs, navigating a log jumble, penning cattle and working gates, conquering dirt terrain, crossing water obstacles, dragging or passing over a cow hide, roping cattle, caring objects or anything we can think of that might test a horse and rider team. The Team is judged and given points for how well they complete each obstacle and can also acquire additional points for having the fastest time. Each Horse can only compete once but a rider can ride multiple horses. Any team who does not complete the course in the allotted time is disqualified. Cost is $10 per Horse CASH ONLY. To sign up contact Cassie Lyman 435-826-4088.
Accommodations can be found at:

 Be Sure to support those who support our youth. 2011 Sponsors:

Garfield County Travel Council -Event main sponsor

Flying V Bar Ranch - use of cattle

High Quality Saddle - Gathering 3rd place Jr and Sr Sponsor

Gist Silversmiths -Gathering Reserve Inter. Sr Belt Buckle sponsor

Heaton Livestock LLC- use of cattle

Sanpete Spur and Silver- Gathering participation award supplier

Canyonlands soil conservation- Gathering Jr Belt Buckle Sponsor

Garfield County Farm Bureau- Cash Donation

Sevier Copy and Supply- Event numbers

If you would like to be an AWARD Sponsor or donate to the Annual Cowboy Heritage Festival and 4-H Working Ranch Horse Gathering Contact Cassie Lyman 435-826-4088