Gymkhanas for 2018

Gymkhana is a term used in the United Kingdom, East Coast of the United States, and other English-speaking nations to describe an equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games for riders on horses. These events often emphasize children’s participation and may be organized by a recognized Pony Club or a 4-H club.

In most of the Western United States, this type of competition is usually called an “O-Mok-See” (also spelled O Mok See or “Omoksee”) competition, a term derived from a Native American phrase meaning “games on horseback.” However, the term gymkhana is used in California.

Gymkhana and O-Mok-See classes include timed speed events such as barrel racingkeyhole race, keg race (also known as “down and back”), flag race, and pole bending. All of these events are designed to display precise, controlled actions and tight teamwork between horse and rider at speed, although most clubs offer a variety of classes, allowing riders to compete at the speed level they are most capable of, and comfortable with.

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Jeffco Fairgrounds, Table View Arena
Registration at 10:00 am, Events start at 11:00 am
Hosted by CGRA

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Jeffco Fairgrounds, Table View Arena
Registration at 10:00 am, Events start at 11:00 am
Hosted by CGRA

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Jeffco Fairgrounds, Table View Arena
Registration at 10:00 am, Events start at 11:00 am
Hosted by CGRA